Getting dressed for work can turn into a routine. You have a set of clothes dedicated for just that. Maybe a few sets of trousers, blouses, and dresses. But when the rainy season comes along, do you have the proper raincoat? I’m sure you do for your off days but how about for the office? Whether you’re walking to work or to and from meetings, it’s great to have a raincoat that blends well with your attire. Unlike more casual raincoats, there are ones that have a more formal design and cut so you don’t look out of place. And if you’re in the market for a work-appropriate raincoat, we have some suggestions.
Uniqlo Blocktech Soutien Collar Coat
Simple and functional is always a good way to go when it comes to clothing. This coat from Uniqlo has an A-line cut and windproof construction. It also has a detachable hood, which you can remove once you get to your office. It also has a longer length compared to some other coats so it can keep parts of your bottoms dry. It also comes in navy and pink. Available at Bonifacio High Street.
Marks & Spencer Anorak Jacket with Stormwear
If trousers and blouses are your go-to for work, this jacket will be a great addition to your wardrobe. It has a funnel neck, which gives more coverage when the rain gets intense. The Stormwear will keep you dry because it has a water repellent finish, so you won’t be entering the office soaked. It also has two front pockets where you can keep your valuables and a drawstring waist. Available at Glorietta 4.
H&M Padded Parka
For something more relaxed and loose-fitting, check out this jacket from H&M. It has a rounded hem and flap side pockets. There is also a drawstring detail around the waist so you can fix the fit according to your body. If navy doesn’t go with your wardrobe, pick between black and khaki green. Available at SM Makati.
Mango Detachable Hood Parka
Add some color to your office attire with a red coat. This has a detachable hood so you can wear it even when it isn’t raining outside. There is also a detachable inner vest, which is perfect for when your office is extra cold. Pair this with a long black skirt, white blouse, and loafers. Available at Glorietta 2.
Calvin Klein W Orielshrtloose Jacket Grey
Once casual Friday rolls around, bring out a raincoat that’s less dressy. This one from Calvin Klein comes in a cream color that will go with anything in your wardrobe. It also has a zipper and button closure so you’ll be secure from any amount of rain. You can even match your accessories with its rose gold hardware. Available on Zalora PH.
Lands’ End White Patterned Coastal Rain Coat
It may be gloomy outside but you can still have fun with your outfit. This raincoat comes in white with white buttons and a green polka dot print. There is also an inverted pleat detail at the back, giving it more shape. Don’t be afraid to carry the print throughout your outfit by wearing polka dot shoes or accessories. Available at Debenhams, Estancia Mall.
Art by Marian Hukom
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