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8 Rainy Day Essentials to Get You Through El Niño

Courtesy of Clarks; Trina; Burberry

Because it's pouring, people.

Remember the last time you needed to wear a pair of rain boots in Southern California? Yeah, neither do we. 

But thanks to El Niño's dreaded (although necessary) showers, it's definitely time to trade in your open-toe mules for something a little more H20-friendly.

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In preparation for the dismal forecast, we've rounded up eight rainy day essentials you'll need to stock up on, stat. Because there's nothing worse than being drenched and miserable while everyone scoffs, "I told you so" about the weather. (Not that we've ever been there, or anything.)

Standout Umbrella

Keep your umbrella from getting lost in the shuffle by opting for a bold print.
Burberry Sustainable Trafalgar Check Folding Umbrella, Camel; $225, Neiman Marcus

Chic Rain Boots

No, they don't all have to be shiny and yellow.
Clarks Swansea Bridge Waterproof Tall Boots; $200, Nordstrom

Cozy Coat

Because your duster cardigan just won't cut it in the downpour. 
Trina Turk Aubree Wool Blend Coat with Detachable Genuine Shearlin Trim; $327, Nordstrom

Toasty Sweater

A staple piece with a bit of an edge.
Jenni Kayne Fringe Sweater; $450, Shopbop

Haute Hat

Protect the hair at all costs.
Maison Michel Henrietta Showerproof Fur-Felt Hat; $622, Matches Fashion

Waterproof Tote

Keep your belongings nice and dry.
Longchamp Le Pliage Neo – Medium Tote; $245, Nordstrom

No-Smear Mascara 

The black and streaky look is never a good one.
Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof; $28, Sephora

Slip-Proof iPhone Case

Never let your most precious belonging slip through rain-soaked fingers. (Plus, how fierce is this!)
Stella McCartney Leopard Face iPhone 6/6s Case; $125, Shopbop

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