I could get lost in the crowds of SXSW simply people watching for hours on end. People from around the world have arrived in Austin to back-to-back rainy days, and it’s been interesting to see how festival goers and locals alike are handling it from a style perspective. We assembled a group of our favorite rainy day looks for fresh ideas on what to wear under your umbrella.


Pancho + Tulle — an unexpected, but somehow perfect juxtaposition, image source.

It’s not easy for a dude to pull off a pair of Hunters (unless you are Prince Harry), but this dapper fella makes it work, image source.

A nautical-inspired look is always fitting for rainy days, image source.

The weather couldn’t keep this fashionista from her stilettos, image source.

Grecian-inspired street style at its best, image source. 

Ladies in (chic) waiting, image source.

Iva Jean rain gear gets fashion + function just right (they even carry a skirt specifically made for biking), image source.

Handsome (and prepared) in his hat, image source.

Monochromatic with just the umbrella as a pop of color, image source.

Sometimes all you need is a classic trench, image source.

This might be a look fit only for Chuck Bass himself, image source.

Color coordinated, image source

6 comments
  1. 1
    Luba Dimitrova (@vwlblog) | March 11, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Oh this is so inspiring. May be you would love to see my yesterday´s look with umbrella 🙂

    XX Luba
    Well Living blog

    http://well-living-blog.com

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    Judi Easley | March 11, 2014 at 8:15 am

    This was fun! What a pick-me-up for a rainy day! I especially love all the rainbow umbrellas! I have one of those because it’s so cheery! You can’t have a bad day, even on a rainy day, under a rainbow!

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    Lily | March 11, 2014 at 8:27 am

    I rely on my bright red Hunters to make any rain outfit.

    xo Lily
    http://whilemyboyfriendsaway.blogspot.com/

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    • Lauren Smith Ford | March 11, 2014 at 11:43 am

      Always a great choice Lily!

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    Molly {Dreams in HD} | March 11, 2014 at 8:35 am

    i have that rainbow umbrella from the M.o.M.A. and absolutely love it. whenever i travel it is always easy for my companions to pick me out of a crowd of black 🙂

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    lexi (@glitterinclexi) | March 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    If only I looked this adorable in the rain! Loving that little nautical sweater dress!
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

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