With the changing of seasons comes inclement weather, it can’t be avoided. As we look forward to crisp fall days, we can also expect rain drops pattering on the window. I suggest avoiding the urge to stay at home by having a small arsenal of rain gear in your wardrobe. Isn’t commuting so much more enjoyable when you’re turned out? Whether you want to go cool, classic or cute, here are some raingear picks to help you weather the storms looking good and feeling dry.
Hunter is the go-to source for rain boots, no doubt about it. Veer from the classic black or dark green shades and don this patent plum pair instead. Dark enough to go with everything, the color and texture still say chic.
$195 at Nordstrom.
Every girl who likes a cool vibe needs a simple pair of moto boots. These rain boots from Burberry are so on-trend, and you know they'll last years. I can see these with leggings and a knit poncho — so chic.
$275 at Neiman Marcus.
This knee-high pair will ensure no puddle is too deep for you to get through. The lace-up detail channels one of the biggest trends in recent seasons for boots. What more could you ask for?
$60 at Amazon.
While dark colors offer versatility, sometimes you need a pop of color to bring out your sunny side. These are bold, and without any extra details, they remain oh-so-stylish.
$60 - $80 at Amazon.
Pretty and Piped
Look closely at this jacket, see the eyelet trimming on the bottom? That's not a dress, that's part of the jacket. I now bring your attention to the minimal black piping detail. Everything about this rain jacket says sweet and feminine, while no detail overwhelms the classic style.
$89.99 at Zappos.
Want a rain slicker, but feel averse to shocking yellow? I hear you. That's why I suggest something like this. Rain is going to bead off. The hood is going to be a lifesaver on the day you forget to put an umbrella in your bag, too.
$70.88 at ASOS.
No Sleeves, No Problem
Not every rain day brings with it cold temps, and for anyone who feels like the staid khaki trench has been done, this offers a quirky alternative. Layer it over a chunky sweater, a blazer or a tee.
$33.73 at ASOS.
In the Clear
You don't need to sacrifice your look to your rain outerwear. Case in point: this cool transparent parka. Forget wearing one in army green like the rest of them, this one has your name on it.
$72 at Topshop.
The Investment Umbrella
Warning: this is not for the girl who leaves her umbrellas on the train. From a classic London company, comes a classic umbrella. It's supposed to be for a well dressed "gent" but why should that stop us girls from carrying a high-end piece like this?
$152 at J.Crew.
Now this could be one in a collection of small umbrellas to grab on the go. The graphic black and white print is happening right now.
$15.99 at Target.
I have always, always, wanted one of these umbrellas. And I adore the color combination here. Any woman who's walked through a crowded street of umbrella carriers will know the value in having one that protects more than just the top of her head.
$16.99 at Target.