I am always cold and have not owned a waterproof coat for I don’t know how long. Which is kind of a hilarious considering the summer we have had, and the fact that I have lived in the sopping wet south East of the UK all my life. I did remember my umbrella a couple of times, but on all the other rainy days (and there were a lot), I could be spotted dashing through our village with Dean’s winter coat on – if you saw me keep it to yourself.
There are no fancy coloured macs here in this house yet, I am sad to say. So it has been my quest to find 6 of the best all weather coats – to protect us all from wet and wind this A/W. After Dean’s trip all around this country of ours these last two weeks, I think I am going to need one of each of these for the adventures he has planned.I have just ordered this anorak from Everlane – A ‘lightweight anorak with a modern cut that’s perfect for transitional weather’ hopefully that means it has enough room to fit a jumper or two underneath for milder autumn days and should keep me dry on the wet ones. This company is based in the US and I love their transparent pricing and frequent trips to their factories to check on working standards. They do not ship to the UK yet – but I have got round that by trying out Hop.Shop.Go a company that ships from US stores to the UK, (I will let you know how that works out)!Absolutely adore all the bright and beautiful coats over at Seasalt Cornwall, and this new two colour design and it’s super cute! I love that it is made from lightweight and waterproof organic cotton and has a cosily padded inside.This Fjällräven Barents Parka is on the top of my winter wishlist – I tried it on in Amsterdam last Summer and then again at the Brokedown Palace at Boxpark in Shoreditch (again on a day too hot to be thinking about winter), and have been dreaming about it’s padded duvet style warmth ever since. Although it barely gets subzero where we live, my icy hands and legs feel like they are on an arctic expedition most of December, January and February. This brand has great policies in place to act responsibly towards people, animals and nature. Plus with all the pockets (visible and hidden) on this coat you can rescue a few squirrels, store everything that would normally be lugged around in a handbag and go about your day – hands free! For staying dry whilst dashing in and out of shops, cafes and the office. This smart little jacket from Boden is a waxed and waterproof outer layer, just right for milder days in the country or city.Slate blue winter trench from Hush – a smart style trench coat with soft lines. I am always ready for an extra layer and this beauty comes with a removable, faux fur padded lining for colder days. It’s super versatile and perfectly coloured to match our dark UK skies.Last but not least – the short shower proof parka from Toast. For everyone not transfixed on dark greys and charcoals like me, this will roll up neatly in your bag – so it’s ready and waiting for a downpour to happen! Throw it on over your favourite Autumn knit, pop up the hood and stay dry! Have a great weekend – I am hoping to share my new white room soon! x
All images from the store links above.