I don’t own a raincoat and haven’t in recent memory. I’m sure when my mom was dressing me, I had one, but in my adult life, no. I probably own a dozen fall coats because they are one of my favorite things to shop for (after shoes, boots, and nail polish), but it never occurred to me to buy a raincoat. Even when I was living in New York City where, without the aid of a car, I was exposed to the elements on my daily commute to and from work, I just soldiered on with a simple umbrella. A few weeks back I went to a tailgate and the UConn game and had to borrow a raincoat from my mom. That just won’t do, so I’ve now committed myself to making this extremely boring purchase. Plus, I’m a full time Connecticut girl now, owning and wearing a proper raincoat seems like a must-do. My requirements are:
- It must be appropriate for spring and summer, since it’s not like it just rains in the fall. So no fleece or wool lining.
- It must be at least slightly fashionable. Even though raincoats are pretty utilitarian, I don’t want to look like I just decided to cut holes for my arms and head into a garbage bag.
I’ve order both the jackets above, and I’ll let you know how it goes, Internets.