Spring is finally here, which means we can put our bulky winter clothes in storage and forget about them at least for the foreseeable future. With warmer and greener days ahead of us, we are looking forward to spending more time outdoors — exploring new cities or simply taking a long walk in the local park.
The only pitfall of early spring weather? Surprise showers and chilly nights. And for the fashion-conscious, a simple windbreaker or a rain poncho is not really an acceptable solution to spring precipitation. Instead, up the ante on your outerwear and opt for a chic rain-proof option that will keep you dry and stylish.
Of course, we can’t talk about spring coats without mentioning the classics first, namely the trench. Initially intended for use by English army officers in the early 20th century, the trench coat — introduced by Burberry — now has a permanent place in our closets. And while a lot of brands design their own versions of it, if you are looking for a sturdy investment piece, choose a classic double-breasted coat from Burberry.
Vinyl is this spring’s standout trend. DVF and Mango have created PVC trench coats that look elegant and edgy — perfect for the modern urban traveler.
Bomber jackets are another way to go if you’re looking for a more casual silhouette. Levi’s is offering a cool, vintage-inspired take while Gap’s waterproof version comes in a shimmery quilted fabric with gorgeous back embroidery.
Now, check out 17 stylish rain jacket options to complement your spring wardrobe.