Those of you that follow me on Instagram, thank you for listening to my inclement weather woes. It has been the wettest winter in the Bay Area since the early 1980’s. I never thought I would say it but I am over-wearing my Hunter fringe rain boots! It was fun to pull these puppies out once a month during the first three years of living in SF, but now it feels like they’re all I wear. Shopping for wet weather gear is a little bit of a letdown, but there is nothing worse than ruining a fab outfit in the rain. It is no different than getting stuck in a storm after a hair appointment. That is why it is just as important to own a collection of fashionable rain coats as a pair of reliable flats. Use the following guidelines the next time you shop for a fashionable rain coat.
Hoods all the way
Hoods, hoods, HOODS! If it doesn’t have a hood, do not purchase it. Hoods are so handy when you forget your umbrella or unexpectedly get caught in a shower. All of these will keep you dry on the fly.
Good pockets will pay off. Make sure your jackets have functional pockets that fasten closed. Webbing or netting will not keep the water out. Ideally you want a large pocket that zips or buttons when not in use.
Every day Jacket
Consider styles that you enjoy wearing on a day-to-day basis. Durable fabrics can get pricey, so choose something you would be comfortable wearing even when it is not raining.
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