The April Showers Survival Guide: Shop The Best Rain Gear

Prepare for the impending showers by planning ahead with fun and functional rain gear.

There’s no avoiding April’s offerings of cloudy raining days before the relief of sunny May. But that doesn’t mean that we have to concede to the downpour, so why not center an ensemble around it? It’s a time for less bulk and the shedding of layers, allowing play between a heavy top and light bottom or vice versa. Classic leathers and trench coats keep the cold away, and bags big (or small) enough to stash away the essentials needed to get through a storm.

Here is a breakdown of eight essentials to survive rainy April.

Acne Studios Beige Orletta Coat

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The trench coat will always be a timeless edition for a gloomy day, but this elevated trench will likely make looking cute a priority alongside staying dry when stepping out of the house this spring.

Shop the Beige Orletta Coat for $950 here.

Chloé Betty Rain Boot 

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You can never miss with rain boots, but if you don’t want to go with a classic brand and silhouette like Hunter or Wellington, this rain boot adds a more decorative touch to function. Made with PVC upper and rubber sole, it makes for a good excuse to head out in the rain.

Shop the Betty Rain Boot for $525 here.

Everlane Mac Coat

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This water-resistant coat may be your most trusted essential for those who tend to avoid raincoats during a gloomy day. The style is easy protection for any outfit, helping avoid wind, downpour, or drizzle.

Shop The Mac Coat for $65 here.

BAGGU Cloud Bag 

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Unfortunate circumstances happen, you might not have checked your weather app to know that it’ll be drizzling or there is a sudden downpour when commuting or running errands, but there’s no need to fret when having the perfect bag. This tote is spacious, lightweight, and waterproof, making this style a winner for those hunting for an effortless, stylish bag.

Shop the Cloud Bag for $56 here.

Zara Oversized Puffer Jacket

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Quilted jackets have slowly popped up as an essential in the last year since Frankie Shop popularized the style – adding a breezy, lightweight addition for a more casual silhouette. Zara’s rendition makes for a bright accompaniment to the day.

Shop the jacket for $89.90 here.

Shrimps ‘Margaret’ Hat

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Convenient and compact, rain hats offer an easier option to avoid wind and rain. This fisherman hat adds a charm to the usually bleak day and is easy to pack away once the sun is out again.

Shop the Margaret Hat for $220 here.

GANNI Heeled Tubular Knee Boots 

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For those that love a tall platform, Ganni’s knee boots are a perfect swap for your rain boots. With sturdy, cleated rubber soles, there isn’t a chance of slipping or getting splashed by puddles when caught walking through the rain.

Shop the boots for $675 here.

STAUD Felix Nylon Shoulder Bag

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When it’s pouring, carrying a heavy bag can be a drag, but sporting suede or canvas can be even worse. Instead, this nylon bag is a perfect trade for those who have some fun and do not fall victim to spring’s enduring showers.

Shop the Felix Nylon Shoulder Bag for $195 here.

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