Rainy season is officially here, which means we should brace ourselves for the wet, the humid and of course, the sea of umbrellas that invariably take over the streets. To keep you looking stylish in the midst of it all, we've rounded up eight rainy day essentials in the gallery below, from designer rain boots and raincoats to waterproof mascara and more.
3.1 Philip Lim oversized rain jacket
Typical raincoats prioritise practicality over style, but good ol' Phillip Lim manages to combine both. This oversized multi-textured utilitarian styled jacket will easily become your staple for rainy days.
Available at 31philiplim.com
Balmain vinyl leggings
Daring as always, the French label does everything with an air of pizzazz. This time, they've turned a seemingly simple pair of leggings into a statement piece with a dose of practicality. The vinyl finish is not only directly on trend ,but also deflects unwanted raindrop stains.
Available at modaoperandi.com
Chanel rain boots
The classic rain boot is symbolic of childhood nostalgia and picturesque ideas of rainy days. Chanel has created the perect balance between the seemingly innocent rainboot and innovative luxury fashion. The standard logo and the use of monochromatic colours make this rain boot a must-have this rainy season.
Available at chanel.com
Prada PVC Tote
Who knew functional fashion could be this trendy? This PVC tote is not only a multi-dimensional piece that adds oomph to any outfit, it's also water resistant. The classic logo inside pouch means you'll never have to worry about your everyday essentials getting caught in the rain.
Available at ssense.com
Rok Hwang does laid-back chic stle best. This raincoat is loosely fitted with a belt that cinches at the waist to give you shape. With oversized cuffs, this piece sticks to the basics in a classic beigge while upgrading you from the mundane trench coat look to a more contemporary one.
Available at net-a-porter.com
Alexander McQueen umbrella
Who said umbrellas have to be boring?
Opt for a plain black umbrella with a spin to match any outfit, like this ornamental silver McQueen skull which adds life to the otherwise dreary accesory. Flaunt your sense of style raher than having it tucked away in your purse.
Available at matchesfashion.com
Hourglass VEIL Primer
Isn't smudged makeup worst? With the rain and humidity, keeping make-up intact is an art. Luckily, this New York based label has created the ultimate oil-free primer that is water - resistant with a built in concealer to keep your make-up looking flawless no matter the weather.
Available at hourglasscosmetics.com
Tom Ford Extreme Waterproof
This smudge-proof mascara effortlessly intensifies the eyes, giving you a fuller make-up look instantaneously. Best of all, it is also waterproof, allowing you to be camera ready even in the pouring rain.
Available at tomford.com
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