If you’re wanting a coat that errs on the smarter side, you can’t go wrong with a parka
or puffer jacket
that has a foldaway hood tucked under the collar. This type of design is practical in the rain, but that touch more versatile when it comes to everyday, dry-weather style!
Of course, it’s not just the rain that you have to think about when selecting which coat to wear; climate plays a big factor too. On chilly damp days, opt for a coat that has a high grammage, a funnel-neck (equally strong at keeping the cold and the rain out), and a cosy lining – whether it be made of fleece, quilting or sherpa. On milder rainy days though, water-repellent lightweight puffer jackets or windbreakers
should be your go-to choice.
And just because a coat is the perfect shield against the rain doesn't mean to say that it can't inject style into your overall wet weather look. Outer-layers are the perfect way to add a pop of colour to an otherwise potentially monochromatic outfit, helping you stand out on a bleak, dismal day. From bright red, to green or blue, choose an all-over coloured model or a design that has attention-grabbing contrasting details to add that little something and really lift your rain outfits. If you're after a classic look though, nothing's sharper than a sleek black puffer or a more modern cream coloured parka – trust us!