Introducing Your Capsule Rainy Day Wardrobe

Because we may as well make the best of a bad situation

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by Laura Grabiner |
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September dressing is hard enough as it is, having to ditch the ditsy dresses we've been living in for months. And let's face it, this week's torrential rain isn't making it any easier. The weather forecast is wetter than ever, so we've put together a concise, capsule wardrobe for all your rainy day needs.

From protective outerwear and practical accessories to the only pair of waterproof boots you need to know about (a sort of wellie-chelsea hybrid - you've got to see it to get it), we've created a shoppable edit of everything you need to make getting dressed manageable, for at least the next week or so...


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Cos, Long Cotton Mac, £1501 of 10

Cos, Long Cotton Mac, £150

This cotton-canvas mac will keep you dry and cool in milder climes

Ganni, Biodegradable Bucket Hat, £602 of 10

Ganni, Biodegradable Bucket Hat, £60

Sustainable and waterproof? The only trans-seasonal accessory you need right now

Everlane, Rain Boots, £623 of 10

Everlane, Rain Boots, £62

Is it us, or did wellies just get really kind of cool?

Uniqlo, Ultra Light Hooded Vest, £59.904 of 10

Uniqlo, Ultra Light Hooded Vest, £59.90

Uniqlo's 'Ultra Light' gilet is perfect for this time of year when it's not yet cold enough for a padded coat

The Elder Statesman, Yosemite Cashmere Socks, £2055 of 10

The Elder Statesman, Yosemite Cashmere Socks, £205

We not quite ready for tights, so in the meantime slip these under chunky boots for extra warmth

Ambush, Flight Cargo Pants, £3456 of 10

Ambush, Flight Cargo Pants, £345

These cargo pants are tapered so you can wave goodbye to soggy hems!

Autograph, Knitted Polo Shirt,  £697 of 10

Autograph, Knitted Polo Shirt, £69

A chunky jumper will be too hot at the moment - you're much better off layering a lightweight knit like this one from M&S

HAY, Clear Canopy Umbrella, £168 of 10

HAY, Clear Canopy Umbrella, £16

There's never been a better time to invest in a chic brolly - this one will complement any outfit

Balenciaga, Wheel Belt Pack S, £5509 of 10

Balenciaga, Wheel Belt Pack S, £550

Keep your essentials dry and zipped away in Balenicaga's nylon belt bag

Axel Arigato, Clean 90 Trainers, £15510 of 10

Axel Arigato, Clean 90 Trainers, £155

Black trainers hide a multitude of scuffs. Plus, you can wipe these clean post-commute

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