5 Rainy-Day Outfits That Work Every Time

Conquer bad weather in style

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Rain, rain, go away. Come back when we have something better to wear. Wondering how to look put together when it’s wet, gray and just plain nasty out? Here, five rainy-day outfits that will keep you cozy, dry and stylish, whether you're into ankle-length jackets and lug-sole shoes, fun minis and classic Wellies or anything in between.

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1. Printed Minidress + Rain Boots

It doesn’t matter if you go for tall boots or short ones, just make sure they’re in a neutral color, so you don’t look like you’re posing as the Morton Salt Girl. (And maybe avoid wearing an all-yellow dress while you’re at it.) Top the whole thing off with a raincoat—or umbrella—and you’re good to go.

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2. Printed Trench + Anything but Jeans

This slicker looks fab. You know what’s not so fab? Soaking jeans from the knees down. When your raincoat isn't a maxi length, choose pants made from a breathable, quick-drying fabric, like merino wool, nylon or polyester. On the other hand, stay away from cotton, denim, silk or linen, which tend to absorb moisture.

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3. Rain Hat + Classic Trench Coat

Cute waterproof hats do exist! Opt for a trendy bucket style in black or dark brown (bonus points if you can find one in a patent finish) to keep things sleek and understated. Below the neck, you can never go wrong with a timeless trench, comfortable black separates and white kicks.

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4. Colorful Maxi Jacket + All-Black Underneath + Thick-Sole Shoes

Not a fan of rain boots and seem to have misplaced every umbrella you’ve ever owned? Opt for a rain jacket that goes all the way down to your ankles and a pair of kicks with some serious tread. As for what’s underneath your coat? Keep things casual with black joggers or raw-hem jeans and a matching tee.

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5. Tailored Separates + Transparent Raincoat + Baseball Cap

A rainy day can really put a damper—literally and figuratively—on your plans for a fab outfit, but it doesn't have to. Enter: the transparent raincoat. This see-through style allows whatever you're wearing underneath to take center stage while still protecting you from the elements. A win-win, in our book.



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Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...