TREND ALERT: TRANSPARENT JACKETS TO MAKE YOU SHINE THROUGH THE MONSOON
Let the raindrops glisten across your fashion-forward rain gear
Should a little drizzle or even inclement weather restrict your style experiments and dull down your fashion quotient? Hell, no! This monsoon, say no to regular raincoats and get your hands on season's newest trend-perspex accessories. You might have dabbled with footwear or bags made of transparent plastic earlier but this year, take a step up by shielding yourself in style with our curation of edgy outerwear doubling up as raincoats!
No one does rain gear as well as Rains. They have put their expertise to absolute good by creating this glossy jacket that’s completely transparent except for the frosted cuffs, collar, pockets, and yoke. Its short length will work well if you live in an area receiving light rainfall - in fact, you can call it a monsoon-friendly equivalent of biker jackets. The oversized sleeves with snap button fastening have enough room to slip over anything layered inside. We suggest a head-to-toe monochrome look for this one!
If you are the witty one in the group or even the geeky one, then this printed jacket with racing stripes on the sleeves might interest you. The long length will protect everything that’s in your pant’s pockets and the hood will save your tresses from becoming a wet mess! This one will certainly make a statement regardless of the fact that if you are not into maths or afraid of it. Complete the look with an easy t-shirt and a pair of well-fitted black pants.
Runners got to run, right? Throw this sheer Nike jacket over your regular running gear for a rain repellent look. The dark grey colour becomes reflective in the dark to keep you visible but that’s not where the functionality of this one ends. The back features a roomy pocket to stash some small belongings on the run. Isn’t it an ingenious way to go hands-free? The hem is adjustable and you can achieve the perfect slouchy fit by tweaking it!
Photo credits: Nordstrom
Simone Rocha Ruffled Embellished Tulle Trench Coat | Buy Now
If you are not into the whole ‘plastic fantastic’ trend then this sublime creation of Simone Rocha might be your jam - it’s a tulle trench coat seen on Fall’19 runway in London, layered over a gabardine trench for extra volume. The bustier features pretty ruffles, faux pearls, and crystals which remind us of a mermaid’ shell bikini! Dress it up with golden sandals, pearl earrings, and a small bag for an evening out. Wearing this whisper-weight, double breasted coat over a tonal slip dress is a great way to channel the transparent clothing trend on a date without compromising on your femininity.
Ever wished for a denim jacket which can stand a downpour? Well, the gods from RED Valentino have been listening and they have created this grey glossy PU jacket. Throw it on as the perfect substitute over a grungy plaid check-skirt and a black sweater to bring out its grey hues. This one also features snap fastening which makes it easy to slide on!
Photo credits: Net-a-porter
Alexa Chung Belted Rubberized PU Trench Coat |Buy Now
If transparent jackets are a bit too risque for you then turn your glance towards this beautiful Alexa Chung double breasted trench coat which is translucent yet lets you showcase your outfit underneath. Perfect for all the fashion-savvy ladies out there, the long length of the jacket complements everything from a bell bottom to a midi dress. The cotton trims traced along on the rubberized PU trench give it a nice tailored look. If you are looking for more coverage then check out the hooded matte TPU raincoat by Rains.
Count on Simone Rocha to make absolutely anything beautiful, even a plain PVC raincoat. Her collaboration with Moncler Genius centered around gardening was the genesis of this beautiful piece of wearable art embroidered with red and pink blooms. The boxy fit allows for multiple layers of clothing when the weather gets too muggy. Throw it over any basic outfit and complete the look with transparent galoshes and pulled back hair.
Photo credits: Net-a-porter
Now don’t be afraid of a little mizzle, glide on your favourite perspex jacket over the outfit of the day and up your fashion game for the monsoon. Hope you’re not looking back at cumbersome umbrellas and frumpy raincoats!
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