Ah, it appears we are nearing the pinnacle moment where the desire to be inside fluorescent light-dungeons (aka, the library) has reached an all-time low. Escape from spring fever is formidable–and when it’s raining outside, I don’t blame you for throwing your attention to fashion out the window. Whenever it rains, I simply make the best attempt to wear clothes that won’t bleed their dye onto my skin or suffer a water-destroyed destiny. This usually entails wearing synthetics and old jeans.
This Fashionisto, however, really made walking in the rain all the more appealing with his consciously utilitarian twist on a rainy-day standby: the parka and boots. Visual interest is peaked with red shoelaces, but his sneaky tact requires a full body glance to crystallize the look. I’ve been all about functional shoes lately in light of the sole-destroying puddles spoiling the Davis grounds–my favorite styles are these rugged Palladiums and a similar contrasting lace style demonstrated by the Fashionisto here.
If you’re feeling uninspired in light of the fickle weather, check out the awe-inspiring collections for fall 2013. I know it isn’t even summer, but cooler seasons entail cooler clothes (and more of them, too!)
Spotted: At Band of Outsiders, frontman Scott Sternberg creates an urban utopia for fall 2013, complete with unique tweaks of a certain vein, and I really, really dig it.