The weather can have a big impact on our mood, and while spring is filled with sunny days, April showers can sometimes put a damper on things — like your fun spring outfits. However, just because it's rainy doesn't mean you have to change your fashion sense.
While you might not be able to rock the shoes or jackets you originally planned on wearing, there are fashionable waterproof options that will keep you dry, comfortable and looking good despite the rain.
To help you find stylish wet weather options, style expert Kathy Buccio stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY to share some favorites. From rainboots to a waterproof backpack, she has all of the advice you need on how to look good while staying dry.
If you find yourself wanting even more rainy day fashion staples, Lori Bergamotto, Good Housekeeping's Style Director, previously joined TODAY with Hoda & Jenna to share some recommendations on how to prepare for April showers.
Keep reading to shop their expert picks, plus some editor favorites.
This fisherman-inspired coat is a classic option that is fully waterproof. The lining is made from recycled bottles and is coated with a stretch fabric. This jacket has also been stress tested, says the brand, so you can wear it for years to come.
With a sleek black color and a classic fisherman design, this coat is perfect for rainy days. This waterproof jacket has hand-welded seams and is tested for longevity as well, according to the brand. This jacket also features snap button closures and a drawstring hood.
Women's rain boots
These water-resistant boots are designed to have a lightweight feel with flexible neoprene material so you can be comfortable on rainy days and while walking on difficult terrain. Each boot is made with a minimum of 20 percent recycled content, according to the brand.
With a stylish Chelsea boot design, these rain boots are a versatile option that can match nearly anything in your wardrobe. These boots are designed with elastic side panels and a waterproof rubber construction.
Feel comfortable all day long in these boots thanks to the multi-layer cushioned insole. The featured side buckle gives this simple rubber boot an elevated look.
Men's rain boots
These short men's rain boots are a stylish and laid back option for those dreary rainy days. This style is available in three different colors including black, zinc and a dark grey.
These certified vegan boots are fully waterproof and are engineered for a lightweight feel, says the brand. The footbed has a sponge insole for added comfort and the round toe design gives these boots a classic look.
Lined with quick dry knitted nylon, these rain boots have a simple, yet classic look. These boots also have a pull-on design and have a stylish silver buckle on the side.
Each pair of boots is made from 28 hand-cut parts and is assembled over three days, the brand says. The natural rubber is waterproof and delivers a traditional black matte finish, making this boot a wet-weather necessity.
Rainy day essentials for kids
Don't let rainy weather stop your kid from having a good time outside. This waterproof and breathable rain jacket is mesh lined and is sized to fit over layered clothing as a protective shell. This jacket also features safety reflective elements and works to seal out the cold and damp, according to the brand.
Bring some fun into your rainy days with this rainbow and heart umbrella. This umbrella has a kid safe design and a wooden handle so it is easy to hold. There is also a snap closure to keep this vibrant umbrella secured.
Your little one can stomp in all the puddles they want with these dino-inspired shiny rain boots. Other designs include tigers, cars and sharks.
Rainy day accessories
This modern backpack is waterproof so you can transport your computer, important documents and more on rainy days without worrying they will get damaged. The backpack has a clip flap and a magnetic closure as well as an adjustable shoulder strap.
This Solbari umbrella is designed with UPF 50+ protection so you can stay protected from the sun while also shielding yourself from the rain. The extended handle works to provide extra comfort while the compact design makes it easy to carry around.
These sunglasses are handcrafted and made from sustainably sourced wood that have been polished for a water resistant finish, the brand says. The lenses are anti-reflective and offer UVA and UVB 400 protection.
These water and sweat-resistant glasses are perfect for those combination days when there is both sunshine and rain. The brand says the frames are handcrafted from recycled aluminum and cotton-bases acetate and are designed with a retro, yet modern look.
These stylish sunnies are made with a polarized anti-reflective lens that can protect your eyes from harmful sun rays. On the inside of the frames, which are handmade using sustainably sourced wood, is a quote that says, "Go wild for awhile."
These fashionable sunglasses are available in black, jade and white tortoise. Made with a combination of cotton-based acetate and sustainably sourced wood, according to the brand, these water-resistant glasses are a great option for spring.
More rainy day essentials
This lightweight rain jacket doubles as a windbreaker and has a flattering silhouette thanks to the cinched elastic waist. It is also designed to be breathable, quick-drying and has two front pockets so you can store your phone, wallet, keys and more.
If you are looking for a compact option, this jacket can be packed into its own pocket. The relaxed, unisex fit has a dropped shoulder design that provides a casual, activewear look. The half zip front also makes it easier to pull this jacket on and off.
Chelsea boots are a wardrobe must-have, so why not snag a pair for the rainy season? This boot has a waterproof construction as well as a low block-heel for a touch of added height.
According to the brand, these waterproof rain boots have a cozy lining, a memory foam insole and a stylish buckle for a comfortable, yet chic look. The rubber outsole also provides extra traction for those slippery, wet days.
Smudges and streaks on your car windshield can make driving in the rain difficult, so you might want to create a shiny surface before April showers comes around. This phosphate-free formula removes dirt, grime and more from car surfaces all while leaving a refreshing scent behind, according to the brand.
Rainy days will no longer ruin your favorite pair of white sneakers or suede boots. These genius shoe covers slip over any shoe and tighten to keep water out, so you can trek through rain, snow or slush. When it's time to take them off, they zip right into their own convenient pocket pouch.
Keep dry from head to toe in this all-purpose suit. Both the jacket and pants are adjustable and are designed to keep both wind and water at bay.
It's not the rainy season if you don't have the perfect rain jacket. This option from Eddie Bauer is lightweight and can fit inside the right hand pocket so it can double as a compact travel pillow. The hood is both adjustable and detachable, plus the jacket has mesh lining for extra breathability.
This bag is designed to look just like a buckled bag, but it has none of the dangly details. Instead, it has been chiseled to give all the glamour of a handbag, but with the functionality of a waterproof accessory.
Lori Bergamotto's rainy day picks
Don't let the rain ruin your commute — instead, rely on this handy umbrella that can fit comfortably into any backpack or briefcase. The umbrella uses a unique patented double canopy design, says the brand, so it can weather any storm without flipping, folding or leaking.
If you are looking for a slightly more upgraded option, this umbrella features the same technology of the above Metro model, the brand says, while also having an automatic open and close feature. The 100 percent waterproof canopy is prefect for staying dry during April showers.
If you find yourself having to carry a lot of things when you're out running errands, forget about holding umbrella handles. With this headband hat, you can keep your hair dry and your hands free.
This rain jacket is designed to fit over heavy layers, according to the brand. It's fully seam-sealed and made with a moisture-shedding fabric to help keep you dry.
A lightweight option for men, this packable jacket is waterproof and comes with a stowable hood for days when you just need to battle wind and not rain. It also conveniently packs into the right hand pocket of the jacket, so you can store it easily or use it as a travel pillow.
Protect your pup from the rain with this adorable dog umbrella. Walking your dog in the rain can be tough, but this umbrella, which is ideal for smaller pets, is designed to keep them dry and comfortable. Made with a stainless steel frame, the umbrella also has a chain to connect to your dogs collar.
This waterproof boot is made with recycled leftovers from another UGG boot and features a removable, interchangeable sock. The customizable, clear design of this boot makes it a great statement piece to wear on rainy days.
Not only are these boots perfect for splashing around in puddles, but they also have a light up feature so kids can have fun with every step. The insole is designed to be comfortable so your little one can run and jump with ease, plus the plastic material is strong, waterproof and flexible.
Nothing is worse than when you are caught in the rain and your bag gets soaked. This tote bag, however, is waterproof and comes in nine different colors, so you can have one that matches your personal style. You can also personalize this tote for an additional $12.50.
Don't let a little bit of water rain on your parade. These waterproof earbuds can be worn when it is raining outside so you can make phone calls, listen to music and more even if the weather is not ideal. The charging case also doubles as a handy power bank for your phone as well.
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