Here in Florida, we are used to the occasional tropical storm or hurricane crossing our path, but that doesn’t mean it has to put a damper on our outfits. It’s so easy to be swayed by the poor weather and take the day off from fashion, but being weather resistant can still be chic with a little effort, take this Fashionisto’s raincoat.
Raincoats are a classic staple, but this fall they’ve taken a decidedly athletic turn. Jumping ahead to the spring/summer 2013 runways, seen at Louis Vuitton and Prada, we know this trend isn’t going anywhere. When women’s fashion is focusing on bejeweled collars and silk appliques, menswear is taking a more sensible approach this season.
Where fashion meets function, this New York native Fashionisto managed to stay dry in a navy and red raincoat. He kept the rest of the outfit polished in dark denim from Armani Exchange and Nike sneakers. With a primarily monotone outfit, the red is the perfect way to add a pop of color and balance out his head to toe look.
Another unexpected standout was his choice of backpack, but it shouldn’t be surprising – it really is the perfect accessory. It’s something we bring with us daily to class, so it should say something about us, and his camo print backpack reflected his sharp yet practical aesthetic perfectly.
So next time the weather isn’t cooperating, think of it as an opportunity to step out in style!
Hint: If you go with a vibrant raincoat, keep the rest of the outfit simple — let the jacket be the focus.