I love my trench coat for rainy days and days when its too cold to go without coat and too wet for a wool one. My trench coat is not a vintage number but it sure does look like it. A nice thing about these styled coats is that they really did not go out of style. This coat also has a nice long skirt which is great for my longer 50s style skirts and for days when it is really windy and I need more coverage on my legs. This coat is also water proof so if I get all wet its not worry. For me its really important to wear pieces that can get wet because when it rains . . . that's what happens. I wear a lot of vintage that I prefer not get wet so this coat does a great job protecting those clothes when I still want to wear them,
Some other tips that I have for maintaining a classic old fashioned look are keep it simple. When I know its going to rain I keep my hair simple and confined. I avoid complex styles that cannot hold their shape in their own. One of my favorite hair styles for rain days is the up do because the bobby pins, hair rats (large wads or pads of hair - faux hair for me), and hair spray keep my hair from falling flat. I will avoid wearing my hair down in the rain because water, moisture, and humidity will cause my hair to lose its curl and lose its vintage look. Hair spray . . . .There is no such thing as too much hair spray when it rains . . . I will layer it on and on and on. Like I said, there is no such thing especially for me because of how my hair can be. As for make up, I will add on an extra layer of powder and really set my face with as much as I can that looks natural. Then I will keep a bit extra in by bag if I need it. For my mascara, I do use the Besame cake mascara and once that stuff dries I have found that it does not run even when I get rained on. Unless I get totally soaked I normally do not have an issue with make up blunders in the rain.
So what are your tips and tricks for staying lovely in the rain and keeping that vintage look fresh?