Spring showers may be on their way, but that doesn't mean we need to dress to match the drear. Burberry encourages customers to face the rainy season head-on in its dazzling gold double-breasted leather trench coat ($2,495; burberry.com). Or for an extra candy-colored pop, Versace's incandescent bubblegum pink, thigh-skimming trench features a reflective silver belt buckle and embossed buttons ($2,740; neimanmarcus.com). For a more Catherine Deneuve look, try popping the collar on a deep violet Kilmuir coat from the heirloom Scottish rainwear brand Mackintosh, made from a watertight and super-lightweight Japanese fabric ($895; mackintoshrainwear.com). And women needn't have all the flair; men tired of khaki will stop traffic in the crimson double-breasted inspector's coat by 3.1 Phillip Lim ($750; barneys.com).
For those tempted to spin around a lamppost and sing in the rain, a custom-made umbrella from Swaine Adeney Brigg (which also supplies Prince Charles with his favorite silver-tipped parapluie) should do the trick. The niche British company will engrave a name or date on its solid sterling-silver handle—and with good reason, too. Made from rosewood core, mother-of-pearl button snaps and a bright silk or nylon canopy chosen from a rainbow of choices, its lucky owner will have to keep a close eye on it ($1,575; swaineadeney.co.uk).
Staying dry up top is no good if one's feet are soaked. Thankfully, Wellies have come a long way. Aquatalia by Marvin K makes tall, wedge-heeled rain boots in candy-apple red ($195; saksfifthavenue.com). And Burberry's glossy black Wellington boots will glam away the glum with their rock-and-roll studded buckles ($350; www.net-a-porter.com). Bring on the rain, because it's time to shine.