Rain is a calm comfort when it falls gently and steadily, and the attire to step outside to savor it, and drink in the scents of all that is refreshed and new will vary for each of us depending upon how we live.
From the classic British Barbour coat that Queen Elizabeth is fond of wearing whilst in the countryside (as is Daniel Craig’s James Bond, if he counts being a character and all) to the iconic, handmade (and yes, quite the investment but worth it as you’ll wear it for a lifetime) Mackintosh trench, and yes, I cannot forget the Burberry trench as well (my journey to find my dream coat is shared here), a high quality trench is a capsule must-have if you live where there is an abundance of rain.
Now some may argue a trench isn’t necessary (which is why Barbour is a favorite and seen frequently if you are in the British countryside when it rains), and of course, that is absolutely correct as we all must wear what we feel most comfortable and what works with our lifestyle, but for me, a trench is a favorite choice, and so too is a well made umbrella.
I have been researching and shopping around for about two years for a quality umbrella, and while I haven’t purchased one yet, I have my eyes on a few British brands. Needless to say, I have gone through a few flimsy umbrellas and have had enough when the wind has its way with them. Quality is key when it comes to umbrellas as well, and a nice single stick umbrella from James Smith & Sons looks to be just what I am looking for, and perhaps you too. Fox Umbrellas as well is worth checking out, but I would love to hear from readers of any quality umbrella companies or brands you know about or have experience with that you would recommend. Please do share in the comments as I have a feeling, I am not the only one looking for a well-made accessory to walk with me in the rain.
Oh, and I cannot forget the footwear. While only a few of the images below show the wearing of rain boots, they too are a must, and I could not recommend more highly Hunter wellies. And the good news is they are having a sale at the moment (the US site), 30% off. So if you are in the market, but sure to take a look (the original tall rain boot is a dependable choice and some of its colors are on sale).
Below are many images to offer style inspiration whether it be how to style a trench, an umbrella or both. If you are interested in any of them, do click through the image to be redirected to the original source, and may your rainy days be plenty, and your flowers grow magnificently.
TSLL BRITISH WEEK 2019 Posts:
Sunday May 19th
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- Podcast episode #252: The Characteristics of Being a Late Bloomer, and How Embracing This Gift Could Change the World for Everyone
- The Gown: A Novel of History, Strength and Friendship
- Arrange Your Flowers with Ease and Effortless Finesse with Annabelle Hickson’s New Book: My Interview with the Author
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