I Thought This Jacket Style Was "Out"—Rachel Stevens Just Convinced Me Otherwise

In case the constant weather warnings and relentless downpours haven't quite delivered the message, January has arrived. Whilst the season is synonymous with miserable weather and dark days, it isn't without a few subtle delights; frequent showers bring out the earthy fragrances of nature whilst restoring parched fields to their green glory, and whilst fallen leaves reveal bony, sad-looking trees, their gothic silhouettes are something to behold in themselves.

With fewer hours of sunlight, I'm feeling more and more compelled to spend the rare few light hours January does give us outdoors, but the aforementioned rain frequently gets in my way. However, newly inspired by Rachel Stevens, I think I've finally stumbled across the wet-weather solution that marries functionality with fashion to see me through my winter walks in style.


(Image credit: @msrachelstevens)

On Rachel Stevens: Free People Cori Waxed Jacket (£268)

On a nature-filled winter walk, Stevens relied upon a classic (dare I say, old?) wet-weather saviour: a khaki waxed jacket. For its water-repelling qualities, a waxed jacket is the January styling solution that the fashion set has suddenly started wearing. Stevens paired her slightly oversized jacket with blue jeans and chunky black boots. Going for stylish over windswept, the former singer completed her outfit with a chic pair of shades and neatly styled hair.

It's not only Stevens that has me considering this investment; I'm also noticing a fair few influencers swapping their raincoats for the heritage waxed style this winter.


(Image credit: @lucywilliams02)

For a countryside-ready coat that's equal parts cosy and stylish, this hardy outerwear 

style is the perfect place to start. Complete your wet-weather look with a warm beanie and cashmere scarf, and don't forget your sensible boots.

Read on to discover our edit of the best waxed jackets to buy now.


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Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news for Who What Wear UK. Focusing on trends on and off the runway, as well as street style and celebrity fashion, Natalie reports on a daily basis, ensuring that she remains ahead of the trends. Natalie also creates content for Who What Wear’s social channels including TikTok and Instagram on a weekly basis.