5 Rainy-Day Outfits You Can Actually Leave the House In

Even if the humidity kills your hair, the rest of you will look a-okay.

Street Style : Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2018/2019 : Day Seven
Getty ImagesEdward Berthelot

Rainy days aren't just bad for hair (mine hangs limp and straight), but for our outfits too. I can't even count the number of times my soaked jeans stuck to my legs and my feet squished cold and wet in my shoes because I defiantly wore flats instead of rain boots. But through trail and error, I have finally decoded exactly what to wear when it rains, like swapping jeans for dresses and adding a bright raincoat to bring a little cheer to a rather dreary day. And, of course, a sturdy umbrella. Let these five rainy-day outfits inspire your look the next time it pours, and shop similar pieces, ahead.

1 of 25
image
Getty Images
Layer a Bright Raincoat Over a Blazer

Bat away any rainy day blues with a colorful waterproof coat. Pink is a bold option, but also fun and stylishly feminine. As for what to wear underneath? If you’re on your way to work, a blazer, jeans (slacks, if your company’s dress code is more stringent), and a pair of comfy sneakers will do the trick. Should there be a downpour rather than a drizzle, skip the sneakers in favor of heavy-duty waterproof boots.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
2 of 25
image
Courtesy

Mira Mikati raincoat, $436

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
3 of 25
image
Courtesy

Leith blazer, $45

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
4 of 25
image
Courtesy

Treasure & Bond jeans, $89

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
5 of 25
image
Courtesy

Vans sneakers, $60

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
6 of 25
image
Getty Images
Opt for T-shirt Dresses

The only thing more annoying than rain when you're having a good hair day is a torrential downpour that completely drenches your jeans. Because sitting at your desk in bottoms still dripping water isn't pleasant or comfortable, I prefer to wear dresses (or light-weight leggings that dry rather quickly). Here's a foolproof rainy-day outfit: a raincoat, a T-shirt dress, and sporty sneakers.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
7 of 25
image
Courtesy

Herschel raincoat, $100

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
8 of 25
image
Courtesy

Facetasm dress, $71

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
9 of 25
image
Courtesy

Fila sneakers, $75

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
10 of 25
image
Getty Images
Buy a Bubble Umbrella

No raincoat, no problem. Clear bubble umbrellas are the next best water-repellent accessory, providing coverage while allowing you to see the path in front of you. Opt for a cute long trench—like this street style star's—and leave it unbuttoned to show off your top, then wear with jeans and patent waterproof ankle boots. This look will come in handy when you're caught in the rain during Fashion Week.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
11 of 25
image
Courtesy

Derek Lam 10 Crosby trench coat, $695

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
12 of 25
image
Courtesy

Zara blouse, $39

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
13 of 25
image
Courtesy

Levi's jeans, $98

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
14 of 25
image
Courtesy

Jeffrey Campbell patent leather boots, $60

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
15 of 25
image
Courtesy

Hunter Boot umbrella, $60

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
16 of 25
image
Getty Images
Add Colorful Accessories

When it rains, and getting dressed seems harder than usual, it's easy to default to an all-black outfit. Keep your look from fully succumbing to gloominess with a rainbow of accessories. This street style star gave her navy and black outfit life with a bright red top-handle satchel. Before you rush out the door, take a minute or two to throw on floral earrings or a colored gemstone ring to prove the weather won't bring down your style.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
17 of 25
image
Courtesy

Topshop raincoat, $63

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
18 of 25
image
Courtesy

J.Crew dress, $188

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
19 of 25
image
Courtesy

Botkier handbag, $198

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
20 of 25
image
Courtesy

UGG rain boots, $80

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
21 of 25
image
Getty Images
Keep Adding Layers

You probably witnessed this trick on every fashion girl last season: layer two coats (a trench and a see-through rain jacket) on top of each other. It's an effortless look that gives you instant street style cred. I, for one, am not over this layering hack and will continue wearing it throughout the year.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
22 of 25
image
Courtesy

MM6 Maison Margiela raincoat, $357

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
23 of 25
image
Courtesy

Michael Kors trench coat, $150

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
24 of 25
image
Courtesy

Grlfrnd jeans, $230

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
25 of 25
image
Courtesy

Marc Fisher boots, $165

SHOP IT

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
More From Fashion