Surviving Rainy Days in College

Whether you go to school on a small or large campus rainy days can be daunting. Trekking across campus with the wind blowing in your face while trying to avoid puddles is down right terrible. Trust me I’ve been there. Below you’ll find the key essentials to surviving rainy days in college. Without these items I think I would melt. The saying does say “April Showers bring May Flowers.” Prepare for those April showers so you don’t get caught in a thunderstorm!

Rain Boots.

My biggest protector against a rainy day is my rain boots. Without these my little toes would be soaked in mere seconds. At my school in particularly the sidewalks have a tendency to flood and create puddles easily. I wouldn’t be caught without my boots in the rain (or snow!) My Simmens Waterproof Ugg Boots double as both!

An Umbrella.

My trusty umbrella is my next rainy day gadget. Although this can get a bit tricky if it’s windy outside… It’s completely reliable when it’s not. ? This can double as a super cute accessory while keeping your dry from the rain! I prefer a compact one that I can keep in my backpack’s side pocket while it’s not raining.

Rain Coat.

For an extra layer of safety a rain coat is needed. Also, a hooded rain coat is perfect for those days where your umbrella would flip inside out in 2.0 seconds as soon as you step out the door. Here’s my favorite one by The North Face. Some rain coats can even double as a light jacket all throughout Spring and Autumn!

Travel Mug.

Rain usually goes hand in hand with cold. To keep warm during my mile long trek across campus I always make sure to pack my trusty travel mug filled with my favorite coffee or tea. This always seems to lift my spirits and warm my soul on a gloomy rainy day.


For those of you that love wearing makeup and insist on wearing it not matter what, a rainy day can put you in a troublesome situation. You don’t want raccoon eyes from your mascara or streaks in your foundation. Although these items won’t stand up to hurricane like storms they will survive a light sprinkle or drizzle. All of the products found below have some type of water resistant properties.

What are your rainy day essentials? Let me know on twitter!
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  • I also think a rain jacket is super important! I love mine and it’s been one of the best purchases I made in college! XO, Sarah | |

    • I don’t know what I would do without my rain coat. I was just saying the other day that it’s honestly one of the best things I’ve bought while in college!
      Hayle 🙂

  • The humidity is the wort part pf rainy days, it always makes my face shiny and hair frizzy, ugh! The umbrellas you showed are so cute, I definitely want to invest in a bubble umbrella. They look so cozy and they shield you from the rain on like every side, it’s awesome.
    paige • eyeliner wings & pretty things

    • Omg tell me about it. My hair is always a giant fuzz ball when it rains! Because of this, I usually opt for a top knot on rainy days. I really want to invest in a bubble umbrella as well! They’re cute and functional! Girl I get you!
      Hayle xx