Rainy Weather Wear

UGH! This weather is awful. Crisp, clear, autumn days are great, agreed? But dull, dark, wet and windy – no thanks. It looks like we’re stuck with it for a while though, so time to get some rainy weather wear sorted out.

We’re not talking cagoules here, okay? Yes, we know they keep the rain off, but they’re not hugely stylish are they? If you’re commuting, a good winter coat, a brolly (if one will stay up), or a hat are perfect rainy weather wear.

Leather is great in the rain, as is PU – we love this BHS faux leather dress – just wipe the rain right off!

rainy day weather twoClockwise, from top left: Navy coat, £220, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, leather coat, £250, Betty Jackson Black @ Debenhams, blue gloves, £18, JOY, patent boots, £37.99, New Look, umbrella, £8, BHS, blue hat, £45, French Connection, PU dress, £35, BHS

Gorgeous greys and maroons brighten up any dreich autumn day, agreed? We love H&M’s long-length coat in gorgeous grey – perfect with a floppy hat.

rainy weather wear fourClockwise, from top left: Black hat, £19.99, H&M, grey sequin snood, £27.50, White Stuff, ear muffs, £8, JOY, grey coat, £119.99, H&M, burgundy ankle boots, £45, Red Herring @ Debenhams, trim hat, £30, Red Herring @ Debenhams

A beret will stay firm on your head even in gale-force wind, and if you have to wear wellies in the rain, how about a calf-length pair of glossy Hunters? And how adorable are these grey gloves from White Stuff with a cute hidden heart on the palm.

rainy weather wear threeClockwise, from top left: Blue gloss calf-length Hunters, £95, Schuh, black beret, £9.99, New Look, love heart gloves, £15, White Stuff, camel coat, £59.99, Conscious @ H&M, rust polo neck collar, £7.99, H&M, funnel neck coat, £65, BHS.

Maybe your favourite rainy weather wear is more casual? Duffle coats and parkas with hoods are a great idea, right?! We love them. And JOY’s snow pom pom hat and matching scarf are adorably cute.

Rainy weather wear oneClockwise, from top left: Fur trimmed parka, £225, French Connection, green parka, £120, White Stuff, tartan toggle button coat, £89.95, GAP, Hooded zip coat, £180, French Connection, snow print scarf, £20, matching hat, £15, JOY, yellow short coat, £85, White Stuff

Maybe a classic Mac is more your style? Don’t forget sturdy shoes or boots in this weather, and a scarf to keep that neck warm!

rainy weather wear fiveClockwise, from top left: Pink scarf, £29.95, White Stuff, umbrella, £12, JOY, classic trench coat, £69.99, GAP, fake fur mittens, £18, RJR John Rocha @ Debenhams, brown cloche hat, £20, BHS brogues, £95, Crew Clothing, black tube scarf, £10, was £20, JOY



Rainy Day Style – Weekly Wishlist

Rain, rain, go away…GO AWAY! Gosh, this summer has been a wash-out! It looks like the rain is, sadly, here to stay, so, what’s that old saying? If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. So, here’s some rainy day style!

Rainy day style is achievable. Yes, we know, soaking wet clothes, frizzy hair, inside-out umbrella – not very stylish are they?

But if you want rainy day style, in the summer, then take a few tips from us. First off, don’t think just because it’s raining, you have to drop your style game. Oh, no, no, no! Everyone knows how stylish a mac is, right? H&M’s nude mac is probably not going to keep your dry, fair enough, but it is a gorgeous trenchcoat, agreed?

Team with with some black leather ankle boots (£59.99, H&M) to keep your feet dry, a black leather skirt (any rain will just wash off this), £269, French Connection, and a gorgeous red wool hat (£24.99, H&M) and there’s your rainy day style!

Rainy day style weekly wishlist

Alternative headgear for rainy day style? New Look’s stone fedora (£14.99) is super-stylish, or how about H&M’s black turban (£6.99) for something completely different and uber-stylish?

An umbrella is always a good idea – unless it’s windy. JOY’s white polka dot brolly (£12) is bright and fun, and if you have kids in tow, keep them happy with cute fun brollies like this dino-style one at H&M (£3.99).

French Connection’s fab, fun lace detail raincoat (£112.50, was £225) will make the rain seem fun – almost!

JOY’s duffle coat in bright, bold, blue is brilliant rainy day style – you might even be happy it’s raining if you have this to wear. Okay, maybe we’ve taken that too far. Team it with jeans, and Schuh’s exclusive mint green short Hunter wellies (£75).

Finally, to make sure you have rainy day style the minute the heaven’s open, carry your rainy day accessories around with you, in a big leather tote bag, like this blue one from White Stuff (£45).

Rainy day style, sorted!