This is the only post-bank holiday buy guaranteed to cheer up your day

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With dad fashion on the rise, the anorak is the latest item of clothing to get an overhaul into must-have item

If your current situation consists of snacking on Easter egg scraps, regret for incessant drinking three days straight and exhaustion, despite four days of supposed rest, we have the cure for you – a brand, spanking-new… anorak. Lower those raised eyebrows, this is not a delayed April Fool’s joke.

Valentino SS18 

Thanks to a hefty dose of functional fashion on the s/s 2018 catwalks, the humble anorak is no longer reserved for country walks and sensible parents. With a high fashion do-over, the anorak is now ‘a thing’. Valentino gave us traditional wind breakers in muted tones, Mary Katrantzou presented a bright, long-line version, occasionally with bubble hems, and the street was (and continues to be) awash with dad-looking practicality.

Mary Katrantzou s/s 2018 

Your morning dilemma of fashion versus function (when the innevitable April showers hit), is finally over. Here are five of the best to shop now. 


Long anorak with hood, £199.99, H&M 


Hooded rain mac jacket, £49, Topshop


Oversized shell jacket, £650, Burberry at


Checked waterproof trench coat, £79.99, Zara 

Isabel Marant Étoile 

Cyriel windbreaker, £371, Isabel Marant Étoile at

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