As a warm weather person, I can honestly say that I’ve been reveling in the idyllic weather summer 2012 offered us. As the heat set in and the sun shimmered on various bodies of water, I loved watching Fashionistas/os play up the flirty dresses and/or sassy shorts — clearly it was all about bearing ones legs. I just knew that the fearless Fashionistas tanning on the beach and pool patios wearing this season’s cutout one pieces and wild bikinis would ward off all chances of sporadic down pours for one more month. Boy was I wrong! Sure it’s easy to get caught in a big wet one between classes, but who says it should cramp our style? If you can’t beat it, style with it!
This Fashionista’s rainy day choice is functional yet a la mode since jewel tones are declared as a go-to in this season’s palette. Her casual turquoise rain coat from Target works for the summer but is versatile enough to carry through into the fall. Not only is it a classic closet staple but its hidden snaps and Peter Pan lapels keep it en vogue. Labels such as Burberry, who claims to have created the garment back in 180, Calvin Klein and every other one in between have drawn and redrawn our impermeable coats over the ages, but few have stood the test of time better then the casual rain coat.
Thanks to its adaptability it can easily be thrown over skinny jeans and a sweater or a dress, and it flatters any shape, size or height. Whether you like it with a belt or without, hood or not, dash over to Target or Mango and grab one of your own.
Better safe than sorry…fashionably of course!