- 21 Best Spring Jackets to Shop 2020
- Rain or Shine: The Best Travel Jackets for Your Next Outdoor Adventure
- The Best Jackets for Travel
- Size vs. Utility
- Fabric & Insulation
- Goose or Synthetic Down?
- Is Your Travel Jacket Waterproof?
- 1. Columbia Watertight Jackets
- Best Rugged Travel Jacket
- Warmest Travel Jacket
- Best Insulated Travel Jacket
- Best Affordable Travel Jacket
- 20 Stylish Spring Jackets 2020 – Best Spring Coats for Women
- 14 Best Women’s Rain Jackets, According to Customers
- 9 Spring Jackets, Perfect for Rain, Wind, or Shine
21 Best Spring Jackets to Shop 2020
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Spring is the fussiest of seasons.
Will it rain in March? Will there be snow in April? Will the weather Gods curse us with sleet? Or, they might be all , “JK, here's the sun” or say, “It's muggy now, have fun sweating!” Basically, who's to say what the weather will even be come spring? There is truly a LOT to consider when you're getting dressed for the day, and adding a jacket to your look can really save your ass in transitional temps.
So if you need a little help in the fashion department, spring is the perfect time to get yourself some new outerwear, be it lightweight and waterproof or insulated and soft.
Instead of reverting to the same old spring jacket you've had forever, try some of these fun styles that'll add a dose of color to your warm-weather wardrobe. There's no time springtime to experiment with layers and bright and bold shades.
So what I'm really getting at is that it's time to ditch your all-black outfit wearing ways!
Whether you're pining for a fresh take on your worn-fice blazer—because you know you want to wear a cute 'fit at work—or you’re craving a breezy open robe to throw on before those picnic plans, keep scrolling for 21 of the best spring jackets out there. (Pssst, you might also want to pair them with these cute spring dresses.)
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the utility one
Fleet Jacket MADEWELL nordstrom.com
Khaki is a closet staple, and this zip jacket is a great staple to have when it's just a lil chilly out. The extra outer pockets make it super functional and give it that utilitarian vibe, because who doesn't love more pockets?
the versatile one
Linen Duster Coat Avec Les Filles urbanoutfitters.com
Dusters are the best of both worlds. Why? They're long, so they'll keep you covered, but they're also light, so you won't feel you're wearing something extra. This army-green one does double duty because it can look both casual and elevated depending on how you style it.
the floral one
Austin Utility Jacket Kimchi Blue urbanoutfitters.com
If you want to be literal with the spring vibes, opt for a textured floral jacket with pops of bright colors. It happens to look even better with a matching skirt, just sayin'.
the leather one
Faux Leather Jacket Anthropologie anthropologie.com
We love a faux-leather look. This warmer brown tone hints at sunnier days to come, and that flirty bell sleeve will give your arms more breathing room.
the glitzy one
Sequined Duster Jacket BB Dakota anthropologie.com
Whip this glam design out for your first outdoor cocktail sesh of the season. Winter is ending, so celebrate, sparkle, shine, etc. etc.
the cozy one
Fleece Poncho Free People freepeople.com
This poncho-style fleece hoodie will warm you up when the springtime breeze is just a tad too cold. Layer a sweater or printed long-sleeve underneath that'll show under the shorter sleeves.
the classic one
Marpessa Denim Jacket Apiece Apart 11honore.com
'Tis the season to break out that simple denim jacket. This style is collarless so the design is more minimal. The gold-accented buttons make it polished, so it would look just as good with a pencil skirt or high-waisted pants as it would with a white tee or cargos.
the bold one
2Faced Camo Reversible Puffer Jacket MOTHER saksfifthavenue.com
If the calendar says “spring,” but the 40-degree temps are still saying “winter,” opt for a puffer. Better yet? A reversible one that has gorgeous color combos of a camouflage pattern on each side.
the low-key one
Quilted Liner Jacket Anthropologie anthropologie.com
A quilted coat is perfect for a misty morning or a breezy evening. A pretty olive hue is a simple way to ease the cold-tones of winter and into the lighter tones of March, April, and May.
the fringe one
Mira Fringe White Faux Leather Jacket Urban Outfitters urbanoutfitters.com
Fringe did not die with the '80s, ladies. It's still very much here to stay, and it makes an otherwise simple jacket way more interesting. Think of all the twirling Boomerangs you can do in this this white, cropped design.
the boho one
Maxi Robe Spell and the Gypsy freepeople.com
“Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” Okay, yes, Meryl—I get it. But what's a springtime stroll without a flowery and flowy robe? Plus, it's perfect for the end of spring when the temps are really heating up.
the track one
Track Jersey Long-Sleeve Jacket
Channel the retro vibes of an '70s gym class with a cream track jacket featuring contrast green stripes. The off-white hue is great for spring, and it looks stylish with a matching pair of sweats or light-wash mom jeans.
the half-zip one
MegaFleece Half-Zip Hoodie Outdoor Voices outdoorvoices.com
If you're going for an athleisure aesthetic, a two-toned half-zip is something you can wear with leggings to the gym or bike shorts while running errands. This guy has a cute lil arm pocket too!
the profesh one
Spice up your typical office blazer with a plaid one that has a longer silhouette. Also, the pink tones in this pattern are very subtle if you're not into loud hues.
the moto one
Jacquard Moto Jacket Eloquii coedition.com
A moto jacket is another closet staple that everyone should have, TBH. Differentiate yours and opt for a neutral snakeskin print that'll still go with as many outfits as a plain black one would.
the breezy one
Juliette Collarless Sweater-Blazer J. Crew jcrew.com
This drape-y, open front look is something you can throw on when getting ready in the morning for that I-just-rolled-out-of-bed-but-I'm-cute look. Not into the green hue? This bb comes in SO many other colors.
the trendy one
Fila Varsity Jacket
Okay, even if you're school, you can still rock a varsity jacket! This tricolored Fila style gives any look a sporty edge, and it offers just the right amount of warmth in unpredictable spring temperatures.
the casual one
Dad Oversize Corduroy Jacket TOPSHOP nordstrom.com
Throw a corduroy jacket over a band tee and high-waisted jeans and you'll look so effortless. Or you can even wear this style as a shirt on its own thanks to the button-down closures.
the teddy one
Reversible Hooded Teddy Jacket BDG urbanoutfitters.com
Teddy coats are great option for work. You can bundle up indoors when the A/C is really cranking, then roll out at the end of the day and be allll snug when it's cooler at night. This reversible cutie comes in cream and black too, so you've got options.
the sheer one
Sheer Trench Coat L'Academie revolve.com
This see-through take on a traditional trench makes for a fashionable office look… that also looks cute enough to wear to the happy hour later.
the collared one
Clyde Classic Jean Jacket DL1961 dl1961.com
Dress up a traditional denim jacket with a textured leopard-print collar for contrast. Your neck will be kept warm and comfy, but you won't overheat.
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Rain or Shine: The Best Travel Jackets for Your Next Outdoor Adventure
Packing is already the worst, but nothing turns this nuisance into a downright crisis packing for uncertain weather.
Facing tough conditions without a proper travel jacket is a non-starter, but figuring out which jacket works best can quickly become overwhelming.
Keep reading for 10 of the best travel jackets for men and women!
The Best Jackets for Travel
To summarize, here's a chart summarizing the best travel jackets for men and women! Keep reading below for individual reviews of each jacket.
Size vs. Utility
A good first step is finding travel jackets that are compressible and durable. The best travel jackets should withstand both the elements and your suitcase, but bulkier jackets consume way too much space, leaving room for little else.
Fabric & Insulation
The next step is determining the ideal insulation and external fabric, which should be informed by your itinerary and environment.
Many hope and pray for a single travel jacket that can work everywhere, but the truth is insulation and fabric materials are often designed for specific conditions.
Goose or Synthetic Down?
The two main travel jacket insulators are goose and synthetic down.
Goose down is generally warmer, more compressible, less breathable, and less water-resistant than synthetic down. A goose down jacket is ideal for cold and still conditions with limited physical activity – because it’s less breathable, goose down can easily cause overheating.
Synthetics, on the other hand, are perfect for physically active itineraries in cool and potentially wet locations.
Is Your Travel Jacket Waterproof?
The best jackets for travel will also have some combination of windproof, waterproof, or water-resistant external fabrics.
- Windproof fabrics are generally less expensive than waterproof or water-resistant fabrics, so a windproof travel jacket works best in coastal areas with clear but cool forecasts.
- Water-resistant fabrics have limited impermeability – if the forecast is wet but you won’t be outside for an extended period, a water-resistant travel jacket can keep you comfortable while you dash out.
- Waterproof fabrics are automatically windproof (though this relationship does not work in reverse) and impervious to water, but they are also less breathable and more expensive than water-resistant jackets.
Obviously, a host of factors including temperature, humidity, wind, precipitation, and physical activity influence selecting the best jackets for travel.
1. Columbia Watertight Jackets
Finding the right balance of waterproof and breathability is always an issue for the best travel rain jackets. You want something that traps moisture from getting in but also has enough ventilation to prevent overheating.
Though a delicate balance, the folks from Columbia have absolutely nailed it with their Pouration (women’s) and WatertightII (men’s) waterproof jackets. The trick is its trademarked Omni-Tech shell, whose pores are large enough to allow water vapor (i.e., sweat) to escape, yet small enough to remain impervious to water.
Additionally, the Columbia jackets have a storm-flapped zipper, detachable hood, and draw cords at the waist and hood, ensuring a dry and tight fit. The Columbia jackets are non-insulated, so make sure to wear a nice sweater or fleece underneath when conditions become cold.
Both the Pouration and Watertight II jackets are also among the most compressible rain jackets for travel, stuffing into a stowaway pouch that can fit in your palm. The only thing that might be tinier than the jacket pouch is its price, which offers unbelievable value for one of the market’s best travel rain jackets!
Best Rugged Travel Jacket
Though many only know Fjallraven through their ubiquitous backpacks, seasoned outdoor travelers have been familiar with the Swedish brand for decades.
The Fjallraven Raven jacket is a timeless piece and perched firmly among the best jackets for travel. With four front pockets (plus one interior), the Raven is great for jet-setting travelers who are constantly worried about securing their phones, wallets, maps, hotel cards and more (i.e., great for me!).
Though a classic, the Raven features plenty of modern updates including a storm-flapped zipper, rain hood that stows in the collar, and responsibly sourced and recycled cotton and polyester.
The Raven travel jacket is treated with durable repellents that create wind and water resistance, so only wear the Raven in moderate rain conditions, as it’s not completely waterproof.
However, the Raven is also probably the most stylish of the best travel jackets, looking just as sharp during a day on the trail as it does during a night on the town!
Warmest Travel Jacket
When it comes to outfitting the best travel jackets, perhaps no brand takes more pride in its technology and craftsmanship than The North Face.
This pride shines bright in the Thermoball Full Zip Jacket, which is the industry standard bearer for synthetic down pieces. Originally, synthetic down – which retains its warmth when wet – was developed by a company called Primaloft for the U.S. military’s Navy SEALS program.
Today, Primaloft and The North Face have an exclusive partnership to develop Thermoball, which means your travel jacket is literally made with military-grade material!
many North Face jackets, the aesthetic is neutral and, with just two front pockets, proudly no-frills. The Thermoball Full Zip may not earn you any points on the runway, but it’s still one of the best travel jackets because it’s a performance workhorse that can manage nearly all conditions!
Best Insulated Travel Jacket
Folks from Massachusetts know a thing or two about tough weather, so when Penfield, a company outfitting New Englanders for over 40 years, launches new products, it’s high time to pay attention.
Penfield’s latest, the Hoosac Hooded Down Mountain Parka (women) and Bowerbridge Hooded Jacket (men), are among the best travel jackets for extremely cold conditions.
Both Penfield jackets are insulated with goose down and have a rip-stop nylon external fabric, which helps stop small punctures from becoming large tears – particularly helpful when the jacket is insulated with goose down feathers!
I especially the Hoosac travel jacket for women due to its long length and gorgeous natural Canadian coyote fur hood!
Best Affordable Travel Jacket
Made with goose down, the UNIQLO Ultra Light Down Compact Jacket and Coat are among the best travel jackets due to their versatility.
The ultra light goose down provides a great warmth-to-weight ratio, but the jacket is thin enough that it can also be used as an inner layer in wet conditions (remember, goose down loses is loft quickly when wet)!
The UNIQLO jackets are treated with a durable water repellent that renders water and snow temporarily impermeable, but the jacket still isn’t completely waterproof and should be considered primarily for dry and cold conditions with limited exposure to precipitation.
Featuring snap-closures, the UNIQLO jacket offers versatile outfitting but might be more susceptible to wind, which usually penetrates the space between snaps easier than it would a closed zipper.
Both jackets also allow you to stay comfortable in style, as the men’s features a smart V-neck and the women’s falls about halfway between the waist and knee.
Finally, goose down can be expensive, so the price points offered by UNIQLO make these pieces among the best travel jackets for value!
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20 Stylish Spring Jackets 2020 – Best Spring Coats for Women
To help your wardrobe cope with those chilly mornings that turn into sunny days, unexpected rain showers, and cool spring breezes, it's time to invest in a stylish and seasonal spring jacket. Below are a few of our favorites to keep you looking and feeling great all season long.
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Classic Stretch Cotton Trench Coat
Kelyn Sueded Moto Jacket
A subtle grey blue and soft suede texture bring some spring to a classic motorcycle jacket style.
Tweed Longline Jacket
Update your go-to tweed look with a seasonal punch of color.
Quilted Barn Jacket
Lauren Ralph Lauren nordstrom.com
If you're craving a dressier element for your go-to quilted jacket, the faux-leather details on this navy number fit the bill.
Floral Brocade Biker Jacket
Dolce & Gabbana nordstrom.com
Biker goes demure, thanks to the macro floral print on this moto-style topper.
Moonlight Faux Fur Jacket
For those days spring feels more winter, this faux fur jacket will keep you feeling toasty and still looking springtime.
Long Trapeze Jacket
Anne Klein nordstrom.com
A simple silhouette gets a seasonal lift courtesy of this soft blush shade.
Ophelia Kimono Jacket
Dolan Left Coast anthropologie.com
A floral pattern brings the spring while a punchy mix of red, white, and navy patterns keep this kimono-style jacket feeling grown up.
Fernleigh Thermoregulated Diamond Quilted Jacket
A quilted tan coat is guaranteed to stay stylish season after season.
Duchess Check Linen Blend Blazer
A spring-y gingham pattern is just what you need to thaw out that winter wardrobe.
Helene Berman London anthropologie.com
A wintery tweed will keep your warm in those transitional days of spring, while the pretty scalloped edges and apricot cream shade give it a bright lift.
Ellgenc Belted Wrap Coat
Ted Baker London nordstrom.com
The key to choosing a spring jacket that feels special is all about the details, this refreshing duck egg blue number that has gleaming metal accents at the collar to up the luxe factor.
Marley Bouclé Jacket
Gal Meets Glam nordstrom.com
A boxy bouclé jacket was stylish in Jackie Kennedy's day and it's still just as effortlessly chic now.
Rylee Colorblock Coat
Fun colorblocking puts a mod twist on this wool-blend coat.
Plaid Oversize Belted Wrap Coat
Helene Berman nordstrom.com
A bold dose of plaid is just the thing to shake your wardrobe hibernation.
Perfect Rain Jacket
For those days when it's more showers than flowers, this pretty lady- raincoat will keep your mood up.
Women's Stretch Denim Jacket
Riders by Lee Indigo amazon.com
A white denim jacket can take make your favorite summer sundresses just right for spring.
Beadnell Waxed Cotton Jacket
Barbour's famous waxed jackets are warm and rain-resistant enough to satisfy the royal family, which makes them an automatic winner in our books.
A lush terracotta shade is just the thing when you're starting to warm up to the season, but not quite ready to leave your winter neutrals behind.
Lisbon Embroidered Jacket
Decorative red detailing turns this navy jacket into an outfit-maker.
14 Best Women’s Rain Jackets, According to Customers
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If you’ve ever been caught in an unexpected rainstorm while traveling, you've probably had to drop some serious cash on a flimsy umbrella or poncho from a street vender to keep from getting completely drenched. Instead of wasting money on cheap rain gear that probably won’t even last the length of your trip, it’s smart to always bring along a high-quality rain jacket that’ll protect you from any unwanted weather.
Not only are most rain jackets super lightweight and easy to pack, but many are also cute enough to be worn when the sun is shining, too. Some rain jackets are even portable enough to be folded up and stored in a compact pouch between uses, while others are made from breathable fabrics and feature ventilation holes to keep you from overheating.
Related:12 Travel Jackets That Aren’t a Pain to Pack
While there are plenty of rain jackets in stores, you’ll probably find out the hard way that most are not as weatherproof as they say they are. So instead of wasting time and money buying raincoats that aren’t as durable and water-repellent as they claim to be, we turned to real reviews from shoppers to see which jackets will actually keep you dry — even during the biggest of storms.These top-rated jackets, outlined below, have countless glowing reviews and thousands of perfect five-star ratings between them. From cute, waterproof raincoats to durable, wind-resistant options to ultra-chic trench coats, keep reading to see the 14 best women’s rain jackets customers love the most.These are the best women’s rain jackets to shop:
Best Packable Option: Cole Haan Packable Hooded Raincoat Best Lightweight Option: Columbia Arcadia II Jacket Best for Heavy Downpours:The North Face Venture 2 Waterproof Jacket Best Quick-Drying Option: Fisoul Waterproof Rain Jacket Most Comfortable Option: Joules Coast Waterproof Hooded Jacket Best Extra-Long Option: L.L.Bean H2OFF Long Raincoat Best Poncho: Linenlux Hooded Rain Poncho Best Hooded Trench Coat: London Fog Double-Breasted Hooded Trench Coat Best Reflective Option: Charles River Apparel New Englander Waterproof Rain Jacket Warmest Option: L.L. Bean H2OFF PrimaLoft-Lined Raincoat Best Anorak: Lauren Ralph Lauren Stowaway Hood Drawstring Waist Anorak Most Durable Option: L.L. Bean Stowaway Rain Jacket Best Breathable Option: Eddie Bauer Rainfoil Packable Jacket Best Windproof Option: Uniqlo Blocktech Coat
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.
Courtesy of Nordstrom
Un other rain jackets that tend to be boxy and shapeless, this sleek waterproof Cole Haan jacket has adjustable ties at the back to cinch in your waist and help show off your figure.
It also has a detachable hood and a snap-down storm flap.
The best part? It comes with a compact travel pouch that the jacket fits into when folded up, so you can easily pop it into your purse whenever you don’t feel wearing it.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $130 (originally $200)
Courtesy of Zappos
This rain jacket from Columbia is not only made from a waterproof fabric, but it also has seam-sealed protection so water can’t get seep through anywhere. Lightweight and breathable, it has a drawstring storm hood and is flexible enough to move around in, making it a great option for outdoor activities hiking or cycling. Bonus: It comes in eight stylish colors.
To buy: zappos.com, $60 (originally $90)
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This cute option from The North Face features the brand’s patented DryVent shell that will keep you dry in even the biggest of storms.
It also has a cinch-cord hood, adjustable cuffs, and zippered pockets to keep your belongings dry. One happy customer said, “This is the best rain jacket.
The thing I love is the velcro at the end of the sleeves because when I strap it tight It doesn't let any rain drip down on my clothing.”
To buy: nordstrom.com, $70 (originally $99)
Courtesy of Amazon
This Fisoul Rain Jacket is a number one best-seller on Amazon for a reason. The sleek topper is made from a lightweight, quick-drying material and has a breathable venting system that’ll keep you dry all day long.
What’s more, it comes in both long and short lengths and a slew of color options for you to choose from. “This is the perfect jacket to take when traveling. I wore it when vacationing abroad, whether the temperature was cool or the weather was rainy.
It didn't wrinkle, and I d that the hood was detachable. Also, the pockets snap, and that was perfect to keep my rail pass,” raved one shopper.
To buy: amazon.com, from $23
Courtesy of Nordstrom
your outerwear to be nice and cozy? Opt for this cute rain jacket from Joules. The waterproof coat has a soft cotton jersey lining that looks and feels great. “Everything I wanted in a raincoat,” said one customer. “This jacket is absolutely stunning. I live on the coast and this is the perfect raincoat. The material is soft and comfortable. It is not too thick or too thin.”
To buy: nordstrom.com, $150
Courtesy of L.L. Bean
Looking for an extra-long raincoat that will keep your legs dry, too? Invest in this waterproof duster coat from L.L.Bean. It has a mesh lining for added ventilation, as well as roomy front pockets and a protective hood. The jacket is also machine-washable and dryable.
To buy: llbean.com, $209
Courtesy of Amazon
If you’re in the market for a compact poncho that’s small enough to keep in your handbag while traveling, consider this cute option by Linenlux.
The waterproof topper has a covetable Amazon’s Choice recommendation thanks to over 1,400 customers giving it an impressive 4.5-star review.
Customers love the ultralight poncho not only because it offers ample protection from the rain, but also because it comes in 30 stylish colors and prints.
To buy: amazon.com, $22
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For a more classic rainy day look, opt for this sleek trench coat from London Fog. The double-breasted trench hits above the knee to offer ample coverage from the rain. It also has a spacious hood that provides extra warmth and protection.
“I ordered this coat because I wanted a nice rain coat that I could wear for work trips. I am able to wear a fitted suit under it if needed.
I really the traditional look of trench [coats] and think the quality is very good considering the price! I would definitely recommend.” said one reviewer.
To buy:macys.com, $75 with code YAY (originally $200)
Courtesy of Amazon
Looking for a raincoat that’s safe to wear at night? Over 3,300 Amazon customers suggest this cute topper from Charles River Apparel. The raincoat has a reflective stripe on both the front and the back to help you stay visible in the dark. It also has zippered side pockets, adjustable cuffs, and a hood to keep you nice and dry.
One customer wrote, “My husband and I went to Ireland during more of a misty/rainy time. This worked well for what I needed it to do. It was lightweight, packable, and a vibrant color.
I wasn’t sure about the reflective strip on the front at first, but it is nice to have when it gets darker out and you are walking with cars shining at you.”
To buy: amazon.com, from $42
Courtesy of L.L. Bean
This classic L.L. Bean raincoat has a removable PrimaLoft lining that adds the perfect amount of warmth with no added bulk. It also has a storm hood and is fully ventilated for added comfort.
“I purchased this raincoat to wear on a trip to Alaska 10 yrs ago. The zip out lining made the coat perfect for the wet cold summer climate. I wear the coat almost daily in spring, summer, fall and sometimes winter.
It has also traveled across the USA & Canada,” said one reviewer.
To buy: llbean.com, $199
Courtesy of Macy's
Fashion-forward travelers should pay attention to this sleek anorak from Lauren Ralph Lauren. The water-resistant jacket features a stylish design, stowaway hood, and adjustable drawstrings at the waist. Nordstrom customers have given the topper an impressive 4.
1-star rating, with one shopper saying, “I had no idea I would be this obsessed with an anorak until I bought this Ralph Lauren one. It's perfect for all seasons. It's a great jacket that's lightweight, but it also has enough warmth to provide you in the fall/winter when it's getting cold.
It's simple, but it also goes with everything in your wardrobe. I wear it everyday.”
To buy:nordstrom.com, $120 (originally $180)
Courtesy of L.L. Bean
This high-quality L.L. Bean rain jacket is made from a durable Gore-Tex material that is meant to last for years to come. The raincoat has core vents as well as an adjustable three-way hood, and it even conveniently folds up and can be packed away in its own pocket. Many of the numerous five-star reviews said it was “the best rain jacket ever”
To buy: llbean.com, $169
Courtesy of Eddie Bauer
This fully breathable raincoat from Eddie Bauer is made from two layers of weatherproof fabrics to keep you dry, even in the heaviest of downpours. The jacket also has adjustable velcro cuffs, a drawstring hem, a high-neck collar, and a storm hood. It’s even made with a patented StormRepel finish to fully block moisture from seeping in.
To buy: eddiebauer.com, $42 with code FROST40 (originally $70)
Courtesy of Uniqlo
This cute raincoat from Uniqlo is not only waterproof, but windproof, too. It’s made with a water-resistant material that sits atop a lightweight thin film to block anywind from entering the coat.
What’s more, the topper features ventilation holes under the arms for added breathability and comes in four stylish colors. “I bought this coat the day prior to my trip to New Zealand as I knew that there would be some rainy days during my visit there.
I love the coat as it served the purpose of protecting me from getting wet,” said one shopper.
To buy: uniqlo.com, $100
9 Spring Jackets, Perfect for Rain, Wind, or Shine
I really feel we should be talking about summer. Writing about shorts, and flip-flops, and sunscreen. But instead, the weather in Denver has been breaking my heart. Rain, rain, and more rain (with the occasional sleet and snow thrown in) is our forecast for the next week or so. Ugh.
If you've been feeling my pain, this post is for you. Here are my current favorite Spring jackets, to help you face the weather when really….we just all want Summer.
For anything more than a drizzle, I really coats from Land's End.
I find true raincoats uncomfortable, and so many other choices end up looking so sporty…I that Land's End steadfastly holds on to a style/comfort meld in the raincoat department.
It's almost an old-fashioned position, hearkening back to the time when men would wear galoshes. In any case, it feels fresh again. Any of these coats would be adorable with skinny jeans (or rolled jeans) and rainboots.
Top left is the Kelly Rain Parka, currently on sale for $89.99. It also comes in a bright orange, red and navy. Next is the back view of the Sunshower Swing Raincoat, $99.50. I love the back swing pleat. This coat comes in the same range of colors, plus black.
There's no hood, but you could pair it with the crazy-adorable microfiber rain hat. Lastly is the Whirlwind Rain Jacket, currently on sale for $49.99. This jacket looks much cuter on, and comes the standard neutral colors along with a bright coral and bright ocean blue.
I'm loving these windbreaker-parkas. Super lightweight, super stylish, and perfect for drizzly days. The gorgeous blue parka about is TopShop's Pack-a-Parka, $55.
It comes in a bunch of colors, can be squished down into a drawstring pouch, and also comes in a short version. Next is American Apparel's Unisex Nylon Rain Parka, $85. I love both the brown and the bright kelly green.
Lastly, it's hard to beat the price of Forever 21's Crinkled Utility Jacket, on sale for $16.99.
A Bit of Sun….
On a cool Spring day, there really is nothing better than a simple trench. And you'd be hard pressed to find a better classic trench than the one pictured above (left) by BB Dakota. This trench can be found at ModCloth for $89.99.
For a slightly different take on the trench, I'm really loving Gap for Asos's Drawstring Waist Trench, $93. Is anyone else bugged that Gap isn't selling these items stateside? Asos (UK based) does ship internationally, however.
Lastly, Target has these cute little Merona Short Trench coats in a variety of bright colors, and they retail for only $34.99. They are an easy and stylish way to warm up your t-shirt and jeans.
There. I feel better. Nothing a little retail therapy when the skies turn gray. And anything that helps get us the house – even in the rain – is a bonus.