The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain they say? It has definitely fallen on Barcelona in endless windy bursts this past week. In a city that prides itself on constant sunshine, many Spaniards don’t know how to react to this kind of weather. That’s why this week I decided to showcase an American Fashionista’s interpretation of rainy day attire. This Indiana native’s indie ensemble functions in a range of moderately cool temperatures on the way to class or strolling down La Rambla.
Because I’m a South Floridian, I love wearing shorts just as much as the next sunshine-loving Fashionista. I admit I’ve been wearing either black or blue jeans almost everyday, patiently waiting for weather.com to say it’s 71 degrees outside without a cloud in the sky. I didn’t think it was appropriate to wear my shorts yet, but this week’s Fashionista found a way to make it work.
She paired opaque Eddie Bauer tights under Forever 21 daisy dukes. She layered up a comfortable Laura Stevenson and the Cans concert T-shirt with a classic American Eagle cardigan and a market-bought scarf from Urbino, Italy. Her bold maroon coat highlights the subtle colors in her tribal Target belt and the flowers in her umbrella. The belt’s colorful pattern is also accented by her teal cardigan. Faux leather boots from Nylon give the outfit an edge and balances out the layers.
Rain boots and windbreakers are usually everyone’s first go-to wardrobe staple for gloomy weather, but don’t be afraid to mix it up. An outfit like this will lighten the day.