I Don't Own This Must-Have NY Item, and I'm Miserable Because of It

Granted, I have only lived in New York for a year and a half, but within that year and a half, it has rained lot. Each and every time it rains, I find myself sulking in my own misery because of simple products I don't own, typically thanks to my own laziness. So today, I'm here to talk to you about the importance of owning an umbrella! Just kidding. I'm really here to talk to you about raincoats. But not just any raincoats—the best raincoats money can buy. 

I never really took raincoats seriously until I moved to New York where when it rains, it doesn't just rain downwards—it somehow manages to rain sideways and sometimes upward too. It's downpours like that that make your umbrella feel obsolete and ineffective. This is where raincoats come in, covering up a majority of your ensemble protects the weird parts of your body that an umbrella can't, and that's a fact. If you too struggle with this so-called downpour, buy yourself one of the following really cute raincoats and wave goodbye to your sorrows. With one of these on your back, no rainy day will get you down ever again. 

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Collage Vintage

Style Tip: Use leopard print to add a subtle pop to an otherwise neutral outfit. 

Yes, this is the coat pictured in the opening image, and yes, you absolutely need it. 

This outfit is the rainy-day aesthetic I would like to channel. 

Our editor Nicole (aka @trustmebuythis) has this jacket, and it's honestly the reason I decided to write this story. 

Don't want to cover up your outfit? No worries. This coat allows you to have your cake and eat it too. 

This one looks so expensive… but isn't. 

Throw this on over anything for a quick and easy way to protect against the rain.

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Collage Vintage

Style Tip: Combat the preppy nature of plaid with edgier shoes, specifically ones with grommets or other heavy-metal detailing.

A transparent neutral color that will go down in history. 

Sorry, but we couldn't not include this floral Ganni jacket too. 

Looking for labels? This one's got its name written all over it. 

A trusted brand that will elevate your style. 

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Collage Vintage

Style Tip: When it's really pouring down, take no risks and opt for PVC everything from your coat down to your bag. 

These buttons look like candy, and we are here for it. 

Another jacket that gives you the best of both worlds. 

A subtle polka-dot print to really wow them. 

Okay, and yes, another Rains coat, but again, too good to not include. 

There's no denying the power of this rich hue. 

Last but not least, another classic brand you should add to your wardrobe stat. 

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