There’s something about the rain that turns the snowy streets of Syracuse into the rainy streets of London. The darkness of the sky and the bustling of people transport you to the local scene. I was inspired by the boldness of this Fashionista’s rainy day look.
Her forest green dress and black leggings are a perfect alternative to the common all-black, rainy day look. The most eye-catching piece of this outfit is her cheetah print cape. This vintage cape is from a thrift shop in Brooklyn, but you can find a similar piece for the same effect. Don’t be afraid of mixing prints and colors. The trick is using leopard as a neutral, giving more wear to this print and keeping the look cohesive.
On any rainy day an umbrella is a must to stay dry. Wear combat boots that can withstand the rain; they’re more wearable and versatile than the usual rain boots. A simple cross-body bag will hold all your essentials and leave your hands free for shopping bags or a cup of tea. To finish this look off, add a beanie to keep your hair in dry and a scarf to keep you warm. This Fashionista’s scarf complements all the colors in her outfit and proves that neutrals aren’t the only hues that go with everything.
One Simple Change: Go from a rainy day to a night out with friends with few simple changes. Since it’s spring, leave the scarf and beanie at home and step into some flats or dressier shoes. This cheetah cape is still a strong piece that can keep you warm, while walking down the street to your next adventure. The only extra accessory you need to rock a bold print is confidence, but you already have that.