How to Survive a Rainy Day in Style

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A woman in a leopard print leather jacket with a raincoat over it

Thanks to storms like Joaquin, we’re on track for a super-soggy autumn, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your personal style between now and next spring. Designers like Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent are catching on to your weather woes, stocking their shelves with sleek and chic rain boots, umbrellas and trench coats to survive anything Mother Nature sends your way. Ready to shop? Look for rainy-day gear that’s both fashion-forward and technical, and always remember that you get what you pay for. That umbrella bought on a street corner may cost five dollars now, but when it collapses in five minutes, you’ll wish you’d invested in something slightly more legit. Above, our top 10 accessories to keep you warm, dry and fabulous this fall.

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Julia Sarr-Jamois


Candy apple red is a wild alternative to Burberry's original khaki--with all the bells and whistles of the world's best trench coat.


Hunter updated its original rain boot with a glossy patent finish so you can stay dry and look beyond chic.


A bold color, covered top and gleaming silver accents make this bag a go-to for gloomy days.

Ralph Lauren

Cinched at the waist over Burberry's trench, this black patent leather belt will create a long, flattering line, so you don't get lost under all that fabric.

Eugenia Kim

A wide-brim silhouette will keep your hair in one place and keep you warm, while this cool grey shade will brighten any skin tone.

Bergdorf Goodman

A floral scarf makes any rainy-day look pop, even you're decked out in head-to-toe black.


Humidity is a hair-do's worst nightmare. This is humidity's worst nightmare. Hair day, saved.

Urban Decay

A spritz of this over your fresh face in the AM will prevent gravity (and humidity) from taking its toll in the PM.


Slip your phone into a weather-proof case before running out the door--this one is pricey, but so worth it.

Kate Spade

With its clear construction, this umbrella will match everything in your wardrobe.