While most of the country has been experiencing one of the driest, hottest summers in history, here in New York City we’ve been repeatedly hit by unexpected and brutal rainstorms — thank goodness for waterproof mascara!  And while the summer is (very) slowly cooling to a close, it’s clear these bouts of inclement weather are not. As a tartelette you know you can head into any storm — or humidity level — confident that your makeup won’t budge, melt or drip, but what about the rest of your look?

To avoid looking like a drowned kitten, we turn to a few of our favorite fashion bloggers for some quick and simple rules for staying glam in the rain.

1. Keep clothes high and tight! While skirts and dresses ensure that you won’t ruin the hems of your pants and maxis, they don’t guard against calf splatter. Don’t own a pair of rain boots? Just pull on a dark pair of skinny jeans instead. (Blogger/Photo: Keiko Lynn)

2. Invest in an elegant, handled umbrella. Bulky, perhaps, but they’re also indestructible and guaranteed to keep every strand of hair dry. Plus, they make for a sleek accessory. (Blogger/Photo: Glamourai)

3. Rain boots can make the outfit. Just because they’re utilitarian doesn’t mean that can’t look chic. Our advice? Get two pairs: one in basic black and another in a bright color that you wear often. You can’t go wrong with red or bright blue! (Blogger/Photo: Atlantic – Pacific)

What’s your go-to rainstorm glam?