These last two months haven't exactly been the warmest for the Northeast, but now that it’s April, things are finally starting to thaw. While snow is thankfully no longer in the forecast, it will definitely be gloomy, clammy, and rainy. If you think that dinky black drugstore umbrella you have stashed in your desk will cut it, you're wrong. As Murphy's Law states, there will be one terrible day where it'll meet its doom in a gust of wind and you'll be stuck drenched head-to-toe.
But you don't have to be a wet mess. First, consider upgrading your umbrella. Senz is a great option that's meant to withstand winds up to 50 miles per hour. Want a raincoat that won't make you look like Paddington the Bear? Alexander Wang’s shiny anorak is a cool, street-style worthy lewk. Or do you need durable boots you can wear even when it isn't raining? Barneys, Loeffler Randall, and Kate Spade all offer sleek options that aren't your standard Wellie. Click ahead to see all of those and more.BEGIN SLIDESHOW