Oh hi, from the always rainy Pacific Northwest. Ugh. Raincoats. They are a way of life here but not always that exciting, I’ll be honest. When you have to have one for the majority of the year, let’s just say…y’all. I’m tired of trying to do new raincoat roundups every year, only to find the same kinds of jackets. Every. Time.
Sustainable & Affordable: Two Pretty Raincoats From Everlane
Well, thank goodness for Everlane, because woah! They have some actually beautiful raincoats! I don’t think I’ve ever said those two words together before. And they’re under $100 to boot! But check ’em out…
See?! I mean, how lovely. So pretty, and a nice mid-weight fabric on this beauty. I love the shape, the split-hem, the hood, the drawstring at the waist…love it all. This is my new go-to raincoat. Also, the fabric isn’t loud. Does that make sense? It’s not the slick fabric of many raincoats that gets all swishy when you move.
While I haven’t worn it in a downpour (we honestly don’t get many of those in Portland) it performs perfectly in ‘normal’ rain? Haha. You know if you can get into the nuances of raindrops, you’re a true Pacific Northwesterner. This is water-resistant, so a great everyday raincoat out here. The hood has lots of room, but doesn’t block your view either. The best thing about this, though, is this gorgeous soft color. No more black raincoats for spring for me! Wearing a small here and that’s my typical jacket size. Other colors: taupe, black and a pretty leaf green.
Prefer a pullover poncho style? Everlane also has you covered there. This is such a cute easy topper with a fun a-line shape. It’s the same type of mid-weight, non-swishy fabric as the raincoat, both made from recycled materials. I kinda wish the pockets were lower for usability, but the look is super cute. Speaking of recycled materials, my sweatsuit from Madewell is also made with recycled post-consumer materials and certified organic cotton. More on that later, so stay tuned!
I’m wearing an XS in this one, since ponchos do tend to have extra room. And that was the right choice. This is roomier. Other colors in this are a pretty Sesame yellow and a Midnight blue. This Sage green I’m wearing is going fast! So pop over if you’re also in love.
Shop Everlane Anoraks & Ponchos In Pretty Colors
Look at this lovely earthy/springy range? So pretty! Or they do have black for ya, and no judgment if that’s what you love, friends. I get it. This new color trend I’m into is throwing me off a bit. Haha.
Have you tried any of the adorable new outerwear from Everlane this year? Or found another actually pretty raincoat you love? It makes all the gray days easier to have options in these gorgeous shades. And it feels good that they’re made out of recycled fabrics, as well. Also, I must mention, that if you haven’t been out to the Gorge to do some wine tasting in the rain, may I highly recommend it?! I’ll be honest. I’d like to say hiking is my favorite springtime activity, but no, wine tasting probably beats it out by a bit haha. Until next time…
Thanks so much to Everlane for sending these gorgeous toppers over after I spotted them on the site. As usual, all opinions are my own!
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Lovely photos by Posy Quarterman.