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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
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.
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.
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.
Pink 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.
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!)
Despite all this, if outdoor enjoyment is just not meant to be, bring your garden parties inside with these amazing neon signs from Echo Neon. They’re fun, funky and come in a variety of colours and designs. Whether it’s your moves or this sign, your party will be lit!
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.
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?
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.
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!
If you refuse to let the weather beat you, why not embark on this walking holiday? The Inn Collection have announced the Midland 90 Experience, set in this absolutely stunning Art Deco hotel on the bay at Morecombe. Poirot has even been filmed there before! (*T&Cs apply. 2 night break. 15% off bed and breakfast rate from 12th July – 31st October 2023 inclusive.)
Don’t forget to pack a stylish raincoat, as Billy Connolly once said: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just wrong clothing. So get yourself a sexy raincoat and live a little.” Therefore, summer in style with the Regatta x Orla Kiely range. This stunning raincoat comes in other designs, and it will spruce up any walking attire with a splash of colour.
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!
And when you’re heading for a cosy pub dinner in the evening, pick these new trainers that have been designed for fun but crafted for comfort. With an extra-wide fitting, these trainers will put a spring in your step when the sun can’t (and possibly stop you toppling over after one too many!)
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
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.
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.
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!
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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