Rain or Shine

Fashion July 23rd, 2013


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It seems like half of the country has been under a constant rain cloud, while the other half is experiencing blue skies and heat waves. Here are a few of our favorite summer picks for any type of weather!

For the Rain: Pictured above, top row, from left:


If you’ve ever been the person whose umbrella has blown inside-out at exactly the worst moment possible, then you understand the importance of investing in a quality umbrella. We love this plaid version from Peter Elliot with the silver dog handle.

main_item_1-BUAW009-CMThis waxed linen hat is perfect for a summer rain storm. Sometimes it’s just too warm for a jacket, but this topper will keep your head nice and dry!


Tank Citi’s 321 Poncho is extremely versatile and practical. We love the navy, but it also comes in lovely shades of orange, blue, yellow,  and light gray.


Swims has created waterproof shoes that you can wear all day long. These loafers are perfect for everything from puddle jumping to working in a damp garden.

For the Sun: Second row, from left


This fast absorbing, sheer-finish sunscreen lotion provides SPF 60 and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. It’s perfect for the great outdoors and especially the beach.



Parasol’s ruched color blocked dress provides the full coverage that so many of us need. The UPF 50 fabric is perfect for fair skin.





Don’t forget your shades! Retro Super Future’s Vintage Havana style sunnies are an essential part of any wardrobe.



This navy and white halter swimsuit has a lace overlay that adds a bit of intrigue. The medium plunge in the front and tie in the back add to the flattering shape of the suit.


About Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a columnist at Garden & Gun magazine and a contributing editor at Elle Décor. She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times, and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC. She is the author of five books, including But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry and One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood.

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