Spring is finally here!
And spring means rain will be bringing the colorful landscapes back to life around you. But how will you go about your day unbothered by the rainy weather? Visit Eau Claire's got you covered with suggestions on the best outfits to manage this fickle season.
Raincoats, Raincoats, Raincoats
Obviously, you're going to enjoy yourself a lot more with some waterproof outerwear. Note that there is a difference between waterproof, water-resistant and water-repellant. Yes, a lot to remember in this wet season! HZO.com informs us that water-resistant means the material can resist the penetration of water, but not entirely. Water-repellant means the material can repel water especially if it treated with a coating. Waterproof is true to its name and will not allow water to penetrate the material.
If you must dress nicely for work, consider investing in a suitable trench coat. These are perfect for business casual attire and tend to fit over various suit jackets.
Rainboots are a Classic "Must Wear"
When choosing a pair of rain boots, keep in mind that you don't have to sacrifice fashion for sensibility. Unless you prefer Plain-Jane black rubber high-top boots, you can choose from a wide variety of patterns and colors. Wellington's are the go-to classic style, but there are other options like ankle rubber boots known as Tinsley's, Alex's, or Chelsea's.
It's What's On the Inside That Counts
It's easy to think that just slipping on a raincoat and your rainboots will keep you comfy during your rainy outdoor experience. Outerwear will keep you dry, but it won't keep you too warm if there's a chilly rain outside. Consider wearing layers that include a sweater, particularly one made of wool, or a long sleeve shirt made of cotton.
Cover Your Head
Don't forget to protect your hair by getting yourself a dome or bubble umbrella with a transparent covering. They are larger than the average umbrella and are perfect for full coverage of your head, upper half and backpack if you're carrying one. The best part is that you'll still be able to see around you. Plus, they are super durable and won't flip inside out during a strong gust of wind! However, if you're not up to holding an umbrella and will just be darting from the car to inside a building, a brimmed hat could save your stylish hairdo.
How do you dress for the rainy season? We'd love to hear from you in the comments below.
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