Investing in a good tailor is something everyone should do to maintain a professional wardrobe. And when the weather is bad, getting the cuffs of your pants hemmed to a non-dragging length will prevent them from getting soaked in wet weather.
Once reserved for kids in the playground, rain boots have since become quite fashionable, and you can find them in a variety of designs (tall, short, heeled). It is fine to commute in wellies, but remember that they aren’t office appropriate. They also get quite heavy to walk around in all day. Simple solution: Bring your nice shoes in your bag, or keep a nicer pair under your desk.
We’d all like to look like Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" when she runs around at the end of the film in the rain, but most of us don’t. We can at least try by purchasing the perfect trench. If you really want to stay dry, go for a trench made of nylon, not cotton. Or try a classic raincoat. We don’t have to wear the bright yellow slickers we did as kids; rain coats can look very professional these days. Just make sure your coat has a hood and is made of water-resistant fabric.
You may as well accept it: On a rainy day, it’s going to be really hard to have a good hair day. This is the day to rock the chignon. Then, on your way to work, make sure you either have a good hood and umbrella, or go all retro movie star and wear a head scarf.
Nothing keeps you warm like a pair of tights, but not every kind of pantyhose is acceptable for work. According to a poll from Corporette, nude/sheer pantyhose are preferred but 23 percent said black tights were acceptable.
Yes, a $10 umbrella from the local drug store will do in a jam, but consider getting a really good, sturdy umbrella that won’t crumble at the slightest gust of wind. And think of it this way: A beautiful umbrella can double as a cute accessory in the rain.
Whether you are faced with countless rainy days in London or freezing weather conditions in Berlin, knowing what to wear to work can give us a headache. Check out these 6 tips on how to dress professionally in bad weather.