Here in Miami the weather can be pretty bi-polar. Any resident knows you can plan to go to the beach on a sunny day and get rained out- just for it to be sunny again minutes later.
There are hurricanes and tropical storms- not to mention (even though I’m mentioning it) that South Beach floods basically every time it drizzles. Along with all this precipitation it’s hot as hell down here. It gets muggy and isn’t exactly the type of weather you’d want to be caught in wearing a heavy coat.
There’s the obvious solution of carrying an umbrella but what else is there? I have been talking to a few people for a while about how badly I want a clear rain coat. It’s the perfect thing for Miami- it’s light, it protects you and your dope clothes from the rain while being stylish and not looking like a 4 year old (matching hat and boots anyone?)
I came across these raincoats made by Terra New York which are really awesome. There are a few variations in styles that give something for every girl. Named after well known New York City neighborhoods there is the Nolita, the Lower East Side and the Tribecca styes. These jackets are not cheap- they start around $240- but they are worth it in my eyes! They are made of recycled TPU/Urethane and sealed with heat making the jacket 100% waterproof (whereas other jackets are sewn together leaving places rain could seep into.) The Lower East Side parka has a hood big enough for a helmet so if you’re cycling in the rain you can still be safe.
I personally love the semi-transparent look of the jackets. The actual styling of them is beautiful as well. These aren’t stuffy. The cape is amazing and I really can’t decide which is my favorite.
That is the view from my apartment when it rains.. pretty foggy, windy, no time for an umbrella to turn inside out !
*All images via CoolHunting
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