I have always thought that anorak is a very strange word. According to the always accurate Wikipedia: "Strictly speaking, an anorak is a waterproof jacket with a hood and drawstrings at the waist and cuffs."
I personally think of them as a great addition to your spring and fall wardrobe. It is so great to grab a jacket that you love when it is raining outside. A fun color might also brighten your mood on a dreary day. I got an army green military-ish anorak last spring. I have loved it and been shocked how much I have worn it. With 2 small kiddos, I have decided that an umbrella is just too much trouble, so a hood is a must for me.
Here are some links to some cute ones, the Target one comes in a plethora of fun colors and patterns. I have also seen some GREAT ones at TJ Maxx and Marshalls recently.
Let me know if you find any cute ones...
Mine looks a little like this, but it is more army green. I got mine at JC Penney.
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