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Oh, how we hate when spring showers turn a fresh outfit into a soggy mess. It doesn’t look good and it sure doesn’t feel great, either. Squish, squish we go in those wet dress shoes.
To help us head off rainy day fashion disasters, Lori Bergamotto, style director of Good Housekeeping magazine, stopped by TODAY Wednesday with just the clothing and accessories needed for a perfect, splash-proof style.
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Whether you’re walking the dog, heading to work or stomping through the puddles with kids, this gear will help you face the next deluge of raindrops without ruining the day.
“It is all about fashion and function in the rain,” Bergamotto told Tamron Hall and Dylan Dreyer.
When it’s time to go out, neither you — nor your pooch — should have to get soaked.
“There’s no reason your dog shouldn’t be protected,” Bergamotto said.
On the dog mom, try this dalmatian-print waterproof jacket and waterproof ballet flats.
Golightly Waterproof Packaway Parka, joulesusa.com, $74.95
Totes Puddle Flats, macys.com, $18.99
Pet Life Pet Umbrella, petsmart.com, $21.99
It seems like everybody’s biking these days. If you’re out and about in the rain, try this waterproof windbreaker and white jeans that have been specially treated to resist water (or stains, for that matter). For your bike, there’s a fashionable seat cover to help keep your own seat dry.
American Eagle Outfitters Windbreaker, ae.com, $59.95
Rockstar Stay-White Jeans, oldnavy.com $44.94
City Bike Padded Bike Seat Cover, cityseat.com, from $35
It goes without saying that you need to look professional at work, and that includes not showing up like a wet mess.
Metaphor Trench Coat, sears.com, $34.65
The Handbag Raincoat, Shopbop.com, $25
Pelican Marine Case, amazon.com, $80
Merona Trench, target.com $49.99
Vardama tie, Vardama.com, $89
Ultimate umbrella, hsn.com, $39.95
Totes Men's Protective Rain Shoe, totes.com, $19.99
Grandma and the kids
When Grandma is caring for the kids, keep them all comfy and dry in style.
On her, a silky trench coat in the season’s hot color of soft pink, and a reflective umbrella for safety.
Jennifer Lopez Soft Trench Coat, kohls.com $86.99
Hi Reflective Umbrella, uncommongoods.com $35
Joules Wellyprint Printed Rain Boots, joulesusa.com $74.95
And what is cuter than kids splashing around in the puddles — as long as they don’t get drenched?
Western Chief Light-up Boots, zappos.com, $29.95
Boden Packable Jacket, bodenusa.com, $32.70
Transparent Raincoat, zara.com, $29.90
Character Hat, Joulesusa.com, $27.95
Havaianas Kids Aqua Print Rain Boots, us.havaianas.com, $45
Hats off (on second thought, keep them on) to braving the spring raindrops in style!
TODAY.com contributor Lisa A. Flam is a news and lifestyles reporter in New York. Follow her on Twitter: @lisaflam