Jada Pinkett Smith takes cover. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

On the east coast, the weather has been a bit of a tease. One summer-esque day and we had practically locked up our parkas and threw away the keys. But April can be cruel and as soon as you break out the sandals and sundresses, she ushers in a weekend of cold, rainy weather.

For today's installment of The Weekender, we're giving you all the tips you need to face spring showers in style.

Style tips:
  • Every girl should own a khaki trench. We've picked one in a light cotton for spring with a relaxed cut reminiscent of the utility jackets that are a big trend for 2010.
  • Tired of the ubiquitous Hunter boots? Us too! These Chookas look like motorcycle boots, but function like Wellies. And they add some edge to the preppy trench and floral sundress.
  • Get a jumpstart on spring style by trying the biggest accessory trend: crossbody bags. The high-quality leather of this sunny yellow West/Feren bag makes it a steal at $112.