And you leave your brolly at home...
For too long we have misjudged the weather, turning up to work sartorially defeated, in sodden slip-on mules and inside out brollies.
So now it's time we brought an end to the dodgy fashion ensembles we throw together in a last minute bid to shield ourselves from the rain.
Listen up, for this is the last time you will ever find yourself in a weather-induced clothing conundrum.
Weatherproof your look with ease this season
We’ve laid down the rules on dressing for those unanticipated downpours in the below cheat sheet:
Create your own rainbow
Thrust your umbrellas up against the rain and prepare to sartorially drench yourself in colour. Rule number one, don’t let the torrential downpour get you down. Instead, show the weather who’s boss and don head-to-toe colour.
The spring/summer ’17 shows were a catalyst for sunshine shades, with Gucci and Celine coveting this season’s most sought after hue while Emilio Pucci introduced us to positive dressing.
Emilio Pucci, Alberta Ferretti and Gucci featured rainbow palettes this season
So forget it’s January and embrace fashion’s newfound optimism. Make a statement in the complicated adversity of politics and stock your wardrobe with rainbow shades.
Tell the rain where to stick it
With a slogan tee of course. It’s never been cooler to wear your words so this season tuck a statement top/jumper into raw-hem jeans and a weather-proof anorak.
Ashish, Dior and Ashley Williams made their sartorial voice heard this season
Take inspo from Ashish and Ashley Williams and say it, don’t let the rain spray it. Just make sure to ditch the sandals.
Channel your grannie
If there’s anyone who knows how to handle the weather, it’s your grannie. So take inspo from your beloved this season and bring back the anorak. Before you shrug at the very idea of donning the famous fashion faux-pas, look who has been coveting the trend.
Joseph introduced us to the waterproof in bold cobalt so don’t shy away from colour (just maybe leave the slip dress at home).
The cagoule has never been cooler (yes, really)
Finish the look with trackpants, trainers and a hoodie. Who knows? Maybe your grannie will take sartorial inspo from you next…
Gone are the days when you had to bare your arms to the cold in an attempt to shield yourself from the rain with your coat draped across your head.
Try the age-old approach to rain-proofing your look
Why? Because fashion has welcomed the '90s hoodie back with open arms and an open mind. It’s not quite time to bid farewell to athleisure just yet so layer a statement hoodie beneath a camel floor-skimming coat and Bob’s your uncle. Never will you enter the office with rain-drenched locks again.
Remember, practicality is cool now
Think back to the days when your mum would insist on continuously reminding you to wear your coat even in the warmest of climates in case the rain kicks in. Well, take stylistic advice from your elders this season as practical dressing has never been cooler.
Have you bought a trench yet?
Wearable fashion finally debuted on the catwalks this season as the likes of Céline, Stella McCartney and Balenciaga brought toffee coloured trenches and paper-bag waists to our attention. Think waterproof, utilitarian and toasty. So even if you forget your brolly (we’ve all been there), you’ll be well and truly weather-proof, not to mention bang on trend...
Remember when we told you about dopamine dressing? Well, don grin-inducing fashion this season. Rule number one? The brighter, the better. We’re talking rainbow shades, pompom-embellished bottoms, mismatched booties à la Céline, embroidered denim and kitsch accessories. Invest in anything that's bound to crack a smile or two amongst your fellow colleagues.
Bloggers far and wide are coveting the Loewe's elephant this season
Come on, have you seen Loewe’s elephant bag? Consider it your January pick-me-up. It's essential, OK?
So stay cheery in the face of rainy weather with our round-up of the chirpiest fashion pieces everyone is coveting RN:
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