How To Look Good In The Rain

In this edition of Help Me Dress Myself, we’re discussing rain coats and rain boots that actually look cool.


Are you one of those guys who wants to look stylish but finds it doesn’t come all that naturally? We feel you. Don’t fret: With some advice from LA-based stylist Rayne Parvis, we’re all going to learn how to dress a little better. In this edition, we’re finding out how to look nice while also staying dry on a rainy day.

Step #1: Invest in the Right Outerwear
Outerwear is king on rainy days, since it will keep the rest of your outfit completely dry no matter what you’re wearing. Below are three fashionable (and effective!) options suggested by Parvis.

  • Three Quarter Length Waterproof Trench Coat: “Whether you’re wearing a full suit or jeans, a three quarter length trench coat will look nice and keep you dry,” Parvis explains. “I suggest purchasing a single-breast trench coat, rather than a double-breasted one, so you have the option of wearing it unbuttoned to show off the rest of your outfit.” She also recommends purchasing a trench coat with a hood if you’re looking for extra protection from the rain or don’t own an umbrella.
  • Rubberized Rain Slicker: “Rain slickers are a bit old school, but if you pick out a fun color—like yellow—you’ll look like you purchased it to purposefully have fun with your rainy day wardrobe,” Parvis says. “Plus, they’re perfect for throwing over whatever you’re wearing that day.”
  • Nylon Anorak: A lighter version of the rubberized rain slicker, nylon anoraks are usually thin enough to crumple up and fit into your pocket once you’re safe from the rain. Again, Parvis recommends picking out a bright-colored anorak to avoid looking like you just threw on something from the dollar store.

Step #2: Get Yourself Some Rain Shoes
Full-length rain boots are great for trekking through the Louisiana swamps, but you want to wear ankle-high rain boots if you expect to look nice,” Parvis says. “Converse and Lands’ End have some super cool options.” She adds that you can also opt for waterproof chukka boots if they’re more your style—just make sure they sit at the ankle, or else you’ll be in for some soggy socks.

If you have any questions about getting the look you want—fits, cuts, colors or anything else fashion-related—leave it in the comments and we’ll have a stylist answer it in an upcoming post.