Mia Melon makes a plethora of all-weather jackets and coats, but the Whitney jacket is the answer to my soggy problems.
It might seem dramatic saying that a rain jacket could change my life, but this isn’t just any rain jacket (okay, I’m a little dramatic). In the past, the rain coats I owned were made for thunderstorms in the summer, thrown over work clothes and packed into tote bags.
They were lightweight and if I wanted to wear them in the 40 degree rain that New York gets in fall, I had to layer up (even if that meant sweating by the time I get to work). The heavier, lined ones I actually needed were either way out of my budget and looked like a pair of galoshes melted down into the shape of a jacket, or they were utilitarian and outdoorsy, which wasn’t what I was aiming for.
The Whitney jacket is not only 100% waterproof cotton, it’s also fleece lined. It’s the perfect weight for a sub-50 degree day and it doesn’t look like you threw on one of those free ponchos you get on tour buses. I got so many compliments on this jacket that my friend had me text her the name of it so she could get one too.
Unlike a lot of rain jackets, the Whitney doesn’t cinch at the waist, allowing you room to easily layer underneath it. This is now my official transitional outerwear for the days between awkwardly-humid-end-of-summer rain to shit-it’s-actually-cold-rain.