ACCESSORIES REPORT: A Little Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Accessories Report

Here in Maryland, the weather is in constant battle. Some days it’s warm, some days it’s freezing, and other days we are stuck inside hiding from the rain. This week has been a rainy one. And we all know, walking to class outside in the rain can be miserable. Not to mention, walking in the rain in your trendiest ensembles while trying to stay dry and warm. But, spending time outside in the dreary weather does not have to be so bad, especially when you’re wearing adorable accessories to brighten up the day.

As lover of all things leopard print, I was drawn to this Fashionista and her umbrella. Who knew something so practical could be so cute? Conveniently, many of them are small enough to fit in your purse or backpack, like this one from ASOS. Leopard print is neutral enough to be worn with many outfits, but also eye-catching, edgy and fun. The simplicity of her white tank and gray cardigan from Nordstrom were the perfect balance for her burgundy headband, which kept her ears warm and her hair maintained. We all know, rain is infamous for causing bad hair days. The headband is also the perfect frame for her loose waves. What I love most is her chunky necklace, which adds color and detail to her simple outfit. Statement necklaces are the perfect way to dress up any outfit, like this colorful bib necklace from Forever 21. They can be worn with plain T-shirts on our lazier days or with more intricate outfits to add the perfect pop of color. To be even more unique, layer your favorite chunky necklaces and make you’re own statement!

This Fashionista did just enough to stay dry and look cute. This outfit is perfectly simple and great for a long day out in the rain. So next time the weather has you feeling down, I dare you to break out your cutest accessories and show the dreary day who’s boss!

Spotted: On the runway, Antonio Berardi designed with leopard print detailing in many of his pieces in his spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection.

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