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It’s hard to muster the energy to leave the house when it’s wet and woolly outside, particularly if you live in a part of the world where it rains every once in a while. There’s something about having to wrangle umbrellas, navigate sideways rain and avoid a wet-squishy-feet situation that is so demotivating.
We’ve been getting our fair share of rain in Sydney over the past month and as I type up this post, it’s raining pretty heavily outside. The amount of rain we’ve experienced recently has been staggering, a combination of a few climatic factors, including La Niña. Initially, I had no appetite to brave the gloomy weather but as the rain kept beating down, I decided to take matters into my own hands.
While I can’t fix our leaking roof (Sydney roofers are booked solid thanks to everyone’s leaking roofs here), I have managed to arm myself (and all the lads in the house) with some wet weather gear! My younger boys now each have a colourful, mood-boosting rain jacket as well as some light-up gumboots to put some pep in their step, my husband is loving this new waterproof thermoregulating jacket that we bought online from Mango (he has it in both khaki and navy) and each of the boys have packable ponchos in their school bags in case they’re caught in the rain walking home (which has happened a fair few times).
I’ve been putting my trench coats to good use, including my new khaki trench from Mango, which you would have seen in my recent YouTube video (see below) sharing a try-on of the pieces I ordered. I picked this up in a size XS and it’s a great fit (a tad long in the arms but I normally push the sleeves up). The trench is made of a water-resistant fabric (as opposed to a waterproof fabric), so it’s perfect on light rainy days (but probably won’t withstand any heavy downpour!).
Another wet weather wardrobe hero of mine have been these rain boots from Everlane. While these are a practical pair of shoes, they’re pretty cute in the looks department! For years I’ve relied on a pair of knee-high Hunter boots, I bought my first pair in NYC in the middle of a snowstorm – but I find Hunter boots can be a bit full on in a Sydney context – particularly when it’s only drizzling outside or raining for a short period of time.
These ankle boots are ideal if you live in temperate or subtropical climates. Not only are these practical but they’re incredibly comfortable. The cushioned insole is so bouncy and the stretch side panels make these easy to pull on and off. They’re made of rubber so it’s just a matter of wiping these clean if you’ve been schlepping in muddy puddles! I’m usually a size 6.5 in Everlane shoes but they only come in full sizes and so I went down to a size 6 as they’re a larger fit. They fit me well with a pair of thick socks.
How do you deal with the wet weather? I’m glad it no longer steals my thunder 😉
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