May 15, 2011

Fashion Finds: What to Wear on a Rainy Day

Photo: Nina Leen/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Today I woke up to the sound of raindrops on the roof.  Normally I find the percussive pitter-patter of rain comforting, but I did not have the luxury of staying in bed.  I had to trudge out into the rain to head to work.  While getting dressed I couldn't help but wish I had some more water resistant pieces in my wardrobe.  As I hummed the children's rhyme "rain, rain go away, come again some other day" I made a mental list of some items that would help to keep one warm and dry on dreary, rain soaked day.

A trench coat is a must, but if you are bored with the traditional knee length khaki variety try a cropped version in a different color.  Like this adorbs one from Nordstrom in a smokey gray.
Calson Crop Trench, Nordstrom, orginally $68, now 39.90

Rainboots are always handy on a wet day, but as the weather warms up I tend to not want to wear boots, if you have a similar aversion, try a cute ballet or clog style.  These lovely leopard print ballet flats from Sperry Top-Sider are rainy day and fashion friendly.

Sperry Top-Sider, Women's Mallard Slip-On, originally $50, now $37.99
I don't know about you but I am always carrying a million things and then to add to that carrying an umbrella, it is beyond awkward.  Instead I think a chic bucket hat that keeps your hair dry and your hands free is just the thing.
Totes Bucket Rain Hat, $18 
The last thing on my rainy day list is a waterproof tote.  Perfect for keeping the essentials at your side and water-free.  I would even toss my nice leather bag in the tote as I run around town.  The bright color of this waterproof tote at Vatinel on Etsy is sure to brighten the greyest of grey days.
What are your key pieces to surviving a rainy day? Are you pro or anti umbrella?

1 comment:

  1. The old photo is a nice touch. Each piece is fun but I especially like the cropped trench. By the way, I am so anti-umbrella. Hands free is the way to go.


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