Living in Seattle means that I have to accept there’s a lot of rain here. After four years here I feel like I’m mostly used to it but it really can put a damper on my style. Investing in pieces that are waterproof and warm is a necessity to survival. I don’t always want to have to sacrifice style though for dryness so I’ve found a few items that look nice but also keep me dry. First, a raincoat. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten compliments on this bright red Helly Hansen rain coat. I think it’s because most people in Seattle typically wear black and grey coats, so a red one really pops out of the crowd (check out this similar style and color from ASOS). I personally believe if you’re going to be in the rain a majority of the year why not have a little fun with it? Another piece that I’ve invested in outside of my Hunter rain boots is a pair of leather booties that keep my feet dry when it’s raining. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Hunters and there’s a time and place for them, but sometimes they feel so clunky or I have to be more dressed up for work so a pair of booties does the trick. Check out the ones I’m wearing in black here.