What To Wear When It’s Raining

Rain can be a nuisance. When choosing what to wear on a rainy day, remember that you don’t always have to pack multiple outfits.

You can easily make one outfit do double duty. For instance, you could wear a rain jacket over a dress shirt and tie, or pair a blazer with jeans.

If you want to look professional, try wearing a raincoat and matching pants, such as slacks or chinos.

What To Wear When It’s Raining

If you prefer something casual, you can go with a rain jacket, denim cutoffs, sneakers and a baseball cap.

The key is finding pieces that work well together. A raincoat won’t match every piece of clothing you bring along, but you can still use it to add some color to your ensemble.

Let’s look in a bit more detail what items of clothing work well when it’s raining. 


If it’s raining outside, you might want to ditch your usual weekend attire and opt for something a little more comfortable — like your favorite pair of jeans.

Classic pieces look great with many things in your wardrobe, and they won’t let you down no matter what the weather brings. Plus, they’ll help keep you warm as well as  keeping you dry.

In addition to being versatile enough for every occasion, your favorite jeans are also easy to dress up or down.

So whether you’re headed out to brunch or heading home to watch TV, you can always count on your beloved jeans to make things easier.

The Right Pants

If you want to look good while working/walking outdoors, don’t wear thick, bulky trousers. Instead, opt for something sleek and stylish. 

The key to looking sharp in trousers is picking the perfect fit. If you’re short on legroom, try a pair of slim pants.

For taller guys, go for a straight cut or a trouser that flares out slightly at the bottom. And for those with longer legs, consider a pair of cropped trousers. 

Thinner materials are also good in case you get wet, They will absorb less water and make you feel less uncomfortable if caught in a downpour. 

Longer Jackets

If you’re planning on spending a day outdoors, don’t wear a cheap bad quality jacket.  You’ll be miserable if it gets wet. Instead, opt for something waterproof.

“A lot of people think that because they are wearing a jacket, they won’t get wet,” says Jennifer Hochschild, co-founder of the fashion brand Chimala but unless it’s especially designed to wear in the rain expect to feel a bit moist if the heavens open. 

The key to staying dry while out and about is finding a jacket that covers your entire body. A good jacket should extend to your knees or at least above your hips.

If you’re buying online, check the sizing chart carefully. Most jackets fit differently depending on where they’re purchased.

For example, most women’s coats come in either small or medium sizes, whereas men’s usually come in large or extra-large.

Avoid anything too baggy. You want something that fits snugly around your torso to protect you from moisture. 

Mixing It Up

If the weather outside is frightful  it doesn’t mean you have to wear ugly shoes. Combat boots are a great option because they come in many different styles and colors.

They can go with almost anything – leggings, jeans, dresses, skirts, etc.

If you want to add some style to your outfit without breaking the bank, try mixing up your footwear. You could pair combat boots with a dressy skirt and a blazer.

Or, you could throw on a pair of combat boots with a pair of skinny jeans and a tee shirt. 

Add Color 

A gloomy day calls for bright colors. The weather might be gray but there’s no reason you can’t use colorful clothing to make yourself feel better.

Grab the most vibrant stuff you own and experiment with color combinations. 

You don’t have to go crazy; just add one or two bold items to your outfit. If you want to do something really interesting, try combining completely different shades.

For example, wear red pants with a yellow shirt. Or go for a pink skirt with a green sweater.

The key is to keep it simple. Don’t overthink things — just pick out what makes you happy and go with it. 

Rain Boots

Rain Boots

Rain boots are a great option to wear when it’s pouring (obviously)  and they are also pretty comfortable. They might even look good with jeans or shorts. 

These boots don’t just add a little something extra to your outfit; they’re actually a wardrobe staple.

Rain boots are the perfect shoe for fall because they keep feet dry while still looking stylish.

And since they come in a variety of styles — including lace up, zip-up, slip-on and mules — there’s really no excuse to avoid wearing them.

Try A Hat

A hat adds a lot of personality to your look. Whether you are rocking a fedora, a beanie, a baseball cap, or anything else, hats are great accessories to compliment your outfits.

They can make your head feel warm and cozy during cold weather and super dry. 

In addition, they also keep you cool during hot summer days, and even help you look stylish and fashionable during the fall season. 

Hats come in many different styles, shapes, sizes, colors, materials, and designs. There are hundreds of options out there, so finding the perfect one is easy.


For those who don’t like hats, there are plenty of alternatives such as bandanas, scarves, baseball caps, etc.

Next, pick up a bag that matches your outfit.

You can go for a classic black purse or carry a colorful one. Make sure it’s large enough to hold essentials and comfortable enough to wear around town.

And finally, grab a quality umbrella. It doesn’t matter what brand you buy, just make sure it’s sturdy and waterproof. 

Another option is a lightweight backpack. These usually come in handy if you plan on doing lots of shopping or traveling.

They’re small, compact, and perfect for carrying everything from your phone to snacks.And, most importantly they’ll keep everything dry. 


Dressing for the rain isn’t difficult when you have the right tools. With these tips in mind, you should be able to stay stylish and dry at all times.

Willa Price