Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Rainy Day Fashion

Inspired by today's horrific weather (hello ex-Hurricane Gonzalo, you are certainly making your presence felt!) and my subsequent inability to take any blog photos, I've put together a little set of some rainy day fashion essentials. Dressing for the British winter definitely comes with its fair selection of challenges, but I think really it's all about being prepared - what are your essentials for keeping dry and yet still stylish for the next few months?
Rainy Day Fashion
1. Pink Aztec Jacquard Scarf, Debenhams, £8
2. Teal Backpack, Topshop, £34
3. Bailey & Quinn Bicycle Umbrella, Debenhams, £14.40
4. Tartan Print Wellies, Matalan, £12
5. Biker Style Boots, La Redoute, £49
6. Black Matte Chelsea Wellies, New Look, £15.99
7. Burgundy Quilted Parka, New Look, £48.99
First up, a scarf is ideal for keeping you warm and cosy on even the breeziest of days, whilst it can also double for keeping your hair dry on days when a brolly would last a maximum of 0.6 seconds before turning into a lethal handful of bent aluminium. An umbrella is an obvious choice for the less-windy rainy days, with a foldable option being a great idea for keeping in your handbag. Indeed, I carry a brolly all year round because you never know when it might come in handy! Speaking of handbags, something at least vaguely waterproof is a good idea for keeping your belongings safe and dry - I love this teal backpack from Topshop! When it comes to footwear, canvas shoes and ballet pumps are out until around May as far as I'm concerned - there is nothing worse than getting to work with already-wet feet and having to spend the day drying out. That said, boots are an excellent choice, or of course you can go down the wellies-for-the-commute route and take a less weather-appropriate pair of shoes to change into. You could potentially actually get away with wearing the matte pair above all day, come to think about it! A decent coat is a bit of a no-brainer for keeping warm and dry; a hood is essential as far as I'm concerned, and the resurgence of the parka trend makes this an easy box to tick this season! I adore the burgundy colour of this New Look one.
Are any of these on your rainy day essentials list? Is there anything else you'd add? Do you have a top tip for keeping dry whilst looking good in the rainy winter months?

xo

18 comments:

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  2. Very nice and informative post. Yes scarves are important to keep u warm and protected in winters. Umbrellas are must for a rainy day..And am always concerned about foot wear on a rainy day.. Don't wanna spoil my flats or other pretty shoes..so pumps are a better option indeed.. Enjoy :)

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  3. I really like those Biker Boots, definitely my kind of footwear in this weather x

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  4. i normally go for layers - it's been raining all day but i love being layered up so much that the rain doesn't even come in contact

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  5. I'd kill for those galoshes.
    Marie
    http://iamthemakeupjunkie.blogspot.com

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  6. I love to drape scarves in winter and infact love that fuzzy warm feeling. Thoroughly informative post xx

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  7. So excited for the rainy weather <3

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  8. Loving the scarf :) I wish the rain would disappear though!

    xx

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  9. I love the biker style boots! Something that I need here in Netherlands! :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  10. How horrendous was the weather yesterday! Love the scarf, could have done with that! Great post! X

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  11. Oh, the boots!

    I'm always for anything biker, so #5 instantly caught my eyes. Perfect for times of rain :)

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  12. i really like the backpack *.* i need some new wellies

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  13. Nice picks, my fave is the tartan wellies! I need those. NOW.

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  14. i love the scraf and biker style boots ....

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  15. Number 5! I need to stop coveting boots :/

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