Let it rain
Playing dress-up and staying dry are one and the same with fun rain gear.
1. Belt it out
Dress up your little darling like a little lady in a belted houndstooth number inspired by Madonna’s children’s book The English Roses. $45 at kidorable.com.
2. Starry-eyed for stripes
What’s black and white and red (and green) all over? A silly zebra umbrella. $13 at kidorable.com.
3. Just for the little ladies
Just because it’s wet outside doesn’t mean she has to stow away her Sunday best. She’ll stay dry and still be in style with Trumpette Maryjane rain boots. $39 at Madison and Friends (43 E Oak St, 888-332-8610, madisonandfriends.com).
4. Bird is the word
Sweet pink embroidered owls dress up organic cotton and recycled polyester Fairhaven pants. $25 at REI (1466 N Halsted St, 312-951-6020, rei.com).
5. Pack it up
Lugging school books is a lot more fun when your backpack is fit for a pirate. Bonus: Waterproof PVC material means no soggy sandwiches. $23 at Enjoy: An Urban General Store (4723 N Lincoln Ave, 773-334-8626, urbangeneralstore.com).
6. Pirate’s booties
Puddle-jumping won’t translate to soaking feet thanks to these natural rubber boots. $29 at Enjoy: An Urban General Store.
7. Over the moon
He’ll be ready for takeoff, not to mention a rainy-day romp, in an astronaut hooded raincoat. $36 at Enjoy: An Urban General Store.
8. Tearing it up
If the convertible pants with cargo pockets aren’t cool enough on their own, the detachable clip (perfect for toting a water bottle filled with rain drops) will seal the deal. $35 at rei.com