April Showers: How to Style Out a Rainy Spring Day
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April Showers: How to Style Out a Rainy Spring Day

These foolproof rainy day fashion tips prove that – whatever the weather – style is 100% waterproof.

Whatever you do, don't rain on your wardrobe's parade. The weather might have turned from snow to rain (is this the slowest ever start to summer or what!?), but when it comes to dressing for drizzle, there's zero need to be gloomy. While spending hours sheltered indoors, we've been devoting much effort to trawling rain-friendly collections to get you through the coming weeks. Yep, the rainy days are here in many parts of the country, but we live in Britain, which means that we don't let a light drizzle (or a downpour!) dampen our spirits and send our morning dressing routine into mad frenzy! From the anoraks you need to the cardigans you crave; consult our round-up of fashion essentials that are guaranteed to see you through the April showers and brighten up a rainy day... Without further ado, here are The Shirt Company's top tips for braving the British springtime in style.

Rain-Proof Trenchcoats

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Viva La Vivid Hues

[caption id="attachment_2758" align="aligncenter" width="644"]Image: Spanish Vogue Image: Spanish Vogue[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2760" align="aligncenter" width="646"]Image: Buro247 Image: Buro247[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2759" align="aligncenter" width="644"]Image: Chi City Fashion Image: Chi City Fashion[/caption] What better way to brighten a dull, drizzly day than with show-stopping flashes of mood-boosting hues? (We've already declared our love for the hot pink takeover, which you can read all about here.) From a striking pair of leather pants paired with a minimal white shirt to suit the spring temperatures, to a fabulously lavender overcoat paired with metallic boots – forget the rain and chase the rainbow with this joyous style inspiration.

Make Cardigans Cool Again

[caption id="attachment_2772" align="aligncenter" width="658"]Image: Stockholm Street Style Image: Stockholm Street Style[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2779" align="aligncenter" width="664"]Image: Blog Lovin Image: Blog Lovin[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2776" align="aligncenter" width="661"]Image: Fashion Gum Image: Fashion Gum[/caption] We have to admit: We were a bit skeptical when we noticed cardigans slipping into the Spring 2018 collections. But we love how they're being styled this season and embrace anything that keeps us warm and dry... Unpredictable showers? A cardigan has you covered! Once reserved for librarians, the self-effacing cardigan has been revitalised for spring. Perfect for keeping you covered in spontaneous streams of rain, this season's cardigans don't shy away from attention, they demand it. Long, minimal knits are perfect for those ladies in love with cozy layers, giving you a more individual look, and keeping you more sophisticated and creative.

Weatherproof Your Accessories!

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