Practical and stylish don’t always go hand-in-hand. But, the rainy day outfits below should fit the bill. So, there’s no need to forgo your plans just because the heavens open. Instead, take a look at what to wear on a rainy day to keep you stylishly dry…

The type of outfit you choose will obviously depend on what you’re doing and how cold and rainy it is. Let’s take a look at some options.

Rainy day outfits - Nikki carries an animal print umbrella |

Nikki @midlifechic above holds off the rain will an umbrella and faux fur coat.

Get her look with this similar black sweater, jacket, jeans and umbrella.

tops for a rainy day

If it’s raining, you will probably have a coat or jacket on top of your top, so you can really wear anything underneath. Opt for a t-shirt, a lightweight shirt or a sweater depending on the weather.

tops to wear on a rainy day |

Caslon asymmetrical T-shirtTimeson chiffon cuffed blouseBoden relaxed sweaterLoveappella V-neck top

Coats and jackets

Coats to wear on a rainy day - Sylvia wears a puffer jacket |

It goes without saying that you’ll need a coat on a rainy day, but your choice will depend on how heavy the rain is, as well as whether you simply need to stay dry, or whether you need to stay warm AND dry.

Sylvia @simplysylviadc above (read her style interview here) opts for a puffer jacket. She keeps her pants slimline to add balance to her outfit.

Check out this similar hooded jacket, pants, boots and crossbody bag.

jackets to wear on a rainy day |

Via Spiga belted water repellent hooded raincoatVia Spiga packable water repellent hooded rain jacketSoTeer waterproof raincoat outdoor hooded rain jacket – Wantdo waterproof double-breasted trench coat 

Also, take a look at the best raincoats for women over 40.

Rainy day outfits: Pants

What to wear on a rainy day - Marie-Louise in a wrap coat and sneakers |

Marie-Louise @mrsmlmode above stays casually stylish in a pair of tracksuit pants and sneakers.

Recreate her outfit with this similar trench coat, jogger pants and sneakers.

When thinking of pants to wear in the rain, you could think about pants you can tuck into your rainboots to ensure your feet stay dry. If it’s heavily raining, it’s best not to wear jeans, or cotton pants, as these will stay wet for a long time.

pants to wear on rainy days |

AG skinny jeansL’AGENCE coated skinny jeansZella lightweight joggersZella high waist leggings

Dresses and skirts

What to wear on a rainy day: the best rainy day outfits to keep you stylishly dry |

Dresses and skirts can actually be a good idea in the rain – as long as you’re not heading off on a serious hike. If it’s cold, pop a pair of tights (or leggings) underneath. These will dry off a lot quicker than many pants. Wear with boots.

Carmen @carmen_gimeno above opts for a matching dress and coat.

Check out this similar dress, coat, boots, bag, beret and umbrella.

dresses and skirts to wear on rainy days |

Joules jersey dressNordstrom Signature sweater dressLoveappella roll top maxi skirtCOS sweatshirt A-line skirt

shoes and boots to wear with your rainy day outfits

Generally, boots are the right choice for a rainy day. You could choose long or short rainboots or a pair of leather or faux leather boots. If you want a more athletic option you could look for a pair of waterproof sneakers.

Julia @when_the_girls_rule above (read her style interview here) wears a pair of knee-length boots with her jeans.

Steal her look with this similar sweater, jeans, riding boots, bag and scarf.

shoes to wear on rainy days |

ASICS 9 GTX sneakersJoules welly bootsSöfft waterproof bootsUGG rain boot

rainy day outfits: accessories

Kim matches the colors in her umbrella to her leggings |

The obvious accessory you’ll need for a rainy day is a stylish umbrella.

Kimba @kimbalikes above opts for a colorful umbrella and colorful leggings.

You could also think about a rainhat, a waterproof bag and a scarf to keep you warm.

Check out this similar tunic dress, leggings, sneakers, scarf and umbrella.

accessories to wear on a rainy day |

FVM Bags waterproof nylon toteVOLGANIK ROCK nylon crossbody baglanliebao waterproof rain hatNordstrom wool & cashmere scarfRepel Umbrella windproof travel umbrella

Your rainy day outfits together in one capsule

Below, you can see some of the clothes, boots and accessories together in one rainy day capsule. Mix and match to suit your style and the weather on the day.

rainy day capsule wardrobe |

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Continue reading:

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  3. The Best Winter Boots For Women: Stylish Winter Boots That You Can’t Wait To Wear

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What to wear on a rainy day: the best rainy day outfits to keep you stylishly dry |

Feature image by Carmen @carmen_gimeno


Sylvia is 40+style’s editor-in-chief and has been helping women find their unique style since 2011. An alumni of the School of Color and Design, she is devoted to empowering women of any age to look and feel their best. Read more about Sylvia and 40+style on this page.

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