The good old British weather can pour cold water over the best-laid fashion plans. So just how do you maintain your style integrity when the heavens open? We’ve pulled together some elegant solutions to ensure you look your best – whatever the weather…

Hunter Shoreditch Wellington Boots

Yes, yes. We know wearing full length wellies to work is NOT COOL, but these cute little Hunterettes will do your style cred no harm at all – while keeping your socks nice and dry. With all the classic detail and quality you’d expect from the iconic boot maker, these Shoreditch ankle boots bear a shiny buckle detail, edgy pull-on straps and look the business with skinny jeans and a tailored jacket.

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Rainwave Raspberry Animal Print Poncho

Want to look stylish in the rain without ruining your cashmere? British firm Rainwave has come up with a range of chic lightweight ponchos that offer elegant protection against the elements wherever you might be. We love this raspberry animal print classic. Made in the UK, its contemporary cut and on trend colourways means it works just as well over your cosy wool-blend trench as it does on its own with jeans and boots or your work outfit. And there’s a cute handbag-sized pouch too.

London Brollymap

Lost in the rain? All that must change. This clever London Brollymap by British-based firm Fulton is a must-pop-in-the-handbag piece. The nifty umbrella bears an accurate illustrated map of London’s streets and promises not to be battered by the gales. Truly ingenious.

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Valentino Stud Wellies

Wellies are wellies, right? Wrong! Not all wellies are created equal as proved by these super luxe Valentino stud Wellingtons in bright, gloom-banishing red. The signature studs and flawless shine will make splashing in the puddles a much more rewarding experience – while maintaining that all-important sophisticated edge.  Wear with an LBD, a smart trench coat and a slick of classic red lipstick.

Wanda Nylon Trench

Showing off your Autumn/Winter wardrobe come rain, come shine couldn’t be easier with this expertly-cut transparent trench from edgy French brand Wanda Nylon. Retro in style with a fashion-forward look,  the pretty neon-pink cotton trim offers hints of an altogether more painterly design ethic. Really there’s nothing rain-maccish about this, it’s pure style that’s not for the faint-hearted.

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Claire Aude Liberty Print Compact Umbrella

Obvious isn’t it? For iconic British weather, we need iconic British equipment. And what could be more British than a classic Liberty print? From the exclusive London Undercover collection, this nostalgic Claire Aude print brolly is a 70s throw-back to the days when rain was rain – and you got wet. But it was fine. These days we simply don’t have time for that. Pull on the pretty sleeve, keep it handy and smile deeply.