Shop the wet-weather looks below:
This unpredictable weather can do terrible things to a girl’s wardrobe. That is why we’ve trawled our favourite personal style blogs – the ones that aren’t in sunny L.A. or super-hot Oz – to find out how these trusted fashion mavens are tackling the, frankly quite irritating, climate. We can’t guarantee you won’t get totally soaked – decide to not carry an umbrella at your own peril – but we certainly can guide you in the right direction when it comes to layering, wise outerwear choices and peppy injections to even cheer up an all-black ensemble. You can even mix and match the ideas for full head-to-toe wet weather dressing! Scroll through the gallery above for inspiration and shop the looks below…
1. Work a leather or wax-finish jean:
Ok, these aren’t officially watertight, but they’ll certainly do a better job than regular denim. The oxbloog colourway appears to be the most popular, but classic black leathers will always be chic chic chic. From left to right: [a href="http://peonylim.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/ox-blood.html" target="_blank">Peony Lim[/a], [a href="http://bittersweetcolours.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/checkerboard-print.html" target="_blank">Veronica P of Bitter Sweet Colours [/a]and [a href="http://5inchandup.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/team-up.html" target="_blank">Sandra Haglestam of 5 Inch And Up.[/a]
2. Do the flippy skirt and knee-boot combo:
Very Givenchy, very good for keeping warm in a streamline way. We’ve noticed a common thread for this look – the coat must be robe-shouldered. Left: [a href="http://whiterabbitdreams.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/unkillable-monster.html" target="_blank">Margarita of White Rabbit Dreams[/a]. Right: [a href="http://www.timea-timbo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/boogie-nights.html" target="_blank">Lama of Timeo Timbo[/a].
3. Inject textures into a black ensemble:
An oldie but a goodie. Think rips, patent, leather, denim, chunky knits… simples! Left: [a href="http://mancinasspot.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/style-fof-day-let-it-be-leather-black.html" target="_blank">Mancina of Mancina’s Style Spot.[/a] Right: [a href="http://www.theversastyle.com/2013/01/what-to-wear-with-velvet-blazer.html" target="_blank">Annette of The Vera Style.[/a]
4. Leopard print!
Ok, leopard print does absolutely NOTHING to keep you warm or dry, but it looks damn good and certainly lifts a drab outfit into sassy territory. Leopard spots are all over the blogosphere and streets right now – and during men’s and couture fashion weeks we’ve witnessed leo going head-to-toe. Go as wild as you desire. Left to right: [a href="http://fashionmenow.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/and-so-it-begins.html" target="_blank">Lucy of Fashion Me Now[/a], [a href="http://www.ordinarypeople.ca/" target="_blank">Alyssa of Ordinary People[/a] and [a href="http://vintage-addicted.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/i-dont-care-i-love-it.html" target="_blank">Martha of Vintage Addicted[/a].