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    22 Things To Help You Make It Through A Rainy Day

    "You can't rain on my parade!" —me to the sky as it does just that

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    1. A water-repellant raincoat, which I learned (the hard way) is different than a water-resistant raincoat.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    A water-resistant raincoat will protect you during a light sprinkle, but you could end up in a downpour and feeling like you just stepped out of a pool, like I did once. After that, I invested in this water-repellant raincoat so that never happened again. I love how this has a trench-coat-like silhouette, so it's flattering and really does protect me from the rain.

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in sizes XS-3X and in 11 colors).

    2. Or a pair of floral rain boots because jumping in puddles should not be a thing we outgrow as we get older. Come on! Remember how fun it is to jump in a giant puddle? Go on now, I know you want to do it!

    ModCloth

    Promising review: "These boots are very comfortable and have a wide shaft. I often have a problem with rain boots going on easily but being very difficult to get off, these slide off easily." —rachel

    Get them from ModCloth for $54.99 (availble in sizes 5-10).

    3. A no smudge eyeliner that'll stay in place no matter what kind of torrential downpour you get caught in.

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    Promising review: "I've sucked at applying eyeliner since the first time I tried it in the 9th grade. Five years later, I decided to try the Stila Stay All Day eyeliner, and I instantly loved it for its ease in application. I decided to give this a shot after repurchasing the Stila liner twice. I knew that it wouldn't be nearly as good, but I figured it was worth a shot (this is $6, and Stila's is $20). Well, I fell in love with this liner almost quicker than I did with the Stila one. I was out in the rain for two hours, and it still looks exactly like how it was when I first applied it seven hours ago! As long as you don't rub it, it'll stay put. I also think the Maybelline one has more pigmentation. The tip isn't as narrow as Stila's, but it's still just as easy to create a classic winged look. I'm glad I found a cheaper drugstore alternative!" —cara667

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three styles, three colors and two sizes).

    4. A portable rain hood you can wear under any jacket, essentially turning it into a rain jacket and protecting your hair from getting completely destroyed.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I am headed to Europe this summer with just a backpack. This is a great way to pack light but still be ready for unexpected showers. It is easy to put on and will pack up well. I love this product." —Krista

    Get it from The Grommet for $24.95 or from Amazon for $29.

    5. Or an umbrella hat that'll keep your hands free to carry however many bags of stuff you carry on a typical day.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This works great!! I'm a mailman, and it works perfectly keeping the mail dry as I deliver the mail!" —JCD

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in silver, camouflage, and upgraded silver).

    6. A raincoat that's perfect to keep your dog (or goat) dry. Are you kid-ding me with how cute these animals look in this?

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    Promising review: "I love these raincoats. I ordered three altogether. They are tough, cute, and keep my dogs dry. I have purchased other flimsy raincoats that did not keep my dogs dry. I am extremely pleased with these. The little hoods are cute too. The purpose of the raincoats are so that I only have to dry off their feet when they return from their walk. These sturdy little coats are great. And my furry kids seem to like them, and and they stay in place without slipping and sliding. Fantastic price for great product. Awesome! :-)" —Barbara N.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (availble in sizes XS-XXL).

    7. A rain poncho you wouldn't be embarrassed to use in public, because let's face it—sometimes wearing a poncho is really the best way to go.

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "I bought it because it was lovely, but I am so pleased! It’s large enough to wear over an overcoat in winter but light enough not to be hot in summer. It will definitely brighten a gray day." —Flowerlover

    Get it from Nordstrom for $34.95 (availble in navy and blue) or a similar style from Amazon for $20.99.

    8. A super cute pj set because they only thing you really want to do when it's raining is curl up in bed and either read a book or take a nap and avoid all responsibilities.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $45 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    9. A stroller cover with an opening in the front so your little one can stay dry but not feel totally trapped in a clear room.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this cover! We used it over our First Years Jet stroller at Disney World, and it was easy to put on, stayed put, and really held up in the wind/rain. My daughter loved the zip down opening and stayed dry under it all. There is even a flap to go over the parent tray to keep all that dry. I highly recommend!" —Momma M

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    10. A pair of chic boots – oh wait, no, these are actually rain boots that won't make you feel like you're wearing weights at the end of your legs (making it super hard to walk indoors).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm in love with my new rain boots! I used to have tall boots, but they were always too clunky and difficult to walk in. These lower boots with elastic are PERFECT. Not only are they cute, they are extremely comfortable! I had no idea rain boots could actually feel good to walk in. There is some padding inside, which really helps with the comfort. I usually wear between a 6.7 and 7. Purchased size 7 and it fits beautifully. I highly recommend, especially at this price!" —kris b

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (availble in sizes 5-13 and in 11 colors).

    11. A water repellent laptop sleeve because there's not much worse than leaving work with your computer and praying that the rain doesn't leave you spending hours at the IT desk trying to make a water damaged computer work again.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm an NYU student, so I carry a backpack around the majority of Manhattan between walking to class and my interstate commute and sometimes that means even in the rain with the backpack slightly open. I've been caught in the rain a couple of times and had my other stuff get wet, as well as the case, but my laptop hasn't gotten wet once!" —danielle resto

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49 (available in six sixes and 22 colors).

    12. An anti-theft waterproof backpack – you may think you just need it for your next vacation, but you'll end up using it every single day after that because that's how good it is.

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    The backpack has a zipper on the inside, which helps make it anti-theft. It has four outside pockets and three interior pockets. It's also made of PU leather and nylon to keep everything inside it protected.

    Promising review: "Amazing—I LOVE IT! I'd always wanted a backpack but always worried about theft. But this one makes me confident that there is no entry from the back. And the best part is that it's beautiful! I got it for a Disney trip and never changed it back for 3 weeks. It's perfect for around town. It has so much room! I have the black but am thinking about getting another color too! The quality is great. The seams are sewed well sewed, and the outside even repelled water on a rain day at Disneyland!" —Delia J. Sanderson

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in seven colors).

    13. An iridescent stick umbrella – you'll want it to rain more just so you can show it off.

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "I love this umbrella. It opens so easy and smooth plus the iridescent color is so gorgeous and different from the plain ones I see all the time." —teel00

    Get it from Nordstrom for $34.

    14. A pair of shoe covers to have on hand if you (like me) sometimes forget to check the weather before getting dressed and leaving the house. This way, your fave pair of new shoes that are totally not waterproof can live another day.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are amazing! I live in the Windy City where our drainage systems are just terrible. I don’t really like rain boots, so I’m always water proofing my shoes. As everyone knows, water proofing spray only goes so far. I got these and I will never be without them again. Slip them over any shoe or boot and simply remove them once you reach your indoor destination. They’re also perfect for travel. I just landed in Houston for a trade show and was wearing my wool Allbird Runners out of the airport. I had these shoe covers handy in my backpack and slipped them on before I started trudging in the rain, running my errands for the company. They’re perf! Must get." —Jon O.

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in sizes S-L and in clear, gray, and black).

    15. A handbag protector because purses can be expensive and they should be covered from the rain just as much as you are.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is an excellent product. I'm very pleased with it. I very much like the look, and it's a perfect fit because it covers the entire width and length of each of my medium handbags with just a little and extra coverage. I get many questions from people about where I bought it from." —zflower.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.

    16. An all-weather pocket notebook so your spur-of-the-moment ideas don't get ~washed away~ forever.

    The Grommet

    Get a set of three from The Grommet for $7.95.

    17. A clear raincoat that won't stop people from seeing the amazing outfit you're wearing under it.

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    Promising review: "I love this jacket, and I received a lot of compliments at the Kentucky Derby. I ordered a small. I am 5'1 and 115 lbs It comes to just below my knees to protect my dress. I also love that you can still showcase your outfit and that the jacket has a belt." —Melissa Sullivan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.53 (available in black and white).

    18. Or a similar purple one you can work into your style to impress everyone you pass on the street.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $33 (available in sizes 1X-4X).

    19. A color-changing umbrella, – it's not only a really fun effect, but it's also useful = you'll be able to tell if your umbrella is still wet a couple of hours after you're out of the rain.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I LOVE this umbrella!! It makes a rainy day more enjoyable. It works exactly as advertised—by the time I make it inside at work, the butterflies have turned from white to multiple colors. It is also a sturdy umbrella. Living in Florida, it is important to have an umbrella that can stand up to gusty wind. I've never had a problem with this umbrella blowing apart. It is one of my favorite unique finds on Amazon, and I have bought them for gifts too. They are a little pricey, but it is a good quality product. I have been using the same one for over a year now." —PharmGirl22

    Get it from Amazon for $21.46.

    20. A waterproof rain hat for when you JUST CAN'T DEAL with using an umbrella because even though they are useful, sometimes they also suck. Plus, you'll feel super stylish in this one.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I just wanted a rain hat that will keep my head dry. This does that, but I get constant compliments on how stylish and good looking it is. I could not ask for more then that." —Barbara Whyman

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in six colors).

    21. A compact umbrella (hand for scale) designed so you can keep it in a bag or purse at all times so you don't get stuck in a surprise afternoon downpour with nothing.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This umbrella is so lightweight and small enough to fit in my handbag! It also feels sturdy, but I have not tested it out with windy and rainy conditions yet‚ just rain! I would recommend this if you want something that will fit into a small handbag when you go out and you don't know what the weather will be like." —Leanne

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 24 styles).

    22. And a pair of lace-up shoes for when you're sick and tired of wearing rain boots but don't want to ruin your sneakers. Nobody will be able to tell that these shoes have a secret—they're actually waterproof!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These. Are. Great! They are comfy, waterproof, and they look like chucks, so you don’t feel like you are wearing rain shoes! I wore them when I went overseas to Scotland, and it was rainy every day and my feet stayed dry. Though, my feet did get sweaty depending on socks so keep that in mind. Honestly though, I was able to wear them for a long day and walking around and I was fine." —briannaknt

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes 6-11 and in 13 styles).

    Actual footage of me when I forget to check the weather in the morning and it decides to rain...again.

    KoMut Entertainment

    Don't let this be you!

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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