NYC April Showers… and what to wear when it happens

As mid-month approaches, April Showers are called for towards the end of the week. To escape wet dog syndrome, check out some Haute mix and match three part menu picks to staying sleek in the city streets.

Part 1: The Umbrella is always a signature accoutrement for light to heavy rain.

Skip the $5 kind from the street vendor, it’s just going to flip inside out after one use. Invest in a quality luxury piece, see two affordable options pictured here. Play it safe in black with Prada or spice up the doom and gloom grey skies with a delightful Marimekko Print.

Marimekko, $40, Available at Bloomingdale's
Nylon Prada Umbrella, $230, Available at Saks Fifth Avenue

Part 2: The Rain Jacket. Skip the five and dime black trash bag, it’s not a good look.  Find a flattering shape with DKNY’s “Julianne” A-Line Rain Jacket. It even has a hood to protect those luscious locks. With an empire waist, front darts for extra shaping you will never have a dull moment. For fun without the sun, check out a hot number by Marc by Marc Jacobs. An allover print three quarter sleeves and a self-belt looks great with skinny jeans and rain boots.

DKNY A-Line Rain Jacket, $217, Bloomingdale's
Marc by Marc Jacobs Wild At Heart Raincoat, $298, Saks Fifth Avenue

Part 3: The rain boot, perfect for puddle splashing. Check out these two great offers that keep toes dry and pedi’s in tact. Hunter & Jimmy Choo offers the best of both world’s in their collaborative effort. For boots that make you feel like dancing, rock out to Burberry’s Painted Hearts.

Burberry Painted Hearts Rain Boots, $195.00, Saks Fifth Avenue
Hunter & Jimmy Choo Rain Boot, $425, Jimmy Choo

For more great outfit pairings check out Julie Gordon’s Style Section in AM New York April 12, 2010:

Links to Stores:

Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomindale’s, Jimmy Choo