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Wet Weather Essentials

Weather warning, a band of precipitation is blowing in! But don't let the risk of showers compromise your look. Instead, follow our wet weather guide, full of rainy day essentials to keep you stylishly protected from the elements.

The Foundations
Make squelching, soggy shoes a thing of the past and trade in your leaking leathers for something a little more waterproof. Hunter has been making rubber boots since 1856 with the original welly, as we know it today, first designed in 1955. French brand, Le Chameau, has been around even longer and is experiencing a bit of a revival. The brand’s wellies are crafted to the highest standard and are favoured by the likes of Prince William and Harry. For a more fashion-led statement, look to Burberry and Valentino this season whose rain boots come embellished with a heavy helping of studs.

The Layers
Choose your fabrics wisely when it comes to outerwear. Burberry’s iconic trench coats, in water-repellent cotton gabardine, are great for showers while more technical cover-ups from Moncler, as well as wax cotton jackets from Barbour, will prove a godsend in downpours. MaxMara’s Reversible Raincoat not only offers two looks in one but comes complete with a packaway pouch so you will never get caught short without it. Red Valentino’s Tulle Lined Clear Trench Coat, meanwhile, offers a uniquely chic approach to wet weather dressing.

The Essential Extras
Invest in a good umbrella, one that won't blow inside out upon opening. Paul Smith’s sturdy Stripe Handle Walker Umbrella comes complete with the brand’s signature motif on the leather-wrapped handle for a designer finish. Alternatively, opt for fancy headwear courtesy of Penmayne of London. Its selection of felted trilbies and fedoras will keep the rain off with poise and polish. Complete your wet weather look with scarves and gloves in brilliant colours. Polo Ralph Lauren’s Litchfield Bright Plaid Wool Scarf is sure to dispel the grey gloom of rainy days.

Shop our edit of wet weather essentials below.

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