Meet your all weather wardrobe!
We’ve got to hand it to her, when it comes to the unpredictable British weather Mother nature is excellent at keeping us on our toes.
And while we might have had a glimpse of the Spring weather a few weeks ago – we even dared to go without our black opaques – the coming of April means one thing: showers.
But there’s no need for the rain to dampen our style spirits, as we’ve tracked down the high street’s best weather-beating buys, which are making us positively breezy about April’s showers.
Enter, your any-weather wardrobe – the 11 essential buys that are both practical and stylish. SMUG FACE.
First up – the timeless trench. A stalwart of celebrities (and Burberry, obvs) have proved these sturdy all-weather wonders will look super stylish come rain or shine, or sleet, or something in-between. We love Lipsy’s dusty pink number – yours for £90.
If a trench isn’t your thang, why not check out the new crop of fash-macs.
No longer the territory of your geography teacher, macs are officially hot property! Keep it cool AND practical in these babies then laugh in the face of ‘meh’ weather. Pret A Portobello’s style will be perfect to take to the summer festivals, too!
If the rain is making you feel gloomy, perk yourself up with a sunny sweater like Alexa Chung! Warning: These knits may result in a good mood. Dickens & Jones bright buy will look great with denim – or layer it over a button up shirt, which will prevent that feeling of rain running down your neck. Eew!
Call off the skirt search – leather is nature’s own waterproof fabric. The rain will simply slide off this Oasis number keeping you warm and dry, huzzah!
While the 70s trend is MASSIVE this season, flared trousers will drag in puddles and jeans will take ages to dry. Trust us – these lightweight tapered trews from New Look are your style saviours!
When it comes to rain, it’s time to accessorise all areas! Protect your belongings in a zip fasten bag like New Look’s camo backpack, and keep your feet warm and try with Converse‘s beyond genius waterproof sneaks. When it comes to heels – shelve your stillies and step out in these sturdy slip free block heels from Marks & Spencer. In your face puddles!
Last but defo not least, shield yourself from the rain and stand under this stylish umbrella’s from Lulu Guinness. And yes we will be attempting to recreate Rihanna’s video in the rain…umbrella-ella-ella….