Let’s face it: if you can hear the rain outside over the buzz of your alarm clock, the desire to get out of bed and face the day is pretty much nonexistent. But if you have classes on that day, you don’t really have a choice. My advice? If you have to brave the cold, but you would much rather be tucked tightly in bed, rug up like this Fashionista. She dressed almost head-to-toe in knitwear, giving a new meaning to the phrase: “As snug as a bug in a rug!”
The great thing about wool knits is that even if they get wet, they can still keep you warm. They are perfect for a rainy day! I loved this Fashionista’s cute oxblood-coloured beanie. Beanies are a great accessory to keep in your bag–during rainy days–because you can hide your tresses under one and still look stylish. Plus, oxblood–the colour of oxidized blood, not an ox’s literal blood–is a huge trend in colour for autumn this year. This Fashionista not only embraced the hue in her hat, but in her super cool pair of velvet leggings. Velvet has a very luxe look about it, and it is really popular this autumn and winter for bottoms, dresses and detailing on tops.
This Fashionista chose a chunky knit scarf–with a very appropriate autumn leaf pattern–and a pair of black fingerless gloves to keep extra warm. Not only do fingerless gloves keep your hands warm and let you type on your smartphone or tablet, but they let you show off your manicure! I swooned over this Fashionista’s metallic three-stripe nail art. It is easy to achieve and is a great way to incorporate the metallic trend this autumn.
I find most people opt to wear darker colours on rainy days, so why not stand out in something bright? This Fashionista certainly did! Her pair of mustard yellow Chelsea boots were super eye-catching. A pair of heeled booties not only keep your toes toasty when it rains, but they protect your feet from all the puddles. No Fashionista likes wearing wet shoes! A quick tip, Fashionistas: if you decide to wear suede shoes in the rain, don’t forget to spray them beforehand with a moisture protectant so they don’t get ruined.
There’s nothing worse than going to university and getting your bag drenched, ruining all your contents–especially a laptop or sketchbooks! This Fashionista’s backpack was a good choice because the leather-like finish allowed the rain to drip off, rather than into her bag. Choose an outfit like this Fashionista’s the next time it pours. I guarantee you’ll be dancing in the rain, not ducking for cover!
One Simple Change: For a quick and easy outfit to run errands in, this Fashionista could swap her velvet leggings for a pair of black skinny jeans. She would receive bonus points if they are a wax-coated finish!