April Showers: Time For Stylish Rain Gear

Rain Fashion Gear by Alexandra Phanor-Faury You know those women who manage to look unbelievably chic while braving the elements and seem to be immune to the messy rainy look most of us unintentionally go for when it's pouring outside? Well, this rainy season we refuse to let less than perfect weather put a damper on our style. Looking great during April showers entails being prepared for the downpours with the proper gear. No matter how great your outfit looks, if it's not compatible with the weather then you're bound to look messy. Avoid the hair-pulling that comes with getting dressed for a cloudy day by stocking up on rainy day must-haves that are both functional and great looking. There's an array of slick rain staples on the market to brighten up your cloudy day. Need some help perfecting your rainny weather look? Pick up some styling tips from these starlets who make looking good water resistant.
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Beyonce stays dry in a classic trench with a feminine twist. The flouncy ruffled hem adds much charm to a gray day. Look for eye-catching details when shopping for a topper.

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The O.G. of trenches, the double breasted Burberry trench has gone from rainy day uniform to iconic fashion staple.


There’s no reason to pass on heels when it rains. These amazing duck boots with heels are ideal for Spring. We love how preppy chic it looks paired with a dress and long cardigan.

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This shorter rain coat looks great with jeans or over a dress.
Bluefly, $320.99


During April showers, an umbrella becomes a must-have accessory, so why not jazz it up a bit? Give your tired black umbrella a rest and try some color to brighten up your day.

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This Little Juicy umbrella will have you singing in the rain.
Juicy Couture, $38.00


Toni Braxton’s stylish trench with soft pleating and flared silhouette begs to be worn in any type of weather.

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Not your average wellies. Marc Jacobs adds some some height with a thick heel and the quilted upper is a rich detail.
Marc Jacobs, $304

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Sure, having your own personal umbrella holder can make rainy days a lot easier, but until then take a cue from Rihanna and opt for a curved umbrella to ensure maximum protection.

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Could there be anything more chic than a belted trench? We think not.

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The choices of stylish rain footwear are endless.

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Jordin Sparks’ little red leather bomber is a perfect cover up.

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A girl can dream, can’t she? The sophisticated black and white palette makes this a couture umbrella. How cute is the bow?
Chanel, $540

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The supermodel gets swept away in style wearing a tailored black trench.

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Wellies can be kinda warm and heavy in the spring,instead go for cute kicks that can easily be dressed up.


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