That daylong monsoon two Saturdays ago was not unique, at least if The Old Farmer’s Almanac is right; it’s predicting a rainier-than-average season for the entire Atlantic corridor. That might be nice for gardeners, but it means a lot more damp newspapers, frizzy hair, and curbside lake-jumping for the rest of us. Still, when a little girl is wearing this very adorable, and affordable, giraffe-patterned hooded coat and boots from Old Navy ($38 for the ensemble; 610 Sixth Ave., at 18th St.; 212-645-0663), it’s hard to be annoyed. For more moisture-ready merch, click ahead
Keep one in your desk: Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Relaxing Balm is the sworn enemy of frizz, designed to resist moisture and to condition at the same time ($15.95 at Shape NYC, 56 E. 34th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-779-2465).
A nylon hat is a personal rain shield that won’t jab anyone in the eye ($26 at Eastern Mountain Sports, 591 Broadway, nr. Houston St.; 212-966-8730).
Diorshow’s waterproof mascara ensures you’ll get to the office without losing your makeup ($24 at Sephora, 2164 Broadway, nr. 76th St.; 917-441-4760).
Hilary Radley’s breathable, net-lined coat sheds rain and is a soigné alternative to dull trenches ($295 at Bloomingdale’s, 504 Broadway, nr. Broome St.; 212-729-5900).
Enough with the cutsie rain boots; these rich brown women’s Wellies don’t compete with your wardrobe or make you look like a toddler ($88 at Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Ave., nr. 56th St.; 212-247-1100).
Jack Spade’s generous deck-cloth tote has waterproof coating; the bright color and reflective stripes make it hard to lose ($150, 56 Greene St., nr. Broome St.; 212-625-1820).
When it’s gray out, fight back with a bright-blue windbreaker ($295 at Theory Gansevoort, 40 Gansevoort St., at Little W. 12th St.; 212-524-6790).
The zip-up front makes the rugged but comfortable Sperry boots easy to slip on, even when sodden ($100 at Macy’s, 151 W. 34th St., at Broadway; 212-695-4400).
Finally: a shareable umbrella that doesn’t take up half the sidewalk. Senz elongates the back so water won’t drip down your neck and strengthens the frame to withstand winds up to 70 mph ($60 at Takashimaya, 693 Fifth Ave., nr. 54th St.; 212-350-0100)..