Newsday.com: Spring 2019 rainwear trends for women, men and kids
Consider the quilted poncho version by Think Royln in tie-dye colors. “It’s seasonless and doesn’t look like a raincoat,” says Maddy Cohen, owner of the Maddy’s 390 boutique at Wheatley Plaza in Greenvale, where she sells an eclectic mix of women’s fashions, including the poncho.
Think Royln’s slogan — “life on the fly” — which stems from the idea that your wardrobe should serve varying needs throughout the day, says Pattie Friedman, a Kings Park native who is co-founder of the brand. She likes that the poncho works just as well as a layering piece on rainy or sunny days. (It wasn’t designed as a raincoat per se, but it’s water-resistant and does the trick. She wears it to watch her son play ice hockey on a frigid rink.)
Friedman’s Long Island upbringing may have had something to do with her nimble sense of style. Growing up in Kings Park meant both ocean life and city life were in proximity.
“I could go clamming in the a.m. and [throw on] heels in the evening,” she says.