Ask Belle: Stylish Raincoat Suggestions
Apr 8, 2015
Love, love, LOVE the blog. I’m moving to London, and that means even more rain than dreary Spring DC. Where can I find raincoats that are flattering and make me look like I’m actually living in the city and not out hiking in the woods?
(Bonus points for hoods!)
Now that I live in a wetter climate, I appreciate the power of a good raincoat. Sometimes a twill trench just won’t cut it. When choosing a raincoat that is more office than hiking trail, you have two basic styles to choose from: trench and slicker. Here are a few options in each type.
This London Fog trench comes in four colors, and boasts a hood. If you’d like something brighter, this coral French Connection trench is a gorgeous pop of color.
This jacket has a style that’s both sophisticated and cool. It has a relaxed vibe. This Wetlands jacket from Athleta also has a style that bridges both worlds. And this packable jacket from Shelli Segal is good for those who travel frequently or those who want to throw a jacket in their car for emergency use.
Also, if you’re looking to go all-in on the water-proofing, this Topshop rain coat is made from an old school, plastic in frosted black.