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Autumn fashion raining layers as stylish options hit shelves

WET WEATHER: Boots with a heel are a great footwear option, as they help elevate the base of your outfit out of the puddles.
WET WEATHER: Boots with a heel are a great footwear option, as they help elevate the base of your outfit out of the puddles. Rick Rycroft

A DOWNPOUR like the one the Gladstone region experienced early in the week is no reason to feel dreary - rather it's a time to celebrate the stylish wet weather essentials now on offer in stores.

Wearing layers is key to surviving the constant changing temperature associated with rainfall.

Women's Anorak Jacket in Navy Blue ($25.00), available from Kmart in Stockland Gladstone. Photo: Strong Images Photography for Stockland Gladstone
Women's Anorak Jacket in Navy Blue ($25.00), available from Kmart in Stockland Gladstone. Photo: Strong Images Photography for Stockland Gladstone Strong Images Photography for St

There's also a little thing called winter coming, so with the cooler climate around until August, investing in layers that you can reach for in the next few months is smart.

Scarves, jeans and leather jackets or pants (go for faux as genuine leather does not deal well with water) are perfect to ride out either a storm or drizzle.

Knitwear is another great option. They add a feminine and relaxed vibe, plus there's a range of new on-trend cuts and colours on offer at the moment.

One thing you should note is, with strong winds blowing rains in every direction, it's unlikely any part of you will actually stay dry once you step out.

That is why you need a good cover-up, and classic trench coat or a stylish windbreaker is perfect, with longer length coats remaining a staple piece in winter wardrobes everywhere.

Le Chameau Paris rubber boots. Price $168.28 (AUD). Available from www.net-a-porter.com. Photo Contributed
Le Chameau Paris rubber boots. Price $168.28 (AUD). Available from www.net-a-porter.com. Photo Contributed Contributed

Also, when you think of rain, you can't help but think of gum boots.

While colourful rain boots have penetrated the market for some time now, a more toned-down, practical rain boot is emerging as a major trend to watch.

Boots with a heel are another great footwear option, as they help elevate the base of your outfit out of the puddles, while staying chic.

Navy is the new black this winter and a great base that can be worn with bold colours or prints.

In terms of colour, the palette of blues and greys in the sky is the sort you can either embrace or counter.

Navy is the new black this winter and a great base that can be worn with bold colours or prints.

Bright accessorises are fabulous against an all-dark outfit.

Pictured are a few hot options on the market.

Still not sure what would look best on your figure?

Ask a salesperson at your local retailer. They'll know how to work pieces you already have with the latest trends.

 

 

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