Friday, May 25, 2018

The Best (Functional) Rain Jacket

the best womens functional rain jacket

Australian cattle dog blue heeler

athleta elemental rain jacket

athleta elemental rain jacket

athleta elemental rain jacket
Rain Jacket// Tee (sold out, similar)
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You guys. This is the BEST rain jack ever. Ever since spring started, I have been searching high and low for a cute but functional rain jacket. I have a few that are cute but not functional enough. I specifically needed a jacket for walking Henry. 

The only annoying thing about having a dog is that you have to take him out regardless of the weather (I mean, duh). So I needed something lightweight but that I could wear in a torrential downpour. I was looking for a neutral color so I could wear it with anything. I was looking for something lightweight because then I could layer in the colder months and not get super hot in the summer months. 

I looked at SO many jackets at all different price points and this one was the best for the price with the most functionality as well as style. It is wind-resistant, waterproof and breathable. Beware of rain jackets that say 'water resistant'... a lot of them say this and that means that if it's pouring, the rain could potentially soak through your jacket. I have a few that are like that and it has driven me nuts! This jacket truly keeps you dry. It's also impeccably made. 

It has a bunch of pockets, including an interior pocket that I can put my phone in and then a hole for headphones! The hood cinches as does the waist for a flattering fit. The length hits right above the knees in the front and then is longer in the back for more coverage. It also has extended sleeves with thumbholes for a bit of an athletic feel. 

I love that it looks streamlined and simple. It runs big. By that, I mean that I got my usual size small and there is plenty of room to layer during the colder months (which was exactly what I was looking for). Sometimes, when you size up in pieces, they just look too big, so I was glad that this rain jacket was cut for layering and comfort. It is also machine washable. As crazy as it sounds, this jacket actually makes me 'excited' for rain!

If you're not sold on this one, I've found a bunch that are on sale! Nordstrom's Half-Yearly sale is going on right now and there are SO many cute rain jackets included. Scroll through the widget above to see my favorites. I tried to include all different price points! 


Laura Baker said...

Love this raincoat! It's so important to have one long enough to cover your butt... which isn't something you always think about!

Briana Lee said...

I've been looking for a cute raincoat and thanks to you, just ordered the dog one from Joules! So cute, thanks for sharing :)

briana |

Annie said...

MDW sales are my fave!

Courtney Sharkey said...
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Courtney Sharkey said...

Love your style its so cute πŸ’•πŸ’•


Cara Koshut said...

Love those navy heels! You have the best recommendations, Sydney!

Kait Crooks said...
Happy Memorial Day!!

Kate Gibbons said...

I love that striped dress. Also for the giveaway :)

Katie Hurley said...

Love all of the sales! Crossing my fingers for the giveaway!

Meg said...

Love thanks for sharing!! My wallet isn’t happyy though lol.

Meg said...

Always love a great sale!

Julie Granelli said...

Always love your sale picks! For the giveaway my email is

Julie Granelli said...

Always love your sale picks! My email for the giveaway

Liz Hood said...

Happy Memorial DayπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ


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