Even though it’s much more inviting to be snuggled up in bed on a rainy day, unfortunately the work week doesn’t pause just because the weather’s dreary! When you need to get up and brave the rain, it helps to have some go-to cute outfits that are both functional and appropriate for the office.
Get inspired by these 13 rainy day outfits to wear to the office.
1. Pair a belted trench coat with neutral basics for a classic look that’s French girl chic.
There’s nothing like a timeless trench coat! Invest in a design you love, as this is one item that will never go out of style! If you like to leave the umbrella at home, pick a hooded option. To cinch your waist, pick one with a belt. Layer it over a crisp white dress shirt, black slacks and a pair of water-resistant mules for a poised rainy day look that’ll turn heads.
2. Opt for trendy, cropped pants to avoid being ankle deep in soggy fabric.
When you’re hurrying in the rain, you’re bound to splash up some rain water or fall victim to an accidental puddle step. Ugh! To avoid getting stuck with drenched pants the entire work day, leave your house in a cropped pair instead.
3. Keep your hair dry underneath a wide brim hat.
Wide brim hats make just about everyone look like a seasoned world traveler, and are the perfect way to bring a little bit of boho flair to your rainy day outfit. Just make sure you’ve picked one that’s waterproof!
4. Rain boots and a skirt are a go-to combo for keeping dry and staying stylish.
Rain boots don’t have to all be tall, yellow and rubbery. Nowadays, they come in options that look just like any other pair of boots you’d have in your closet, and are totally appropriate for the office. Style yours with black tights and a skirt and you’ll be ready to take on the rain–and your day full of meetings.
5. Breezy, casual dresses are easy options for unpleasant weather.
When the weather isn’t so great, the last thing you probably want to do is spend a ton of time planning out your outfit. Casual dresses don’t require much thought or styling in order for you to look put together. You can simply slide one on, step into your favorite pair of shoes and head right out the door. Go ahead–hit snooze one more time!
6. Dress up your denim with a structured blazer and a lariat necklace.
Jeans aren’t just for casual Fridays! On rainy days when the thought of wearing slacks makes you sad, dress up your favorite pair of jeans with a fancy black blazer that means business. Delicate jewelry adds extra polish to your office-ready look.
7. Pair polished-looking sneakers with black slacks and a blouse.
Commute in comfort on a rainy day! If your workplace isn’t business formal, a pair of cool kicks will look on-trend when styled with black slacks and a silky blouse. Dress up the look with a dangly pair of earrings and a sleek coat.
8. Summon fresh air and sunshine with a peppy floral skirt.
In the springtime, rainy days signal beautiful blooms are on their way. Bring that hopeful energy to the workplace with a fun floral skirt. To allow the print to take center stage, keep the rest of your outfit neutral.
9. Style your hair into a tight updo and balance with expressive jewelry.
The rain can be a recipe for frizzy, not-so-great hair days, which can ruin those cute outfits you styled. Work with the weather instead of fighting it. Slick your hair back into a glossy ponytail or bun, and then accessorize with some statement-making jewelry.
10. Bust out the combat boots for an edgy look that’ll keep you dry, too.
Combat boots aren’t for everyone, but if you’re looking to play up your rebellious side, soggy days are the perfect days to wear them. To keep the outfit from feeling too ’90s goth, style these with tailored, flared trousers and a crisp blazer.
11. Stand out in a sea of neutrals. Opt for a bold raincoat in a bright color or funky pattern.
Especially if you work in a creative industry, rainy days give you the opportunity to have fun with fashion in unexpected ways. Rather than picking something traditional, why not wear a fire engine red raincoat or a leopard print trench?
12. Give your favorite chunky sweater a refreshed look with lace up booties with a leather skirt.
On cold, rainy days, it always feels best to be snuggled up in something cozy. To keep your favorite knit sweater from looking too casual or frumpy, modernize it with a pair of lace up booties and a glossy leather skirt.
13. Pick a playful, printed umbrella to brighten up the day.
Your outfit is only as good as how you accessorize it! From polka dots to paisley to purple stripes, tie your whole look together with an umbrella that will reflect your personality–and put a smile on everyone’s face.
Just because it’s raining out doesn’t mean you have to look drab or frumpy. From trench coats to booties to dresses and more, there are so many stylish ways to put together outfits that stand up to the weather and are office appropriate, too.