Search This Blog

Loading...

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Rain on Me

Those that know me know that I complain about what others wear when it rains (in addition to what others wear every day).  But rain seems especially bad - as if people can't quite figure out what to wear.  Or can't be bothered to.  So, a few friends have asked for this post.  What to wear when it rains: because your Denali zip-up over your suit looks idiotic.

You will need:

- Trench
- Shorter, light rain coat for warmer months
- Rain boots (aka "Wellies")
- Rain skimmers for warmer months
- Umbrella (ella, ella, eh....sorry, I couldn't help myself.  I always sing that when I hear that word).

Personally, I like a printed trench or umbrella vs. printed boots/skimmers.  I think it looks more chic.  However, the sister of The Glossy Goddess wears the below boots, with a short white rain coat (similar to mine), and a simple floral print black & white umbrella, and it works.  But be careful mixing prints - two at most, preferably one.












Trenches aren't super warm, even when lined, so layering and adding a scarf in colder months is a good idea.  Also, when it's truly too hot for a jacket, I'll just grab an umbrella or maybe even a colorful scarf to wrap around my hair, depending on the intensity of the rain.  I'll wear the scarf loosely, but will add some big earrings for a bit of glamour.  Additionally, I have this rain jacket to wear with sporty (gym) clothes.  Different rain wear is needed in order to be appropriate for the occasion.

Now, one more thing must be addressed:  what to wear under your outerwear.  I prefer skirts, dresses, leggings, or skinny pants/jeans.  Why?  Because no one wants to show up to work with either wet pants or creases in nice pants (from tucking into boots).  It's unprofessional and unbecoming.  Unless you're a man, which in that case, please wear pants, and I feel bad that you don't have other options.

Oh, and: I hate black.  Rain is so dreary anyway; why wear black when you can wear color?


My typical rain look:














For warmer months












Close up, sans boots


I like Target and Nordstrom Rack for trenches and umbrellas.

Skimmers:

LL Bean 

Tory Burch (also, at the time of this post, you can find the colored jelly Reva's on various discount sites)



Let me know if you have comments/questions!  I'd love to hear them and discuss rain wear with you.  I actually really look forward to the rain, so that I can wear my rain outfits (though I don't look forward to the Jewfro)!



2 comments:

  1. Nice post! Love that you took pictures of the "looks" -- that helps me visualize. I am going to try to incorporate these looks into my wardrobe.

    ReplyDelete