With all these weird hot and cold weather fluctuations we’ve been facing (gotta love global warming!), who knows what to wear? That’s why during the day, I don multiple layers that can easily be peeled off and always top off my look with a timeless trench – a must for combating those pesky April showers. With so many stunning styles on the market this season (from flashy metallic to shimmery nylon to punch patent), I thought I’d reveal my top 5 picks.

In case you were wondering, I happen to be the proud owner of the haute gunmetal Mackage coat. I’m curious… which of these trenches would you buy? Since this blogging thing is a two-way street, I’d love for you to share your thoughts with the rest of the Fashion Junkie community!

imageMake the most of Monsoon-like downpours with this traffic-stopping Mackage trench. The signature oversized collar, asymmetrical button front and leather trim adds a touch of drama to any daytime look. Plus, the gorgeous gunmetal hue stands out no matter how hazy the forecast. Mackage Single-Breasted Trenchcoat in Gunmetal, $528, available at

imageLooking to add a shot of shimmer to your spring wardrobe? This ultra lightweight and breathable nylon topper should do the trick! I’m a fan of the punchy sapphire shade, which also magically conceals those unexpected mud stains. Mike & Chris Nylon Trench in Sapphire, $391, available at

imageFor a contemporary take on the classic trench, opt for punchy patents like this 3.1 Phillip Lim ivory masterpiece. Although made from creamy glazed cotton, dirt stains can instantly be swiped off with… I kid you not, Windex! 3.1 Phillip Lim Patent Trench, $625, available at

imageThis luxe laminated trench will make you grin, no matter how gloomy the forecast. And since glazed linen never creases, it’s also the ideal travel companion. Add a pair of metallic gold pumps and you’re ready to tear up the town. Elie Tahari Laminated Trench, $450, available at

imageThis faux-patent raincoat is so slick, you’ll even want to don it on the sunniest of days. My favorite feature is the mod-inspired pink stripe, which gives the illusion of a nipped-in waist. The best part: you’ll never have to worry about losing a belt!  Cynthia Steffe ‘Cassie’ Colorblock Raincoat, $450, available at

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