When you wake up to the pitter patter of ran on your window, most likely the first thing you are thinking is not to bounce out of bed and put on your day’s best. It is tempting to throw on your comfiest sweats (or maybe even the clothes you slept in) and head for the door with disheveled hair, but don’t let a rainy day get you down.
This Fashionista sure didn’t as she pulled off staying comfortable while still looking cute through the rainfall. She is wearing black leather boots, which can get wet in the rain and work as a replacement for rain boots. She accessorizes her neutral theme with an ombre scarf and some gold bangles. But most importantly, this Fashionista stands out with her batwing sweater and bright floral umbrella.
Batwing sweaters or cardigans have extra material in the armpit of the sleeve leaving you with a slouchy oversized look. You can see this Fashionista’s “batwing” with her arm on her hip. These sweaters vary in style, arm-length and material. Knit, cotton, wool, etc. — these sweaters can be lighter weight for fall or heavier for winter. Knit batwing sweaters can be airy and you may need to wear a tank or shirt underneath like this Fashionista. For those of you who know how to knit or crochet, you can easily turn a simple blanket into your next batwing sweater. Follow these steps from this creative blogger to learn how. Check out some of the different styles shown here. Batwing sweaters look great over leggings (just like this Fashionista!), jeans or even a skirt and tights. Batwing cardigans make for a great piece in your wardrobe that can easily be layered over many of your fall looks. Try throwing it over your dress, tights and boots and wearing a belt over all the layers to piece the outfit together. Look at some of these great batwing cardigans for more ideas.
It’s nice to have your plain black umbrella, but have fun with your rain apparel and accessories and try an umbrella that will stick out in the sea of others on campus. Vera Bradley has a great selection of fun patterns. This Fashionista’s pink and yellow floral umbrella won’t match with every outfit, so she may keep a black one on the side.