Outdoor socialising, a phrase we never thought we’d become so connected to; but a year into the pandemic and we’re still keeping up with friends and family whilst enjoying the great outdoors. We’re thrilled that the depths of winter have departed, taking with it the last of the icy temperatures but of course as snowflakes exit, rainfall begins and April showers are very much the next phase on our fashion agenda. While waterproofs used to conjure up images of theme park pac-a-macs and other plastic led fashion faux pas, the wet weather styles of 2021 have an altogether more fashion forward feel.
No one looks chic when entirely drenched, but you can ace the wet weather with the right outerwear. We’ve rounded up nine waterproof pieces that will mean you’ll actually look forward to a downpour.
Rainkiss is a brand we discovered on Instagram and we’re totally obsessed with their printed waterproof ponchos. Taking the classic poncho shape and treating it to a host of really beautiful prints and a elongated silhouette, Rainkiss have managed to take the waterproof poncho to a fashionable new level. Still not sure? They use 100% recycled polyester so it’s an eco friendly waterproof too.
We’re big fans of Isle Jacobsen and have used the brand for years on fashion shoots and features. Super sleek, wet weather looks that come in the softest of ice cream hues, Isle Jacobsen waterproof coats are definitely an investment piece.
Vinyl is a super slick way to work wet weather clothing into your wardrobe. Definitely the most trend led of our finds, this coat translate from caught in a shower to night out on the town in an instant.
A classic choice, Joules has a heap of styles for those who love the great outdoors. Not only do they have lots of waterproof coats, you can also find stacks of great wellies too!
As the name suggests this brand is brilliant for those who like to get back to nature. But even if you’re a city girl at heart, this lightly quilted coat with half faux shearling lining will add a little bit of extra protection whether you’re off for a hike or posing outside the pub with a pint. Better still, it’s available up to a size 28 too!
You might be more used to getting your leggings and sports bras from this brand but don’t forget the wealth of knowledge and technology Sweaty Betty has at their fingertips to create fantastic outdoor pieces too. This khaki green park is both fashionable and functional.
Another easy, everyday piece, this navy coat is an absolute timeless classic that you can enjoy season after season.
Looking for a more budget friendly thrill? This printed, hooded raincoat is lightweight and practical for those brilliantly British days that seem to encompass every single season.
We had to finish off with some more leopard print of course. We love the blue base on this coat and the dipped back hem offers a lovely extra design twist. Being from Simply Be, this coat is great for plus sizes and is available up to a size 30 (the 32 has sold out currently).