Rainy Day Style

Rainy days can be a real hassle. Whenever I see a few drops beginning to fall outside, all I want to do is stay home and watch movies in my pajamas. Unfortunately, we can’t always indulge ourselves and have to go outside and brave the storm. Keeping the following things in mind will help you plan your outfit so you can arrive at your destination warm and dry.

Footwear

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The easiest way to keep dry is protecting the most exposed part of your body: your feet. No matter how careful you are, it can be difficult to dodge all the puddles. And we all know how uncomfortable it is to walk around in soggy socks, not to mention the disappointment of a ruined pair of shoes. Wearing rain boots (or boots made of an impermeable material like leather) is the way to go. They come in a wide range of colors, although if you’re opting for just one pair, you might want to buy a color that matches the majority of your wardrobe. If your job requires a more polished look, pack your preferred shoe choice in your bag, change when you arrive and enjoy not having damp feet all day!

Outerwear

coat

To protect your clothing from the rain, opt for a long coat or jacket rather than a short one. A hood is always a good idea in case you forget your umbrella or it’s one of those horrible rainy and windy days in which your umbrella will be blown inside out recklessly. If you’re just not into the whole raincoat look, you can opt for a light, waterproof jacket, poncho or cape. Despite some very negative preconceived ideas we all seem to have about these kinds of pieces, there are actually really chic and stylish ones. A transparent raincoat that keeps you dry and shows off your outfit  is just one example of how trendy they can be.

Hair

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Rainy days can seem like a hassle for those who rely on heat styling tools to get the perfect look. However, it may not be as difficult as it seems. Besides having an umbrella and/or a hood, why not go au naturel on rainy days? Having to worry about your blowout flattening or your straight locks curling again can be stressful and exhausting. If right for the occasion, why not wear a hat or a beanie? Pair it with a relaxed, messy do, which can be achieved with some mousse. A hair style that keeps your hair (and any frizz) under control is another great option. Try some boxer braids which are all the rage right now or simply pull your hair into a bun for a worry-free ‘do.

Accessorize with an umbrella

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An umbrella doesn’t have to be a dull, monochromatic item, or something you buy as an afterthought. With the wide array of umbrellas to choose from, why settle for a boring one? You can even match it to your outfit if you’re so inclined, or choose one with a quote to make rainy days a bit happier. If you’re more worried about its functionality, look into wind-resistant umbrellas or water repellent ones that dry in no time.

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