Getting caught in the rain is no picnic. So if such a tragedy must befall you, make the best of it style-wise with a jolly Topshop umbrella. The fun floral motif on this brolly will be sure to put a smile on your face and those around you. Plus, we’re loving the old-timey curved handle, which makes it just a touch more classy than your average rain wand.
When it’s hot and raining, the last thing you want to do is stuff your feet into a pair of calf-suffocating Wellies. Perfect for flash downpours in summer: Slow and Steady Wins the Race’s water-repellent pumps. They give you a sexy three inches and a vixen-y color while keeping your feet dry thanks to a nylon shell. For $100, the price is absolutely right. And we bet they’d work just as well in the snow. Although that shouldn’t stop you from wearing them on a completely dry day, too.
Burberry just launched a small, limited-edition collection based on the theme of rain (April showers, more specifically). The range includes Haymarket checked rain boots, printed umbrellas, trench coats, and a whole mess of small accessories. We have to laugh for a second because if this special line is rain-themed, then what was everything else Burberry produced before it? Just OK weather trenches? Sun-brellas? Swamp-wading boots? Because those all seem like items we’d love to use … in the rain. Just sayin’. [L.A. Times] Keep reading »
When I left the house this morning, it was snowing. Hard. This, after Monday’s New York downpour, had us a tad pissed off, wet and cursing the decision to wear suede shoes. No more of this BS! No more ruined pumps! We’re going to make the junky weather our bitch with entirely appropriate (but still attractive) rain/snow/horrible weather gear. How to do it, after the jump. Keep reading »
What is it about rain gear that’s endlessly entertaining for girls? (Or maybe it’s just us?) It just makes us smile when we find great grown-up stuff that lets you feel like a kid again—like these friendly Vivienne Westwood rain booties. Everything from the girly color to that bendy bow makes us think that wearing these would transport you to an alternate universe where people skip to work and it rains gumdrops. (Of course, for $125, it would have to rain a lot no matter what fantasy you’re living in.) If you’re looking for something a bit more unisex, Ms. Westwood also makes a bow-less model that comes instead with three gold studs up the ankle. Either way, a pair is guaranteed to catch a smile or two from admirers. [Hervia.com] Keep reading »
It has been raining on and off in New York for weeks and we are sick of it. It’s easy to prepare for cold weather rain: wellies, a water repellent jacket, massive black umbrella, and, for the really dedicated, a hat. But the task gets considerably more difficult when the pelting rain is combined with heat and humidity, aka The Perfect Storm of All Things That Make Women Look Messy, Terrible, and Grumpy. In the interest of keeping you dry both from rain and copious amounts of sweat, we’ve found a few summer appropriate, rain-resisting wardrobe staples. Here’s what you need… Keep reading »
Rain in the summer is a bummer. Wearing hot, sticky rain boots in the summer is a double bummer. That’s no longer the case with fashion invention #954 that you do not need, yet intrigues anyway: Shuellas, rubber rainboots for your shoes! The waterproof plastic booties wrap around nearly any type of footwear—heels, sandals, wedges—to protect from rain and puddles. With pink material and triple Velcro closures, the Shuellas have a bit of a futuristic ’80s vibe. The fashion girls over at the U.K’s Daily Mail were brave enough to give the invention a try, but noted, “Wearing them felt like stepping into the rubber booties of an elf,” while enduring the “laughter of passers-by ringing in our ears.” You never know when bad weather is going to strike and ruin your favorite heels…which would surely rain on your parade. [Daily Mail]
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