Spring weather can be so unpredictable. One day you’re soaking up the sun in your favorite sundress; the next, you find yourself dodging puddles in an unanticipated rain storm.
Finding the perfect outfit can be a serious challenge when it’s wet and dreary outside, but no girl wants to sacrifice comfort or style for a rainy day. Follow these three simple rules to look and feel your best even on the gloomiest of days.
Rule #1: Color is Your Friend!
Calvin Klein Short Anorak, $83.72; Bloomingdales.com
There’s nothing like a little bit of color therapy to help cure your rainy day blues. When the weather gets drab, stay away from muted tones and neutrals. Instead, opt for colors that pop.
Rule #2: The compact umbrella- Don’t leave home without it!
TYLER RODAN Gardenia Crossbody & Mini umbrella, $69; Zappos.com
There’s no such thing as being “too prepared” when you’re trying to make a fashionable statement. Avoid getting caught in the rain by carrying a compact umbrella at all times and make sure it’s as stylish as you are.
Rule #3: Invest in a classic
Trench Coat, $32.80; Forever21.com
The cotton trench is a classic wardrobe essential that’s perfect for any occasion, especially a rainy day. In last month’s post for Camilla’s Style Files, actress Camilla Belle shared her tips on finding the perfect trench: “A tan trench should be at the top of your list. The muted tone can be accentuated with a brilliant bag or a bold scarf, which will bring a bit of color to a dreary day. It’s a classic, timeless and completely functional look.” For more, check out Trench Chic on Camilla’s exclusive fashion and lifestyle blog.
Rule #4: Remember, It’s Just Water
Some people shy away from spring time favorites like sundresses and cropped jeans at the first sign of rain drops. Don’t let the weather dictate your sense of style. Unless you’re navigating through a torrential downpour, a cotton trench and umbrella should provide enough coverage on a rainy day. What you decide to wear underneath it all is up to you.
Do you have a few rainy day style tips of your own? Feel free to share.