Outfitted & Equipped: Casual Office on a Rainy Day

by AoM Team on December 11, 2013 · 8 Comments

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Depending on your personality, rainy days can either be a boon or a burden placed upon us by the weather gods. Either way, a rainy day can make the commute to the office, and the subsequent walk from the parking lot to your desk, a grump-inducing experience. Wet clothes can make for a miserable day, but there’s no need to head into work dressed like the Gorton’s fisherman. Here are some suggestions on how to look sharp at a casual office, while staying dry on the way there.

1. The Shoes. ECCO Turn GTX Boot. There’s nothing worse than having wet socks and feet after a walk through the rain. But it can be hard to find a waterproof shoe that complements a sharper getup. If you don’t want to wear galoshes and have to change your shoes once you get to work, this boot does double-duty: stylish enough for a casual workplace and 100% waterproof. Plus it’s highly breathable so your feet won’t get soggy from sweat, while you’re trying to keep them dry from the rain.

2. The Socks. Merona Argyle. The price is right, the pattern is stylish, and you’ll look a bit classier than your white-socked coworkers.

3. The Coat. Lands’ End Rain Jacket. Some jackets just aren’t meant for rainy weather. Thankfully, this jacket is built to keep you warm and dry in the most inclement weather. It’s also breathable, with covered ventilation in the back so you don’t sweat either. Functional and stylish.

4. The Sweater. Club Room V-Neck. When it’s raining, it’s also likely a bit chilly. This sweater will keep you warm in the office. Put this one in here because it’s a great deal: on sale today for $24.99.

5. The Shirt. Old Navy Classic Button-Down. Checkered button-downs are perfect for a casual office. Throw this patterned shirt under your sweater for a nice layered look.

6. The Bag. J.Crew Messenger Bag. Made with waxed cotton canvas, this handsome bag will protect your goodies from the rain. A sweet deal too — only $68 with the “giftnow” promo code they currently have running.

7. The Thermos. Insulated 16oz Travel Tumbler. On a rainy day, when it’s especially hard to wake up, your morning joe is extra necessary. The stainless interior makes sure your coffee doesn’t taste like plastic, and it even has a tea bag hook if you’re not a coffee person.

8. The Pants. Dockers Hurricane. As the name implies, these Hurricane pants will survive the worst of storms with gusto.

9. The Umbrella. Blunt Classic. Sick of going through crappy umbrellas that would break in the windy Oklahoma weather, I picked up a rugged Blunt umbrella from Huckberry this year. They’re engineered to not turn inside out in a strong wind and are ready for your best bartitsu moves.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sean Myers December 11, 2013 at 6:26 pm

I just recently purchased that exact pair of boots. I am currently in college and they’re one of my favorite pairs of shoes; they’re excellent for walking to and from classes, no matter the weather. An excellent choice in footwear!

2 Richie December 11, 2013 at 8:39 pm

I really like the Lands’ End Rain Jacket because it’s breathable and stylish. I’ve seen similar jackets on the Eddie Bauer site but I like this one much more. Great options for rain gear!

3 Joe December 12, 2013 at 7:54 am

The bag and pants on this list don’t mention anything about being water repellant when you look at the official product info.

4 Eric the Viking December 12, 2013 at 8:42 am

I like the post, but it’s December. “A Casual Freezing Snowy Day at the Office” would be appreciated. Should I wear an Anorak or a summit suit? Sorels?

5 Jeff December 12, 2013 at 9:51 am

Was checking recent reviews of the boots on Amazon. Folks are saying that build quality has gone down on these since they are no longer made in USA or from top leather.

6 Greg December 12, 2013 at 11:22 am

It would be a great thing if you could do a series of these for larger guys.

7 joel December 13, 2013 at 1:02 pm

i second Joe. I’d really to to get that bag, but does waxed canvas automatically mean waterproof?

8 JTR December 14, 2013 at 11:24 am

I have had a pair of these ECCO Chukkas for over 3 years and they are some of the best shoes/boots I have ever owned! They are very comfortable, keep my feet dry and still look relatively new (with normal shoe care and treatment). Good pick AOM team!

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