6 Rainy Fall Day Outfit Tips

This weekend we are taking a mini vacation in Seattle. This is the first time I have been to Seattle and besides the rain being a damper, the city is beautiful. I had a couple of fall looks planned but had to switch it up a little to adjust for the cool rain and strong winds. Here are 6 rainy fall day outfit tips that I hope will help you!

J.Crew Gingham Shirt
J.Crew Gingham Shirt

Cold rain is no fun, I honestly prefer snow! But it was raining, it was cold and it was really windy so I had to adapt. I have a couple of tips for when you find yourself in this situation!

Wear Pants

When it’s windy I always ditch the dress or the skirt! I mean why take all the trouble trying to hold it down and prevent putting your behind on public display! The easy option is to wear pants. Not only do they keep you warm but they are so much easier and need no maintenance at all! Pick a nice fall color so that your look still feels very in season 🙂

Dark Boots Are a Must

A rainy fall day outfit needs a pair of boots! Rain boots are definitely a no brainer, perhaps a pair of Hunter Wellington’s. However, when you don’t have that on you a pair of leather boots will do the trick. I like boots because they keep my feet away from the dirty rain water. Dark boots are even better because you can’t really tell if they get a tad bit dirty or wet! Always make sure to come back and properly dry them and they will be good to go!

J.Crew Sweater
J.Crew Sweater
Mac Prep + BB
Mac Prep + BB

Layer Up

Layering up is a definite must! Try to go with lighter layers that will dry quickly. I would also suggest dark colors for the outer layer so that you can’t tell if you get a bit wet. Pick a nice fall color or pattern for the inner shirt to keep the fall vibe going!

Carry a Raincoat (duh!)

This is a no brainer. Well you would think so but it never occurs to me to carry one! We took an umbrella and immediately regretted it! I thought I was going to take off like Mary Poppins when the wind gusted! So raincoat is a definite must for your rainy fall day outfit.

J.Crew Pants
J.Crew Pants
Fab India Necklace
Fab India Necklace

Wear Almost No Make Up

Wearing make up in the rain can land you looking like a raccoon! You can avoid that by going fairly bare-faced and if you must use something make sure it’s waterproof! I decided to wear a little moisturizer and put on some Mac prep and BB powder. I also went for a waterproof eyeliner and mascara. This way the rain would do my look no harm 🙂

Tie Up the Tresses

Windy days and long hair will never be best friends! That is the way I feel at least. I really don’t like my hair blowing around getting tangled up to a point of no return! So tie it up or pull it into a bun. This will keep your hair in place and out of your face. It will also ensure it doesn’t get too wet since it’s neatly tucked away, especially if you bun it up.

Seychelles Boots
Seychelles Boots
Mac Prep + BB
Mac Prep + BB

I really hope these rainy fall day outfit tips help you when you visit Seattle or even London (I hear it rains there all the time!). I must say though, besides the rain I loved the city. It had great food and amazing views!


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  1. October 8, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    Seattle reminds me of Twilight. 🙂 Ans rain in Seattle is always, as per the movie. I love how you’ve layered your check shirt with that cardigan but have left it out instead of tucking it. That’s great and Boots and Rain go perfectly. 🙂

  2. ruthieridley
    October 10, 2016 / 10:17 am

    Great tips and SUPER cute rainy day outfit!! XO

  3. robjodiefilogomo
    October 10, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    Some great tips!
    It hardly ever rains here in Denver, but we’ll be going to Seattle next Feb. so I will have to take these tips into account!

  4. October 11, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    yay, another shortie like me!! such a cute post girl! xoxo

  5. October 11, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    Your choice of color is absolutely perfect. Red, blue, gingham…I love it. And thanks for the advice. Layering up is always a good idea. Us living in Canada we know everything about it!

  6. October 12, 2016 / 9:52 am

    Such a cute outfit! I have traveled a lot in the rain. Alas, I left my handy rain jacket on the plane coming back from France 5 years ago. I still haven’t replaced it… Oops.

  7. October 12, 2016 / 10:51 am

    Seattle has SO many rainy fall days, it can become really depressing. I totally agree that dark boots and low maintenance makeup is a MUST!

  8. October 22, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    I love your tips and that outfit that you have on! My favorite is the “wear little to no makeup.” That’s an important rainy day tip. We went to Seattle back in January and it didn’t rain as much as I expected. Really enjoyed it there though!

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