Everything you need for this wet British summer

Image shows a woman dancing around on her own in the summer rain

As the weather shows no signs of improving, we’ve rounded up our favourite wet weather options so you can still make the most of this wet British summer

It looks like it is going to rain for the entire month, so you might as well get on board with it and make the most of these next few weeks. From funky raincoats to sunshine supplements, our favourite wet weather picks will ensure you stay healthy, glam, and sustainable during this wet British summer.

Firstly, wet weather doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the outdoors

Rectangle outdoor heater glowing orange

Radiant Heater, £89

This outdoor heater provides instant warmth on these long (but cold!) summer evenings and allows you to enjoy the outdoor areas of your home all year long.

Round portable BBQ grilling sausages and chicken

Portable Smokefree BBQ, £119

Best Direct UK is also selling a portable smoke-free BBQ that heats up fast, grills meat and veggies odour-free, and is easy to clean. Enjoy great-tasting food wherever and whenever you like, rain or shine.

Black, red and blue umbrellas

Wonderdry Umbrella, £9.99

 

And for when you have no choice but to face the rain, this Wonderdry umbrella has reverse open and fold technology that pulls the wet side in, unlike the traditional umbrella. It is the easiest and driest way to get in and out of the pouring rain. 

 

pale pink raincoat image on white backgroundPink is obviously the hottest colour around, but not everyone likes that kind of crazy hot pink – you know the one we mean, right?! But how about this lovely little rain mac parka thing from M&S. This pale pink M&S rubber-hooded raincoat is on sale right now at £39, down from £55. It’s a steal.

Wooden summer house with decorations outside

7′ x 5′ summerhouse, £549.99

To continue with this outdoorsy theme, Buy Sheds Direct have some great offers for sheds and summerhouses. If it is time for an upgrade or all your ‘stuff’ seems to be multiplying, they have a variety of sheds in wood, plastic or metal, for a high-quality solution. Now, a shed may be a practical choice, but have you ever thought about a summer house? Not only can they be used for storage (or to hide from your significant other!) they can be a space to decorate and relax in to watch the world go by. Especially during this dreary weather, a summer house can be a cosy space that still feels like you are outside.

We just wanna have fun (indoors!)

Botanical print shirt on white background

Botanical Print Shirt, £45

You sure don’t need the sun to brighten your day with these fun shirts from Ben Sherman. This casual shirt made with 100% cotton will keep you comfy and stylish day or night. It really is the perfect summer staple.

Black coffee pouch

Origin Coffee – Resolute, £9.20

And the best antidote for the morning-after blues, Origin Coffee has created Resolute. A timeless classic, full-bodied blend, with milk choccy and caramel notes. You can drink it straight or over ice to try and at least act like it is hot this summer!

Fancy a little bit of self-care?

Turquoise net tote bag with reusable straw, bamboo cutlery and a reusable travel mug

Veo Plastic-Free Edit

Is this extreme weather enhancing your climate anxiety? Veo is a great site for sustainable solutions. And we especially love this plastic-free edit. With reusable and zero-waste everything, you can restock your house with peace of mind.

Read more: 7 ways you can help save the oceans

Four bottles of bath blends

The Body Shop – Bath Blend, £8

Another great, ethical brand is The Body Shop UK. For evenings in they have a delicious self-care selection brimming with bath blends, bombs and scrummy face masks good enough to eat!

If you can’t beat them, join em!

Blue mascara tube with raindrops on

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, £22.50

Speaking of splashes, LookFantastic has a great range of waterproof mascaras to keep you glam and dancing in the rain. A forever favourite is the Too Faced Better Than Sex Black Waterproof Mascara. I promise you – it is not budging!

Blue sky, white sand beach and two wooden deck chairs

lastminute.com – summer holiday deals

Or maybe you want to give up altogether and book a sunny getaway through lastminute.com. Find your perfect getaway with their summer holiday deals, and don’t forget to purchase TravelTime Travel Insurance to stay safe this summer.

A little dose of sunshine

Yellow box of vitamins

four five Vitamin D3, £6.40

fourfive has created a Vitamin D3 vegan-friendly sunshine vitamin that is the perfect antidote to the grey skies and rainy days of this wet British summer. The capsules are fast absorbing and made with 100% natural ingredients. Packed full of bioactive ingredients, this supplement contributes to the maintenance of normal bone, teeth, and muscle function.

Yellow bottle with green strap

Ocean Bottle – Citrus Reef (500ml), £35

You still need to stay hydrated, rain or shine. Ocean Bottle brings to you this dopamine-inducing range of brightly coloured bottles to close the loop on ocean-bound plastic. Not only this, but one bottle purchased pays for 1000 ocean-bound plastic bottles to be collected before they reach the ocean.

Woman doing yoga in matching set

Ruby Moon Gym to Swim, £79

This weather may not be encouraging you to get outside and exercise. But maybe this sustainable and ethical activewear will do the trick. Ruby Moon makes soft, stretchy, and super comfortable sportswear that supports female entrepreneurs. And let’s be honest, working out feels better in a matching set. It gives you something to look forward to!

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About Beth Pratt
Beth is one of Silver’s interns. She loves reading and studying literature. Entering her final year of university, Beth still finds time to dance, swim, and have a pint with friends. Her favourite hobby is going to coffee shops, if you can call it a hobby!

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