Monday, July 11, 2011

How to: Dress for the rain

It was another stormy day in Ottawa.  Luckily, I managed to make it home before the huge clasp of thunder today.  Couldn't help but to stare out of the window onto the fierce storm, kind of wanting to play in the rain.  I've never done it before (it's on my bucket list!), and with the right gear, it could be fun!  

What you'll need: Rain boots, umbrella, waterproof jacket/poncho, hat (if your outerwear doesn't have a hood)
Rainy day apparel
Just because the weather's dreary, doesn't mean your wardrobe has to be.  Okay, perhaps trenches and rain coats aren't for summer, but cute hats and rain boots are a must.  Classic rubber wellingtons are one thing, but rain gear comes pretty trendy now.  Transparent umbrellas and ponchos are definitely trending.  Long outerwear (to about the mid-thigh) is especially great because it would keep your whole outfit dry if you were to wear a midi-skirt.  Pair that up with a pair of sleek wellingtons- waterproof rain boots are coming in great black cuts that look almost equestrian.  Rain is no excuse to damper your fashion parade!

P.S. Excuse the weird aligning- I've been experimenting with Polyvore and it's going to take some getting used to!


  1. I love my rainboots!! I almost can't wait for downpours to bust them out!

    Shasie of Live Life in Style

  2. I really want a pair of hunter wellies! I might have to get some when I go to the UK at then end of the year (they are very expensive in Aus!)


  3. I love love the birdcage umbrella!! where did you find that

  4. I love the idea of a bright trench on a rainy day!

  5. Finally my google connect is working and I am officially following! Everyone has pretty righteous rain gear in London so I should probably step up my game!

    I love the clear umbrella's - you're able to pull them in close and not have an obstructed view! Functional AND attractive.

    x The Pretty Secrets

  6. Nice selection you have made! I love the rain boots and the umbrellas are so cute!

    Following you now on Bloglovin and Google, I would love it if you followed me back!

    Stories and Sequins

  7. Love this post! I don't like rain, but if you can look at it this way, it might be fun :P

    xxx London

  8. I prefer just to all but deny it's happening. Rain on bare legs is lovely, especially when it's hot & luckily I have short hair so it dries quickly!

  9. Hello !
    It sucks when it begins to rain and I don't have rain boots on, I wish my boots would fit on my hand bag, it would make things easier right !?
    Anyways, I liked your post :)
    Have a nice day !

  10. Good idea a post for the rain - it seems you are having a similar summer to us - thanks so much for your comment and hope to see you again x

  11. Awww cute outfits for playing in the rain! It would definitely make a rainy day brighter :)

    Love, vanilla

  12. I totally need help in this department! I have no idea how to dress fabulous for the rain!

    Miss Neira

  13. Cute outfits !
    I love rainboots, I just wish I could wear them but it's so hot here now !
    Thanks for your sweet comment by the way, nice blog !


  14. Boooo :( Rain. I love just sitting inside in an oversized sweater when it rains. It's nice to just watch it and sip tea.. Or maybe watch a movie.

    Castle Fashion

  15. Hey! thank you very much for your comment, and for your "summer rain advice"!! I have to say that for the London really need some summer coats!!!

  16. great how to! It rains so much where I live!

  17. I love having fun rain gear. I used to have leopard galoshes now I have a polka dotted pair.

  18. i totally agree! i try to dress as weather appropriate/stylish as possible.. my trench coat with gold buttons and leather riding boots! that's my gear! :0

    love your blog


  19. This is perfect! In HK it's always raining in the summer and I never know what to wear! :)

  20. I love love the birdcage umbrella!! where did you find that


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