A Raincoat for Work by Jessica Hodges
This LIFE magazine image was the story of my life in New York last summer. It seemed like it rained 3 months straight! (I even wrote a post about the best umbrellas ) I’ve always wondered how women arrive to work so put together and I think the key is umbrella, rain coat, rain boots. Sounds simple but finding the right ones is difficult. For example, I bought some cheap rain boots that have a little bit of a wedge or heel on the bottom (it was raining outside and they were the only choice) and I’ve worn them once because I strongly dislike them. They make my feet feel hot, they are heavy, and they are just wrong. I’ve yet to buy the perfect rain coat but I think I found some good options today. Here’s some inspiration for the rain coat look:
Here are my top picks for rain coats this year:
The Gap Hooded Rain Jacket
Coated polyester blend with lining. Zip closure with snap placket, flap patch pockets, elastic band at hood. Tabs at cuffs, attached back belt. It’s only $34! Buy it here (they also have it in pink if you’re feeling girly)
The North Face Grace Rain Jacket
I may be biased because my name is Grace but this jacket is great. Looks a little more heavy duty like it take on a serious rain shower or even a hurricane! Hyvent™ DT 2.5-layer fabric has a microdot inner print and a waterproof barrier that channels moisture outward
Jacket is waterproof yet still lets you breathe easy; all seams are sealed for complete protection. Hood is adjustable and can be completely removed when not wanted. 2-way front zipper has inside draft flap. Zippered sleeve gussets adjust the fit. Trench-coat-style belt can be removed. Features 2 hand pockets and 2 chest pockets with snap flaps; internal zip pocket is designed to store small electronics. Buy it here. (also available in white and green plaid!)
I like big purchases to be more neutral colors but…this Modcloth Rain Coat is pretty cute.
Come Rain or Shine Coat
No matter the weather outside, this hooded linen coat from Nick & Mo will allow you to shine brighter than the sun! With a proud, playful pattern melding together turquoise, rose, violet, and midnight hues, this belted coat also boasts a secure zip front, a cozy full lining, and secure double pockets that will keep you cozy whether you’re hopping over puddles or strolling leisurely on a sunny day in the park. For an ensemble that will rain style all over the city, pair with skinny jeans tucked into brightly colored rain boots! Buy it here
Find lots of other cute raincoats on the Find.com!