The Modern Trench
Credit: Photograph by Greg Broom

Leave the technical parkas on the slope and commit to one timeless workhorse – the trench coat. Pair it with a brimmed hat and a collapsible umbrella and you'll be channeling Bogart. Or toss it over jeans and a sweater during weekend errands. It's a simple setup that will keep you dry and looking cool through three seasons. [Polo Ralph Lauren Trench, $139;]