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Question: Is there such a thing as a fashionable raincoat?

Answer: While it may seem like the weather limits our outfit choices, the glorious truth is that there are several ways to stay both chic and comfortable during those torrential moments. Many of us are tempted to pull out our giant bubble coats and UGG boots once we see snow flurries, and the same goes for droplets of rain patting against the window! Well, rather than slipping on those rain boots and pairing them with raincoats that aren’t exactly chic (unless you’re OK with looking like a walking traffic cone, of course)—vouch for one of these fab options!

I now introduce to you the parka! Parkas are great for days when the sky insists on crying all over our heads, shoulders, knees and toes. They are waterproof, usually come in neutral colors and also cinch at the waist to complement any body type. Another plus: they almost always include an attached hood (trust me, your hair will thank you later). You can find a great selection of parkas in stores and online at shops like Forever21, H&M and ASOS.

Now, on to the trench coat. I don’t know about you, but when I was younger the only person I ever saw sporting a trench coat was Inspector Gadget—clearly times have changed. We now see trench coats everywhere from the runway to our favorite stores…and even our own closets! While this option is very ideal for the professional working gal, the trench coat can be a staple in anyone’s wardrobe. Trenches are great for interviews, career fairs, formal events and the walk to those nerve-racking class presentations. While these waterproof bad boys may not always come with an attached hood, you’ll now have an excuse to whip out that cute umbrella that’s been sitting around collecting dust at home!