With the arrival of April, spring showers are upon us. We understand that the earth needs nourishment for May flowers, but the struggles of walking in a downpour with a broken umbrella is enough to dampen anyone’s day (literally). So, as Mother Nature prepares to rain down on many regions, we’ve picked out our favorite gear to keep you stylish and protected from the puddles and downpours.
Durability is certainly the main factor when selecting rain boots. Whether you want to brighten up a gloomy day with colorful rain boots or keep it simple in a classic pair, we have your perfect match.
Let’s start with style. Knee-high rain boots or wellingtons are always a good choice. They’ll give you more coverage for blustery days and you can wear them with skirts or tuck in your pants (be sure to check the circumference of your chosen style before you order so you know what options will work for you). While the go-to dark-colored solids are always in style, you may want to consider a pop of color or a pattern to make getting dressed for rainy days anything but boring. If you prefer a rain shoe or low boot, there are lots of varieties here too. We’ve rounded up a few styles we’ve got our eye on for the season below.
100% chance of rain for the next week? Bring.It.On. Our roundup of rain jackets will have you walking into your destination as if the sun were shining – stylish, dry, and ready for what ever your day entails. When choosing a rain jacket, there are a few features to keep in mind. Waterproof and water-resistant do not mean the same thing, so if you want true protection – be sure you opt for “waterproof.” You also want to consider the length of the jacket: do you prefer a jacket that comes to your hip or covers to mid-thigh or below?
If the wind permits, an umbrella is a must have for a rainy day, but it can also help you show off your style. Add flare to a subdued outfit with a patterned umbrella, or keep it sleek and simple with a solid color. Either way, a functional umbrella is a smart accessory to have on hand, and don’t forget the mini to stow in your bag just in case.
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