Drip, drip, drop little April showers! London has been a complete wash out this month, grey skies and heavy downpours with the briefest glimmer of sunshine. This has made getting dressed in the morning a bit of a chore. Suede shoes are definitely out as is anything closed toe, I’ve been pretty much living in boots for functionality purposes. Keeping warm has been a more difficult challenge, too warm for winter coats yet too cold for a light summer jacket. There’s pretty much only one option: a classic trench. Classic styling combined with essential functionality have made trench coats a timeless wardrobe essential. I have a gorgeously feminine dipped hem trench coat from Very, but I’ve been searching for a more classic trench. Of course nothing beats a Burberry, but the Phoebe trench by Henri Lloyd comes pretty close! Henri Lloyd may not be a name you’re familiar with, but the heritage sailing brand is definitely worth checking out. I adore the naval-inspired shoulder epaulettes, double belt loops and leather detailing. How are you keeping dry in the rainy weather?