They say “April showers bring May flowers,” and while the promise of warmer weather ahead should be enough to tide us over, there’s still a long dark and stormy month standing between us and those glorious blossoms. So to help you make it through, we’ve rounded up some of the best waterproof products that will keep you dry from head to toe, even in the midst of a rainstorm of Noah’s Ark proportions.
This one’s obviously a classic stormy weather necessity, but the rainbow polka dots also add the perfect dash of whimsy. Whimsy you will desperately need after a solid month of gray skies.
Buy It! Totes Bubble Manual Umbrella, $26; jcpenney.com
For those days when you would feel dryer going for a dip at your local pool than walking to and from the subway.
Buy It! Speedo Flower Swim Cap, $22.28; walmart.com
Pop this waterproof dad hat over your swim cap and your blowout will survive even the most torrential of downpours.
Buy It! Kjus Golf Gain Waterproof Cap, $60; mrporter.com
Because those raccoon eyes are better left between you, Netflix and a tub of Ben & Jerry’s.
Buy It! Maybelline The Flasies Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara, $4.29; target.com
Since this top is made for surfing it should also be able to withstand those buckets of water falling from the sky with ease.
Buy It! J.Crew Long-Sleeve Rash Guard in Classic Stripe, $68; jcrew.com
Shorts may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think storm-ready gear, but with their water wicking technology you’re going to want a pair of these in your arsenal.
Buy It! Satisfy Short Distance Running Shorts, $149; barneyswarehouse.com
And we all know nothing feels worse than having to wear damp socks all day, so head off that feeling at the pass by sporting these totally waterproof booties.
Buy It! Adults NRS HydroSkin Socks, $24.99; llbean.com
Then double-down in these very fashionable Chelsea rain boots and your soggy tootsies will be a thing of the past.
Buy It! Hunter Refined Chelsea Two-Tone Boot, $145; nordstrom.com
Don’t forget to protect all of your most important documents in a heavy duty waterproof bag.
Buy It! Herschel Settlement Tarapaulin Backpack, $140; bandier.com
Since it can seem like all smart phones inevitably tumble into the deepest puddle of water, prevent that tragedy from the start by entombing it in plastic before you even step out the door.
Buy It! Waterproof Smart Phone/Digital Camera Pouch, $9.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
And now that you’ve compiled your perfectly water-resistant look, you can fearlessly head outdoors and turn those slick sidewalks into your own rain-tinged dance party.
Buy It! iHome Waterproof + Shockproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, $39.99; bedbathandbeyond.com