5 WINTER-READY RAINCOATS
By Lakeisha Goedluck, January 8, 2018
Alongside the vest, the anorak or raincoat has traditionally been scorned in favor of more edgy outerwear options such as the puffer or ski jacket. But as dressing like your dad is now a favorable aesthetic, many are turning to the functional waterproof outer-layer to up their seasonal steez this winter. So if you’re ready to jump on the hype, here are five styles to get you started.
One of last year's most defining looks, skate style is still going strong for 2018. From work pants to long-sleeved tops, having an array of ramp-ready staples at your disposal is essential this January. To master the all-weather-skater vibe, ease yourself into the anorak trend with a staple black number from cult skatewear brand Huf.
Complete with quarter-zip detailing and a fleece panel, this jacket will keep you cosy all season. Stay sharp by going for a monochrome ’fit — opt for a pair of black Dickies pants and Vans Old Skool Classic sneakers on foot.
Retro sports brands have enjoyed quite the renaissance over the last few years, with old-school apparel and footwear being worn by street-style aficionados everywhere. Channeling the '90s in particular, vibrant color-block pieces are an easy way of getting on board with the trend.
Flashback to the golden age of hip-hop with a standout jacket like this one from illustrious Italian-born brand, Fila. As your top half is hue-heavy, go for a pair of light-wash '90s-style jeans down low to balance out your look. Complete your get-up with a clean pair of white Fila Portland Low sneakers.
When it comes to popular prints, camouflage is where it's at for FW17 — the pattern could be spotted on everything from Harrington jackets to cargo pants, with labels like Maharishi and Liam Hodges leading the way.
Pick up a jacket like this one from Pharrell x adidas Originals. In an abstract camouflage print, style with the collar turned down and don a black turtleneck sweater underneath. Finish off your ensemble with black cropped jeans and a pair of burgundy adidas Originals Gazelles.
If you’re looking for cool Scandi cuts, Weekday has got you covered. The Swedish brand has been delivering streetwear-led silhouettes since its inception in 2002, so warm up this winter with a fleecy pick from the label.
With an adjustable funnel neck to keep you toasty on colder days, a chest pocket and woven panel detailing gives this cherry-red anorak a unique look. Style it with a pair of traditional check pants and fresh adidas Stan Smith kicks to give your ensemble a refined edge.
Another big sportswear brand of the '90s, Ellesse has seriously delivered when it comes to retro outerwear this season. Wearing colorful coats has been the way to go for FW17, so stay on track sartorially with a fluorescent moment such as this one.
Offset the bright orange of your top half with a pair of dark-wash straight-fit jeans. Pin roll them to draw attention to your shoes — opt for a throwback pair with corresponding orange accents to pull your look together.