This post features gifted items* I’m not a doomsday prepper but I was certainly prepared for the horrible downpours we have been having thanks the the lovely people at Stutterheim who made sure I was ready for woodland walks and the surprise spring showers which this week has been downpour after downpour.
A rainy day can often leave you feeling a little glum I mean to be honest I hate the rain and the inconvenience it brings from struggling to find the right footwear to know knowing what to war at all or even how to do your hair because you know you will either be soaked through or looking like you’ve been for a swim. I mean what more can I expect, I like in the UK and bar last summer rain is our standard season forget spring it hardly exists.
However I have found a way to still look stylish with Scandi brand Stuttehiem with the benefit of it being comfortable and practical. Not words you often put together. So what products from Stutterheim do I recommend? Well…
THE MOSEBACKE RAINCOAT
I went for one of the Moseback Raincoats in the colour sand* (£180), while a lot of their raincoats are actually unisex this one is women’s and I thought the shade was very classic trench style which I love. This more feminine style has a beautiful, A-line cut, creating a flattering silhouette. It is handmade in rubberised cotton, comes unlined, with double welded seams, snap closures and cotton drawstrings. I love the fact it has been tested rigorously from the sea to the city meaning no matter if its a light drizzle or a downpour you’re good to go. While I went for a more muted style they have some more unique designs which are so chic some of their collabs too are so slick such as their one with Marni.
In terms of sizing, I am a size 10 and went for the XS it is a perfect fit and allows for a light to mid jumper underneath which is perfect.
CHELSEA RAINWALKER BOOTS
I adore a classic Chelsea boot and these are super cool. I stayed in my comfort zone a little with the black on back rainwalker boots*. (£129) Hand-made from natural rubber, the boot is soft and flexible, conforming to your feet the are so easy to walk and walk in which is a must considering we live next to a huge park. All of the boots are unisex and the bottom colours range from grey to canary yellow.
I went for a size 6 as welly type shoes usually come up tight however these are true to size and I probably could have got away with a size 5. If I do put on a thicker shock however they are sung so it isn’t a biggy but just one to know if you do purchase.
What I really like is just how easy the jacket and boots are to style. I can wear what I like that underneath the jacket and still feel put together not just like I had to wear it because it is raining, it is long enough to cover my bum so no wet patches if I sit. The boots look fab with jeans but I have seen them styled with cute dresses which brings that city element to life.
Their back story is so nice too, started on the small island of Arholma in the Stockholm archipelago, Stutterheim founder Alexander Stutterheim discovered his grandfather’s old raincoat in a barn, shortly after he passed away. This classic fisherman’s raincoat, heavy, durable and timeless, provided the inspiration for the first Stutterheim raincoat, the Arholma, and continues to inform the modern interpretations they produce today. I love that it has history and roots it really is a lifelong product that you can invest in to keep you dry year after year.
Have you head of Stutterheim? What is you favourite piece from them?