It’s starting to feel like we’re never going to see the sun again in this city, which has brought a few things to my attention. One, that I am incapable of keeping track of umbrellas. Two, that I need to expand my repertoire of indoor activities in New York and three, that dressing for perpetual grey skies and rolling showers brings to light a whole new wardrobe challenge.
Schlepping around in wet socks and damp clothing is not a sacrifice I’m willing to make in the name of fash-un. However, walking countless city blocks (thanks to uber surging) in cumbersome rubber boots is equally not an option. So here’s a round up of my 5 rainy day ‘tips’ to make life a little easier in the drizzle.
- Waterproof your leather ankle boots and swap them in for the wellies. Unless you’re wadding through flood waters thick, knee-high rubber is not necessary.
2. Wear black, lightweight denim. It’ll dry quicker once you’re inside and won’t display signs of the rain you just copped.
3. Don’t wear silk or delicate fabrics. You’ll likely ruin them, but also, they look like hell when wet. Cotton on the other can take a beating and will also dry quickly inside.
4. Choose sturdy outwear, flimsy windbreakers are no one’s friend. A longer trench is most ideal, but leather jackets work too – just remember to wipe them down when you get indoors.
5. Invest in a sturdy umbrella – and chain it to your wrist!! That said, failing my own ability to keep track of it, I’ve resorted to quantity over quality.