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The real summer staple (Picture: ASOS/Zara)
Unfortunately, you can’t trust the weather.
The minute the sun shines, a rain shower follows.
While we remain forever hopeful for a heatwave and a great British summer, we must be practical.
You can eat as much Mediterranean food as you like but the reality is you are in Cornwall, so you must dress appropriately.
A pair of summer shorts, a summer dress or sandals may seem like the ultimate summer staple but in reality, that accolade goes to the summer rain jacket.
However, the summer rain jacket is a tricky piece to master.
Because of its practicality and the reality check it brings upon wearing, it can be difficult to choose something both useful and fashionable.
The trick is in the type of jacket you choose and how you style it.
Stick to neutral colours where possible. Hues of beige, khaki, navy and black and will pair well with every outfit, whether it be a dressy or casual affair.
Go for lightweight options. It may be pouring but humidity comes with the territory in July and August. Plus, lighter designs are easier to carry and pack away if needed.
Meanwhile, if you want to up the style stakes and give your rain protection option an edge, try a cropped version. Flattering and summer appropriate, pair with your favourite denim shorts or summer mini dress and trainers.
And so, to help with your summer rain jacket search, we have found seven of the best options you can invest in now.
Hunter womens original raincoat in yellow
Stay safe from summer showers (Picture: ASOS)
Cos lightweight parka coat
Lightweight and versatile (Picture: Cos)
Monki pullover puffer jacket
Street style at its best (Picture: Monki)
Zara cropped raincoat with zips
Easy to carry and to wear (Picture: Zara)
ASOS Design Curve lightweight parka in sage
A classic piece in any wardrobe (Picture: ASOS)
Weekday Byron short jacket
Pair over denim shorts and a white t-shirt (Picture: Weekday)
Prince™ VS Zara jacket
Add an edge to your outfit (Picture: Zara)
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