The weather outside is frightful… but your wardrobe doesn’t need to be. We’ve rounded up the most stylish raincoats to see you through this wet weather and beyond.
Summer is officially over. The leaves have well and truly taken on their autumnal shades and the weather forecast is well, bleak. Having woken up this morning and immediately checked my weather app, I was hoping for a light October wind and perhaps highs of 18°C. Instead I (and the rest of the nation) was faced with a week of rainy cloud emojis and the promise of being entirely sodden.
Gone are the days when water-resistant meant coats and jackets that were all function and no form. Now, thanks to the autumn/winter 2019 catwalks serving up fashionable takes on practicality we are no longer resigned to raincoats as dire as the current weather situation. Isabel Marant gave us oversized raincoats with big lapels and belted waists, Proenza Schouler served up translucent macs and Dior saw the return of patent overcoats.
So, tackle this week (and surely many more to come) with our roundup of the most stylish outerwear pieces to combat this rain. It’s time to show the weather, who’s really boss.
H&M padded jacket
From the Conscious collection at H&M, this padded jacket comes up oversized and is made up of recycled polyester. We are going to be sporting this jacket for everything from dog walks to pub trips.
Padded hooded jacket, £39.99, H&M
AllSaints vinyl jacket
Vinyl is having a big moment this season, and this AllSaints jacket ticks that trend right off and, as a bonus, keeps you dry in doing so. For ultimate style points try this with cream denim and a black cowboy boot.
Vinyl drawstring jacket, £198, AllSaints
Rains glossed coat
Rains is known for re-imagining traditional styles, and while this might look like your classic trench coat, the glossed PU keeps it looking slicker than your average (literally).
Glossed-PU trench coat, £159, Rains
Ganni hooded shell jacket
In a bid to cut down on its consumption, Danish brand Ganni has made this hooded jacket from recycled shell fabric. The yellow stitching gives this look a natural sporty edge so dress it up with a mini dress and stomper boots.
Hooded shell jacket, £440, Ganni
Cos parka jacket
Keep you look fully tonal by adding a knitted co-ord to this layered parka jacket.
Cotton parka with hood, £125, Cos
Barbour x Alexa Chung wax jacket
Two British icons met when Alexa Chung collaborated with Barbour and the results were as you imagined: functional and fashionable. Take this wax coat for example, invest now and wear forever (come rain or shine).
Corduroy-trimmed wax jacket, £430, Barbour x ALEXACHUNG
Arket fishtail parka jacket
Keep it classic with Arket’s fishtail parka jacket and wear with chunky knits and dark denim.
Fishtail parka jacket, £150, Arket
Off-White waterproof jacket
Streetwear lovers will know that cult brands love a waterproof (just ask Vetements and Balenciaga). We’ll be adding this Off-White one to our latest wish-list.
Applique shell jacket, £970, Off-White
Zara water-repellent jacket
Trust high street hero Zara to deliver on an uber stylish raincoat. Pair with your favourite floral dress and heavy duty stomper boots.
Water-repellent jacket, £29.99, Zara
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