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How to weatherproof your wardrobe

The UK can have very unpredictable weather, one minute it’s sunny and the next you are caught in a downpour.

Here are a few ways to weatherproof your wardrobe and be prepared.

Water-resistant coat

This might be obvious but It’s always a good idea to have a waterproof or water-resistant coat on hand, the perfect smart style would be a peacoat or overcoat made from waxed cotton or heavy wool.

These can see you through winter, spring showers, and the cold rainy days we do have during the summer.

Waterproof bag

Whether it’s your briefcase, laptop bag, or a bigger bag you should try and invest in one that’s waterproof because there is nothing worse than having to dry out your papers, notebook or even getting water in your laptop! You just never know when there is going to be a downpour in Britain.

Classic umbrella

Not just a useful thing to have around but you can make it an accessory, invest in a classic style, hooked handle umbrella that is well made and sturdy enough to withstand rain and wind and you will always show up to events, meetings, and the office reasonably dry.

Water repellent fabric

If you think you are likely to get caught in the rain a lot you could invest in water-resistant and repellent fabric for your next bespoke suit, a lot of cloth merchants have developed their own tech-inspired waterproof fabric and have lots of options to choose from or you could also go for the classics fabrics like a tweed which was designed for outdoor use in the British weather.  

Leather shoes

Another top tip is to go for leather shoes that are naturally water-repellent, keep them in tip-top condition by polishing them and looking after them to make sure they keep their properties for longer.

Let us know if you’ve got any other tips on how to stay dry and look good in our unpredictable British weather.

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