It's raining, it's pouring...
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.
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.
CROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT
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.
But if cropped trousers aren't your game, try tucking your trousers into the top of your boots to avoid any sogginess.
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.
sPILL THE SKIRT
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.
Brighten up a dreary, rainy day with vibrant colours and patterned jackets.
The perfect mix between a raincoat and trench—go for a vinyl-coated jacket this season. Just maybe avoid the heeled sandals.
I'VE GOT MY TIE ON YOU
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.