Into each life, a little rain must fall – especially in April. So, it's always good to be prepared with some wet weather gear.
But first, let's remember that rain deserves respect. We typically see it as an inconvenience, but it is both crucial and inspiring. Photographer Zach Fried found this raindrop clinging to a thorn, capturing a reflection of the sky in the process. Very cool.
While rain can look beautiful, rained-on hair typically does not. You can shelter your locks and liven up the whole street with one of Moaning Minnie's polka dot hats. They're made of vinyl and fully lined.
Another fun hat option is the Amelia cloche from the Waughdrobe, which has an elegant, vintage look that can go from day to evening.
If rain strikes while you're on the way to the shops, Beth's Market Bags has got you covered with their oilcloth bags. The Vancouver, Washington-based buiness makes these lined tote bags in a variety of sizes and patterns.
In a tribute to her rainy home city, Indie Creations came up with a Portland locket, which features a silver-plated umbrella. Hey, some people love the rain!
When it's raining, it's natural for kids to jump in puddles. If they need a cute hoodie to wear outside, consider these bug-inspired beauties by New York-based Bugged Out. But what bug will it be? You get to choose from caterpillars, lady bugs, spiders, butterflies, dragonflies and more.
Speaking of bugs, what about Slugs? These fleece socks, created by Those Alaskan Girls, are specifically designed NOT to slide to the bottom of your rain boots. So, you have a cozy sock with a colorful cuff that shows at the top of the boot.
Who really wants to arrive home with a wet dog, and the accompanying wet dog smell? Do you and your best friend a favor – keep him dry in this ridiculously cute coat from Acme Couture. You can order it in various colors, depending on your dog's complexion.
What are your favorite handmade products for a rainy day?