That’s why this season's breakout staple is the raincoat – and it definitely deserves a spot in your wardrobe. We know what you might be thinking; raincoats haven’t always been considered ‘fashion-forward.’ But with fashion and form more intrinsically linked than ever, this is one trend you’ll want to start taking more seriously.
Spotted on the fashion sets of New York, London and Paris Fashion Week, and on the runway of cult street style brand Off-White, it's only a matter of time before raincoats garner the sartorial following they've always longed for.
Below, we've rounded up five on-trend, rain repellent pieces that are redefining the humble raincoat.
A timeless classic
When you think of wardrobe staples, a Burberry trench is one of fashion's perennial pieces. Back in 1879, Thomas Burberry invented the revolutionary hard-wearing fabric, gabardine, which surprise surprise, is also water-resistant. If you're looking to invest in a raincoat that gets the job done but doesn't always have to be saved for a rainy day, a Burberry coat is the way to go.
Burberry The Pimlico Heritage Car Coat, $2,590; available at Burberry
Known as much for their outerwear as for their daring, vibrant activewear, Australian cult sport-luxe brand P.E Nation knows a thing or two about combining fashion and functionality. For a piece that mixes work and pleasure, the Ace Action Jacket is a street style favourite we just can't go past. The perfect protection for running weekend errands or your next outdoor workout.
P.E. Nation Speed Cut Jacket, $229; available at THE ICONIC
Attention to detail
If you're a fashionista who values the finer details in life, this Max Mara gabardine raincoat will be your perfect match. This carefully considered piece is an artisan's dream, from the contrasting stitch to the tortoiseshell buttons and divine lapel collar, this is one raincoat that will take you from day to night in a flash.
Max Mara Water-Repellent Gabardine Trench Coat, $2,090; available at Max Mara
When Danish-born brand RAINS first stepped onto the scene, their contemporary, chic and durable pieces instantly redefined the traditional raincoat. Bid adieu to the gaudy, impractical wet weather gear of yesteryear and welcome the sleek, Skandi outerwear silhouettes the brand has become famously known for. Although RAINS offer an unprecedented variety of colours, styles and textures, this lilac design will elevate your wet weather look in an instant!
RAINS Overcoat, $230; available THE ICONIC
This coat isn't for the faint-hearted, but it will certainly make any outfit roar. Street style favourite brand GANNI has never been shy of experimenting with bold patterns and prints; and while most tone down their outfits during the cooler months, it might be worth taking the opposite approach. There's nothing wrong with standing out – and staying dry – all at the same time.
GANNI Tiger-Print Matte-TPU Hooded Raincoat, $170; available at The Outnet