rainy day chic.

Hello again! With April showers on the horizon, a rainy day chic theme for this week's Friday's Fancies seemed more than appropriate. I find myself looking for little ways to cheer up my rain routine. I'll admit that many of the items below err on the side of function, but their bright colors and solid structure take them to another level...


{left column: trench - umbrella - boots | middle column: top - bottom | right column: bag - flats - jacket - boots}

Though I sincerely wish I could rock heels like those in the rain, I'll stick to my boots and flats ;) After three years in New England, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see a few LLBean items in this round-up--or that beautiful tote made of old sails. North Face doesn't scream chic, but it is functional, which is half the battle for me. I'll be dreaming up the ultimate rainy day ensemble this Friday and I hope you'll join in the fun with me! Have a great Tuesday :)

33 comments:

  1. Rainy days aren't such a bad thing with such fun accessories. I love the Kate Spade flats - especially in the bright colors on their website.

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  2. Definitely I like I wear some wellies but to make it more fun, I like to add a cute skirt and lots of color!

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  3. Love hunter boots! I think I need some soon! :) I try to stay inside when it rains, I much prefer to watch it than be in it :)

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  4. Just an FYI the hunter boots in pink are on sale at neiman for half off!! I think they're online too!

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  5. oo i NEED a good rain jacket! mine isnt waterproof.. so silly :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  6. Oooo the gumboots are so cute! Too bad I would never have any use for them but I just like everything in red shades :)

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  7. I'm with you. Rainy days call for my hunter boots or topsiders and a patagonia rain jacket. I'm all about comfort! Cute rain boots really make rainy days much better :)

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  8. I WANT those pink Hunter Boots right now!

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  9. I love that North Face rain jacket. I feel like I just need to suck it up and buy a rain jacket. I'm still trying to just stay dry under an umbrella and 95 percent of the time, it doesn't work. Sigh. But wellies are totally the way to go. I don't think I could rock heels like that stylish lady either :)

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  10. Love all of these items so much! I'd welcome rain if I had all of those pieces!
    Tiffany
    thedesignerlifestyle.blogspot.com

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  11. Girl - you cheated!! These should be posted on Friday ;) just playing! Love Hunter rain boots of course... but I also love that tote bag!! Looks great for in the rain! Can't wait for you to see my FF's April Showers post!

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  12. ha i just posted a picture of me in the rain from the weekend. i don't look that chic: http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com/2012/03/weekend-mini-break.html

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  13. my bean boots are among my favorites, rain or shine!

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  14. A great pair of rainboots are a must! I also have a hooded trench from H&M that's my favorite during the rainy season - chic and useful!

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  15. oooo LOVE the red Hunter wellies!!!

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  16. I know a thing or two about looking good in the rain, as it seems like it's always raining in the Northwest. My favs are Hunters!! :)

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  17. Red Hunters are next on my rain gear list (SF weather is a great excuse!) but I can't get enough of my LLBean boots lately!

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  18. Love it. I need a rain coat, I have NONE with hoods!

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  19. I might have to invest in a pair of brightly colored rainboots. Those are awesome.

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  20. I'd rather have rain than the bipolar weather we're having here in Chicago. It's 30 degrees in the morning, 75 degrees in the afternoon...what gives?

    Love the L.L. Bean duck boots! I totally want to invest in a pair sometime soon.

    --Becky
    preppypremed.blogspot.com

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  21. I love those bright pink boots! I try to buy bright colored umbrellas to cheer up a rainy day. My umbrella now is pink with green polka dots.

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  22. Those pink boots are too cute - would love that paired with the green jacket!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  23. Great post! I love Hunter boots, I want some so badly! :)

    XO
    -KD

    royalsoutherncharm.blogspot.com

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  24. I am really thinking of investing in some Hunter rainboots. I know they are expensive but they are soooo darn cute.

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  25. Love that green jacket! I always try and dress in bright colors on rainy days. Great stuff!

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  26. Can't wait to get out the rain gear for Friday!! Love those Hunter boots!

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  27. Love your choices! Sure makes a rainy day seem less gloomy!

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  28. Oooo, I want a pair of cute rain boots like those! It's something I never think about buying...until it's raining! :p
    xox, giedre

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  29. I'm thinking about investing in a good anorak to combat the windy/ rainy days we get here in DC come April. Also, as much as I love my Hunter's, they wear down WAYYY too easily for their price point. Thoughts an a cute alternative?

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  30. I'm all about having a bright colored umbrella! I also have black Hunter wellies that go with everything.

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  31. I always pull out my tiffany blue-colored trench coat (from Kohls, of all places!) on rainy days, and I think it's the article of clothing I get the most compliments on! So I can't say I mind rainy days too much :)

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  32. Brightly colored Hunters definitely make rainy days a bit more cheery :) I'm thinking I need to get another pair because my black ones just are cutting it!

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