Real talk: it’s hard not to get depressed while looking at the weather forecast, you guys. We know that SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) normally applies to the wintertime, but considering how soaking, sopping, and downright muddy the summertime has been thus far (at least on the East Coast), this nonstop dreariness is seriously taking a toll. BUT you know what? Instead of succumbing to the temptation to sulk about the rain, it’s time to make the most of it, starting with—duh, where else?!—your closet. So whether you feel like braving the storm, catching up on Netflix at home, or denying the grossness outside all together, here are 3 stylish ways to beat June Gloom until the sun comes out again.
FACE THE ELEMENTS
Beat the storm straight-on in these rainy essentials.
Photo: Urban Outfitters/Herschel/Forever21/Loeffler Randall/Hunter
If you’re the adventurous type (or just want to duck out for a coffee), stay dry with these super cute rainy essentials. The bright yellow Urban Outfitters slicker will add a dash of sunshine to the gray everywhere else, and you can never go wrong with classic forest green Hunter boots. Then again, if it’s not a total downpour, we also love Loeffler Randall’s rubber leopard booties, since they’re one of the few styles that don’t look embarrassingly out of place once the rain stops. Herschel’s classic backback lets you free up your hands for the ultimate staple: your umbrella.
+ BDG Rain Jacket: Urban Outfitters ($69.00)
+ Settlement Backpack: Herschel Supply Co. ($40.00)
+ LR Rain Slip-On: Loeffler Randall ($150.00)
+ Original Tall Rainboots: Hunter Boots ($140.00)
+ Travel Umbrella: Forever 21 ($9.00)
COUCH POTATO MODE
Hide from the gross weather in your comfiest clothes.
Photo: Dimepiece LA/Lazy Oaf/Converse/Happy Socks
One silver lining of disgusting weather is the fact that it’s the best excuse to curl up at home and do absolutely nothing. And even if you’re not exactly seeing tons of people, you might as well look good, right? Dimepiece LA’s Babygurl tee has an oversized fit and pays homage to Aaliyah, which is reason enough to splurge on the top regardless of precipitation. Pair it with your favorite jeggings (or sweatpants, no judgement!), quirky patterned Happy Socks, and keep a pair of Chucks close by just in case you need to leave the house. Oh, and while it might not technically qualify as clothing, this pizza bean bag chair from Lazy Oaf NEEDS to be in our lives immediately. It’s just TOO good.
DENIAL, DENIAL, DENIAL
Pretend it’s sunny out! Who cares?.
Photo:ASOS/Obey/Free People/Madewell/Need Supply
Then, there’s the last option: you could just ignore the June Gloom thing all together. You know, just pretend it doesn’t exist, period, and dress accordingly. Rocking a floral sundress, strappy sandals, a snapback, and shades miiight not be the most practical thing to do, but c’mon! Outfits like these are WAY too adorable to stay stashed away in your closet somewhere. This method is basically a really stylish way of giving a big middle finger to the weather…which is exactly what we feel like doing right now, anyway!