*well, almost every day*
We wished owning a good raincoat or waterproof jacket wasn’t a necessity in this country, but the British summer is what it is, so we might as well ride it in style.
Which is why we thought we’d round up the snazziest coats, jackets and macs out there to keep you dry and stylish even when it’s chucking down, which we promise is entirely possible.
Best raincoat trends for women
We know raincoats and macs are the festival attire par excellence, but you really can style them out all year round. For autumn/winter 2017, there are plenty of trends that’ll update your look in a flash.
Our love for everything 70s shows no sign of disappearing, with disco vibes taking over coats. Think oversized pastel sequins and gun metal silver trench coats, all of which you’ll find at Topshop, where else?
Look for next season’s hottest prints too, like gingham, checks and tartan, or embrace the utility trend with a khaki midi length number.
But that doesn’t mean we should knock the classic mac, because a soft beige midi shape will never go out of style.
Best festival raincoats
You can’t go to a festival without packing a raincoat: fact. But where you’d probably bank on a beige mac for work, a festival is the perfect time to try something a bit more fun.
Proud of your slogan or band tee? Don’t hide it, and wear a clear poncho style over it instead. Neon will always have its place at festivals, so whether you’re going for a sheer hot pink or a matte yellow, you’ll always be on trend.
Statement prints are a big winner as well, whether you’re into leopard print, florals or tie dye.
How to wear a raincoat
Obviously, you can just throw on a raincoat and you’re done, but what’s the fun in that? For cool-girl points, hang your duster coat loosely over your shoulder, to give a glimpse of a pie crust shirt or Peter Pan collar à la Alexa Chung. If you’re rocking a pretty dress, leave your trench open, and go for a size up for that androgynous feel.
If you want to accentuate your waist, pick a belted number, which will go well with wide leg jeans or a maxi dress. It’s all about balancing things out though, if you’re wearing a long dress or skirt and you’re on the short side, pick a waist-length raincoat so your figure isn’t swamped.
If you’re picking a raincoat with a statement print, pair it with simple denim, but if you want to make a statement, there’s no harm in clashing prints either with a pleated printed skirt or palazzo trousers.
Scroll down to shop our curated edit of the best designer and high-street raincoats to buy now.
Shop now: Longline trench coat for £285 from REISS
Shop now: Star raincoat for £24 from Plümo