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The 11 (Lashing) Rainproof Outfits That Will See You Through Storm Brendan

NOT just 11 trench coats...

There's a storm a brewing...

As ideal as three straight months of blue skies and sunshine would be (we can dream, right?), we live in Ireland and rain is, sadly, just an inevitability.

With varying temperatures and on-and-off rain, Irish summer weather dishes out quite the styling hurdles for the fashion set to jump.

Too many times, have we walked out of the house on the way to the office without an umbrella, a decent jacket or even a sizable bag that will save our outfits (damn you micro-bag trend) from the dreaded drowned-rat look.

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And today, as I got a particularly unpleasant soaking, I've scoured both the high street and Instagram looking for the ultimate dressing hacks for rainy days. 


Keep your trousers cropped to avoid damp hems. 

The Classic trench

Many of the ensembles below have one thing in common - a trench coat, of course. A rainy day staple for a reason. 

tuck it

But if cropped trousers aren't your game, try tucking your trousers into the top of your boots to avoid any sogginess.

SHine Bright

Fake a sunny day with a bright and bold yellow piece—whether a dress, jacket, or in the form of an accessory.

Bigger the better

When the temperature isn't proving a problem, an oversized leather biker, a midi skirt and shades make for stylish rainy day attire.

Let's be clear

Invest in a transparent rain mac so you can show off the prettier pieces underneath.


Skirts can still work when the heavens open. Of course, boots are the obvious footwear solution, but white leather trainers will also do the trick and give your ensemble a more summery vibe.

Colour pop

Brighten up a dreary, rainy day with vibrant colours and patterned jackets.

vinyl vibes 

The perfect mix between a raincoat and trench—go for a vinyl-coated jacket this season. Just maybe avoid the heeled sandals. 


If the forecast isn't looking great, it's not worth putting any additional effort into doing your hair. Instead, slick it back with an on-trend hairband or hair bow.


No raincoat, no problem. Clear bubble umbrellas are the next best water-repellent accessory, providing coverage while allowing you to see the path in front of you.

Main image by @stylestalker on Instagram

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