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Bobbie's Buzz: Rain accessories for spring

March 14, 2014 at 10:07 AM ET

Video: TODAY style editor Bobbie Thomas shows Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb a hood that can turn your favorite jacket into a raincoat and an umbrella disguised as a wine bottle.

With the rainy season fast approaching, TODAY style editor and author Bobbie Thomas shares smart, stay-dry solutions.

Refreshing rain boots

Twoality boots
TheTwoalityStore.com

Originally invented by twin sisters Brynne and Bailye Stansberry as part of a high school marketing competition, TwoAlity boots offer up more fun and function than your average pair of wellies. A savvy and stylish concept, you start with a clear pair of rain boots and then choose from an array of colorful, interchangeable liners, many of which are reversible, to create multiple boot options ($19.99 & up, thetwoalitystore.com).

Handy hood

Hood-to-Go is a clever cover that upgrades any jacket into a rain coat. Essentially a small, slip-on vest with a hood, you can wear the head-protecting accessory under your coat, flipping it up when needed. This helpful hood is ideal for the unpredictable weather in the month of March ($20, hoodtogo.com).

Red peacock umbrella
addisoncollection.net

Vino umbrella

The perfect pick-me-up on dreary days, Vinbrella is an umbrella disguised to look like a bottle of wine. Added plus, the tubular container lets you tuck away the wet fabric and moisture once you get indoors ($19.95, addisoncollection.net).

Reversible rain totes

This go-anywhere over-sized tote happens to also come with a detachable zip pouch and hidden magnetic closure. It's also reversible, so you can flip your bag from black to white and back again (or between other color combos), and you have a must-have handbag with major 'bang-for-your-buck' ($59, lulus.com ).  

Our resident style editor and author of The Power of Style, Bobbie Thomas shares the buzz about beauty, fashion, and more here on TODAY and at Bobbie.com. Consider her your go-to girlfriend, style MacGuyver, and wikipedia for women who you've seen in her underwear. Follow her on Twitter,  Facebook & Instagram

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