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walking to the train station in the rain - jacket/shoes ideas.
I do the ubiquitous walk to the station in trainers and have a collection of shoes at work. I have a mac for warmer weather and a wool coat for winter with an umbrella. I have a smart job and have not found a smart winter coat that's waterproof.
I have the same problem OP. I've solved the shoe issue with FitFlop Patent Oxford Shoes which are a lot smarter than trainers(and I keep shoes to change into at work too) but the coat thing is impossible. I've looked everywhere. Most coats are too warm and none are waterproof.
I also have a 15 minute trek to the station, this year I invested in the Seasalt Janelle in black. It is long length, warm and fully waterproof. It is simply too windy too often to rely on an umbrella and they are a pain to carry about once wet. I wear long black leather flat boots form Clarks and change into my work shoes (which I keep under my desk) when I get there.
Several years doing this and I have never found a fashionable solution. I've given up. I've got a nice coat which I'll use with an umbrella if I'm not pushing the pushchair as well, otherwise it's a ski jacket with a good hood. Shoes are always walking boots/trainers of some sort. Probably not what you want to hear but I'm going for comfort over fashion now.
I've got the North Face Resolve. I've had it about five years and worn it absolutely loads. It goes in the washing machine and the hood is great (I agree about preferring hoods to brollies). And it squishes into my bag if the temperature rises during the day. I do the trainers thing for the walk and then change shoes at work.
I am in a similar situation. I use a Zara Mac, hat and umbrella. On my feet I wear flat black knee high boots (they don't work with trousers but I wear dresses and skirts most of the time for work). They are smart enough for the office but I usually change into heels when I get there.
not sporty looking? Perish the thought that a female should look sporty!
guessing the model is naked underneath, with the fleece you should wear beneath a breathable jacket it wouldn't fit like that. Compressing fleeces with belts also buggers up the insulation, which is why you never see belts on outdoor gear.
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I wear my wool coat, a hat with my hair tucked in under it and black knee high boots. It does the trick even up in Scotland, although if the rain is really really bad I will wear my waterproof puffa jacket which doesn't look stylish.