Dressing For Rainy Days

Prep for stormy weather with these pieces that will keep you dry (and dashing) from head to toe

It’s no longer deniable: autumn is upon us in the north, and it’s the start of spring for those in the southern hemisphere. Stay warm and dry during these transitional seasons—and prep for those pesky sudden showers—with new pieces from A/W14 collections. They’re so functional, you might not mind so much when you lose your umbrella for the umpteenth time.

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Marimekko Tuiske Coat

A standout from Marimekko’s A/W14 collection is the 100% polyester Tuiske Coat, featuring the Finnish archipelago-inspired Utö pattern, which feels like irregular, hand-painted polka dots. It will be tough to get a hold of this, as the coat will only be available in-store at Marimekko’s NYC flagship starting 15 September 2014. ($558)

Stutterheim Stockholm Long

Stutterheim’s high-quality, handmade rubber raincoats have become a Swedish icon since launching in 2010, filling in the void of fashion-forward weather protection. For the most miserable-looking days outside, feel ultra-equipped and snug with the Stockholm Long (which comes in plenty of colors). The extended coat covers down to the knees, has ventilation gaps under the sleeves and double welded steams—and will last a lifetime. ($395)

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Bogs Waterproof Lace Boots

As purveyors of tech-focused outdoor shoes that live up to the rough Northwest weather, Portland-based Bogs might be known for utility more than style—but with the debut of their first ever waterproof leather collection this fall, they’re taking care of both. We’re fond of the uniform black Alexandria style, which goes with any outfit. Aside from the ingenuity of waterproof leather, other features include lightweight insulation for warmth and protection, a shock-absorbing cushion for comfortable walking and DuraFresh bio-technology that keeps the odors at bay. ($130)

Converse All Star Rubber Shoes

The classic Converse hightop gets a technical upgrade with the launch of the Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber collection on 15 September 2014. The monochromatic, unisex shoes are lined with soft fleece and the rubber material is water-resistant. We’re looking forward to testing them out during music festival season come spring—bring on the rainstorms. ($65)

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Norse Projects Elka Flat Cap

Copenhagen’s Norse Projects always has some great offerings in design-driven functional apparel. Keep your head dry with the Elka Flat Cap, made with 100% waterproof PU fabric. Unlike the rest of their line, which is manufactured in Europe, their caps are made in the USA. ($90)

Hunter Original Scuba Backpack

After 158 years, the British masters of the classic rain boot finally expanded into apparel in 2014. While Hunter’s expedition-inspired coats feature immaculate design and solid colors, it’s the accessories from the A/W14 collection that are most exciting. The backpacks have a parachute clip on top, roomy side pockets, and a specially padded pocket inside for laptops. Available in two versions—leather or rubberized bonded fabric—the latter, the Original Scuba Backpack, is currently only available in black in the USA, with the bright cobalt available 22 September. ($295)

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