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Rethink rainy-day apparel
Rainy days (and Mondays) may be the pits, but that doesn't mean you can't still have great style. Here, three ingenious wet-weather reinventions that will have you praying for storm clouds.
Rethink the raincoat If ponchos and slickers make you feel like an oversized sandwich baggie, it's time for a more stylish outerwear solution. We're loving new-to-the-market RainRaps ($48), which are essentially lightweight, water-resistant, reversible pashminas. On a gray day, the pink-and-orange version provides a welcome splash of color.
Rethink galoshes Wellies and duck boots are awfully played out. This year we're forgoing the wetlands-ready look in favor of svelte and urban rubber slip-ons, like these darling all-weather loafers ($149) from Norwegian company Swims. The slip-over-your-shoes ballerina version isn't available stateside yet, but we're definitely keeping our eyes peeled.
Rethink the umbrella Ever feel lonely when you're carrying your umbrella? Neither did we...until we saw Starkweather's absurdly adorable limited-edition Bridget version ($349); the handle is molded from an actual human hand (that of "Bridget," we assume), and the result is constant rainy-day companionship.