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9 Rainy Day Outfits You'll Want to Leave the House In

Your hair may be ruined, but the rest of you will look great.

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Rainy days aren't just bad for your hair—they can wreak havoc on your outfit, too. I can't count the number of times my soaked jeans stuck to my legs and my feet squished wet in my shoes because I didn't check the weather or bring an umbrella before leaving for work. But who are we to let a little rain stand in the way of a good outfit? There's no need to settle for leggings and rain boots (though there are plenty of cute options available)—you could wear a colorful, mood-boosting rain jacket to brighten up your day and everyone else's, or skip the jacket altogether for another pretty water-repelling accessory. Take a scroll through our favorite rainy-day inspo, and you'll be waiting eagerly for the next storm.

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May Weather Tricks
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We all, intentionally or not, have channeled a Matrixesque look in our lifetime. Sometimes, navigating what to wear on a rainy day may feel like you, yourself are in a suspenseful action movie. Leather, whether real, faux or patent, will never miss the mark. Dare to bare your legs and feel confident in a leather shirt dress next time there's a downpour.

Shop the pieces: 1. Stand Studio Dress, $419; 2. Staud Sandals, $375; 3.Green Waterfall Bag, $350; 4. Totes Bubble Umbrella, $25

An "Oh, It's Raining?" Look
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POV: It's the perfect summer evening and you've just finished getting ready for a lively night of outdoor dining, only to realize that a rain shower has just begun. Don't allow the uncertainty of the weather to derail an entire outfit. Throw on a light jacket, reach for the nearest umbrella and off you go!

Shop the pieces: 1. Dion Lee Dress, $419; 2. Cult Gaia Sandals, $375; 3. ANINE BING Blazer, $399; 4. Black Cos Shoulder Bag, $150 4. London Undercover Umbrella $91

Carefree Neutrals
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"Just keep it light." Is "stressful" the word you associate with getting ready on a not-so-perfect day? When in doubt, we always keep it neutral. The Moncler Trench is made for the rain, so we dare you to experience the sheer bliss of adding this coveted layer to your rainy day palette.

Shop the pieces: 1. Moncler Sheer Trench, $1615; 2. Everlane Turtleneck Shirt, $90; 3. Weekend Max Mara Pants, $355; 4. Veja Sneakers, $120 4. Cuyana Clutch $175; 5. Tol Sunglasses, $235 6. Clear Umbrella $24

Rug Up, But Make It Chic
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We all know that on occasion there can be zero motivation to dress in anything other than sweatpants, especially when the rain is coming down. So don't worry, we have your next rainy day fashion formula. An oversized shirt jacket is a New York essential, you can layer everything or nothing underneath. Top that off with chunky leather boots by our favorite Danish It-brand, Ganni, and trust us, you're ready to go.

Shop the pieces: 1. Apparis Coat, $300; 2. Everlane Turtleneck Shirt, $90; 3. Ganni Boots, $520; 4. Nanushka Pants, $395; 5. Chanel Bag, $6,681 6. Balenciaga Sunglasses $175 7. Hunter Umbrella, $50

City Slicker
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When it's raining out, getting dressed feels harder than usual. But by going back to the basics and opting for what you know, your look is sure to hold up throughout the day. Grab your favorite fitted jeans and elevate them with a leather bomber, Chelsea boots, and a sturdy umbrella that won't turn on you while walking down the street.

Shop the pieces: 1. Nanushka Bomber, $775; 2. Citizens of Humanity Denim, $238; 3. Simone Rocha Bag, $550; 4. White Umbrella , $16; 5. Tony Bianco Bootie, $181

The Full Rain Coat Look
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April showers bring May flowers...or so they say. And if they don't, bring your own! A floral rain jacket is all you need for a chic rainy-day outfit. Throw on a knit dress and some chunky sneakers for a sporty, casual look you can wear to the office or over the weekend.

Shop the pieces: 1. Kenzo X Vans Coat $995; 2. Jonathan Simkhai Dress, $465; 3. Coach Wristlet, $125; 4. Kurt Geiger Sneakers, $183

Let's Be Transparent...
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Let's face it, sometimes you put far too much effort into your outfit to cover it up just because it's raining This is the perfect moment for you to opt for a clear raincoat for everyone's viewing pleasure.

Shop the pieces: 1. Vetements Raincoat, $896; 2. Alice & Olivia Tweed Jacket, $565; 3. Alice & Olivia Tweed Skirt, $225 4. Hunter Rain Boots, $135;5. Minicat Clear Crossbody, $13

No Umbrella, No Problem
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No umbrella, no coat...no problem! This rain hat is the next best water-repellent accessory for days you don't want to have your hands full. Provide your own sunshine by springing out in a yellow blazer and matching slides to ensure that your sweet floral dress is always in full bloom.

Shop the pieces: 1. COS Blazer, $250; 2. Rains Hat $39; 3. Zimmermann Dress, $1050; 4. Mansur Gavriel, $495; 5. Zara Slides , $49.90

The Stolen Raincoact
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We've got the boyfriend jean, the menswear blazer, and, may I suggest...the husband rain jacket? It can be hard to find the right kind of rain jacket; they're often not long enough, the hood doesn't fully cover your head, or they're just plain ugly. This time, try Stockholm's unisex raincoat for the perfect oversized fit and modern look. Can't decide to dress it up or down? Do both with a graphic tee, jeans, and a pair of heels that are worth some water droplets.

Shop the pieces: 1. Stockholm Rain Jacket, $295; 2. Rodarte T-shirt , $127; 3. Topshop Jeans, $45; 4. Chanel Boy Bag, $4,500; 5. Manolo Blahnik Slingbacks, $695

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