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The Lust List: April Showers

We all know the old adage, April showers bring May flowers. We can’t get enough of the springtime floral trend, but the impending rainstorms don’t mean you have to look like a wet dog. Flash floods are on the forecast today here in the East Coast, so grab your brightest wellies and brave the storm.


When it comes to fashionable rainwear, we luckily have a lot of options. Plenty of designers have their own water-repellent lines to keep your duds dry from head to toe.

Rainboots can accessorize and complete your look, rather than bringing it down. I’m a fan of punchy solids or color blocking by brands like Hunter and Tory Burch. I personally rock my knee-high, lace up Hunters with any hint of rain on the forecast and have received compliments on the street for embracing such a bold boot. Hunter’s short boot line adds a great pop of color for those who err on the more conservative side.


Although ponchos have made a comeback, you won’t see us wearing disposable plastic bags anytime soon. Classic trenches, as made famous by Burberry and J. Crew, are always in style and effortlessly transition from the workplace to a night out on the town, rain or shine. Cinch at the waist for a flattering look.

If you want to make a statement, many retailers are stocking patterned adirondack jackets this season. Look out for on-trend and seasonally appropriate prints like tropical leaves and florals.

Girls Meets Glam
Girls Meets Glam

There are so many adorable umbrellas on the market, it’s hard to pick just one! Luckily, low-cost retailers like Forever21 and Nordstrom Rack stock an abundance of patterned parasols so you don’t have to. If you’re willing to splurge, we love the cheeky look of Kate Spade’s line to throw some shade in style.

Cheer up, sunshine is on the way! Until then, shop our top rainwear picks and we guarantee someone will want to stand under your umbrella. Ella…Ellla… (Sorry, had to!)


Ally is a Brooklyn-based marketing pro with a passion for food and fitness. You'll most likely find her at her local brunch haunts and coffee shops, always with a book in hand.

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