We’ve all seen it happen: you plan a great excursion for a summer weekend. Then, when the day finally rolls around, the clouds storm in and it threatens to rain. But does this always have to mean canceling your plans? What can you wear outside when there’s a possibility of rain—and how can you keep yourself stylish and comfortable if it does? Here are some of the best shorts to wear in the rain from Vintage 1946, along with a few tips for rainy weather clothing.
If there’s a possibility you might get caught in the rain, then it’s a good idea to pay attention to the fabrics you wear. One durable material you’ll want to seek out when it comes to the best shorts to wear in the rain is polyester.
Our High-Performance Shorts make use of a polyester-spandex fabric mix that can react very well, even when exposed to the elements. And because these shorts won’t look out of place on a sunny day, they’re great to wear when expecting unpredictable weather throughout the day.
Invest In Protection
When you’re not sure if it’s going to rain, then you might look a bit odd showing up to a get-together in a water-resistant poncho. It’s best to add optional protection to your outfit. For example:
- Buy an umbrella and keep it in your car. Even this simple purchase can be the difference between showing up to a friend’s home soaked or showing up as if it hasn’t been raining at all. If you’re going to spend a lot of time outdoors walking or hiking, make sure that you do have a poncho handy as well.
- Give yourself some dry alternatives. If you’re not sure about the weather, it never hurts to have a quick change of clothes on hand if you do get caught in the rain. Want to keep your extra clothes light and stylish? Invest in some Stretch Snappers so you can have a change of shorts handy without taking up a lot of space.
Watch The Skies
Although it’s helpful to have a change of clothes if need be, you’ll have much more success if you can stay on top of the weather ahead of time. Try downloading weather apps that give you an accurate, hour-by-hour prediction of the weather, such as:
- Weather Timeline. Allowing you to look at the next hour or the next 48 hours, weather timeline helps you visualize what the weather is going to look like as the day approaches.
- YoWindow. If you want something a little more fun, YoWindow will give you an idea of what kind of weather to expect by showing you a sense of the sky and the chance of rain.
Rain, Rain, Go Away
A rainy day doesn’t have to ruin your plans—even if your plans are simply to get outdoors and dress in your summer best. When you use the right clothes and stay on top of the weather, you can enjoy your weekend to its fullest. Browse the vintage men’s clothing here at Vintage 1946 and learn how to make the most out of a cloudy day.