Rainy Day Fashion Shopping List

Guest Blogger - April Clark, Fashion Aficionado, Beauty, Lifestyle Blogger 

 

April showers bring stylish rain gear.  Shopping for rain gear tends to get left off the list until it rains.  Prepare for a stylish and dry spring in this season’s best rain gear essentials.

CLOTHING

Rain Coat with a hood

In case you forget your umbrella, having a hooded jacket is convenient and practical. Try shopping for one in a bright color like the traditional yellow or a poppy red.

Shop it at GAP, Hooded Rain Jacket

Trench Coat

Traditional and classic. The trench coat is a wardrobe staple that is not only a great outwear piece for the office.  It’s not only a great rain coat but a nice overcoat for spring.

Shop it at J.Crew, Women’s 2011 Icon Trench

Anorak Jacket

For playful days and casual outfits an anorak jacket is a key piece for rainy days.

Shop it at J.Crew,  Always Striped Anorak

ACCESSORIES & SHOES

Umbrellas

Classic umbrellas, or traditional umbrellas as they are sometimes known, offer full rain coverage. They usually come in a U-shaped or stick handle, and are larger to fit two people.

Compact umbrellas are small, lightweight and portable. They fit neatly into everything from a handbag to briefcase or suitcase pocket. While they typically measure about 9 inches long when closed, once opened they extend and afford ample coverage and protection from the rain. Typically for a single person.

Shop it at Brooks Brothers, Tattersall Umbrella

Rain Boots

Look for rain boots that are made with breathable materials and a waterproof membrane, such as Gore-Tex.  Don’t forget the height of the boot is another factor. Tall boots will protect you more from splashes and rain entering from the top of the boot.

Shop it at Macys, UGG Women’s Shelby Matte Rain Boots