9 Rainy-Day-Proof Outfits We’re All Going to Wear

Ah, rain. It’s an inevitability if you live in the UK. Thankfully, we’ve hunted down plenty of rainy-day outfits that prove that it is possible to out-style a downpour. Many a time, we have walked out of the house on the way to the office or to meet friends without an umbrella, a decent jacket or even a bag that will save our outfits from the dreaded unintentionally drenched look. But because we’ve done this so many times, we’re accustomed to knowing what to put on when the skies start to darken.

From selecting the right jacket, be it a trench coat or a cagoule, to ensuring that our trousers are just slightly cropped (when they soak up puddles, it’s officially the worst) and that our trusty boots boast a wipe-clean surface, we have a host of outfit ideas that are sure to protect you from looking like you got caught in the rain (even if you did). Keep scrolling for some chic rainy-day outfit ideas, and then shop the key piece that’s guaranteed to keep you warm and, most importantly, protect you from a downpour.  

Style Notes: Maxi coats will offer you maximum protection from the elements, particularly those with a nylon composition. 

This also comes in classic stone, timeless black and striking sage. 

The adjustable strap means you can wear this on your shoulder or crossbody. 

Instantly elevate any outfit with chic heeled boots. 

Style Notes: A leather, faux-leather or vinyl coat is as good as waterproof; pair it with cropped trousers to avoid any chance of soggy hems. 

You’ll rewear this year after year. 

Sharp tailoring and leather is such a good combination. 

A comfortable heel for all day wear. 

Style Notes: Puffer coats are king when it comes to tackling a day out in the rain. Just add leggings and track-sole boots. 

Every year we turn to Arket for exceptional puffer coats. 

The zip hems lets you adjust according to your outfit. 

Chunky boots are a rainy season staple. 

Style Notes: If your coat or jacket doesn’t come with the added benefit of a hood, add a baseball cap into your rainy-day outfit equation. 

So many of my looks are finished with a baseball cap. 

All Saints know all about forever leather jackets.

Cigarette trousers are still a firm favourite amongst our readers. 

My dream boots. 

Style Notes: Trench coats are a Brit style staple, so it makes sense that many of them are water-repellent, too. Keep toasty by wearing yours with a knitted dress and boots with a tight-fitting shaft. 

How chic is this?

Knit dresses come into their own come autumn. 

This pair also comes in a sleek cream. 

Style Notes: Quilted coats were big news last winter, and by the looks of it, they’re going to be just as integral for 2023. For cosy vibes, try layering a jogging suit underneath—the hood is non-negotiable if there’s even the smallest chance of rain. 

Frankie Shop’s quilted coats have become a cult favourite.

Made with 100% organic cotton. 

I’ll rely on this off-duty look for autumn and winter. 

Style Notes: Wellies or rubberised boots have never looked chicer than when paired with leggings tucked in and and a utility jacket to finish. Personally, I love how Basma has matched the colour of said jacket to that of her knee-highs. 

Cream always looks expensive. 

This high-waisted style will work for all your cropped jumpers and jackets, too. 

Made from 50% recycled rubber. 

Style Notes: Layers are a must on chilly, rainy days, and Chrissy serves up the perfect formula to follow with her top, cardigan and trench-coat pile-up.

This comes in a great range of sizes. 

Cardigans are a useful layering piece for the cooler months. 

Abercrombie & Fitch jeans come highly praised. 

Style Notes: Nowadays, there are some really chic waterproof coats on the market, which make for the ultimate attire on rainy days. Trainers, jeans, and you’re good to go. 

Choose from a range of chic hues. 

Such a great cut. 

Opt for a leather trainer to avoid soggy socks. 

This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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