Come rain or shine, it is the British prerogative to complain about the weather. A lot. Just last week we were ‘too hot’, now it’s become ‘too wet’, with a side serving of snow, and we intend on talking to everyone we encounter about it. Yep, everyone.
Just as we thought it was finally time to put our coats and boots away for spring, the weather changes - which poses something of a dilemma when it comes to getting dressed. Heat waves are at least relatively easy to navigate on the fashion front – dress, sandals, sunglasses, done – but rain, snow, wind and so on, require a little more planning.
But there’s no need to let this rain on your parade. The weather at New York Fashion Week in February was similarly confusing but guests styled it out. Look at Katie Holmes who made a midi dress and sandals at the Tory Burch show weather appropriate by adding tights and an oversized, mannish coat. The bonus? It looked super chic too.
Those floaty dresses you were wafting around in last week? They still get the go-ahead, just wear them under a lightweight, waterproof layer and team them with chunky ankle boots (or, even better, cut-off wellies).
Getting a brolly out now feels like an admission of defeat. So don’t. Instead embrace the joys of a wide-brimmed rain hat. Ever the pragmatists (and no, that is not a polite way of saying ‘boring’, quite the opposite), the Danes do excellent versions. We love Rains’ Boonie style as it has neck ties so there’s no need to worry about it taking off in the wind.
Crocs are still going strong. Unapologetically functional, they're also waterproof, so a win in a washout. See they’re not as terrifying as their namesakes after all.
Still can’t muster the enthusiasm to brave the bad weather? Well, you could always just stay in – although we have a feeling you might be bored of that by now.