April Showers Bring…Stylish Rain Jackets!

These designers know how to take gloomy weather by storm.

April 15, 2022
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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!

Sheila Bridges

  • Alaric Campbell

” 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

Neely Burch

  • Bridget Badore

“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

Jeremy Clark

  • Robby Klein

“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

Jean Liu

  • Nathan Schroder
  • Sacai

“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.

Jenni Kayne

  • Courtesy of Jenni Kayne

“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

Dennis Brackeen

  • Pär Bengtsson

“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.

Katie Rosenfeld

  • Elizabeth Sanders

“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.

Chauncey Boothby

  • Read McKendree/JBSA

“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.