Dame Denise Lewis is our fashion muse for rainy weather

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Denise Lewis is our style muse for rainy weather Karwai Tang - Getty Images

Rainy weather might not lend itself to making us feel effortlessly chic - indeed, the spring prerequisites of wet socks and humidity-worn hair can do quite the opposite.

But with the stubborn soggy season taking shape, your wardrobe needn't hide from ominous grey clouds forever.

Look on the bright side: rainy weather certainly does lend itself to layering, an art which when finessed, can be the secret ingredient to elevating any outfit.

Giving a lesson just how to make your transitional weather wardrobe right as rain was no other than gold olympic champion - and certified style icon - Dame Denise Lewis.

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Denise was pictured in attendance at London Fashion Week, where she sat in the front row at the Leblon London Runway AW24 Showcase held at The Lansdowne Club yesterday (20 February).

For the occasion, she mastered how to do 'smart casual.'

Denise wore a pin-stripe suit trousers and matching buttoned-up waistcoat (smart, yes) but paired the suit with chunky white trainers and a classic trench coat, to give the look a more casual feel. The cherry on top? Her gold hoop earrings and slicked back bun.

Denise's look is a sure-fire way of mastering the art of wet-weather fashion.

To echo her outfit, you could buy the Italian Wool Tailored Pinstripe Waistcoat - as part of a matching set - from Jigsaw. Pair it with gold earrings and a universal trench coat (like the below from John Lewis) for an outfit that's bound to stand the test of weather and time.

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