Not so fair weather fashion

16th August

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:

topshop pac-a-parka

Grab it and go; Topshop's pac-a-parka in blush pink, £26 folds up into its own little bag, making it super handy.

 Sensible splurge:


Candy rain; I love this cute pink and navy candy stripe nylon taffeta parka, £72, American Apparel

Sod it, I love it:


Pricey parka; Y3's parka hits £365, but it is super stylish and has more substance than cheaper styles, find yours at

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3 Responses to Not so fair weather fashion

  1. Anita says:

    Hey Becky!!! Did I get it right on Saturday then?!!

  2. Spot on! You were well prepared – unlike some.

  3. Barbara Krah says:

    Much needed advice. I’m going to get myself down to Top Shop this payday ‘cos I’m loving that pink parka.

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