Gear to Survive April Showers
Your rain-survival guide from head to toe
By Milena Damjanov
From Health magazine
Start with a cheery (oversize!) umbrella, the perfect rain boots, and a warming cup of hot chocolate.
Next page: Warming Cocoa
Warming cocoa (ahh!)
After trudging through the rain, treat yourself to a cup of antioxidant-packed cocoa. We like Sarabeth’s Hot Chocolate Parisienne Tin ($18), which is filled with rich Belgian chocolate.
High and dry
Say good-bye to wet squishy shoes and clammy feet. Tretorn Rubber Langta Rain Boots ($85) are totally downpour-proof.
Next page: Cool trench coat
The only jacket you need
This great-looking and water-resistant London Fog Cotton Sateen Double Breasted Trench ($120) works in drizzle, pouring rain, and everything in between.
Next page: Cute umbrella
Constantly losing black umbrellas? Opt for a standout, like the Totes Layered Dots Umbrella ($28). It gets bonus points for being reliable and roomy.
Next page: Frizz fighter
No need to pull your hair into a permanent ponytail—Bumble and Bumble Defrizz ($23) lets you wear your hair down during the rainy season without it going all poofy. Its secret: two types of silicone that shield locks from humidity.
Next page: Mud buste
Crafted from recycled-flip-flop material, the fast-drying VivaTerra Flip Flop Door Mat ($29) stops mud and dirt at the door.