While we like to think our style has matured since elementary school, one thing remains a constant: A waterproof jacket in vibrant yellow is a rainy-day essential. And Petit Bateau’s version—with its blue-and-white-striped lining and just-right slim, slouchy fit—expertly blends nostalgia with polished chic.
The French label, which began as a children’s brand over 100 years ago, is now full of grown-up pieces to wear when you want to indulge your inner kid, as Lucky market editor Noelle Sciacca can attest. “I bought my jacket because it reminded me of Madeline,” she says, referencing the Parisian storybook character, who famously sports a similar look. “But I wasn’t expecting how traffic-stopping it would be.” Every time she steps out in the staple, says Sciacca, she gets compliments from strangers—which is no mean feat in the midst of a torrential downpour. “It’s a wonderfully throwback piece, like your little-girl raincoat … only a lot more cool.”