Did you know that the wettest place in the United States gets 460 inches of rain each year? Mount Waialeale, situated on Kauai in Hawaii, is known as the wettest place in the US and one of the wettest places in the world.
Elsewhere in US cities, New Orleans gets 62.7 inches of rain every year, Miami gets 61.9 inches of rain, and Birmingham gets 56 inches of rain every year. Wherever you are in the US, you’ll probably need a raincoat or some waterproof clothes.
Read on to find out how you can create rainy day outfits with these 7 tips.
Invest in Some Boots
When fall approaches and winter is only round the corner, it makes sense to invest in buying some boots. Who doesn’t want warm and dry feet in the cold and wet months?
When it comes to which boots you buy, that is entirely up to you. Think about which boots will best pair with your work outfits, we recommend you get yourself a pair of waterproof Chelsea boots or some biker boots. The best part about these types of boots is that they can accompany a variety of outfits and so are great for dressing up or down.
Buy Some Rain Jackets
You’ll notice we said rain jackets (plural), yes, it’s good to have more than one rain jacket, especially if you live in a wet area. Having more than one raincoat can give you the option of picking your rainy day style depending on your outfit.
For example, you might choose to have an anorak and a smarter waterproof jacket. The anorak is great for wearing at the weekends and when you’re hiking, whereas the smarter jacket is a great option for wearing when you’re going to work.
Looking to save some money this year and don’t want to buy more than one coat? Then there are plenty of other jacket styles and options, which can suit all occasions, such as these stylish windbreakers.
Carry an Umbrella
Cute rainy day outfits don’t need to be ruined by goofy waterproofs or large rain jackets, as you can always carry an umbrella. Most umbrellas are compactable and easy to carry around, which means you can just pop them in your bag and get on with your day. There’s an abundance of designs and colors to choose from when it comes to umbrellas, so you could even coordinate your umbrella with your outfit.
But remember that while umbrellas are practical for rain, they aren’t as practical when it comes to rain and wind. Make sure you check the weather forecast before you put up your umbrella, to ensure you don’t break it.
Add Some Wellies
Most people don’t associate wellington boots as being fashionable, but if the forecast says that your town or city will have a lot of rain then wellington boots are the way to go. You don’t have to settle for generic and plain boots, as there are now designer boots and fashionable options.
Don’t worry there are plenty of trendy rainy day outfit ideas that you can couple with your wellies. For example, couple a pair of brightly colored rain boots with a long neutral-colored trench coat. Underneath the coat, you could keep it casual with a pair of jeans and a white blouse, making the look ideal for the working week and date nights alike.
Wear Darker Clothes
There’s a good reason why darker clothes are worn more in winter and that’s because they don’t show water stains. Darker colored clothes might also help to keep you warmer too because darker colors absorb heat.
Black jeans won’t show water splotches as much as blue jeans do, so make sure you get yourself some darker colored clothes. When choosing jeans make sure you get yourself some a thick pair of washed denim jeans because these will help to keep your warmer and will prevent water from soaking all the way through.
When it comes to adding color to your rainy day outfits, you can choose to add brighter colors in your accessories or your jacket. For example, you might choose to couple your black jeans and a blue shirt with a pair of blue Chelsea boots or a blue windbreaker jacket.
Opt for Comfort and Dryness
Most boots are super comfy, but if you prefer trainers then make sure you get a pair of leather sneakers instead of canvas trainers. Leather sneakers won’t absorb the rain and will help to keep your feet dry. And leather sneakers are also easier to wipe clean and don’t scuff as much as canvas sneakers.
We recommend you avoid getting suede sneakers though, as those do mark extremely easy and can be ruined by water.
Bag It Up
Of course, it’s not just you and the clothes that you want to keep dry. You’ll also want to keep your possessions dry, so you’ll need to get yourself a waterproof bag.
We recommend getting a waterproof nylon tote or getting a smart leather shoulder bag. Or if you need a practical and spacious bag for work purposes, why not get yourself a waterproof backpack?
Discover Your Style With These Rainy Day Outfits
Whatever your style is and whatever you prefer to wear, there are plenty of options when it comes to rainy day outfits. Don’t be afraid to try out different styles and add a splash of color to your fall and winter wardrobe.
Remember to have a look at our other fashion articles for the latest tips and tricks on how to stay on point no matter what season it is.