Although I meant to post this rain-busters round-up in April, I figured you would still find it useful given May’s grim weather forecast. And since these dreary weather conditions are expected to continue here in the Big Apple for the next five days (oh, joy), I now have a perfect excuse to stock up on the latest waterproof fashion finds. Even better: I don’t even need to venture outside to buy anything, as everything’s available online.
We’ve all heard of galoshes for men… but for women? Slip on Swims’ ultra-stylish rubber overshoes to prance around in puddles, without mucking-up your pricy Miu Miu ballerinas. Choose from a host of colorful hues, including lemon, licorice, pearl gray, bubble gum pink and chocolate. Swims, $146, swimsstore.com
This travel-friendly, water-repellant trench is undeniably practical and chic. The puffy sleeves and solid navy silhouette add to the appeal, while the knee-length drawstring hem and adjustable hood prevent you from getting drenched! Mackage Knee-Length Nylon Jacket in Navy, $385, saksfifthavenue.com
Avoid looking like a drowned rat with this punchy patent leather wide-brimmed hat. The eye-popping Kelly green shade is guaranteed to garner smiles, even on the greyest of days. Patrica Rain Hat, $126, edressme.com
Shield yourself from unexpected downpours with this stylish and smart weather forecasting umbrella. The base of the handle has a built-in radio receiver, which illuminates during inclement weather, so you’ll instantly know when to take cover. Now that’s cool! Hammacher Forecasting Umbrella, $99.95, hammacher.com
Treetorn’s edgy rubber wedge boots are proof that you needn’t sacrifice your style when it’s raining cats and dogs. Not only are these kicks comfy, they’re also fully insulated so you won’t freeze when the mercury nosedives. I’m such a fan, I bought ‘em in both cypress and yellow. Treetorn Plask Rain Boot, $117, zappos.com