Mackenzie Dunn Courtney Leiva
March 04, 2020 1:33 pm
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As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers, which means soon enough you’ll be needing a cute rain jacket to keep you shielded from potentially rainy weather. If you are a bit stumped on how to find the right raincoat for spring, celebrity stylist Ali Levine suggests that your first step should be to look for something fashionable yet functional.

“Raincoats aren’t what they used to be,”she says.  “There are so many fashionable options available now. You can look for a must-have trench coat style jacket or an anorak with a cinched waist.”

Another tip to keep in mind is not to be afraid to select a style that has character. Levine explains that a vibrant splash of a color (or a print) keeps things fashion-forward. She also says that color-blocking is a good choice to spice up your look on all those dreary days.

In case you need waterproof fashion inspiration, we’ve rounded up raincoats that will help you get through those rainy cold days of spring.

The best women’s rain jackets to shop right now:

Best packable rain jacket: Joules Packable Waterproof Rain Jacket

Nordstrom

Be prepared for unexpected showers with this drawstring rain jacket that easily folds up so you can stick it in your bag without it taking up too much space. It comes in several fun colors and patterns.

Best running rain jacket: Old Navy Go-H20 Water-Resistant Lightweight Hooded Anorak

Old Navy

A lightweight windbreaker shell and breathable mesh lining make this water-resistant jacket the perfect layer for running outside on a rainy day.

Best long rain jacket: ASOS Another Reason Plus Maxi Rain Mac

Stay dry from head to toe with a longer rain jacket like this one. Complete with an adjustable waistband, and functional pockets (a must in a good jacket) you’ll look fashionable while staying dry.

Best sustainable rain jacket: Everlane The ReNew Anorak

Not only is this sleek women’s rain jacket ultra stylish, but you can feel good about wearing it knowing that it’s made of 100% recycled fabric derived from plastic water bottles.

Best hooded rain jacket: London Fog Hooded Raincoat

Nordstrom

This gorgeous rain jacket has that timeless trench style and comes with a removable hood, so you can wear it as an additional springtime layer—even when it’s not raining.

Best lightweight rain jacket for travel: Saphirose Rain Poncho

Amazon

Shop it! 21.99, amazon.com.

When traveling, a poncho is your best bet for any unexpected weather. This lightweight, breathable option from Amazon even comes with a handy travel pouch, so you can pack it up with no hassle.

Best breathable rain jacket: Charles River Charles River Apparel Women’s New Englander Wind & Waterproof Rain Jacket

Amazon

Shop it! $39.93 – $71.10, amazon.com.

Breathable rain jackets that are still cute can be hard to come by, but this top-rated Amazon pick has a mesh lining for air-flow circulation, so you won’t overheat.

6 Best water-resistant rain jacket: J. Crew Perfect Rain Jacket

J. Crew

Desire some pops of color in your wardrobe? This water-resistant coat is sure to get the job done because it comes in bright neon hues that will grab attention.

Best cheap rain jacket: Boohoo Floral Hooded Festival Rain Mac

Boohoo

If you are heading to Coachella this year, be sure to pack away this affordable hooded coat that comes in a bright floral print.

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