Style Guide: How to choose the best raincoat for you

Spring in the UK. Hmmm. There's a lot to the adage 'four season's in one day' when you live in the lovely Blighty isn't there? Hence why I adore a lightweight raincoat for easy layering in springtime. A good raincoat is a wardrobe staple. A staple that you'll catch me in an awful lot on my off-duty days around and about my home in East Lothian. Check out my guide to buying the best raincoats and trenches for keeping those spring showers at bay.


Classic Raincoats

A classic raincoat with a hood is a closet must. I have one of these Ichi Tazi's in several colours because they work hard yet look amazing.

Amanda says: "I adore this Ichi Tazi Blue Rain Jacket, £75.00, because it conjures blue skies on a grey and rainy day."

Amanda says: "Add warmth to a cooler spring day with a shot of bright orange. This Ichi Tazi Rain Jacket, £75.00, will never fail to bring a smile to someone's day."

Amanda says: "This classic green raincoat has countryside walks written all over it." Ichi Tazi Olive Rain Jacket, £75.00

Failsafe Trench Coats

For more dressed-up rainy days I always reach for a trench, which I personalise with a colourful scarf or perhaps add a contrast belt to make it a little different.

 Amanda says: "This Woolrich Trench, £499.00, is a forever classic. Trenches were key on the catwalks for spring summer 22 however they are always a good investment because they never go out of style."

Amanda says: "I adore the simplicity of this Part Two Hadia Trench, £224.95, its clean lines make it easy to layer over anything - dressed up or dressed down."

Contemporary Rain Jackets

A little all-rounder rain jacket is a valuable wardrobe addition. Attention to detail is key - sleek yet windproof zips and clever toggles to batten down hoods on those windier days are essential.

 Amanda says: "I love the utility styling in this Woolrich Pequea Jacket, £459.00. It has a fresh take on 1990's styling."

Amanda says: "The reversible element to this sweet boxy Bellerose Loud Jacket, £225.00, makes it two jackets in one. Wear it one way and it's pale sage green. Turn it around and it's a soft peach. Love it."


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