New York City…there is no place like it. You will find every type of person in the city but I don’t know one gal that doesn’t stress when they are visiting the Big Apple.
From a client this week…
Back to my lovely client and her needs…here was my suggestion on what she should wear.
*Insider Tip – Buy an anorak.
By definition an anorak is “a waterproof jacket, typically with a hood.” An anorak jacket can become a vip in your wardrobe provided you purchase one with the right details. Consider it the low-fat version of your winter parka. Perfect for travel because they can go from sporty to sleek in an instant.
Things to look for:
Wide or deep zippered or covered flap pockets. This is great for travel and to protect any essentials in the rain.
A hood. (Optional) Because after all, it is supposed to protect you from the rain, not simply to provide a style statement, but there are some people who I know will simply never use it.
Lightweight materials. Nylon or lightweight cotton will be water-resistant and easy to move in. Also good to pack away into a handbag or suitcase.
3/4 length. Should you get caught in the rain or cooler temps the longer length will keep your bum warm and dry. It also works over a dress.
A drawstring waist. Anoraks are sack like in nature. To prevent yourself from looking like an actual sack of potatoes employ the drawstring to create or define your waistline.
A color that you love and works with your wardrobe. Neutrals like gray and black go from the office to the weekend while bright pops of color can cheer you up on a rainy day. Consider your lifestyle and when and where you will be wearing your jacket.
Due to the seasonal nature of these jackets many are on sale right now, although I wear mine almost all year. I can’t stand being in a thick wool sweater and then piling on an even heavier jacket if it is raining or yucky outside. When I am in and out of the car I love to throw on my anorak and stash my keys and credit card in the deep pockets. Easy peesy.
The one pictured below is from Garnet Hill.
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