Overcast weather is great and perfect for photo shoots. It provides even lighting and a nice breeze. It’s the stuff that comes along with the rainy weather that many find utterly dreadful. You know, those liquid droplets that are known to disrupt an afternoon at the beach or a nice patio lunch. Through the ages, people have created chants and rituals to wish it away. Rain has the power to ruin plans and break some hearts in the process. I can’t explain how many instances when I’d planned out an outfit the night before only to wake up the next morning to the sound of thunder and rain clattering on my windowpane. Rain can really put a damper on your fashion parade, but only if you let it.
I spotted this Fashionista out and about looking very posh—a little rain didn’t cramp her immaculate style. She followed a neutral palette with beige, white, black and pale blue. She draped her beige trench coat over her like a cape on a super woman braving the rainy streets of downtown Toronto. By using the draping technique, the coat does not hide the rest of the outfit. Under the trench, she wore a black and white vertical striped button-up.
Now, when’s a more appropriate time to discuss a throwback item than on a Thursday WHAT TO WEAR post? I’m talking about “mom” jeans, a product of the ’80s that were once a subject of ridicule and often seen as a symbol for women who have “given up.” Mom jeans are nothing to cringe about, especially if they are styled appropriately. Over the years, the trouser has shed its stigmatic image as an unappealing, unshapely pant silhouette and downright fashion crime. From the high-waist to the tapered legs, this fit possesses all the qualities of a stylish and flattering jean. This Fashionista fearlessly took on the classic look with her own pair of medium stonewash “mom jeans.”
The stylish urbanite opted for weather appropriate footwear for her day out. She chose patent leather tassel loafers, which are a practical choice for high temperatures and wet conditions. She carried a black Céline mini luggage bag—good things definitely come in small packages. To complete her look, she added a few accessories including a Juste Un Clou nail-inspired bracelet and watch, both by Cartier.
One Simple Change: This look would be perfect for cold weather, perhaps in the fall. With a few minor modifications, you can create an outfit to keep you warm. In this case, the changes are all in the accessories. To prepare your feet for the cold weather, swap the loafers in for black booties. When the temperatures are nearing zero, you want to have as much skin covered up as possible. Finally, you need to add a nice chunky scarf—a cold weather essential you should never leave home without.