Singin' in the Rain

Audrey Hepburn shares a stormy kiss w George Peppard in Breakfast at Tiffany's

The Burberry Fall 2012 RTW finale in London, photo courtesy

We're approaching that season where the white stuff turns to wet stuff; where we slowly but surely trade our winter boots for rain boots, and find ourselves navigating puddles instead of snowbanks.  And though we didn't really get much of a winter this year, March is still a welcome treat.  I've always loved the rain;  it reminds me of cozy days holed up inside watching the drops bounce off my back deck for hours at a time, of the fort we built one spring out of an old fridge box that we would play in for hours, safe and dry, even when it was teeming outside.  And then of course, there's all those movie scenes where every emotion is heightened by a rainstorm - the passionate embrace between Rachel and Ryan in The Notebook (sigh...), the sweet kiss in the last scene of Breakfast at Tiffany's, Tim Robbins' first few rainy moments of freedom in The Shawshank Redemption.  And who can forget my dad's favourite...the inimitable Gene Kelly in the classic scene from Singin' in the Rain, reminding us all how wonderful it was to be a kid - to see the adventure in a rainy day, the promise inherent in every puddle.

Rainy days are here again.   These stylish finds will help you make the absolute most of every drop: