Rainy-day outfit ideas that are both rainproof and super stylish
Wet weather plans
Champagne showers: yes please! Monsoon-season showers... no thank you! Rain can be a buzzkill if you're unprepared and underdressed, but don't worry: we've got you covered like an umbrella, with some handy suggestions for the perfect wet weather outfit.
We advise avoiding floor-sweeping trousers or white clothing at all costs because there are just days where practicality trumps all sartorial considerations. Trust us, we speak from (lots of) experience, resistance to Mother Nature is futile. Instead, opt for lightweight knits, midi skirts and sundresses in a rainbow of shades which — although sensible — go a long way towards combating the gloom of overcast skies. Add a pair of Dr Marten's evergreen, water-wicking stompers to lend your look some edge.
Bright colours not your bag? Go clear or glossy with a trendy vinyl bucket hat, patent leather boots, or a coated mac that’s stylishly cinched with a belt à la Louis Vuitton. And what about those rare birds of fashion, who seek the less common-sensical, even in the worst of weather conditions? You can still serve some serious fashion, in Ambush’s exaggerated wide-brim hat. The only caveat? You’ll just have to get used to the rest of us crowding around you for shelter.
Browse our shoppable selection of fashionable rainwear: