What To Wear During Storm Gareth

Protect yourself from Marilyn Monroe moments.

storm gareth clothing

by Lucy Morris |

For those based in the UK there is no escaping Storm Gareth. If it isn’t the bursts of heavy rain and overcast clouds, it’s the blistering 80mph winds letting you know the weather is biblical. Our natural mandate is to stay hygge at home, but in lieu of staying indoors and binging Netflix until it asks ‘Are you still watching?’, these are the nine items you need to survive Storm Gareth in style.


storm Gareth clothing

LF Markey, Danny Boilersuit, £160
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A gust of Storm Gareth and that cute dress turns into a Marilyn Monroe moment - avoid the whole palaver with a jumpsuit. L.F. Markey has an appealing line of drill boilersuits and 70s inspired denim jumpsuits, like this one.

House of Holland, Black Boots, £350
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The Met Office predicts gust of winds of up to 80mph hitting England accompanied with heavy rain (not ideal), which means dinky kitten heels, tottering stilettos and dainty flats are off the cards. Now is the time to buy into the chunky hiking boot trend.

Rains, Ltd. Mackintosh, £149
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This goes without saying, a storm requires a waterproof jacket. And, naturally, Rains Mackintosh is the protective layer you should have in your locker.

ASOS DESIGN, Headband in Raffia, £8
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With hats liable to blow off your head the second you step out your front door, headbands and barrettes are the only answer.

Paco Rabanne, Jersey Midi Dress, £155, Net-A-Porter
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This capricious weather does not lend itself to the maxi dress trend (unless you like the idea of walking the streets with your skirt hem bunched in your hand in a vain effort to prevent the world seeing your knickers). The only foil is a a wiggle dress, something that fits like a glove with no excess fabric liable to billow at the sight of Gareth.

Topshop, Lace Trim Cycling Shorts, £10
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If you do insist on wearing a skirt sans tights, protect your modesty with a pair of cycling shorts.

Prada, Logo-Plaque Cotton-Chambray Shirt, £455, Matchesfashion.com
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In the face of Gareth's strong winds, say no to sheer layers, ruffles and anything slinky. Button-down shirts are the way to go.

Kitri, Eleonora Straight Leg Trourses, £95
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Don't let the pernicious rains and winds ruin your day with a pair of vinyl trousers. Kitri's won't swell in the high-speed winds and can be wiped dry.

Mango, Printed Scarf, £17.99
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Be more HRH. What would the Queen do in this weather? Tie a scarf under her chin to protect her hair, of course.

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