How To Look Awesome On The Rainiest Days

By now, you’re completely done with winter and the clothing associated with it. Those clunky boots next to your door? No thanks. That tired parka? Can’t even look at it. Well, the good news is that relief from this particular form of bad weather is coming soon. But, once the last pile of slush melts, we can count on another assault from the skies: rain, rain, and more rain.

Yeah, okay, April showers bring May flowers, but when you spend every commute trying to avoid falling into lake-sized puddles, you forget to be excited about impending ranunculus and peonies. Point being: You've got to find a way to put some fun into your spring style and quit with the Debbie Downer stuff. Clever rain gear is a great way to do that, so we mapped out seven alternative looks (shot in actual water at Aqua Studio in NYC) to consider for the upcoming months. Scope rain-resistant boots, hats, jackets, and more and get ready to waterproof your life. You need this.

While we wouldn't advise taking a dip in the deep end, Alexander Wang's metallic laminated jacket will be the bright spot on any rainy day. 
DKNY coat; Sonia Rykiel skirt; Tommy Hilfiger boots and umbrella.

For those days when it's really coming down hard, go the double-protector route with a hooded jacket and an umbrella. 
Être Cécile is known for its cheekily printed tees and sweatshirts, and this season it's branching out into outerwear. You can be sure these pieces will be topping many an editor's list come spring. 
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Wanda Nylon skirt and trench.

Wanda Nylon's truly transparent style allows you to showcase that just as forward outfit you're hiding underneath. 
Left: Lisa Perry  dress and shorts; Aldo boots. Right: Sonia Rykiel jacket and dress; Vans sneakers; kate spade new york umbrella.

See-through clothes and accessories are clearly the trends to try this spring.