Rain Check! Stylish Wear For The Wet Weather
NEWS SPLASH! Typically, December and January are filled with snow! You know the drill: snowmen, snow-angels and snow days. Yet for some of us, global warming has given us 60 degree weather and lots of rain.
More prepared for snow flurries than rain showers? Don’t sweat it! We’ve scoured the stores for practical and stylish pieces for the upcoming drippy days. Come on, let us help you stay dry and fly…
*Purchase ‘I Love Rain’ umbrella here for $17.
London Fog Plus Size Jacket, Removable Scarf Hooded Rain Coat, Macy’s – $109.98
Why is this model so chipper, you ask? It’s because she knows not a drop of rain is going to dampen her clothing thanks to this classic rain coat. The teal color brings this look into modern territory and the sizes range from 1x-3x! There’s also a chance she’s grinning due to the fact that she scored a removable scarf for free because it was included! Either way, she looks great and so can you!
Black Neoprene Dress, Dorothy Perkins – $55
Two words: waterproof dress. This is the item missing from your closet that you didn’t even realize you needed! Ever need to dash to your car or outside for just a second? Now, you can make the trip sans coat because instead of leaving rain spots on your ensemble the water will simply roll off. You can thank Neoprene – the same material used to construct wetsuits! Be aware, this dress is form fitting so don’t forget the proper undergarments. You’ll be one dry diva!
Seavees® Off Shore Mid Rain Boots, Madewell – $115
These rain boots are sleek and functional! The cool olive green color will go with anything and the lace detail not only looks cool, but it will mold to your leg in order to keep your feet dry.
Helen Kaminski Enu Wide-Brim Rain Hat, Saks Fifth Avenue – $98
Pull this waterproof hat over your head to protect your tresses! Sometimes you have to decide between having “hat hair” and looking like a wet poodle. At least this hat will keep you looking cute while you wear it. Its floppiness is very ‘of the moment’ and you can’t beat basic black. This is a good item to invest in, especially if you don’t have a hood on your coat. Even if you do, you never can be too careful when it comes to protecting your locks. Goodbye frizz!
Flared Raincoat, Zara – on sale $89.99
Get shapely with this flared rain coat in classic tan! The belted waist will define those curves and – along with dainty buttons- will keep the coat secure. Be sure to layer up with a chunky knit to ensure warmth because it is a bit thin. That’s a small price to pay to look awesome!
Deena & Ozzy Red Leather Moto Glove, Urban Outfitters – on sale $19.99
These bright red leather gloves are perfect for the rain! In case you need to hail a cab, flag somebody down on the street or flip someone the bird (you never know) these gloves will make sure you get your message across. Featuring a cutout and bow detail are posh pluses!
Loeffler Randall Lace-Up Rain Ankle Boots, Saks Fifth Avenue – $165
These fashionable ankle booties are made entirely of rubber! Hard to believe, right? Well, it’s true! Plus, these babies will combat the snow just as well. Wear them into work instead of that playful leopard print pair stashed in your closet. Chic enough to style your outfit around, just wipe them off once you’re in the office to avoid the awkward ‘shoe change’ at your desk.
Juicy Couture Naomi Laptop Bag, ShopBop – $148
Who needs a yellow raincoat when you can have a yellow waterproof bag? Neoprene helps us out again and will keep your laptop – or whatever you stash inside – safe from rainy harm! Water damage is nothing to play with and now you have one less thing to worry about. It also comes in black and blue, but this cheery yellow will perk up the gloomiest of days.
Lulu Guinness Tiny Cosmetic Girl Umbrella, ASOS – on sale $27.27
We know what you’re thinking: Almost $30 for an umbrella?! It’s a bit pricey, but it’s better to pay a little extra to be sure of the quality. There’s nothing worse than a gust of wind that turns the thing inside out on you! This one is discretely covered in red lips and eyes with flirty eyelashes! From afar folks won’t be able tell what the design is, but you’ll know. Plus, if you’re a makeup lover, then this one is right up your alley!
What items do you reach for when it rains?