I’m always on the lookout for Fashionistas and Fashionistos with strikingly original clothing and accessories. But sometimes what really catches my eye is a well put together ensemble that speaks perfectly to the surrounding weather. I spotted this Fashionista on a particularly rainy day this week, wearing a casual but cool monochrome outfit that was both utilitarian and chic.
The first thing I noticed about this stylish student’s outfit was her boots. Commonly known as “duck boots”, these rubberized, thick-leather babies are incredibly practical for the winter months. The original L.L.Bean duck boot has been around for over a century, and is still a hot commodity for the style conscious during the winter. The boots are the perfect retro throw back, and with an insulated interior, they’re perfect to keep you warm and dry. A similar version to the originals are these by Sorel. Sorel has also caught on that their boots are in high demand to the style savvy, and have created different hues, patterns, and heel heights. This extra-tall, faux fur version is sure to keep you warm and hip this season.
I also loved her knit turban headband that looked warm and oh-so-chic in the rain. These headbands are simple and no-fuss but add a touch of femininity to an otherwise plain hairstyle and are a saving grace on a bad hair day! Eugenia Kim is always a go-to designer for turban style headbands, and this one is super cute. If you’re not looking to make an investment however, you can find many handmade affordable options on Etsy.
She rounded out her outfit with an Oregon necessity — a black insulated jacket. Hers is this quilted one by Columbia. Paired with black jeans, and a black and white umbrella, the result is casual and almost sporty, but still stylish and perfect for the drizzle.
So Fashionistas, if it’s one of those days where you’re more interested in staying dry than wearing something super stylish but impractical, you can always meet in the middle like this week’s student. She made sure she was warm and comfortable, but also took advantage of some great cold weather trends. I’ll be sure to file this ensemble in the back of my mind as inspiration for the next ultra rainy day!