If the past few weeks are any indication of what’s to come weather-wise, then we have just cause to get a head start on waterproofing our wardrobes–let’s call it a foul-weather gear primer.
My promise to you, even though the retro Mad Men look is in, is that there will be no black, over-the-shoe galoshes cited here. That said, let's get started!
For most, the rain wreaks havoc on a hairdo, so make it easy on yourself and go for a chapeau, like this indigo fedora I spotted at Juno & Jove:
Staying at the top of our rain game, the must-have accessory is, of course, the umbrella. You can always keep it simple stylish with the basic black or have a bit of fun--throw in color or patterns. Here’s one I carry:
I spied this company online that touts its “weatherproof luxury” called däv.
Expect to see me in a pair of these cute little skimmers on rainy days–and love the price of $29.99.
The Queen of England has never been known for setting fashion trends, but she deserves credit for committing to a lifetime of the classic Hunter wellies. This was even before her daughter-in-law sparked their comeback in the ‘80s.
Here are a few of my favorite Hunter rain boots that have taken leave of the English countryside. Want a pair like Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana? Then go for the hunter green.
If you prefer to be less serious with your rain gear:
Leopard Rain Boot. Target, $32.99
For the guys:
I think these are very cool for a guy – with the pant leg down they’ll look like a hip tennis shoe. Water too high? Tuck in your pant leg to reveal that you have style. Saks Fifth Avenue, $110.
Men’s Gucci rubber rain boot with their signature red and green trim. Saks Fifth Avenue, $295.
Last but not least, can’t leave the little ones out of this blog – how cute are these?
I love that these are reminiscent of the classic raincoat yellow, but in a wellie. Can’t you just see a kid jumping, with both feet, into puddles with these on? (Yes, I know. If I were a parent I wouldn’t romanticize that image…but, fun nonetheless!) You can find them for $27 at zappos.com.
What are your no-fail accessories for staying dry in inclement weather?
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