Spring showers in the forecast don’t have to ruin your well-planned outfit. There are plenty of fashionable waterproof options.
Here are a few rainy day essentials, whether you live somewhere with constant rainy weather or with sporadic torrential downpours (I’m looking at you NYC). The gear might not make the rainy weather more enjoyable, but you’ll look good and prepared.
The Coat – Look for a jacket that it is actually waterproof, not just water-resistant. Water resistant items will be able to endure light precipitation, while waterproof will be able to endure getting drenched.
Women’s Coastal Rain Parka – Lands End
Karen Scott Zip-Up Rain Jacket –Macy’s (on sale!)
North Face ‘Laney’ Trench – Nordstrom
The Boots – If you’re only going to splurge on one rainproof fashion essential, rain boots are it. Trust me, good rain boots will make you question why you tolerated having soggy wet feet for so long. Look for rain boots that are made out of sturdy rubber, but are comfortable to walk around in.
Kamik Eden – Shoes.com
Hunter Asymmetric Colour Block – Zappos
Chooka Classic Dot Rain Boots – Macy’s
The Umbrella – A cheery umbrella can brighten your rainy day, while keeping you dry. Look for an umbrella that is lightweight enough that you won’t might lugging it around on days where there’s just a chance of rain.
Totes Clear Bubble Umbrella- Target.com
Liana Floral Coated Crook- Asos
Printed Umbrella – Gap