Being a student during the warmer months (or during any season for that matter) means being prepared for all possible weather situations. The summer term often becomes a problem because of the uncomfortable combination of ridiculous heat and unpredictable rains. Therefore, it is important to figure out an emergency style plan, just to stay prepared for whatever the weather throws at us.
Instead of stashing too many weatherproof items in that already full and heavy school tote, plan an outfit that will keep the body cool while protecting it from strong winds and drenching rain. This Fashionista has a look that can brave pretty much any sort of weather. The key to her choice of pieces is the cotton material–light and breezy, this breathable fabric will keep you sweat-free and comfortable. Of course, the bright colors and intricate print on this Fashionista’s tunic is perfect for the summertime too.
Rain boots are a must for those bouts of pesky sun-showers, because wet feet are an instant downer. However, boots can be a bit clunky for the summer, so avoid any kind of thick material for bottoms. The leggings that this Fashionista chose allow her to move easily and don’t weigh down the look. I love how she went with an unexpected neon pink boot to clash against her top. To wrap up her outfit, this Fashionista chose a necklace with a large pendant and some chunky bracelets for accessories.
To get your own summer weather-friendly look, I would suggest exploring a local flea market. Flea markets often have stalls that sell one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing, so you’re bound to find some fun, lightweight tops at great prices. But you need to be able to bargain with the vendor!
If you cannot find a market close-by, try Zara or H&M. Just make sure to check the labels so that they indicate that the fabric is composed of cotton, 100% if possible. As for the leggings, Forever 21 always has inexpensive, reliably breathable ones. For accessories, I would strongly recommend just piling on bracelets you already own. Head to a boutique like Francesca’s for unique statement necklaces that won’t break the bank. Remember, staying cool in the summer does not mean having to boil your outfit down to boring combinations of shorts and T-shirts. With the proper fabrics, you can have a lot more fun with your clothing.