When considering transitional outerwear, you're probably weighing your options between bomber jacket and trench—or shivering in a coatigan. We're here to remind you of another excellent option: the anorak. Typically designed to work well in the rain, the anorak is a sporty choice, great for making any look (from mini dresses to mom jeans) look just a little more rugged. Surprisingly, some of the best ones out there are clever riffs off the original (think eyelet fabrics, floral prints) and are from higher-end designers. That said, you can get in on the anorak look no matter your budget. See below for 15 of the season's best.
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Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.