13/04/2012 18:44 BST | Updated 13/06/2012 06:12 BST

Weekend Shopping: Wet-A-Porter! Sunny Rainwear for Festival Season

Coachella officially kicks Music Festival season off in the US this weekend and, as the UK's Summer Festivals loom large, there's one thing you can guarantee - rain. Luckily, designers and retailers, ever quick to herald their Festival Fashion trends, have finally caught on to the fact that floral dresses, a plaid shirt and some cut off denims aren't really where it's at. What modern festival goers really need are cool, lightweight, at least shower-proof jackets and ideally ones that can be screwed up at the bottom of your backpack or tied round your waist when that sun decides to show itself.

Pac-a-macs have enjoyed a huge resurgence recently but can get a bit 'boil in the bag' so thankfully now there are some serious yet practical fashion options available that are perfect for everyday too and come in this season's cheeriest shade - bright, citrus-y, sunshine yellow. Here's my pick of some of the best rainwear out now, and a selection of cute wellies - including the inspired Moschino Cheap And Chic 'Wet-A-Porter' boots for - to go with them.


Top Row:Altuzarra Walnut hooded shell parka, £1,400, Burberry Brit Coated-cotton hooded jacket, £395, Mulberry Coated-cotton hooded cagoule style jacket, £550, Adidas by Stella McCartney hooded waterproof jacket, £300, Aubin & Wills Emley hooded coated cotton-blend poncho, £95, all from

Bottom Row: Petit Bateau Jersey Lined Anorak, £125 from, Ilse Jacobsen soft shell water repellent coat, £110 from, Primark Paddington Bear shower proof parka, and if you don't fancy going all out yellow, you can rock a hint of primary with this unisex Lazy Oaf parka - I have this, it's awesome - for half price! Now £55 from


Top Row:Burberry buckled rubber boots, £235 from, Isle Jacobsen tall rain boots in White, £110 from Coggles, Moschino Cheap And Chic 'Wet-A-Porter' patent rubber boots, £125, exclusively from

Second Row: Left and right - Ilse Jacobsen short wellington boots £95 from now plus Poste Mistress Covent Garden and Harvey Nichols from May, and centre - Aigle Yellow Chantebelle boots, £80 from

Third Row: High shine Original Tall Hunter wellies with neon soles, £85 (Top Tip - try Marc by Marc Jacobs stores 'Special Items' section for cheaper versions of these in a variety of colourways without the fitted style), Hunter vintage Union Jack print wellies, £125, Burberry rubber wellingtons, £250, all from

Bottom Row: Aigle lightweight foldable wellingtons - roll them down to stash them in their own little carrier, £75 from