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How To Dress For Spring Showers & Still Look Magnificent

The official start of spring is less than two weeks away (yay!) which means spring showers are also on the horizon (boo). But do not fear, you can brave the rain with flying colors if you dress for the weather. Check out the guide below full of items to help keep you dry, snug and, hopefully, cheerful.

How To Dress For Spring Showers & Still Look Magnificent


How To Dress For Spring Showers & Still Look Magnificent 1. Invest in a good raincoat. There is nothing worse than arriving somewhere feeling cold, damp and gloomy. A good raincoat will keep you dry and never go out of style. Plus, they last for years if you take good care of them.

Clockwise from top left:
- Emma Cook duffle raincoat $400 –

- Diane von Furstenberg Zigzag cotton-blend raincoat $282 –

- Jil Sander raincoat with tie waist $705 –

- Smythe Asymmetric hooded raincoat $385 –

- Rag & Bone Bleecker trench $595 –

- Vivienne Westwood raincoat $1,065 –

- H&M white raincoat –


How To Dress For Spring Showers & Still Look Magnificent 2. Don’t forget your rain boots. Even if you change into different shoes, waterproof wellies are a must for any walking commute. But these styles are so cute, you might not want to make the switch.

Clockwise from top:
- Sperry Top-Sider Sadie rain boot $79.95 –

- Fessura rain boot $119.95 –

- Cole Haan Air Melanie knee-high rain boot $128 –

- Calvin Klein Ava rain boot $119 –

- Burberry haymarket splash rain boot $225 –

- Roxy drizzle rain boots $54 –

- Pour la Victoire studded ‘Ted’ rubber rain boots $162.99 –

- Polo Ralph Lauren Rossalyn II Rain Boots $64.99 –

- Target leopard fade rain boots $22.49 –

- Loeffler Randall LR rain bootie $165 –


How To Dress For Spring Showers & Still Look Magnificent

3. Ditch your boring, black umbrella. Would it be out of line to say these umbrellas may make you wish for rain? Maybe that’s going too far, but these designs are both adorable and made to last. Trash that bodega umbrella if you haven’t already and buy something you’ll enjoy opening.

Clockwise from top left:
- Marc by Marc Jacobs jumbled birds umbrella $48 –

- Lulu Guinness birdcage umbrella $52 –

- ModCloth raindrops on railways umbrella $30 –

- Kate Spade umbrella $55 –

- Tiffany butterfly umbrella $46 –


How To Dress For Spring Showers & Still Look Magnificent 4. De-frizz your hair. Humidity will leave your locks in shambles no matter what the temperature may be. These products will work with your hair on those down-pour days to keep it looking smooth, light and frizz-free.

From left:
- Tigi Bed Head Some Like It Hot heat and humidity resistant serum $20 –

- Frederic Fekkai Marine Summer Hair Zero-Humidity Frizz Control $20 –

- John Frieda Frizz-Ease original hair serum $7.64 –

- ghd Obedience Cream for Frizz-Free Styling $18 –

- Redken Fresh Curls Curl Boost Anti-Frizz Scrunching Spray Gel $38 –

- Living Proof Wave Shaping, Curl Defining No Frizz Styling Spray $95 –


How To Dress For Spring Showers & Still Look Magnificent 5. Throw a hat on that frizz. Forgot to de-frizz? No problem! These spring hats are so fresh, they’re much more than bad hair day remedies. From classic straw to flower appliques, there is something for everyone here.

Clockwise from top:
- ASOS PREMIUM flower detail hat $44.83 –

- Albertus Swanepoel Pierre fedora $415 –

- Topshop traditional boater $40 –

- Missoni Zigzag crochet-knit sunhat $495 –

- Marc Jacobs Chapeau hat $442 –

- Christian Dior 1950s vintage floral hat $450 –

- Zara two-tone wide brim hat with bow $29.90 –


How To Dress For Spring Showers & Still Look Magnificent 6. Don’t let mean Mother Nature steal your sunshine. It might be damp and dreary, but you can brighten your day with a bold piece or two. Just looking at these colors will put you on a sandy beach.

From top to bottom, starting from the left column:
-D&G quilted crossbody bag $515 –

- Zara fashion city bag with flap $149 –

- Adidas concord round sleek night shoes $70 –

- Moschino ruched linen-blend skirt $860 –

- Acne high-rise skinny jeans $275 –

- Miss Selfridge belted drape bubble dress $65 –

- Versace Polka-dot cotton-blend micro shorts $595 –

- ASOS MARKY Patent Leather Traditional Brogues $62.76 –

- Lanvin one-shoulder top $1,260 –

- Jil Sander stretch-cotton slim-leg pants $595 –

- ASOS leather saddle bag $53.79 –

- H&M bow flats –

- ModCloth Perfect Photo Op Flat in Wingtip $102.99 –

Contributed by Amanda Gabriele

I stole my first pair of platforms from the Spice Bus in 1997 when Anglophilia was all the rage. Collector of vintage bags, vinyl and kitchen appliances. My dream of becoming a butcher is momentarily on hiatus so I can teach you how to wear muumuus and apply false eyelashes. Follow me on Twitter @CrystlMeatballs.