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What to Wear in a Summer Thunderstorm

You may check the forecast every morning, carry an umbrella nearly everywhere (just in case), and think you've got Mother Nature's summer meteorology plans all figured out. But no matter how weather-savvy you may be, it’s always those times you’re least prepared when the summer thunderstorm decides to strike. You know, when you’re out to dinner in a white dress or you just ran outside to grab a coffee wearing those delicate floral sandals that cost a month's rent.

To prepare you for these unfortunate thunderstorm encounters, we found 10 items that will rain-proof your summer wardrobe. Keep your wellies in storage: when it’s 90 degrees out, there’s nothing you’ll want to wear less than those knee-high rubber heat-trappers.

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If you have to carry an umbrella all summer, it might as well be one in a picnic-worthy print.

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These patent wedges won’t get destroyed in the rain, and the practical heel height means it’ll be easy to run for cover when the storm hits.

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For those days when it’s already raining before you leave your apartment, this lightweight anorak will keep you covered all day long.

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Navigate puddles—and stay on-trend—with these chic jellies.

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A work tote with a zippered enclosure to keep your goodies (read: iPhone) safe from the elements.

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Pack these flip-flops in your bag as a safety measure. When the sky opens up, your favorite shoes will thank you.

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Keep this compactable rain slicker stashed in your desk.

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Humid, rainy days mean one thing: frizzy hair. Keep it in place with a stretch headband.

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Meet your new lunch tote: it’s rain-resistant, and doubles as a place to stash your wet umbrella when you move indoors.

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For the very worst downpours, you’ll want even your dress to be waterproof.

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