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Rain ready: what to wear when the clouds roll in

9 June 2021

Rainy day essentials to keep your outfit—and hair—in check.

WORDS BY Courtney Joe

When it rains, it pours. But don’t let the wet weather dampen your sartorial spirit—an outfit that keeps the weather’s effects at bay needn’t be boring. Shop FQ’s edit below for the best of this season’s rainy day attire.

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Rain repeller

The raincoat gets a makeover this winter with an array of stylish—yet practical—designs engineered to withstand the most stormy of days. For those weary of hiding their well-planned #OOTD, try a transparent, or semi-opaque PVC coat. 

Left to right: Karen Walker ‘RNZYS’ rain jacket, $145. Rains ‘String’ overcoat, $250 from Smith & Caughey’s

Stay dry

While an umbrella’s priority is to cover you from the wet and wild elements, take the opportunity to use one to brighten your view—or match your favourite wintery coat.

Left to right: MOMA ‘Large Sky’ umbrella, $120 from WORLD. Blunt ‘Classic’ seasonal umbrella, $139

Puddle proof

Who said the stylish can’t make a splash? Take a walk in the rain without a care, because this season, the humble Wellington boot is in vogue. 

Left to right: Ganni pull-on knee boots, $585 from Farfetch. Louis Vuitton ‘Drops’ flat half boot, $1020

Get ahead

On the go? Trade in your umbrella for a chic showerproof rain hat and save your tresses from the wet-weather stress.

Left to right: Burberry wide-brim coated-cotton hat, $1300 from Net-a-Porter. Adrienne  Winkelmann ’01’ bucket hat, $289

Carried away

The impending rain doesn’t mean you need to trade your canvas totes in for a hiking backpack. These showerproof bags will ensure your go-to essentials stay safe and dry this winter.  

Left to right: Baggu ‘Standard Baggu’ bag, $25 from Superette. Zambesi large ‘Puffbag’, $350. 

High and dry

While a gumboot might not be practical for every occasion, a knee-high boot is a fashion-forward and splash-proof alternative that will see you through from rainy day to night.

Left to right: Mi Piaci ‘Nella’ over the knee boot, $620. Rebe ‘Barbie’ boot, $1295

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