With a La Niña climate pattern officially confirmed by the Bureau of Meteorology, it's safe to say there's a bit of a dampener on our summer plans. Literally.
The climate driver will see drops in temperature and plenty of rainfall, particularly on the east coast of Australia. Data also suggests it won’t be letting up anytime soon, despite our prayers to the weather gods.
Our hopes of perfectly curated picnics and sunset drinks by the beach may be in peril, but we’ll be damned if we let a little (or a lot) of rain ruin our summer entirely.
To ensure we stay dry getting from work to social events and everything in between (and look chic doing so) we’ve rounded up some of the cutest umbrellas and raincoats worth investing in for the season ahead.
The Best Umbrellas To Shop Now
BLUNT + Blacklist Metro, $129 from THE ICONIC
Moschino Logo Print Umbrella, $152 from FARFETCH
Clifton Clear Birdcage Umbrella $34.95 from David Jones
Wave Town Umbrella, $49 from Gorman
Bamboo Small Umbrella, $69.95 from Oroton
Shelta Country Plaid Tan Umbrella, $39.95 from MYER
The Best Rain Coats To Shop
Rains Hooded shell jacket, $157 from Net-A-Porter
Team Timbuktu Elements Waterproof Raincoat, $189 from THE ICONIC
Burberry The Kensington Heritage Trench Coat, $3,290 from FARFETCH
Night Flower Rain Coat, $99 from Gorman
Fendi Reversible Rain Coat, $4,490 from FARFETCH
Rains Belt Jacket, $190 from THE ICONIC
Lola Longline Rain Coat in Dusty Pink, $79.95 from French Connection