STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Beat the Rainy-Day Blues

Style Advice of the Week

There is nothing worse than a rainy day. More often than not, rain puts us all in a bad mood and makes us perpetually tired. It is easy to live these days with a negative attitude and a lazy outfit to match.  However, rainy days can also be the ideal time to break out some of our cutest outfits. Try planning an outfit around rain boots—but don’t just go with the expected raincoat and jeans combo. Bor-ing! Leggings or tights are always the most practical options on dreary days because they not only look cute but are much more comfortable than wet denim.

This Fashionista epitomizes every element of the “rainy-day chic” look starting off with her Voile and Lace slip from Free People. A versatile layering piece, this slip not only looks effortless but can also transition into any season. The Fashionista smartly layered a sweater on top and knotted it to nip it in at the waist. Its purple hue really pops and is cheery enough to brighten up the most dismal day.

What really makes the outfit stand out is the accessories. From intricate jewelry to a polka-dotted umbrella, this look has it all. One can never go wrong with adding a necklace, and this turquoise piece is no exception as it adds interest and also draws attention to the lace detail in the slip. I love how this Fashionista’s leather Marc Jacobs wristlet perfectly coordinates with her sweater. It is just enough to hold your keys and money when venturing out into the rain. Practical yet fun is her rainbow-printed umbrella, which just “happened to match the outfit.” And who doesn’t love polka dots? Finally, the black tights and rain boots are a no-brainer however, a basic human right. Every girl needs each of these in her closet!

Anyone can achieve this effortlessly put-together look. Start with a Free People slip, which is available in an endless array of colors. Top it off with a crew-neck sweater, a pretty bib necklace and classic black rain boots. Add an umbrella and you will be ready to play in the rain!

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