At press time (and place), it's a gloomy, pea-soupy mess out there, where pedestrians are being pelted with raindrops, their umbrellas suctioned inside out by the wind, and their joints hurting, because the barometric pressure or something. Like it or not, we all have to deal with the elements, so take them on, chic and dry, in the 12 outfit ideas ahead.
Marginally better than humid, rainy days are cool, rainy days, on which you could wear a slicker with a fur collar and not worry about it wilting from your neck sweat. Swap out the quasi-velvet pumps for boots, and you're golden.
Shop similar: Topshop, $180
Can you tell I'm very into a vinyl trench? Here's one with the collar turned up against one of several tropical depression/full-blown hurricanes that keep striking the U.S., almost as if Mother Nature herself were showing that ignoring climate change would be disastrous. Shoe choice fine if you don't have particularly musty feet.
Two points: Anne Hathaway wears an anorak, which is proving to be the most viable outerwear option of Spring 2018. And she is also carrying two bags, another microtrend that's been microscopically trending on the runways for a while now, but trending rather more majorly at Céline recently.
Another anorak, this one more dad-like, but worn with a minidress and those Balenciaga boots you really wanted in middle school. You might pause at a thought of wet legs, but that's at least better than wet jeans.
Shop similar: Tommy Hilfiger, $99
Rita Ora's got the right idea.
Kendall, too, especially if her leggings are those special ones you can take aquatic yoga/HIIT in.
Shop similar: Seafolly, $102
And now, we move on to most people's first instinct in the event of rain: the trench coat, which can turn the most tragic outfit elegant, if you do up the sash. No such worries here, though, with Doutzen Kroes' cream sweater and black trousers, lifted by a pale yellow bag.
Shop similar: J.W. Anderson x Uniqlo, $150
None here either with the Rihannian interpretation, featuring another abbreviated skirt and knee-high, lace-up boots.
Sometimes, when you see a person wearing wellies in a non-festival setting, you're like "Hmm, kind of aggressive." But then, after you've ruined your suede loafers, you remember that they are the most sensible rain shoe and that you were a fool not to take that stranger's lead.
Good on Gigi for the stealth matching (khaki and orange) and reminding us that the hoodie is choice for all-weather layering.
And closing out the bunch, here's a duchess to float the idea of not only a non-black umbrella, but one in a mauve-y taupe that coordinates with your outfit.