Stylish ways to stay warm and dry no matter what nature throws at us.
A Better Boot
We love our pretty fashion boots, but when it’s really pelting out there we rely on the same footwear the toughest fishers and boaters do. XTRATUF boots are designed to be 100-per-cent waterproof, flexible, durable, reliable, rough, tough and slip-proof. Plus they are available in cute, colourful, easy-to-pull-on ankle styles so you can really kick up your heels. xtratuf.com
A Dapper Raincoat
Victoria’s Ecologyst makes beautiful, hardwearing clothes designed for our climate and lifestyle, and among them is the versatile waxed organic cotton Ventile Mac Coat for men and, for women, the equally stylish wool Marzotto Trench. They are the perfect outerwear solution for every occasion from business trips to theatre nights to hitting the Moss Street Market on drizzly Saturday mornings. ecologyst.com
A Dashing Umbrella
Lugging an umbrella everywhere is a chore — unless it’s one of the oh-so-chic ones from The Umbrellatorium & Canery in Fan Tan Alley. Scratch that. One isn’t enough. We need a folding one to carry in our bag, a transparent Fulton like the Royal Family uses when we want to see and be seen, a pagoda style when we want to be fancy, a patterned one when we want to bring bright colour to a gloomy day. theumbrellatorium.com