April showers bring May flowers…and also mean you can’t leave a building without feeling like a soggy wreck. Don’t get me wrong-I LOVE rain and thunderstorms. Yet, I still like to get to my destination with hair and makeup intact and in a cheerful mood.

Thankfully, there are ways to make that happen.

HERE ARE SEVEN THINGS YOU NEED FOR BRAVING RAINY WEATHER:

1. RAIN BOOTS

Nothing can ruin your day faster than wet feet. Buy a cute (or manly…?) pair of rain boots, and you’ll solve that problem quickly. Bonus points if you buy fuzzy socks to go with them.

2. SMALL UMBRELLA

Umbrellas are a necessity, but nobody wants to be toting a giant one around. Buy an umbrella that is either pocket size or retractable. That way, if it looks like rain, you can toss it into your backpack or purse and run out the door.

PC: The Belle Voyage

3. GREAT TRAVEL MUG

When it’s cold and rainy outside, typically, coffee is the best pick-me-up. Make drinking coffee non-stressful and invest in a great travel mug. Vacuum sealed and insulated is the way to go.

4. WATER REPELLENT BACKPACK

You don’t want to walk into class and have soggy papers or have your laptop get wet. Buy a backpack that will Lee all your gear safe and dry.

5. WATERPROOF JACKET

This week has taught me how much this is a necessity (my shopping list has grown longer). The same concept applies here as it does with your feet-you don’t want to be cold and wet when you get to wherever you’re going. Grab a great waterproof jacket, and you’ll never have to worry about that again.

PC: BlessThisStuff

6. WATERPROOF MAKEUP

LADIES: THIS IS A MUST. Nobody wants to be scared that their mascara is going to run from walking in the rain. At the very least, buy waterproof eyeliner and mascara (which, you definitely should try even when it’s not raining).

7. RAINY DAY PLAYLIST

Finally, make a rainy day playlist. It doesn’t matter whether you find yourself gloomy or thoughtful on any given rainy day-make a playlist that will cover everything. You’ll be thankful for it when you need a pick-me-up to get through the rest of a stormy day.

PC: Music Creates US

What are your rainy day essentials? Let HYPELINE know in the comments!

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