For the fashion-conscious, a boring windbreaker — or, worse, a poncho — is not really an acceptable solution for a forecast of precipitation. Instead, up the ante on your outerwear and opt for a chic rain-proof option that will keep you dry and stylish.
We can’t talk about rain 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 a standout trend this year. DVF and Rains have created PVC trench coats that look elegant and edgy — perfect for the modern urban traveler.
Retro 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 Kendall + Kylie has a color-block windbreaker that'll take you back to the '90s.
Now, check out 12 stylish rain jacket options to complement your wardrobe.