Just because it’s likely to be the most boring item of clothing that you own, doesn’t mean rain coats have to make you look frumpy and heaven forbid, sensible.
Spice things up with loud prints and statement colours to make your waterproofs a key part of your season-transitioning wardrobe. Practicality is as important as style when you’re living in the city so we’ve rounded up six of the hottest picks to help you dodge the rain in style.
What better way to encourage spring weather than florals? What Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada calls “ground-breaking,” it is actually true when it comes to waterproofs. Adding a statement floral print to the typical jeans-jumper-boots combo that we all know so well; this piece is playful and cool.
Joules, House of Fraser £89.95 Shop Here
Pop of Yellow
Channel your inner Paddington Bear with this classic-style rain mac. The sleek and minimalist cut gives it an expensive edge to this fully practical item. Dress in all black and make the yellow coat do the talking. Plus, if you’re meeting friends on Oxford Street, they’ll spot you a mile off.
Hunter, £225 Shop Here
Stay stylish in this stony grey Topshop coat. As the most affordable of all the picks, this jacket is an effortlessly casual necessity. Wear it with mid-wash denim and a bright colour block jumper or throw over a floral dress with ankle boots. This lightweight anorak will also serve you well in British summer weather.
Topshop, £49 Shop Here
When high-fashion meets high-street, Zara delivers again. You’ll look like you’ve just stepped off the SS18 catwalks with this PVC extravaganza. It’s wacky without being too out there so for the practical fashionistas; this is the coat for you. Black jeans and some fresh white sneakers is a slick way to stay dry and look fly.
Zara, £69.99 Shop Here
Classy outerwear is the way forward when attempting to dress for the unpredictable weather. If you’re the outdoorsy type or enjoy countryside walks, this evergreen parka will be right up your street. Layer over a cosy grey jumper and a dark wash jeans for ease and comfort.
Barbour, John Lewis, £199 Shop Here
This cute gingham Boden number will definitely brighten up any rainy day. With a zip and toggles, it looks cute and you’ll stay dry. Wear with a pop of red knitwear piece and we’re pretty sure you’ll even want to wear this when it isn’t raining.
Boden, £98 Shop Here