February 29, 2016 | Tips & Style

Waterproof Wear

Temperatures weren’t exactly the friendliest in February, were they? Life with layers is fine for a while, but there comes a time when we need to break free from our wooly cocoons and look forward to warmer days ahead. That being said, sometimes those warmer days are still not entirely dry days and rather than breaking free, we’re really just exchanging cocoons for something less down-filled and more waterproof.

Staying dry is equal to staying warm and every parent in the GTA knows that these two elements are crucial to staying sane through the winter – and subsequently, the spring. Whether you live in the city centre and need to shake off some cabin fever with your littles, or you live in the suburbs with a yard to play in, the idea is the same. After many days playing inside, both kids and adults need to get out, rain or shine!

Besides, who doesn’t love a good puddle jump?

Thank the heavens above that there are oh-so-many ways to keep the kids dry and warm while looking pretty darn charming at the same time. With the proper attire, they can run off some of that bundled up energy and you don’t have to worry about whether they’re coming home with a sniffle. There are classic rain jackets, the kind you probably remember wearing as a kid. There are classics, with a bit of a twist, and there are even coord rain sets (we are already wondering where the adult versions are!).

Spring up north can seem grey enough some days, but these bright numbers are filling us with, dare we say it, excitement for the days to come!

Woman with her toddler, dressed in matching yellow rain jackets.

We love this matching duo! Care of: Barefoot Blonde


Umbrella with white pain splotches that turn into bright colors when they get wet.

How cool is this umbrella? The rain makes the ‘splashes’ change colour, making it that much easier to get your kids to remember their umbrellas in the morning. Care of: Babyology


What are your rainy day secrets? Do you stay entertained inside or do you prefer to venture outside and brave the elements? Tweet your best outdoor shots to @ParkersCleaners.

Not sure if your rain gear is something that needs to be cleaned or not? Think that maybe it should be, but unsure about where to start or whether you can do it at home? Give us a call at 1-877-746-2376 and we will answer any questions you might have! As professional dry cleaners, we have over 100 years of experience in clothing care and speciality fabric cleaning. Plus, with seven GTA locations and free pickup and delivery, it could not be easier.

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