Well, Canberra, get your gum boots out and make sure you have an umbrella close by at all times. We've been 'lucky' enough to have received over a months worth of rain in just 2 days with more to come according to the weather man! So... instead of singing 'rain rain go away, come again another day' with your hopes as high as your heels, let's just get prepared, because although dressing for the rain may seem just as dreary as the sky looks, it doesn’t have to be.
I am a huge fan of oversized coats and jackets throughout Winter, and they're also lifesavers if you do forget your brolly and have to make a quick dash to the coffee store or car. Preferably a hooded version for protecting your fresh blow wave, and also helps keeps your ears warm when it's windy rain (the worst!).
Next, a pair of good quality boots with a bit of a heel to give you some height when coming across an un-suspecting puddle of mud! Plus your tootsies will be nice and toasty - and no one will even know you're wearing your fave pink polkadot socks!
Paired with those, I like to go for a skinny pant or pair of jeans to tuck into the boots and a lightweight sweater to handle the additional warmth of the jacket. Although, here in Canberra, we need all the 'warm' we can get, so why not throw on a scarf and a pair of knitted gloves too.
See! There are plenty of ways to look chic when the weather isn’t on your side!