August’s sporadic showers and unpredictable temperatures can make getting dressed in the morning a tricky task. But a tailored parka like Christopher Raeburn’s jacket with drawstring waist will prove an essential cover-up. Lightweight and hooded, the trusty parka is long enough to cover summer’s minis and shorts and won’t get ruined in the rain like your favourite silk blazer. Wear it with anything and everything. For day, team with a leather A-line skirt and embellished T-shirt, and ramp up the look for evening with a pair of heeled ankle boots. Finish with some colour from a classic red lipstick plus a leather and metal bag to compliment the utilitarian jacket.