Rainy Day Outfit Ideas & Essentials

Rainy Day Outfit Ideas & Essentials

At Barbour, we design practical, functional outerwear, rain boots and rainy day accessories to ensure that, through drizzle or downpour, everyone can take in the beautiful Great British coast and country. If you want to create your own set of outfits for rainy days, or you’re searching for the best rain boots to wear on your next drizzly excursion, join us as we share our favourite pieces to add to your rainy day outfit ideas list.

What to wear on a rainy day

When putting together the perfect rainy day outfit, the main priority to keep in mind is the need to stay dry. Protection from the elements will ensure any outdoor exploration, whether it's taking a stroll through your nearest park or making a quick trip into town, stays enjoyable and comfortable no matter how wet it is outside, and the best way to do that is with some showerproof necessities.

In most cases, waterproof jackets, shoes and accessories can be worn over dresses, jeans and shorts, so collating your own set of rainy day outfits can be as simple as dressing for the occasion with a few additional protective items added into the mix. Our favourite rain essentials include stylish, showerproof jackets that can be worn for a range of occasions, umbrellas which can be tucked into a handbag or backpack for emergencies, and, when the rain is really pouring, a pair of Barbour rain boots or wellingtons to keep your feet dry and mud-free.

Rainy weather outfits

Here at Barbour, we believe that the key component of any rainy day outfit is a practical and stylish showerproof jacket. The perfect way to stay dry when on the go, the Barbour collection features countless styles, colours and silhouettes to suit a range of occasions and style preferences and, with practicality built in, they effortlessly combine fashion and functionality to create a rain-ready jacket you’ll wear for years to come.

Women’s showerproof jackets


A combination of practicality, comfort and style, every necessity is considered in the Barbour Somalia Jacket and Armeria Coat. From spacious hoods to generous pockets that provide a handy storage space to keep everyday essentials dry and secure, rain is no longer a concern when these showerproof staples are added to your rotation of rainy day outfits.

Girls’ showerproof jackets


Perfect for mothers and daughters, we’ve also redesigned the stylish Armeria Jacket in children’s sizes to create the matching Barbour Girls Armeria Jacket. Featuring the same fixed hood and patch pockets to ensure your little one stays dry, the girls showerproof coat is also beautifully finished with a playful floral lining, a contrast to the women’s Armeria coat’s traditional tartan finish.

Showerproof jackets for men


Designed with unpredictable weather in mind, the Barbour Hooded Mac Jacket and Begral Showerproof Jacket can be effortlessly layered on top of any style to instantly create a stylish rainy day outfit to see you through the seasons. In order to offer as much protection from the elements as possible, both styles also feature a showerproof finish, fixed hood and zip-front fastening.

Boys’ showerproof jackets


Just as the women’s Armeria Jacket has been thoughtfully redesigned in children’s sizes, so too has the Barbour Begral Coat. Reimagined to suit the demands of any young boy’s adventures, the Barbour Boys Begral Showerproof Jacket features a fixed hood and zip-front ready for when the rain starts to pour, as well as a mesh lining for a breathable feel when exploring.

The best rain boots and wellingtons


Exploring every corner of the UK and taking many walks underneath heavy rain clouds is likely to end up with a pair of soggy, cold socks, unless the rainy day outfit of choice is finished off with a pair of sturdy and comfortable Barbour rain boots. Fortunately, the Barbour Abbey Wellington Boots and the Barbour Tempest Wellington Boots have been designed for just these occasions.

Made from sturdy rubber materials and featuring chunky soles to keep water and mud firmly sealed out, these wellies keep feet warm and dry no matter the weather. The Tempest Wellington Boots also feature a neoprene lining and brass side adjuster, both of which help to bring a more premium feel to these boots.

Rainy day outfit essentials


Featuring an abundance of rain-ready essentials, the Barbour Tartan collection is the perfect place to find the finishing touches to put on rainy weather outfits. From the bright and colourful Portree Umbrella, to the sophisticated and transportable Tartan Mini Umbrella, both of which can be easily carried just in case of rain-shower emergencies, we’ve thought of everything.

Build your own rainy day outfit at Barbour

Whether you’re headed out for a stroll and need a rainy day outfit, or just want to prepare for unpredictable weather with some wet weather essentials, find everything you need to stay dry at Barbour. From stylish and comfortable showerproof coats for men and rain-ready jackets for women, to rain boots that will last for years to come.