Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Bring On The Frankenstorm! 9 Rainy-Day Essentials To Help You Survive

  1. Begin



    See All Slides

    Are you ready for the tropical storm, aptly dubbed "Frankenstorm," that's due to hit the east coast on Tuesday, just ahead of Halloween? We're pretty sure the answer is no. So, step up your preparedness with these protective pieces that will ensure that you don't drown on your way to pick up more flashlights.

    Because even if the storm bypasses you, this is the time of year when we all sit around and reminisce about battening down the hatches during Wilma, the way we lost power when Ivan hit, and our guilty pleasure looking forward to hurricane parties. That's right — hurricane season is coming.

    Before it hits, we've got a host of hot, wet days. While we wish we could stay inside forever, it IS Halloween, so beat the bad weather blues with a couple of cute, waterproof items that'll will protect you as you trick-or-treat. While none of these cute pieces are ready for a category one, they'll certainly brighten up your day. And after the weather we've been having, that sounds a-okay to us.

    Begin Slideshow


New York

New York's 5 Most Insane Blizzards, Ever

Remember Snowmageddon? You know, that time that not one but two massive blizzards hit the tri-state area within five days? It was cold. There was lots and lots of snow. And, you probably had off of work (or school) for a solid few days.  Well, history may be repeating itself. As New York City prepares for winter storm read

Styling Tips

A Fashion Instagrammer's Guide To Taking Better Pictures

If there's one thing fashion people love, it's documenting their clothing choices — and then sharing the pictures with other people who also like to wear (and talk about) clothes. Less beloved, though, is the gap between what they think the photos will look like and how they actually turn out. Angles are awkward, read