Friday, August 16, 2013

College Essentials: Rain Jacket

In honor of the horrific weather we've had today, and all summer for that matter, I'm writing about something every college student 1000% must have.

A rain jacket.

Umbrellas just don't cut it on campus (And toting it around all day is a pain.) Especially during a storm. The number of umbrellas I've seen turned inside out on Sanford bridge. It's not pretty.

Going into my freshman year, I purchased a bright pink/coral rain jacket. A decision I now regret. As lovely as that jacket looked online, matching it with just about anything is impossible. And on rainy game days, I look like I'm colorblind. Reasons I purchased a black one.

My advice: Get a lightweight, neutral color rain jacket. Black, white, beige, navy, gray, etc. Stay away from bright ones. (And this chick loves everything bright and colorful.)

Here are a few of my favorites:

 They make this is white, black, and navy as well. I really like this color right now though. I think it's my urge for fall weather kicking in. 

Just like The North Face, Columbia is known for outdoor wear. This is a cheaper option for basically the same product. They are styled a little bit different, but that's about it.

I got one of these during the Marley Lilly flash sale a couple of weeks ago. I can't wait to get it. I do believe this one has a fleece lining (I could be wrong), which would make it good for the late fall and into winter.

Have you already had to bust out your rain jacket?

xoxo, jgp

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