It does a body good to look at extremely colourful things on wet, grey days. "There's no such thing as the wrong weather, only the wrong clothes," say people who are extremely annoying to me, but actually, there is some serious pleasure to be had in dressing up for wet days.
Especially when Kigu is determined to make it as joyful as possible. Look at this! With exquisite timing they've launched rainy day versions of their iconic animal suits - kigoules (cagoules) and wellies (er, wellies), all guaranteed to put a smile on your face for between £29 and £40.
I'm SO UTTERLY in love with these JuJu x Kigu wellies. I never had a pair of those iconic frog wellies, due to having enormous, un-child-like feet, but these boots are an absolutely brilliant update. They come in sizes 3 to 8, which means I can't wear them, but can hopefully live vicariously through all of you lot buying them instead.
They're available to preorder now for £40 and you'll get them from June 10 onwards.
Which is your favourite? How about some duck boots?
Flipping love a parrot, and these parrot wellies are bright, shiny and have googly eyes and a protruding beak. Too brilliant. You can basically dress like a grown-up from the calves up, and be a total infant the other way down.
Or how about rhino wellies? Regardez the nostrils and the horns! And the ears - I die.
Given that I am a complete magpie for bright colours, I was always going to like the parrot kigoule best. You COULD wear it with the parrot wellies, but I think the rhino ones would go better. Being matchy-matchy with what is essentially a visual explosion could cause traffic accidents.
The kigoules are all breathable, which means they're not entirely waterproof, but will in turn stop you getting hot and sweaty wearing them. They are "heavily-water resistant" instead, so basically if you suddenly find yourself in an Andie McDowell in Four Weddings moment, you'll be fine, but if it's more end of Withnail, you should go and hide in the pub.
Mmmm, lovely. It's enough to make you want to go outdoors and kiss the rain.