I realize, everyone is slightly consumed with the health pandemic right now. But I wanted to publish something a little less serious…
It’s almost Spring! And for those of us in North America, last Sunday marked the day we lost that joyous, precious hour of extra sleep in return for some extra daylight. While it’s brighter longer, that does not necessarily mean you can lose the jacket – you can at least wear a thinner layer to ward off the rain and wind though. Here are a few fashion finds (from cropped to long from technical to a little more elegant) that will make this Spring a little more tolerable (especially if your travel plans have changed and you’re having a staycation this Spring break instead).
Sure we all like to have that Beyoncé-crazy-in-love wind machine look, reserved only for photo shoots. For us regular civilians, walking in the wind can be somewhat annoying. Here’s a cute cropped Hummingbird half-zip Windbreaker from girlfriend collective (shown in Clay). It has a hidden hood, pockets and is water resistant. And like the rest of girlfriend collective’s athleisurewear – it’s made out of recycled plastic bottles too. Win – win.
Caught in unpredictable Spring showers? Fear not, this sleek Norvan SL jacket from Arc’Teryx is their lightest insulated active wear jacket yet, complete with a shield of Gore-tex. Though it’s fragile (Read: Don’t wear it with a bag or pack) it’s still waterproof – meaning the rain will bead right off of this jacket and you can shake it dry. And for someone who hates carrying around an umbrella, that’s all I need to know. Originally made for trail runners (hence the reflective stripes) its internal pockets make it great for running errands too.
The Kelly green color alone of this coat will brighten the even gloomiest of rainy days and put a smile on your face. When you’re looking for something with more structure, check out the MILA Mid-length raincoat by NOIZE. It’s the quintessential raincoat silhouette with a front storm placket, Dolman sleeves, two bottom flap patch pockets and a hood. This classic shape and fun colors (also available in yellow) makes it a great staple to add color in your everyday.
With a name like Rains, you only expect the best. With their headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark, Rains is continuously inspired by Scandinavian weather and Nordic aesthetics.This Long W jacket in a matte silver makes all your intergalactic wishes come true. The Long W is part of Rains essential collection and it’s the perfect combination of sporty and feminine. Just thank the adjustable elastic ties at the waist and hem, which make this jacket customizable to your shape.
Keep it water resistant – but make it fashion. THE AMY from Michelle Waugh takes the guesswork of how to elevate rainwear. Make it simple yet sophisticated by defining your waist using the belt included. Don’t worry about always having to adjust the belt either, it’s elasticized and has a snap. The stowaway hood in the collar keeps it polished. Made in NYC using Italian fabric, it’s available in a purple plaid, fern and a rose dust solid.