Spring in April is a bit of tease. Although flowers are starting to bloom and sandal weather is finally upon us, rainy days are still very much a reality. In fact, it’s expected to rain the next few days here in New York City, and it probably will again in your hometown this month (if it hasn’t already).To help prepare you for those sporadic and sometimes unpredictable April showers, we rounded up 12 raincoats that’ll keep you chic and dry. Whether you prefer raincoats to be bright and bold à la Miuccia Prada’s Miu Miu Spring 2017 collection, where models walked down the catwalk in colorful translucent coats, or if you prefer to keep your rain look simple and neutral, we have you covered. Don’t resort to buying a cheap plastic poncho from the drugstore during those unexpected downpours — stride through the rain in style.Click ahead to shop 12 stylish raincoats for those unexpected rainy days.Read more from Yahoo Style + Beauty:• The Skinny Scarf That Gigi Hadid, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Kate Moss All Love • These Fashion Startups Are Eyeing the $220 Billion In Clothes No One Is Wearing • The 14 Best Prom-Appropriate Flat ShoesFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty.
All images courtesy of D&AD PantoneMonsoon season is probably one of the most depressing times for people living in places like Seoul, South Korea. For three continuous weeks, a cloud of darkness and rain falls over the city forcing many to remain in their homes to wait it out. Hoping to bring some brightness to an otherwise dreary time of year, D&AD Pantone is sponsoring a series of street murals that are activated by the rain. The project is called, #ProjectMonsoon. “Seoul, South Korea is a vibrant and colourful city. However, the annual monsoon season takes away colour and energy from the streets and people. So with help from Pantone, we painted the streets with water-activated paint, to bring back colour during the monsoon season,” the project states. ALSO SEE: The Banksy Effect: Rivals’ Work Pops Up Near Dismaland As Street Art Takes Over WestonHydrochromic paint will be used to create the murals, which is made from a compound that changes from transparent to opaque when it gets wet. Check out the gallery above to see what it will look like once the rain arrives.