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Chasing Rainbows

I don’t know about you but I am getting a bit fed up of this weather. Sun, wind, rain, sun, wind, rain, and over and over. It is very irritating! So how are we supposed to dress in all kinds of inclement weather and still look stylish at the same time?

Let’s start with the basics. I think the key is to keep your colour scheme pretty neutral and a few bright accessories to liven things up.

Grab yourself a tailored raincoat in a pretty colour like this one from Warehouse. This lightweight crepe mac features a draped front, self-tie belt to the waist and a bold colourway; ideal for spring. Underneath I have chosen a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans – still a key trend this Spring/Summer. These ones are from H&M. Add style and luxury to your basics with this soft cashmere Vince jumper from Liberty. The elegant loose fit and versatile grey colour will make this piece an investment that will work hard for you and your wardrobe for seasons ahead.

A tough and sturdy ankle boot will keep your feet dry and still look stylish. These ones are from ASOS – the neutral grey colour will work with any outfit and will cute with pretty summer dresses and bare legs later on in the year. Now for the accessories. I have recently discovered the award winning British designer Helene Berman. She has a stunning collection of luxury women’s accessories which is synonymous with high quality, innovative and style. I just adore this poppy print scarf available at House of Fraser – it will add a touch of International chic. All of her scarves are producing using the finest silk chiffon and are individually hand rolled in an Italian factory. The scarves are generously portioned at 140x140cm so that they can be worn in any number of ways. From classic to modern, there really is the perfect scarf for every woman in this range. The cute heart shaped Zirconia studs are from Jou Jou at House of Fraser. A pair of statement sunnies will add a touch of glamour to any outfit and these ones from AJ Morgan at Asos are a bargain at just £15. Laser cut handbags are big news right now and I was delighted to find this metallic lovely at Jane Norman for a snip at £28.

Finally, the umbrella – look at this beauty! It really is daft to spend a lot of money on an umbrella, as, if you are anything like me, I am always leaving them behind in shops, restaurants, on the bus – the list is endless. This is a Fulton one available at John Lewis for just £17. The bright pink is a fab way to inject some colour into your outfit. It features a domed shape so that it can’t easily be flipped back by strong gusts of wind. Being transparent it means you can cover your upper body, but still see where you are walking. Genius! You may even look at the world in a rosy view whatever the storm you are battling.

Oh and I found this fab website called where you can find out what the weather is going to be like for the week ahead in your area, and it gives you some great little outfit ideas to dress appropriately. I am addicted to it! Here is their outfit suggestion for Tuesday in Manchester. Follow them on Twitter @


So, there you have it, how to dress for a sunny and windy and rainy day. Dark clouds be gone!

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