Sunday, 1 June 2014

Rainy Day: Navy Trench & Red Umbrella

What to wear on a rainy, grey day?  I try and brighten things up, and reach for cheery red accessories to go with my navy trench.  Boots are essential on a wet day, I can't abide soggy socks!  I love these Victorian inspired lace up ankle boots, but with a handy modern zip to make them quicker to put on.  I also need to tell you, that my tights aren't bobbly.  Those are sparkly bits, that you can't quite see in this lighting.


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This trench is fairly short, as modern ones tend to be.  The original trenchcoats would have been much longer, starting off as a military item of clothing.

Navy trench & red umbrella

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Trenchcoat, Primark
Scarf, shop in West Wales
Umbrella, TK Maxx
Boots, Cara
Bag, Cambridge Satchel Company

What do you wear on a rainy day?  I'm afraid my vintage authenticity often goes out the window when it's raining, as shorter hemlines dry out quicker!


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43 comments:

  1. This trench is fabulous! You look perfectly chic despite the weather. :)

    The bulk of my outfit is not usually affected by rain, but I'll often grab a hat or scarf to cover my hair. Also, I'll grab more sensible shoes because, like you said, there is nothing worse than wet feet!

    Cheers,
    Jenny

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    1. Thanks Jenny, it's been an indispensable item over the wet Spring! x

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  2. That is how to do rain in style without resorting to the famous "London Black".

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Bit of colour makes things more Spring/Summer like, even if the weather's not cooperating!! x

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  3. I find it so difficult to find good boots for rainy weather. I've got a couple of go-to pairs of leather boots for when it's not coming down too hard, but I just can't do big rubber things.
    You look really cute! I love that trench, the piping gives it so much more interest than if it were just plain.

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    1. I've got a pair of wellies that are a last resort for if it's so wet I'm sloshing as I walk along! I fell for this trench too because of the piping - you can never have enough piping, right?! x

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  4. Love your coat - The white piping against the navy looks wonderful. And the scarf looks really good with it too!
    :0)
    Paul

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    1. I love a classic white and navy combo! Splash of red cheers it right up x

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  5. That trench is so cute! Such a statement piece :)

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    1. Thanks lovely, it's been working hard! x

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  6. We don't have to worry too much about rain in Australia, but boots are always my go-to if it's wet outside. I can't stand having wet feet! Cute outfit though- love the navy trench. ♡

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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    1. It's funny you mention Australia and rain, because I lived there for a year back in 2000 and honestly it was MONSOON in Syndney for weeks on end then we had SNOW and FROSTS, unbelievable, and not at all what I associated with Australia!! I hadn't taken any boots or jackets, and had to go out and buy wet and cold weather gear. x

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  7. Firmly of the opinion that trench coats are the only way to handle the British weather! I love your navy and red pairing - and agree ankle boots are a marvellous idea in the rain. I've not seen many UK bloggers posing with umbrellas, which seems unlikely really! CC x

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    1. Gosh I'd never thought of that, you're right that umbrellas don't feature in blogs nearly as much as you'd think. Do we all wait for that one sunny day?! x

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  8. red and navy is always a winning combination, and maybe if I had a trench as sleek as yours I'd want to take outfit photos in the rain too.
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. It was fun posing in the rain for a change! x

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  9. Omg, this is such a cute outfit! Love the pops of red, the white piping on the trench and the umbrella is just the perfect touch.

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  10. Lovely shape on that brolly. I wear a waxed jacket most days which is good for rain or sun x

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    1. Oo a waxed jacket, that's definitely a good alternative too! x

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  11. Such a cute and colorful outfit for a rainy day :) Totally love the umbrella and the trench coat. Navy+red is so pretty combination.

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    1. Navy and red is honestly one of my 'go-to- combinations, never fails! x

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  12. love this whole outfit, especially the scarf!
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

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    1. Fight the grey skies with colour, that's what I say! x

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  14. Hello,Ciao Porcelina...Ok...it's grey,its cold ...it's raining....but your outfit,your Beauty bring the Sunshine!
    cheers
    ciao from Italy

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    1. I hope it's sunnier in Italy Aure! x

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  15. Your trench, scarf and umbrella are all GORGEOUS!! Looking lovely on a rainy day, Porcelina.

    Stop by whenever you like. I love hearing from you. <3 Ada.

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  16. I love the colors here--and your trench coat is fabulous :)

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  17. This is such a gorgeous rainy day outfit. The colors are so pretty and I love those boots!

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  18. such a cute look! we don't get too many rainy days here unfortunately, so i don't have any clue what to wear! i always end up wearing the wrong thing, forget my umbrella and get overall soaked
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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    1. Ha, I love the 'unfortunately' bit of not getting too many rainy days!! You're lucky!! P x

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  19. I'm aghast! I can't believe that trench coat it Primark, it's looks so tailored and well made. I love the combination of navy and red, I love how you've kept it simple. The shop front is such a perfect location! Just popping by from Passion for Fashion!
    Donna xx

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    1. It's still in the Cardiff branch too, spotted it yesterday. Available in a sort of grey/beige colour too! Thanks for stopping by lovely x

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  20. such a fun combo, I love your trench and scarf !

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    thank you and have a great day !

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  21. I love your trench coat! Perfect for colder days--I was thinking of getting a similar style myself. Thanks for the information!:)

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    Zhuo

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  22. Adore this look! Bringing a touch of glam to the rain! colours go really well together xx

    www.seeonebuyone.blogspot.co.uk

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