April showers may eventual bring a bevy of colourful flowers, but in the meantime it's nothing but a gloomy, hair-frizzing, I'd-rather-be-at-home weather that makes you want to do anything but go outside. But, after a long (so so long) winter, we have to embrace the spring weather that will hopefully melt the remainder of that awful snow and get outside. But since no one really wants to get to the office looking like a drowned cat with fluffy hair and mascara running down their face, we've rounded up some super chic products to help you beat those impending drizzly days with bright colours that'll have you wishing for another spritzy day, just so you have an excuse to wear them.
A rainy day wouldn't be complete without an umbrella—obviously this is a necessity. But so is having one so super cute that you'll be belting out "Under my umbrella-ella-ella" while strolling down the streets, like you'll be doing with this adorable Kate Spade option. You won't want to shy away from rainy days once you're rocking this baby. Kate Spade Black Stripe Umbrella, $38, available at Indigo
Unleash your inner child and splash away in those puddles with these Joe Fresh rain boots, keeping your tootsies dry and looking cute all at the same time. $29, joefresh.com
Inject a bit of colour into your rainy day wardrobe while staying warm and dry. This Trout Rainwear jacket will pop against the gloomy backdrop as you stroll the streets paying no mind to the dreary wet day. Trout Rainwear Sevan Cape, $545, troutrainwear.com
Frizzy hair is a real and present danger on those awfully humid rainy days. Battle the frizzies with the Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil Frizz Defy that can be used both as a pre-blowdry treatment, or for a quick smoothing touch-up after frolicking in the rain. $8, available at mass retailers
Waterproof mascara is another necessity for those horridly wet days—actually just a necessity in any beauty maven's bag. The Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara gives your lashes volume and curl, but won't budge when your umbrella blows in a gust of wind and you get spritzed in the face. $24, sephora.ca