Published on january 23, 2020

Rainy Season Clothes: 7 Ways to Look Chic (and Stay Dry!)

written by Team thredUP

The snow has barely melted and we’re already prepping our closets for spring. We can’t help but dream of shorts and summer dresses, but we’ve still got the entire rainy season ahead of us (ugh!). Thank goodness fashion never takes a raincheck, and if you’re wondering what to wear on a rainy day then look no further. We’ve got some stellar rainy day fashion for you.

Keep your spirits high and your outfits dry during even the gloomiest of days with these super cute rainy day outfit ideas. Read on and save for a rainy day (or any day, really).

1. Brighten Your All-Black Outfit

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All black is like the unspoken uniform for winter. Black is especially great in rain; it’ll absorb any muddy splashes or sudden showers and won’t become see-through when soaked. But even black gets boring sometimes! Break up the routine in dreary weather by adding a pop of color to your look. Not a fan of bold hues? Lighten up with muted colors like these grey snakeskin print boots.

Style Tips:

— Rock a patterned or solid-colored blazer with this look, and match with a complementary accessory.

— All-black outfits are so slimming. Balance the silhouette with an oversized blazer for added dimension.

— Leather boots hold up well in rainy weather, but take precautions! Use a weather-proof leather protector to make your favorite booties last longer.

2. Make Your Puffer a Statement

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For when snow turns into sleet and the peacoats just won’t do, cover up with a handy puffer jacket to stay dry and warm. We love the fun silver tone of this puffer, especially matched with a warm-colored top and blue jeans. It adds a little stylish twist to an otherwise functional piece!

Style Tips:

— For days that blow hot and cold, wear multiple thin layers so you can peel them off at will.

— Make long socks with skate sneakers cool again. Roll up your jean cuffs and let your socks do the talking (bonus points if they’re patterned!).

3. Match Cozy With Colorful

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Transitional clothes don’t have to be gloomy. Brighten up a rainy day with a colorful ensemble. We love this colorblock peacoat! Plus, the turtleneck and overalls combo is simply the easiest look to pull together EVER.

Style Tips:

— For a slimmer leg, roll up your cuffs so it hits just above your boots.

— As always with colorful looks, pick a statement layer (like this rainbow peacoat) and match it with more subdued colors.

4. Pair Boots with a Dress

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Turtleneck, dress, and boots. Name a cozier winter combo, we’ll wait. The combat boots, a tomboy twist to this cute look, is equal parts stylish and practical. You’re navigating street puddles and you look good doing it! Match with a long wool coat and stockings to stay warm from head to toe. Accessorizing with an umbrella highly encouraged.

Style Tips:

— We love mixing prints and it’s sooo easy to style! Match a tighter pattern, like the Glen plaid wool coat, with a more spaced out motif, like the polka dot maxi dress, for a balanced look.

— Ankle booties are great with any skirt length! When in doubt, match your dresses, short or long, with your favorite pair of booties.

5. Style Up Your Rainboots

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We love how resilient leather boots are against rain, but nothing beats rain boots for stormy weather. Make your most pragmatic shoes in your closet look cute by matching it with a feminine outfit. Throw on a trench coat for a classic rainy day outfit.

Style Tips:

— Pencil skirts are work-friendly and look so, so great with a pair of knee-high boots. Add some textural interest to your outfit with small details like this scalloped trim.

— If you have ankle-length rain boots, pair it with a longer skirt that hits just above the shins.

6. Rock a Cape

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YES CAPES! Don’t grab any old rain poncho from the dollar store, make this one a fashion statement. Wool has moisture-wicking properties that will keep you dry as you glide from one errand to the next like the elegant fashionista you are.

Style Tips:

— Style a cape that hits below the waist with thigh-high boots for a super sleek look.

— Don’t want to be swallowed by the cape’s oversized silhouettes? Tuck the front into high-waisted bottoms for a high-low drape.

Don’t let rainy days get you down, style it up! Tell us your favorite rainy day outfit.