How to style a Mac for all seasons

A Mac for all seasons

A Mac for all seasons. One of the most important items in my wardrobe is the raincoat. I probably wear my raincoat more than any other item in my wardrobe. I love the lovely raspberry red colour of the raincoat above. It is enough to cheer anybody up on a rainy day. The coat is The “Windermere” from Cotton Traders (gifted). It is fully waterproof and I particularly like the shoulder cape and detachable hood. They are attached with poppers, which means that you can wear the coat with or without them depending on your preference.

Red waterproof raincoat

I wore my coat for the first time last week when I went for my usual Thursday morning Nordic walk. It was greatly admired by my fellow Nordic walkers. The colour helped to cheer everybody up on a rather grey day. The raincoat has plenty of pockets for all your belongings. All the pockets have protective storm flaps so that your valuables and phone don’t get wet. A checked lining in the upper body keeps you nice and warm.

Trainers from Asics (similar).

Versatile women's waterproof raincoat

I think that I would have gone mad over these last few years if I had not been able to keep up my daily walks. Luckily I live in a very green part of South West London by Hammersmith bridge. These photographs were taken by my husband on or near the towpath by the river Thames. I feel that it is really important to get out into the fresh air and take as much exercise as possible at any age but particularly as we get older.

Navy women's raincoat

A Mac for all seasons

This is the same style in navy. I was sent the two colours to try. For me the raspberry red was easily my first choice. My husband liked the navy and really wanted it for his salmon fishing trip in Scotland but unfortunately it was just a bit too small. The coat works just as well for men as for women and would make a great gift.

My bandana coincidently was a perfect match. I originally bought it in St.Tropez market but you can find similar on Etsy.

Luckily the coat is machine washable as it is very muddy in Richmond Park in the Winter. The coat is currently on sale and is very reasonably priced.


  1. jenny
    1st February 2022 / 15:17

    Oh what lovely memories! I used to wear a longer version of this coat when I walked my dogs in Richmond Park, pockets full of dog treats and poo bags! And yes, it does get very muddy.

  2. Paris
    1st February 2022 / 15:52

    I love the bandana, Turtle Doves do a lovely range of colours using recycled cashmere. I love a good raincoat and especially if it has a detachable hood and lining. I would have opted for the raspberry first too!

    • 1st February 2022 / 15:58

      Thank you for recommending Turtle Doves. The bandanas look lovely. A bit more expensive than St.Tropez market.

  3. Geri
    1st February 2022 / 18:24

    I am in the States and enjoy your posts. I really like this Windermere raincoat. What size are you wearing?

    • 1st February 2022 / 18:37

      Hello Geri
      I am wearing a medium. It is quite generous so you can get a thick sweater underneath or one of those quilted waistcoats if it is very cold. They do ship to the states.

  4. 6th February 2022 / 09:11

    Have you been able to try it in the rain yet? We had a very dry January in Devon but it can be very wet here. I ask because I had to try several raincoats (which looked great but leaked) before finally splashing out on a Rohan which can definitely cope with our weather.

    • 7th February 2022 / 09:29

      Hello Maureen

      I have worn the raincoat twice Nordic walking and on Friday it was pouring with rain and I went into the village to meet my daughter for coffee. It kept me dry on that occasion.

  5. Jennifer Fraser
    9th October 2022 / 17:09

    Hi, hope you are well. Could you tell me if the shoulder capes are removable on the Windemere coat from Cotton traders.?

    • 14th October 2022 / 09:50

      Hello Jennifer

      The hood is removable however the cape is attached. Hope this helps

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