Damp days won’t faze you in these boots and jackets from local companies and beyond.
It’s time to bid farewell to those long, sunny summer days, and say hello to the clouds and drizzle of fall.
But the rainy season has its perks — one of which is the opportunity to add great new jackets and rain boots to our wardrobes.
Here are some picks that will keep you warm, dry and stylish until the sunshine returns to Seattle.
New Seattle company Feller’s Queen Anne Trench ($495 at feller.clothing) was made for Pacific Northwest weather. It features a waxed-cotton shell in a chic brown tartan, and a zip-off hood for looking stylish, rain or shine.
On an overcast day, get cozy in Prairie Underground’s Woven Moth Coat (on sale for $185 at prairieunder
ground.com) with ruched lapels and an asymmetrical zipper. Available in black, charcoal and brown, the Seattle-designed jacket has a water-repellent finish in case the day turns drizzly.
When it’s gloomy for days on end, the burgundy hue of Bridge and Burn’s Warbler Women’s Jacket ($228 at bridgeandburn.com) will add a much needed pop of color to your life. The sleekly styled nylon jacket out of Portland is also available in black and olive.
For fall hikes or trips to the park, pop on the easy, lightweight Columbia Women’s PFG Harborside Windbreaker Jacket ($65 at columbia.com), in an array of fun color combinations.
Available in olive, burgundy and black, Bridge and Burn’s Cove Rain Jacket ($228 at bridgeandburn.com) is a go-to staple for the rainy season. The checkered liner adds a little fun to the casual coat.
Upgrade your heavy-rain gear to the REI Stormrealm Jacket ($249), which is high-tech enough for hiking and camping, but looks good enough for a soggy commute. The three-layer fabric is waterproof and windproof, but is also breathable for warm days.
The Freeman Raincoat ($325 at Freeman, Capitol Hill) has been overhauled for 2016 with a higher-rated waterproof shell fabric, a new flannel liner and a better fit. The Seattle company’s flagship jacket is a classic for the Seattle man.
Whether you have a big Hunter-boot collection or are ready to invest, consider the new Women’s Original Refined Back Strap Rain Boots ($195 at us.hunterboots.com). The design has been refined, and the color blocking provides a welcome pop of color that still easily pairs with any of your favorite outfits.
If you’re craving a bright, whimsical print to cheer you up on a gloomy day, the Chooka Bohemian Night Rain Boot ($70 at shop.chookaboot.com) will add spring to your step. The Washington company’s rubber boot will also keep your feet dry and cozy with a fabric lining.
For rainy day obligations that require fancier footwear, look no further than the Kate Spade Sedgewick Rain Boots ($150 at katespade.com). The Chelsea-style boot has an elegant gold trim, and easily passes as an everyday boot.
On a casual day, slip on the Chooka Step-In Duck Boot Buffalo ($110 at shop.chookaboot.com). The red plaid shaft adds a fun, bright twist to these versatile boots, which can be paired with jeans, leggings and even dresses.
Deep puddles are no match for the Sperry Decoy Waterproof Boot ($120 at Nordstrom). A combination of rubber, leather and fabric provides the lace-up boots with high style. And a microfleece lining makes them ideal for when the temperature drops and some extra warmth is needed.
Whether you’re hitting the hiking trail or running errands around town, the ’80s-cool Danner Jag Steel Gray/Blue Wing Teal ($160 at danner.com) will serve you well. The lightweight boot is completely waterproof, and a cushioned midsole adds extra comfort. A waffle outsole takes on any terrain you face.
The Tretorn Kelly Black (on sale for $64 at zappos.com) is the ideal rain boot for the guy who wants a classic, go-with-anything option to slip on on a rainy morning. A fabric lining and padded footbed will keep you dry and comfortable all day.