April showers bring May flowers, so they say. If you've been trying to dodge the rain while maintaining a stylish wardrobe, why not try spring's must-have jacket, an anorak?
You may be wondering... How is that a hot new trend? I won't argue that anoraks haven't been around forever - but never before have they been the ultra-trendy, must-have item of spring. With so many designers creating their own styles, it's tough to ignore this trend.
Don't feel bad if you don't know the difference between a parka and an anorak. After reading about them in several magazines and blogs, I asked google the same question. Traditionally, anoraks have hoods, are shorter, and have drawstrings around the waist, while parkas are longer and less fitted (and the winter versions often contain down). Both styles are waterproof and perfect for casual spring wear.
No matter what your style may be, there's now an anorak to fit it. Whether it's piped with pink and polka dotted or strictly utilitarian, there's a style out there for everyone. Pair yours with a cute dress or cargo pants - either way it's hard to go wrong.
Would you wear an anorak?
Leave a comment below and share your thoughts! Which street style look is your favorite? Do you have an anorak? If so, what do you wear it with?