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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Outfit Post: Drystar Waterproof Jacket

Last Saturday was so wet and windy in Dorset, and while I would never wish for this sort of weather, it was very timely for the arrival of my new waterproof jacket.

When Drystar got in touch last week to see if I would like to review one of their raincoats I didn't hesitate! The brand was born after the founders, Jo and Helen, spent hours and hours shopping for the perfect waterproof for festivals, but decided to design their own after they were all either too short, too shapeless, too noisy, too sporty or too flimsy.

The result is a lightweight raincoat  at a very reasonable £59.99, that is both practical and super stylish - they are beautifully designed and come in a fabulous choice of metallic colours:


I found it really hard to choose a colour as they all gorgeous, but my love of all things pink won in the end:


Waterproof Jacket - c/o Drystar
Spotty Chambray Shirt - GAP (SS13)
Star Print Jeans - Karen Millen (SS14)
Logo Sweat - Whistles (SS14)
Victoria Pumps from Yard

The jacket arrived in the post, just as I was leaving for work in torrential rain, so I immediately swapped my navy blue winter raincoat for my shiny new summer one! Not only can I confirm that it's 100% waterproof, but I was also impressed with how incredibly lightweight it is, perfect for staying dry at summer festivals in the event of a downpour, and easy to pack for camping holidays.

This is how the jacket looks zipped up, I love the flattering shape:



It also has a stylish collar and hood - perfect to throw on for the school run if it starts pouring:


They have thought of every little detail - I love the roll-back sleeves and rose gold zip that matches my Olivia Burton watch:


I also wore it later that day to take my little boys to see the cygnets at Abbotsbury Swannery, just a few miles up the coast from us. I love this photo that my husband took:


The jacket also matches the pink in my wellies:




And wearing it again over the Bank Holiday weekend with boyfriend jeans from True Religion, stripy tee from Gap and Hush scarf:


I have worn the jacket every day since it arrived on Saturday, so I think that tells you how much I love it! Waterproofs are usually so functional, but with this one you can look good and stay dry!

So would you wear one of these jackets to a festival this summer? Which is your favourite colour? If you want to check out the collection, you can go to www.drystar.co.uk

As always I love to hear from you!

Abbi x







16 comments:

  1. Cute raincoat Abbi....just what is needed at the moment! xx

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    1. I love it Michelle, it's so different!
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  2. Absolutely gorgeous and a summer must for here in the UK! Off to check out what they have!

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    1. Just raincoats at the moment as they have only just launched!
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  3. Lovely raincoat Abbi, love the metallic pastel colour so on trend for this season, a very useful item for us mums! Am off to check out the website xx

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    1. The colours are fantastic, love the metallic sheen to it!

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  4. Perfect timing after my post today about lightweight hooded jackets! Love this on you Abbi it is really cute and although the styling on the website lends itself to Festival Chic, this really is a piece that would work for all ages! x

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    1. You are so right, looks so good you can wear it anywhere !
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  5. Loving the metallic colour of this which gives it such a summery vibe ... ideal for the weather right now. Will it EVER stop raining??!!!

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    1. At least I will get lots of wear out of it!
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  6. Perfect for the wash out that is Dorset at the moment Abbi! Love the lilac coloured one as well x

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    1. It's been the perfect week to review it! Would like the rain to stop now though!
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  7. This is just what is needed at the moment. I need an injection of colour with my raincoats as I have black or beige. You work this one really well Abbi. H xx

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  8. It looks great Abbi and is perfect for your lifestyle. The pink is lovely on you too. I need something similar as it rains a lot here in North Yorkshire! www.whatlizzyloves.com xxx

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  9. What a perfect rain jacket & I love the colour! Ax

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