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Despite the fact that it is late July, sometimes I find myself unexpectedly freezing my butt off in the middle of the afternoon, equipped with nothing but a sheer knit cardigan to protect me from the chilly wind. That’s the unpredictability of living in San Francisco (or my stubborn refusal to accept anything but warm sunshine), but regardless of where you reside, just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you don’t have use for a coat, especially a perfectly practical trench.

Sure, the idea of a trench coat is classic, but that iconic look isn’t quite so sweat-proof, which is why I’m loving the summer-friendly updates that this season’s trenches are getting to suit the generally warmer weather! Whether short-sleeved, sleeveless, cropped, shrunken, or made with lightweight linen blends, you can rock the polished trench look all year round without looking totally out of season. You may love these summer versions so much, you’ll be willing to shiver for the sake of wearing them even through the winter season (okay, maybe not that much)! 

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BooJee Beads Lanyards
Add a splash of color and plenty of personality to your work wardrobe with one of these cool lanyards. Etched with brilliant artwork, like the edgy lip tattoo on this style, they transform your basic workplace ID into a fashion-forward accessory you’ll actually look forward to wearing. The included badge holder accommodates both vertical and horizontal IDs. With plenty of designs that run the gamut from bold to conservative, there’s one to suit everyone’s tastes.

$15.95 at

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Banana Republic Basketweave ToteConsidering it’s one of the hottest years ever, it’s unlikely you want to lug around an enormous bag as you go about your everyday activities. On the other hand, dainty little purses won’t exactly cut it either. This simple yet stylish tote solves the problem easily, boasting a sleek shape with a spacious interior. The lightweight construction is just right, and the crisp navy hue is a perfect complement for your nautical looks or casual denim and tee ensembles.

$98 at

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DV By Dolce Vita Dylan SandalsMeet the ultimate summer sandal, perfect as we ease (far too soon, in our opinion) into August. These sleek shoes are eye catching in light blue, but it’s the creatively entwined straps that make them stand out most. Recognized for being supremely comfy even on wide feet, these shoes are warm weather essentials! Also in gold, silver and white.

$29.99 (was $45) at

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