An Autumn Day Look with Hunter

I was absolutely delighted to receive this beautiful red rain coat and matching umbrella from Hunter’s new Autumn/Winter ‘Core Concept’ collection last week. I love Hunter’s Wellington boots and have worn them for festivals and Autumn walks for years. Saying this I had never tried their clothing or other products before.

The colour of the jacket is this amazing scarlet red so I couldn’t wait to get out on a grey autumn morning and shoot some contrast shots with the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich as our background.

So, down to business. The new Core Concepts collection concentrates on stylish and versatile rainwear which is functional but also looks fabulous. The jacket is the Women’s Original Vinyl Smock and is available in a range of bold and striking colours. I really like the cut and style of the jacket; particularly the ‘skirt style’ bottom of the coat which is very flattering and the slightly nipped in waist. The pockets are also very streamlined and attractive, especially with the iconic Hunter label on the left hand side.  These features make the coat more aesthetically appealing than the average rain mack and means I would choose to wear it for fashion as well as function. The red colour is super striking too.

However, that’s not to say that the coat is not functional – it really is! The smock is totally waterproof, lightweight and thin whilst being warm at the same time. The neck and bottom of the coat have toggles which enable the wearer to tighten these areas in case of heavy rain and the hood has a practical peak at the front which would allow rain to run off the front without getting the face wet.  These little features speak volumes for the quality of the coat and I have no doubt it would withstand the windiest and wettest country walks!

You can view Hunter’s Original Vinyl Smock in a range of colours here.

I’m ashamed to admit that I have never invested in a ‘decent’ umbrella; having always been caught out in the rain and just having to run from shop to shop trying not to get soaked. However, after trialling the Original Moustache Bubble Umbrella on a typical rainy Autumn day I am totally converted! I can be seen here happily enjoying the view of Canary Wharf across the Thames, staying totally dry whilst the rain pours down.  The ‘bubble’ style of this umbrella works by incasing your whole head and shoulders to keep your upper body totally dry and doing a great job of protecting the rest of your body too.

As well as being really good at it’s job this umbrella is really stylish and I’m loving it’s matte finish red ‘moustache’ design on the edges and the handle is finished with a really attractive matte red too.  The clear section enables you to see through the umbella well but the red trim gives it a bit of style and colour. These umbrellas are also available in a range of colours to match the Core Concept coats and boots.

You can view and purchase the Moustache Bubble Umbrellas here.

As you can see we then had a characteristic British total change in the weather and within an hour the Autumn sun shine was making an appearance. I wanted to illustrate how appropriate the jacket is even if it isn’t raining. It is stylish and warm enough to wear just as a lightweight coat for any weather of occasion.  Plus the oranges and greens of the foliage were just too beautiful to pass by without taking some pictures. This time of year can be stunning in nature.

If you would like to view the rest of the Hunter Core Concept collection you can do so here.

Photographs taken: Old Royal Naval College & Greenwich Park.

Photography Credit: Paul Erler

Have you tried any of the Hunter products? I’d love to know what your experiences are…



  1. Kayleigh Zara October 25, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    I’ve never tried there products but I know loads of people who have, and you look gorgeous! The jacket is something I might have to invest in.

    • Jessica Emily October 25, 2016 / 8:04 pm

      Thank you!!! Yes they are lovely. Thanks for reading x

  2. lovejennyxo October 25, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    love the red, it always just pops out- I bet it would look great with some red lipstick! but definitely red accessories all the way! xo

  3. abbeylouisarose October 27, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    I love the red! Such a nice colour to brighten up a dull autumn day! I’m a big fan of Hunter wellies – my pair are bright yellow, but I didnt’ know that they did such nice coats and brollies too! Thanks for sharing!

    Abbey 🌷

    • Jessica Emily October 27, 2016 / 6:47 pm

      Yes I know me neither! They do the costs in that signature bright yellow too! Thanks for reading x

  4. LuxeStyle October 27, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    I love a coat that’s practical and looks great too. I love my pink Hunter wellies!

    • Jessica Emily October 27, 2016 / 7:01 pm

      Yeah love the wellies too! Thanks for reading x

  5. Kayte October 27, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    I can’t be trusted with embrellas, I always leave them places! The coat looks a really nice fit though, I love a bright jacket.

    Kayte |

    • Jessica Emily October 27, 2016 / 7:01 pm

      Hehe I’m the same with brolleys! Need to keep hold of this one! X

  6. Tasha October 27, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    Definitely going to invest in a jacket like this! Especially as my mummy days are upon me I could imagine rolling this up and putting it in the changing bag for those unexpected showers, the joys of British weather!

    Tasha x

    • Jessica Emily October 27, 2016 / 7:03 pm

      Oh yes we are blessed with unpredictable weather that’s for sure! So glad you like it. Thanks for reading x

  7. brittsdailydose October 31, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    Your photos are beautiful! Love the fit of the jacket…xo

    • Jessica Emily October 31, 2016 / 5:24 pm

      Awh thank you! Yes it’s really worth it for the classy fit. X

  8. steppingintoadulthood November 1, 2016 / 10:07 am

    That coat looks fab, I love how brightly it stands out against the dull greys of autumn and winter!

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