True story: I moved back to the East Coast from Los Angeles a couple of years ago, and for my first month here, it rained almost every day. Coming from a place where it typically rains once in a blue moon, I was thoroughly unprepared. Before the bulk of my wardrobe arrived, I was armed with a denim jacket and the closest thing I had to rain shoes (these Everlane loafers…), I felt like a fool surrounded by prepared east-coasters in goulashes and anoraks.
So it got me thinking about how I can pre-plan for rainy days in the future—while still looking cute (naturally). Fittingly, I took to the internet and researched the rainy-day style of celebrities while out and about when the forecast is less-than-stellar. The results of my research? A crop of fresh outfit ideas for the inevitable string of rainy days to come.
Below, see what stars wear to look cool on rainy days and shop some of our favorite functional rainy-day pieces!
On Kendall Jenner: R13 jeans; Balenciaga bag and boots
Who: Elsa Hosk
On Rita Ora: Adidas jacket, pants, and sneakers
On Lily Collins: Madewell jacket; Gerard Darel bag; Black Orchid jeans; Vince sneakers
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On Karlie Kloss: A.L.C. coat; Victoria Beckham dress; Carolina Herrera bag
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On Chriselle Lim: Tibi Drape Twill Trench ($750)
Shop Rainy-Day Pieces:
Rain boots you can get away with wearing to work are an essential.
Available in sizes 5 to 11.
Wear this color with anything and everything.
Available in sizes 0X to 3X.
An on-trend bag that you actually won't mind getting wet, found.
Flattering pants alert!
Available in sizes 23 to 32.
The name says it all.
Available in sizes XXXS to XXL.
Rainy days are the best days to dress for comfort, don't you think?
Available in sizes 1X to 3X.
You won't get far without this on a rainy day.
You'll want to wear this even on sunny days.
Available in sizes 36 to 46.
See what we mean about wishing for a rainy day in the weather forecast?