The silver lining to a cloudy day? A chance to pull out your favorite rain jacket, of course! We asked some of our favorite designers and tastemakers to share their top picks for braving the elements. From classic beige trench coats to red-hot slickers to pretty pastel numbers (a guaranteed mood-booster), you’ll have a hard time letting the weather dampen your day—let the rain fall down!
” I love the crinkled rubber and high tech water resistant fabric and color combo of my Helene raincoat. Big pockets are a must for phone and keys when I am out for a quick dog walk.” – Sheila Bridges, interior designer
Helene Rain Coat by Staci Snider, $172. stacisnider.com
“This Sutterheim jacket hits home with the perfect classic look. I love the sturdy material with the subtle a-line flare. I’ve got spring and summer on the brain, so the pale pink color seals the deal.” -Neely Burch, co-founder of Neely and Chloe
Pale Pink Mosebacke Raincoat by Stutterheim, $295 tnuck.com
“As an avid fan of Alex Mill’s intersection of style and function–this workwear-inspired jacket in a saturated khaki is my go-to. With a nylon hood in case-of-rain, this jacket can also function equally as well for a fall day, collar down, with a simple tee. I wear this all too often.” – Jeremy Clark, interior designer
Field Jacket in Japanese Canvas, $265. alexmill.com
“Wearable, functional sculpture is how I view this jacket, in addition to most everything by Sacai. I love the dynamic and exaggerated lines found throughout the collection, and I particularly enjoy how easy it is to wear this coat with formal or casual outfits. As most designers can attest to, when we’re not in meetings with clients and totally coiffed, we’re doing a lot more moving and schlepping than it appears, and we need attire that suits both aspects of our job.” – Jean Liu, interior designer
Wrap Around Coat by Sacai, $2,697. farfetch.com.
“I think it’s important to focus on utility and timeless style for something like a rain jacket. I always gravitate towards The Row for their amazing trenches and raincoats. They’re investment pieces but they make such an effortless addition to your daily uniform.” – Jenni Kayne, Founder of Jenni Kayne Apparel & Home
Women’s Augusta Coat in Cotton and Silk by The Row, $3,450. therow.com
“I love this Canada Goose Seawolf Rain Jacket. It’s so versatile and keeps me dry even in a Houston downpour which can be a frequent occurrence. It’s hood is adjustable and detachable, there are plenty of pockets and it’s ventilation is perfect in the hot humid Houston weather.” – Dennis Brackeen, interior designer
Men’s Seawolf Rain Jacket by Canada Goose, $750. canadagoose.com.
“I love this modern trench coat/anorak hybrid. It would be equally chic with jeans or workout clothes as it would with a pair of trousers and a blouse. The deep caramel yellow makes it fresh and different. Anything Isabel Marant is a winner in my closet!” – Katie Rosenfeld, interior designer
Munalia Hooded Shell Raincoat by Isabel Marant Étoile, $740. net-a-porter.com.
“The Stockholm Green raincoat from Stutterheim is a classic. Dark green is a staple in my wardrobe so this coat was a no-brainer. I pair it with anything during a downpour and feel chic (and exceptionally dry!). It’s rubberized cotton is so durable and 100% rainproof. It will likely be a permanent fixture in my coat closet.” – Chauncey Boothby, interior designer
Stockholm Green raincoat by Stutterheim, $295. stutterheim.com.