From vibrant colors to cool and classic neutrals, the best raincoats are great spring pieces that are functional and stylish. Pair them with your everyday outfits, dressy clothing, and more to stay dry and fashionable for spring.
When it comes to a great raincoat, nothing beats a classic style. These typically feature clean lines and a slightly tailored look that allows you room to move while still looking sleek and stylish. You can don these versatile jackets for just about any occasion – from jeans and a turtleneck to dressy women’s short-sleeve blouses and slacks. Because they are focused on providing optimal functionality with a neat look, the style is simple enough that it’s not overwhelming while having enough modern detail that it looks right at home in almost every situation. These often have a medium length that may fall at about mid-thigh and often have covered zippers and angled, slit, or flat pockets. Classic designs are ideal for men, women, and kids and won’t leave you scrambling with trying to match your outerwear with your outfit because they go with just about everything.
When the temperatures are still just hovering above freezing, an insulated rain jacket can be just the thing. These jackets are often longer in length and will feature a warm, dry, insulated layer that will help keep you warm in cooler weather. The outer layer will usually be made of waterproof and windproof material such as easy-care nylon. These jackets are a heavier weight and look great with cool-weather outfits such as jeans with turtlenecks or hoodies, corduroy pants, and flannel shirts, or heavyweight twill pants and sweaters or sweater sets. For cooler spring temperatures, a waterproof parka is another option to pair with cold-weather outfits that will keep you looking warm and stylish at the beginning of spring.
Spring trench coats are also classically stylish. That makes this design perfect for wearing dressier outfits, from sheath dresses paired with tights and boots to dress slacks and floaty blouses. Both men and women look great in office-ready work outfits paired with trench coats. These are also a good option for a date night or dinner out; they pair beautifully with dress pants, dressy shirts, women’s dresses, pretty pantsuits, and more. You can even dress up an outfit like a nice sweater with leggings and knee-high boots by wearing a trench-style rain jacket. These come in both belted and loose versions, so you can take your pick of what works best for your body type.
These cute styles are also very versatile. They pair favorite rain jacket features with a lightweight style and belted design that has an on-trend, fashionable appeal without sacrificing comfort and function. These may come with hoods (perfect for wearing with outfits that are more on the casual side) or tailored-looking collars, which work well for the office or slightly dressier outfits.
Packable jackets are known for saving the day. These lightweight, practical beauties are easy to toss in anything from a bag or briefcase to the back of your car, so they are always on hand when a sudden spring shower should arise. While they don’t have the heavyweight warmth of an insulated raincoat, they have the water repellent traits that are ideal for spring rainstorms. You may think of these as going well with outfits like denim, flannel, and long-and short-sleeve T-shirts, but they can really go with anything. While they’ll look perfectly at home over your hiking gear or workout clothing, they’ll work just as well over your dress slacks or pantsuit if it starts to sprinkle on your way home from work.
If you love hiking, walking, camping, biking, jogging, trail running, or any number of other outdoor sports, a sporty rain jacket can be a lifesaver. Classic styles can do double duty as a regular raincoat and exercise outerwear, though some styles are cut shorter or made to be more lightweight for sports or heavier outdoor activity. These look great with everything from bike shorts to yoga pants. If you work outdoors, you may want a heavier-weight rain jacket or one in a longer length, like a waterproof stadium jacket. These can pair well with work casual pants and tops, work uniforms, and cold-weather attire.
Today’s outerwear is versatile and simply stylish. You can find great-looking jackets that have all the protective and functional features to keep you warm and dry. Look for a new raincoat in your favorite color and get ready to take on spring no matter what you wear.