Dreary, rainy days are nearing, friends. But that doesn’t mean ceding your style in favor of frump. These chic rain coats and accessories will keep you cozy, dry — and stylish.
There are many things to cherish about fall in the Pacific Northwest: stunning yellow leaves against an evergreen backdrop! Crisp foggy mornings that give way to sunny afternoons! Postcard-worthy views of snowcapped mountains and piercing blue waters!
The perma-drizzle that often presents later in the season, however, leaves a lot to be desired. Dreary days are nearing, friends. But that doesn’t mean ceding your style in favor of frump. These chic finds will keep you cozy, dry — and stylish.
When the rain is coming down, keep dry in mod fashion with Pendleton’s Lombard A-Line Raincoat with Zip Out Liner ($395 at Nordstrom). It’s irresistibly sleek, with an A-line silhouette, rounded collar and double-breasted snaps.
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Prefer something with a hood? The Burberry Bowpark Raincoat with Liner ($795 at Nordstrom) will provide years of wear with its casual, go-anywhere style. It features a detachable hood and wool-blend liner to keep you cozy on those extra-chilly days.
If you’re looking for something to fight the gloom, the lightweight, double-breasted DKNY Hooded Trench Raincoat ($200 at Macy’s) is available in red and yellow (and black or navy, if you must).
For weekend trips to brunch or the dog park, the Silence + Noise Four-Pocket Rain Coat ($99 at Urban Outfitters) is a no-fuss option that’s roomy and functional with four exterior pockets.
Head to the new Uniqlo store, opening at Bellevue Square on Nov. 6, for the Ultra Light Down Quilted Jacket ($80), a waist-length, water-repellent parka that is lightweight but very warm, and packs down into a small carrying pouch.
There’s no puddle you can’t wade through in Aldo’s Clavie Rainboot (on sale for $60). And with a 1.5-inch heel and decorative zipper, they can double as everyday boots.
If you long for a sleeker rubber boot, check out the lipstick-red Kate Spade New York Sedgewick Rubber Rain Boot ($158 at amazon.com/fashion), an on-trend ankle bootie that’s not only puddle-proof but so pretty, too.
Hunter’s tall wellies are a perennial favorite, but the Short Gloss Rain Boot ($140 at us.hunterboots.com), available in seven classic colors, is an easy-to-wear alternative to the knee-high style. And because, you know, you need another pair.
For those really chilly days, keep your toes warm and dry in Sperry’s Saltwater Waterproof Rain Boot ($120 at Nordstrom), a cozy duck boot with a microfleece lining and quilted wool shaft.
For a little fun, snag a pair of Joules Rain Boots ($75 at target.com) in the awesomely quirky Dog Print. Or try your hand at your own design. The winner of the company’s Design You Own Joules contest gets a trip to London, and the winning boots will be available for sale. Find out more at getcreative.joulesusa.com.
Yes, yes, we know Seattleites are perfectly fine sans umbrella, but for those rare downpours, you’ll be glad to have J.Crew’s Pocket Umbrella ($27 at jcrew.com) on hand. The automatic, wooden-handled umbrella fits easily into your purse or bag for rainy day emergencies.
At local favorite Bella Umbrella, ShedRain’s Bubble Auto Fashion Stick ($40 at Bella Umbrella, downtown) is a generously sized, clear dome umbrella that looks streamlined and chic — and won’t inhibit your view.
If your hands get chilly holding that umbrella, pick up a pair of good leather gloves to keep them warm on wet days. Charter Club’s Leather Gloves with Knit Cuffs ($78 at Macy’s) are made of rich leather with cozy knit cuffs.
Add a layer of warmth under your hood with Madewell’s Softest Ribbed Beanie ($40), a super-soft marled hat that will take you all the way to spring.
Or, if you’re particularly susceptible to hat head, invest in a luxurious cowl scarf, such as Maison Martin Margiela’s Grey Knit Scarf Collar ($295 at Totokaelo), which can be pulled up over your ears outdoors and provides a stylish layer to your look all day long.