WHAT TO WEAR: Rainy Days

What to Wear

April showers undoubtedly bring May flowers, but this week the showers are bringing out the style on campus too. With the warmer weather, students on campus are finally branching out from the all-black uniform of winter and branching out into the new, unexplored territory of this season’s style. But although we would all love to dress for warm days of uninterrupted sunshine, rain in spring is inevitable. Thus, we must plan accordingly in anticipation of spontaneous downpours in order to avoid letting the rainy season get the best of us and ruin all our outfits that we have carefully been planning since the moment we saw 70 degree weather on the horizon.

Dressing for rain is an art in and of itself, and one that college students are forced to master during the four years spent trudging through puddles while balancing an umbrella, a backpack, a large coffee and a project simultaneously. However, this does not warrant dressing like a tourist at Disney World (yellow Mickey Mouse ponchos, anyone?). With the many problems that rainy days present, we have all the more reason to dress fabulously in order to conquer the day and all its obstacles.

When I saw this Fashionista walking to class early one dreary morning, I immediately started taking notes. The first thing I noticed about her outfit was her adorable overalls. Not only are denim overalls a huge trend right now, they provide the perfect rainy day outfit for spring. Because they basically provide an entire outfit in one piece, overalls make getting dressed quickly a breeze. In addition, they help to make sure that all fashion faux pas are avoided by keeping everything covered, even if you do happen to throw on a white T-shirt underneath.

Keeping your toes covered is also an important aspect of dressing for rain. Wearing flats or sandals may seem like a good idea until you step into a murky, six-inch deep puddle. With her red Vans, this Fashionista stands out from the rain boot-filled crowd while still keeping trench foot at bay. The pop of color from her sneakers also brings a much needed cheery element to an otherwise dreary day.

The most important thing to remember about dressing for rainy days is to protect yourself. An umbrella, a jacket and protective footwear can go a long way in preventing you from looking like a hot mess so that you can show up to every class looking like the Fashionista you truly are.

One Simple Change: When the rain stops and the weekend arrives, take this look to the next level by adding chic heeled sandals and a printed blouse for the perfect spring weekend wear.


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