My Spring dresses and espadrilles are staring at me forlornly from the closet, while I get another sweater and jeans outfit together because it's rainy and cold. How to make rainy days more enjoyable? Or at least less depressing from a fashion standpoint? From the sunniest — and chicest — rain boots to perfect trenches and screw-the-rain-I'm-wearing-it-anyway yellow dress, here are 10 pick-me-up items to guarantee happiness on rainy days.
Spring has sprung! With thoughts of blooming flowers, warmer temperatures, and outdoor play, Spring is also the season of frequent rain showers. Before the downpours start, head pick up a slicker that will keep your tot dry during unexpected downpours. While the yellow Petit Bateau jacket is a classic, there are plenty of fun other styles to get your lil one excited about the wet weather. From a surfboard print that will have kids (and their moms) dreaming of their next vacation to a superhero version that will help them leap over puddles in a single bound, start shopping by clicking on the images above.
"I signed up for my first 10k. It is on Thanksgiving, but it is supposed to rain! What are your thoughts on racing in rain?"
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With a hurricane headed toward the East Coast, your skies may be looking Earl gray. But rain storms, even of the hurricane variety, can be romantic inside and downright passionate outside. That's why so many iconic movie kisses are staged in the rain. Check out our favorites!
- Check the weather map. A little drizzle is much easier to run in than a full on downpour. Be patient and wait for a bad storm to pass before heading outside.
- Just because it's raining, doesn't mean you need to get wet. Wear a water and windproof lightweight raincoat made of breathable material that will keep you dry on the outside and cool on the inside.
- Get a pair of shorts or pants made of waterproof material that will repel droplets from the sky and splashes from puddles.
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For almost two weeks we've been getting a lot of rain where I live, which is pretty unusual. The first few nights were nice — the thunder and lightning were exciting, and I felt cozy bundled up inside. By the weekend I was over it. I couldn't go for a hike or a bike ride, and climbing was definitely out of the question.
Despite only heading to the gym and the yoga studio for my workouts, I did notice a very small number of runners and cyclists braving it in this weather. Some of them were decked out in head-to-toe weatherproof gear, while others didn't seem to care. Regardless of what they were wearing, I thought it was still very punk rock of them. These weren't pleasant afternoon showers I'm talking about — more like torrential downpours. Also, it was cold!
A menacing storm couldn't keep these folks from their workouts! Tell me . . .
I've always found shopping and cruising town with my tots in harsh weather to be particularly stressful, so I tip my umbrella to Amy's effort to have fun and get her to-do list done amid raindrops. Do you encourage your children to play and carry on in the rain, or do you make up cabin fever games inside the cozy house?
We've been hit with crazy rainstorms over the past 24 hours in the Bay Area, prompting flooding, school closures, and one tough commute. Instead of focusing on the perils of our first major storm, I thought I'd focus on the pretty instead. See some of my favorite rainy day-inspired finds.
This year, Indian farmers are worrying over a very dry start to the monsoon season and having nude women plow the fields while chanting hymns is the most trusted custom among farmers. Interestingly, only unmarried women are allowed to participate.
If I were asked to plow fields naked to help California's drought problem, you could bet that more than the weather gods would be embarrassed.