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Advice
|3 Jun 2018|5 mins

14 Picks that Prove You Can Still Look Cool When it’s Raining

We're kind of obsessed with these gumboots
Rebecca Hooton
3 Jun 2018
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Sure, the cold is okay when you’ve got your teddy coat.

But we’ve all been conveniently ignoring the fact that adding rain into the mix is a recipe for showing up to work like a shivering cold, drowned rat (or, you know, teddy).

There’s nothing worse than having to do the mad dash from door-to-door in the rain.

Oh man, that feeling of wet feet is the WORST.

This winter, my plan is to channel Pip Edwards on the school runs. A little bit sporty looking, but still cool and like I’ve got it all together. (I wish, but hey, I can try).

Advice
|3 Jun 2018|5 mins

14 Picks that Prove You Can Still Look Cool When it’s Raining

We're kind of obsessed with these gumboots
Rebecca Hooton
3 Jun 2018
Share:

Sure, the cold is okay when you’ve got your teddy coat.

But we’ve all been conveniently ignoring the fact that adding rain into the mix is a recipe for showing up to work like a shivering cold, drowned rat (or, you know, teddy).

There’s nothing worse than having to do the mad dash from door-to-door in the rain.

Oh man, that feeling of wet feet is the WORST.

This winter, my plan is to channel Pip Edwards on the school runs. A little bit sporty looking, but still cool and like I’ve got it all together. (I wish, but hey, I can try).

Image via @pip_edwards1

I think the mistake I’ve made in the past was buying really fugly raincoats that I never wanted to step foot in public wearing.

And buying umbrellas for $5 from the servo when it was already pouring and I was desperate and wondering why they broke by the end of the day.

So, what we all really need is rainy gear that looks cute (not crazy), so we’d want to wear it even when it’s not raining.

Here are some tips for dressing for the rain, without feeling unstylish…

Get a raincoat that doesn’t look like a raincoat

Who could forget feeling awkward in primary school when your mum made you wear a raincoat over your uniform?

Gone are the days when raincoats were bright yellow, made from that stiff, thick plastic and made you stick out like a sore thumb.

Go for chic colours like black, grey, pink, lilac and emerald...

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RAINS W Coat

Stutterheim Mosebacke Raincoat - Unisex

RAINS Overcoat

RAINS Curve Jacket

Work your outfit around gumboots

Okay, this is one you probably loved as a kid. But as an adult, not so much. You don’t have to get bright red ones though.

There are plenty of cool black ankle gumboots that look cool, and you can stash them away and pop on your mules when you get back inside.

But I’d totally wear any of these waterproof shoes out in the open on the day-care run or grocery shopping.

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Dr Martens Vegan Chrome Boots

Hunter Original Short Boots

Spurr Splash Rain Boots

The season's perspex styles can work just as well, too.

Buy a quality umbrella

The number of cheap umbrellas I’ve gone through is just depressing. I’m finally getting one that I like carrying and that looks good, too. Make a statement here, with a print like animal prints, florals or a bohemian vibe.

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Shelion Go-Getter Umbrella

CAMILLA Small Umbrella

Ted Baker Julli Umbrella

Rain-proof your bag


Getting from A to B in a downpour is always a stressful event. Be safe in the knowledge that your essentials are dry with water-resistant bags - I go for a roomy backpack or zip tote from RAINS, perfect for holding my laptop, book, phone and of course, snacks.

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RAINS Backpack Mini

RAINS Utility Bag

RAINS Backpack

Rebecca Hooton
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