Raincoats & Rainboots: Three Outfits

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At this point I think you know I live in a rainy city. I’m always trying to find more interesting rain wear and pieces that make sense to wear while out sloshing around in it…

So, here it is, the yearly (at least) rain wear round up. This time I’ve paired up jackets and boots into a few everyday outfit combos. The nice thing is all of these pieces could easily mix and match with each other to help get you through the long rainy fall, winter & spring or whatever part of that is rainy where you are.

Rainy Day Outfit #1: City Chic

Matt and Nat Brave Faux Leather Backpack – Love this backpack and being faux leather it won’t ruin in rainy weather. Matt & Nat make the nicest vegan bags and the lining is even made of recycled materials. Win.

Columbia Women’s Shine Struck II – I’m dying over the gorgeous deep color of this raincoat. I love Columbia gear. Sienna, Pinky and I all have rain gear from them and have been super happy with it. If you have a good coat you can just get out in it and go, that’s the Northwest mindset at least. No fussing with annoying umbrellas. Just pull up your hood and you have hands-free to wrangle children…or more importantly, to hold your coffee. I find their brand to run TTS.

DSTL High Waisted Skinny Jeans in Black Coated Powerstretch – You may remember this was my favorite pair from my coated jeans post a bit ago. They fit great, are flattering and have just a bit of sheen. Coated denim repel the rain and are perfect for traipsing about in the weather while still looking rad. These run TTS.

Jeffrey Campbell Stormy Rain Boot – This might be the coolest shaped rain boot I’ve seen. It totally looks like a regular boot. Love the matte finish, too. It gets a ton of great reviews, but they do say to size up.

Rainy Day Outfit #2: At the Park

Madewell Billie Slouchy Beanie – Being a knitter, I’m picky about knit hats. This one is gorgeous in this gray or in the ivory. Saw it in the store the other day and it’s a good one.

Ilse Jacobsen Hornbaek Raincoat – Love the fun red of this. It’s a great red and I’m picky. Ilse Jacobsen makes really adorable coats and boots that are well-made. I like this style because it’s easy to layer over a warm sweater or top and I’m all about layers in the winter.

AG Legging Ankle Jean  – We probably all know by now AG legging jeans are Shana’s favorite. I just got some to finally try out and they are good. It’s like she knows what she’s talking about. Haha. They hug your booty like a soft glove. I don’t know what voodoo magic they have, but they’re worth a try. They run pretty TTS but size up if you’re between sizes.

Hunter Original Short Rain Boot – Sometimes you just need a good boot that will get you through a very messy day and Hunter boots are classics when it comes to rain gear. I love the shorter boots because they’re a little more flattering in my opinion and a little less clunky. Elongate your leg by choosing a color that matches the majority of your jeans. I love the navy pair here if you wear a lot of darker denim (which is good for rainy weather since it looks cleaner longer).

Rainy Day Outfit #3: Everyday Comfy with a Kick

J.Crew Leopard Print Scarf – If you’ve been reading TME very long you know we love leopard print and treat it as a fun neutral. I love how it takes any outfit up a notch. I think I need this scarf for days when it’s too wet to wear my leopard boots.

The North Face Laney II Trench – Another of Shana’s favorite pieces. I love that this is lightly lined and has waist tabs for a flattering fit. TTS. Comes in a bunch of colors. For some reason the navy disappeared at the first link. Get the navy here.

Abercrombie Sculpt High Rise Super Skinny Jeans – I’ve been impressed with all of A&F’s clothing lately. It’s hard to find a good gray skinny jean and these look great.

Dansko Women’s Rosa Rain Boot – These. Are my newest favorite. I have them in navy (see above) but almost wish I had gone with the olive green. They come in black, too. They’re SO comfy and bouncy and great for all day everyday. Plus, they’re pretty darn cute for a rain boot!

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Hope you’re staying cozy and dry this fall. Currently we’re roasting pumpkin, drinking tea and enjoying the leaves outside…gimme all the fall vibes. This season is so my jam.



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  1. Michelle Ramsay on

    This is a really timely post for me as I have bought (and returned) two raincoats in the past few weeks! I think I may be looking for one piece of clothing to do too many things…

    I’m wanting an everyday jacket for fall and spring that can also function as a raincoat, but if I’m spending $$$ I would like to also wear it when it’s not raining. So that means nothing shiny or too slick… room for layers underneath, hood mandatory. Which of these do you think would fit that bill?? I think I’ll try the Laney Trench and see how that works out for me.

  2. May I also recommend Uggs rainboots (they’re not to tall and they fit well) and try Boden for raincoats in fun patterns that you can also wear in any kind of weather. some of them are water-resistant, not waterproof, but they have great patterns.

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