It’s cold, grey and wet outside – but that doesn’t mean you have to stop looking great! There are some super-stylish pieces around this season that will help to boost your spirits and ensure you look gorgeous whether it’s raining, hailing or even snowing. Here’s our handy guide to the top five rainy day essentials.
1. A pair of classic Hunters
Nothing is more chic when it rains or snows than a classic pair of Hunter wellies – if you’re crossing muddy fields in the countryside, why not pair green Hunters with laid back skinnies and a raincoat? For more adventurous types, red or black gloss styles will add a pop of colour to any outfit – you’ll look great come rain or shine!
2. A belted mac
The belted mac is a timeless style that will never go out of fashion – the shapes and colours change with the seasons, but you’ll always find a mac that you love. This season, snap up a military inspired khaki mac with buckle detailing or be bold and feminine with a bright scarlet mac and colourful accessories. We love macs from a variety of brands, they’re classic, practical and gorgeous!
3. An umbrella
Everybody needs an umbrella when it rains, but you don’t have to resort to a boring, black one. There are loads of cool styles around, as this article from the Independent shows! From cool, pinstripe designs ideal for work to chic florals and combat camo umbrellas, you’ll find the perfect one to match your style - you can see a brilliant selection here.
4. A hat
If it’s really chilly outside, a hat is the perfect way to protect your hair from the rain, even if you have an umbrella! Choose a beautiful beret, quirky cloche or floppy beanie to ensure you stay looking gorgeous – there are lots of beautiful styles to choose from this season. So, whether you’re after something cute or something a little more grown up, you’re sure to find the right hat for you!
5. A stylish scarf
It’s not quite cold enough yet for those chunky woollen scarves that have been hiding at the back of your wardrobe all season; but light, chiffon scarves or jersey snoods are a great way to keep warm this season. Many of the jersey snoods around right now nod to the Gothic trend, with dark grey and black paisley patterns and skulls being popular choices. This is a great way to toughen up a feminine outfit, and keep you cosy when it’s cold outside!
So have fun choosing your rainy day outfit the next time it’s cold and wet outside – it’s a chance to be creative with your look; just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you can’t still look chic and stylish! There are plenty of macs, boots and accessories out there that will help you to create a polished look no matter what the weather decides to do.
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