1 Dry feet
Boots are a key investment for Autumn Winter and are ideal footwear for wet weather days, but avoid suede. Flat knee high boots and ankle boots are easy to wear and can look just as chic as a block or stiletto heel. Look to brands such as Belstaff, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti and Sam Edelman. Left: Chocolate Townmaster 55 Boot , Belstaff, £345

2 Dry calves
Avoid wide leg trousers on wet days, as there is nothing worse than a soaking wet trouser hem. This season the 60s compete with the 70s, so look for a slim fit trouser finishing at the ankle or a tunic dress, which is much more practical. Look to designers such as Acne and Joseph. Right: crepe peg-leg trousers, Acne, £190

3 Warm, dry torso
Invest in a beautifully cut trench coat. It's a classic wardrobe essential, which you will wear for years to come. Look to designers such as Burberry, always a classic, as well as brands including See by Chloe, D&G and Barbour. Above: See by Chloé Double-breasted wool coat, £715

4 Take shelter
The umbrella is a staple accessory. A classic black one will always look chic and be versatile, unlike a printed or novelty style. Paul Smith and Burberry have classics in their collections. (Specialists London Undercover is City A.M.’s fave). Left: Luxe DPM in black, £120, www.londonundercover.co.uk

5 Dry head
Invest in a hat. Hats are back as a statement accessory for Autumn Winter and are a great investment if you choose a style that suits you. Even with an umbrella, a beautifully made fedora will protect your hair on a rainy day. Look to Eugenia Kim and By Malene Birger for beautifully designed hats. Above: Carly studded rabbit felt cap, Eugenia Kim, £280