Fashion Rule #1: just because the weather is gloomy does not mean you need to dress the same. Down in Florida, the hot summer weather brings in tropical storms, absurd amounts of rain and too many running shorts on campus for those who make it out of the house. Let’s try and ditch what comes natural during these dreary days and opt for something fun. Try to brighten up your day with bold colors and prints in your outfit like this Fashionista’s look.
I was immediately drawn to this Fashionista and her colorful patterned skirt. Wearing a body con mini skirt may seem like a staple item for going out at night, but this Fashionista styled hers flawlessly for a daytime look. A tucked oversized knit sweater is a perfect balance to the more fitted bottom half of her outfit. The light knit sweater is ideal for a rainy day on campus because it is cool enough to be outside and is warm enough when you are wet and cold from the rain in an air conditioned classroom. She accessorized her outfit with a triangular spike necklace and a classic pair of knotted flats to finish her look.
To brighten your next rainy day, follow this Fashionista’s lead and try out this Ikat print or this jacquard style mini from Topshop. Both could be nicely styled with either a knit sweater or an oversized T-shirt.
One Simple Change: Throw on some heels and swap the sweater for a white plunge bodysuit and you will have transformed this casual look to a hot night look out with friends.