The signs are here: leaves starting to crunch beneath our footsteps, crisper temperatures, pumpkin lattes, light sweaters and fall accessories starting to show up in stores. That’s right—good old autumn is right around the corner and for many of us that also means rainy weather. If you’re anything like us, you’re probably somewhat dreading the onslaught of unpredictable weather and layering. So why not think of the changing season as a time that’s ripe for a good old-fashioned accessories blitz? That’s right, we invite you to embrace stylish rain gear such as water-resistant bags, coats, hats and boots—and the all-time most crucial item to fend off wet weather—a super chic umbrella.
To keep you looking gorgeous on even the soggiest day, we’ve amassed some accessories to make your fall wardrobe pop and must-have, stylish rain gear. Along with a few suggestions to keep you from looking like Mary Poppins, or that nasty old lady down the street.
When it comes to fall wardrobe essentials, choose bright hues that pop in the rain. Wet days are somber enough without adding dull colors.
A trench coat is one of the key fall wardrobe essentials. Look for a knee-length trench in a bright color. It’s a stylish rain gear classic that comes in a variety of prices and cuts.
Think yellows and reds or funky neon patterns. You’ll make yourself visible in a sea of umbrella-covered people and brighten the mood.
Go for a Hoodie
For an unexpected shower it’s the perfect head covering. Consider layering one underneath your jacket for additional warmth and protection.
Pack a Hat
Shop for a foldable hat that you can stash in your tote to protect your coif in the face of a sudden storm.
Carry an Umbrella
Buy an umbrella small enough to slip into your bag. Look for one with a whimsical design or a pretty Marimekko.
- Rain Boots
Invest in a pair of foldable ballet flats and stash them in your desk at work. They won’t take up much room and they’ll keep you from clumping around in rain boots all day.
Look for fabrics that are water proof or water resistant. Avoid suede or leather, which may stain and lose their shape once wet.
The Ultimate Accessory
Invest in a good quality anti-frizz product and use it regularly. There is no point in looking stylish in the rain if your hair looks like a used Brillo pad once you arrive.