We’re the first to admit fashion isn’t always practical—function doesn’t necessarily come to mind when micro bags, feathered shoes or cutout sweaters are up for debate. But occasionally a trend comes along that is both stylish and sensible, as demonstrated by the vast assortment of windbreakers on the Spring 2018 runways. Yes, the vibrant synthetic raincoats of our childhood. There were sporty options at Lacoste, sheer iterations at Valentino, funky styles at Kenzo. Arbiter of effortless cool Isabel Marant even showed the classic staple. We Angelenos don’t endure rain often, but we do appreciate lightweight outerwear we can toss over any outfit (and a fresh alternative to the bomber jacket). Here, see our favorite inspiration from the runway and the street, then shop our edit.
The Best Fall Windbreakers
Silence+Noise Iridescent Packable Windbreaker Jacket
Avec Les Filles
Oversized Windbreaker Jacket
New Flora Print Nylon Jacket