The unpredictable skies of Britain means that we rarely leave the house without being prepared for the slightest chance of rain. The warm summer weather combined with the likely chance that we might need our umbrellas makes choosing an outfit in the morning a difficult task.
But don't let the rain dull the colours in your wardrobe! Female First have put together a collection of brightly coloured parkas, stylish wellies and quirky umbrellas to brighten up your wardrobe on the drearist of days. Whether you're going out with friends or jumping over the puddles on the way to work, find ways to let your outfit shine even when the sun might not be.
This lightweight coat is perfect tp brighten up your wardrobe, the yellow knee-length trench with soft angled pockets has a belt with a buckle that can be belted or tied. In the reduced to clear section of the John Lewis website, it's now only £129.00! The ideal coat to wear during the late summer and early autumn season.
For those warmer days with lighter showers, this colourful ice cream printed pac a mac from ASOS is only £25.00 and is perfect to fold away in your purse and throw on when the rain starts. Part of the ASOS petite range, the pac a mac is suitable for sizes 2-14. It's machine washable and has a hooded neckline.
Even more practical, this lemon print parka mac from George Asda is only £10 and folds away into a little bag. With it's eyecatching design you will definitely sweeten up the streets with this brightly coloured parka mac. It has twin pockets and also a drawstring waistband.
For the heavy downpours, wellies are a good way to keep your feet dry. F&F have a selection of stylish wellies including these nautical navy and white striped ones and they are only £16.00. These slip on wellies with a textured sole are easy to wipe clean and have a contrast red polka dot lining on the inside.
No rainy day outfit would be complete without a quirky umbrella. Be bold this season with this pink polka dot super mini umbrella from Peacocks, it's only £6 and it's mini design means that you can fit it into the smallest of bags.
This colourful Cath Kidson patchwork umbrella is even more compact, this tiny umbrella fits in the palm of your hand and will easily fit in any handbag. The umbrella is £22 and has a lightweight aluminum and fibreglass frame to enhance wind resistance. It is also available in other colours.