As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers”, so you'd better get ready for the rain!
And if you live in a city like London, Paris, N.Y, Vienna or Belin, you probably don’t take the car but rather walk and use public transportation, right? So what to do in the rainy days of this season? Stay at home? Take the car and waste hours stuck in stressful traffic? Or not change your daily routine and actually, be thrilled to have the opportunity to wear those really stylish raincoats and boots that you are dying for?
Because you know you don’t need to wear some ugly and old raincoat to protect yourself from the rain, don’t you? As a matter of fact, in 2018 you can walk around looking pretty wonderful without having to get soaking wet!
So, if you are waiting impatiently for the rainy days to finally put your trendy plastic coat on, you need to thank the Scottish chemist Charles Macintosh, the man who invented and patented in 1823 the Mac, a rubber-coated coat that was excellent at keeping its wearer dry from the rain. By the way, he was soon followed by the English Thomas Burberry and his trench coat. Our raincoats may have changed a little bit over the years, but the traditional and timeless trenchcoat, that is never really out of fashion as any truly elegant woman knows, is back with full-power; we saw it at Burberry, Céline and Balenciaga’s S/S’18 collections.
As we told you before, another big trend that we will see plenty this year is transparency. Transparent plastic raincoats are perfect for the ones who hate covering their outfits! This way, you can walk dry in a waterproof coat and still, show your cute outfit! Plus, you will look really on-trend in your fashionable raincoat! Karl Lagerfeld had his models on the catwalk wearing transparent raincoats, transparent plastic boots, transparent plastic bags and hats too! Suddenly, transparent plastic became chic and everyone wants it!
Actually, plastic, or PVC, is really trendy this year, no matter if transparent, shiny black or in bold reds and yellows, you will want to wear them even when it’s not raining!