Best casual outfits for when the rain falls in the autumn-winter season
With the above in mind, on a rainy autumn or winter day, regular cut straight-leg style jeans are a firm favourite. Again, keep to dark jeans – indigo blue or a pair of classic black jeans. That being said, if you’re happy to play things more casually, nothing beats a pair of cargo trousers. Choose a model made from quick-dry microfibre and you’ll be unfazed by even the stormiest weather. On top, layers are your best bet to afford maximum weather protection. They also provide a quick route to cooling down after you’ve become all hot and clammy in the rain – just strip them back once you find yourself inside again and safely under shelter! Thin fleece or microfleece jumpers are an ideal pick as they dry in the blink of an eye, while polyester t-shirts or long sleeve tops make for a good base layer. If you’re following a smarter dress code, flannel shirts could be a good choice, as they tend to dry crease-free!
What to wear during spring showers or rainy summer days
Although dressing for rainy spring or summer days is a little less pressured (the warmer weather means your clothes should hopefully dry out somewhat speedily), it's still wise to give your outfit some forethought. Once again, cargo pants, cropped trousers or even shorts that are made from fast-drying microfibre are a real contender. Plus, anything with a shorter leg will let you avoid soggy hems if you accidentally plunge your foot into a puddle. For spring, you could forego the traditional rain coat and opt for a faux suede jacket (make sure it’s a water-repellent model though!) or, if it's just light drizzle, a robust denim jacket would probably see you through. A water-repellent padded gilet over a top or t-shirt might also offer all the lightweight protection you need. In the heat of summer, less is definitely more in the rain. Pair your shorts with a sleeveless vest and top things off with a breathable windbreaker (to keep you from getting a chill from the damp) and you're good to go. Just make sure you keep your sandals at home – wet shoes and feet spell disaster. Walking shoes with a sturdy grip, or even classic rain boots are a far safer bet.
Style and practicality to keep a grey mood at bay
Of course, rainy weather can also leave you simply wanting to hibernate inside, dressed in your cosiest loungewear – joggers, hoodies, pyjamas and slippers – and snuggled up under some blankets with a cup of tea! But, if you have no choice but to step outside and brave the elements, at least you now know exactly what to wear. If you feel and look good, a spot of rain certainly won’t dampen your spirits!