womens outdoor wear – Rainproof!

Boy, who is about done with this awful UK weather? At least the temperatures are going up a titchy bit. And I mean titchy!

This week, I’m sharing some great women’s outdoor wear with you from Regatta. I thought it would be nice to get my dog Beau involved in a little photo shoot while we were out walking, I thought it would be easy.

What’s the saying? Never work with children or pets!

women's outdoor wear

I rent a field for my pooch twice a week. Beau as you can see is built like a horse. She likes to run free and when she does, she flies like a bullet. For safety and peace of mind, I can take her to the rented field and let her go as she pleases.

I wrap up in layers for the walks around the field and Regatta kindly gifted me some perfect women’s outdoor wear that’s perfect. I thought to myself, I know I’ll take some photos while out walking Beau in the field. Big Mistake! The photo pictured above was one of the only times I could keep her still enough.

women's outdoor wear

Don’t be fooled by the sunglasses. It can be freezing in this open square acre of green, but let’s start off with the coat. I’m so happy with it. Actually, this is my second coat from Regatta and I wore the last one to its death. The coat is super lightweight but wind and waterproof, so it’s surprisingly warm, especially with lighter layers worn underneath.

Two front popper pockets, but there are also side pockets too. Handy for storing extra tennis balls! Getting my hands on the tennis ball is the only way I can get Beau to stand still for a few seconds. Taking photos was difficult!

The drawstring waist helps stop any drafts and the drawstring hood is an added bonus. It really is a good all-round coat. I often pop it on when I head out to the local supermarket and it looks great with jeans. I’ve chosen the colour four-leaf clover but its also available in either black or sesame.

My first ever Gilet that’s barely been off my back. A perfect women’s outdoor wear piece

women's outdoor wear

I also chose the Regatta Navy Fleece Gilet. My first ever. Why I’ve never had a gilet in my life before is beyond me. I have often popped this over whatever shirt, dress or jumper I’ve worn through the day when it’s turned chillier later.

Worn with the T-shirt and then the coat over the top, this layering, although lightweight keeps me super warm. If your a fan of wearing a Gilet I must also recommend the Orla Kiely range that Regatta has. There’s a whole collection of Orla Kiely clothing and accessories to be found. The dresses are beautiful.

women's outdoor wear

The chef’s kiss for me is the Harper Cosy Ankle Wellies. Fur-lined and a super comfortable footbed, they are so comfortable, I’ve always had knee-length wellies until now and I so much prefer the ankle style. They are so much easier to slip off as well.

And then yet again the rain started

And then the rain started yet again. The daughter thought it was hilarious. had the last laugh though because I had a hood and remained dry!

Do Take a look at what Regatta has to offer. There’s an amazing sale on the website and in stores at the moment too.

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  1. May 25, 2023 / 4:32 pm

    I love that last photo of you, Laurie! It’s brilliant! Beau looks so much bigger in the photos than she does in your YouTube videos lol!
    I love gilets, I’ve always got one or two on the go. I haven’t had any from Regatta though. I ought to get one next time I’m in the UK!
    Suzy xx

  2. May 24, 2023 / 5:17 pm

    These look like wonderful, quality pieces! Thanks for sharing!

  3. May 20, 2023 / 8:37 pm

    Love your coat, Laurie, such a great colour 🙂

    • laurie
      May 21, 2023 / 10:53 am

      Thanks, Claire. A wardrobe staple I think. I love how lightweight it is yet enough to keep warm and dry xx

  4. May 19, 2023 / 2:24 pm

    Fantastic shots Laurie, lovely to see Beau in the piccys. Don’t Regatta have some great pieces. I’ve a couple of pieces to share from them soon x Jacqui.

    • laurie
      May 21, 2023 / 10:53 am

      Hi Jacqui. Yes, a good brand is Regatta. My last coat I wore so much xx

  5. May 18, 2023 / 12:45 pm

    Love the green jacket, this would be perfect for my walks. The weather is so depressing, just can’t bring myself to put summer clothing on yet, so cold!
    Alison x

    • laurie
      May 21, 2023 / 10:54 am

      It’s been very much the same here Alison. Just these last few days it has picked up. It really puts a spring in your step when its a brighter day xx

  6. May 17, 2023 / 6:33 pm

    Hasn’t the weather been awful? I’m glad to read you got the perfect outdoor wear for it though!
    And renting a field for your dog to run around in is a genius idea. I had no idea this was possible!

    • laurie
      May 21, 2023 / 10:57 am

      Hi Ann. Thank you. Yes, the coat is perfect for all kinds of weather due to how lightweight it is. It’s surprisingly warm though when you need it. I would be lost without my field rental. If you google it, you will be surprised how many there are available xx

  7. Pamela
    May 17, 2023 / 5:02 pm

    What a nice post about outdoor wear. I have two little chihuahuas , looking at the size of
    Beau I think he would have them as hors de ver . Seriously he looks a big softy.
    What a lovely big smile with your hood up , that’s a great natural shot.
    Best wishes , Pamela from Wales UK

    • laurie
      May 21, 2023 / 10:58 am

      Hi Pamela. It’s lovely to have you visit here. Beau is just like a big baby! She’s showing no signs of growing up at nearly six years old either! xx

  8. May 17, 2023 / 1:48 pm

    Great outerwear! I bought a rain jacket last year before our trip to Costa Rica and it was handy there and also at home. I haven’t worn my vests (gilet) as much these past couple of years but I like the extra warmth they provide.

    • laurie
      May 21, 2023 / 10:59 am

      I’m the new vest fan Mirielle! I will be adding more to my wardrobe for sure xx

  9. Hilda Smith
    May 17, 2023 / 9:34 am

    I have several Regatta coats over the years and I also love their fleeces. That green coat is the perfect length… love it.

    • laurie
      May 21, 2023 / 10:59 am

      Thanks Hilda. I’m so happy with these items xx