At last, spring is upon us – we got the memo because of all the rain we’ve been having. As long as it stays in the 60-degree-range, we don’t have too much to complain about, especially after this brutal winter. Still, we all know how hard it is to be fashion-forward in a downpour, but the difficult is not impossible!
As a matter of fact, if you add the right things to your wardrobe, you’ll actually look forward to puddle-jumping weather. We’ve created a list of just the gear to keep you looking chic even when it’s damp.
First things first: you need to protect your outfit. We don’t want any garments becoming see-through or getting all stretched out of proportion due to a sudden shower. Luckily, there’s plenty of cute rain-friendly outerwear this year. Our favorite is this brown jacket with leather sleeves, but you could also go for a double-breasted trench, a utility jacket, or even a printed poncho!
Don’t ruin your nice suede oxfords or canvas shoes by getting caught in the rain! Jelly flats are the perfect footwear for unpredictable weather. No one wants to buy yet another pair of boots – we lived in them all winter long and our feet are ready to breathe! Jelly flats are a great compromise because they can stand up to wet weather but still come in plenty of styles to go with any outfit.
Athletic wear is getting trendier and trendier as the weather starts to warm up this year, and we’re absolutely thrilled about the baseball cap trend. Retailers from J.Crew to DKNY are putting baseball caps on the shelves, which is a blessing when you’re having a bad hair day. Keep one in your bag just in case the rain or humidity brings on a case of the frizz, and you’ll be ready for anything.
Protective weather gear doesn’t have to be lame. Dome umbrellas keep you drier than a traditional umbrella, and a lot of them are super cute! The shape of these umbrellas provides plenty of shelter so you can keep your hair and makeup intact and feel safe while holding a coffee or talking on the phone. Get one to complement your rain jacket!
Perhaps it’s not an addition to your wardrobe, but it’s just as important: waterproof mascara (and other makeup). You don’t want to be on your way to a job interview, a business meeting, or class only to find that you’ve got black streaks running down your cheeks! Go drugstore or high-end, just make sure your lashes are coated in a waterproof formula. Pick some up on your way back from spring dress shopping!