It's a bit wet today isn't it? With the UK primed for flash floods and super storms, now may be the time to talk about weather-proofing your wardrobe. The obvious way is to go for a waterproof coat, like the much talked-about red PVC trench (£189 by Maaike Mekking at No-one, though unsurprisingly it's out of stock at the moment). If you prefer something less striking, Topshop have a boxy rope print hooded coat for £65 that'll keep you dry and hide a multitude of sins. If you can't bear the thought of any comparisons to Paddington Bear, perhaps a better option is an umbrella. Fulton's birdcage dome brollies (£10) are the best in the biz as used by the Catwalk Queen and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Keep reading for more wet weather finds...


Wellies are, of course, a good option for keeping your feet warm and dry. They won't appeal to everyone, but with the right attitude and outfit, they have a quirky cool that can easily extend past festivals and farmyards. For every sale of Dorothy Perkins' cute £20 printed wellington boots, £5 goes to The Woodland Trust. I reckon they'd look really cute with opaque tights topped with striped socks (£5.99 TightsPlease.co.uk), a denim mini skirt (£12 Dorothy Perkins), a co-ordinating tee (£4.99 Urban Outfitters) and finally another waterproof gem from Topshop, the hooded button coat for £65. This look is obviously very cutesy-cutesy and probably best left to our younger readers, who could probably also pull off the addition of some skinny alice bands (£4 at Accessorize, perfect for holding back wet hair).