If there is one force of nature that is sure to play havoc with our wardrobes it’s the weather – especially in our unpredictable British climate. This weekend brought violent downpours followed by brilliant sunny patches, and the bad news is it is set to continue for the rest of the month. This indecisive weather makes for a real style gauntlet if you get stuck either over or under prepared in the wrong get up – so how do we strike that sartorial/practical balance?
Avoid looking square in a dodgy rustling anorak and instead try a light-as-a-feather parka for size. The perfect throw on jacket for these random rain showers, it will usually fold up (sometimes in its own neat little pack) and fit back into your handbag when the sun decides to shine.
You may already have one of these trusty wardrobe weapons from you summer festival check list, but if you haven’t, act quick, as there are still some cute styles around, but will soon be making way for their heavier, sturdier more wintry counterparts any day soon. So pick up a parka and save your clothes from that inevitable ‘British summer’ drenching – in style.
Check out my parka picks – whatever your budget:
Strapped for cash:
Sod it, I love it: