Quick history lesson: the trench coat, invented by clothing brand founder Thomas Burberry (aha! moment) in 1901, served as a rain coat and outerwear choice for British soldiers during World War I. Today, the trench coat is not only a great seasonal transition piece from freezing temps to rainy days, but one of the sharpest-looking items in a woman’s closet. It can instantly spruce up any outfit on a dreary day. But instead of joining the army of khaki and beige trench coats out there, why not choose a color that will catch people’s eyes? Thankfully, there’s a ton of different colors, tones, and hues available for you. We’ve picked our favorites in the slideshow above. Prepare to brighten up a rainy day with these colorful trench coats.