WHAT TO WEAR: Rainy Days

What to Wear

Last week had to be the dreariest first week of classes I’ve ever experienced. From rain to sleet to a bit of snow, we were all pretty anxious to see the sun shine in Richmond yet again. Instead of getting dressed to impress for the first week of the semester, many of us sacrificed style for a more comfortable, practical look.

However, who says you can’t marry fashion and function? This week’s Fashionista donned a chic yet practical ensemble on the gloomiest of days. The most essential part of a rainy day ensemble is your choice of footwear. Avoid flats or sandals at all costs, just in case you need to stomp through a few puddles on your way to class. Opt for a printed rain boot like this Fashionista did to jazz up your look.

Rainy days are no reason to suppress your inner girly-girl: complement your patterned rain boots by pairing them with a striped skirt in a similar color scheme. Add a bit of warmth by throwing on a trusty, timeless black peacoat and a thick pair of black opaque tights.

Add a few personal touches to your look with some fun and funky accessories. While choosing a handbag, opt for an oversized leather tote that can hold all your essentials without getting drenched in the inclement weather. Add a scarf to give your ensemble an extra pop. This Fashionista’s cream-colored scarf was a sharp contrast to her all-black ensemble. Finish off the look by adding your favorite pair of statement earrings and you’ve got the perfect all-weather ensemble!

One Simple Change: Need a little more protection from the elements? Switch out the peacoat for a longer, waterproof trench coat. The Icon Trench from J.Crew is a smart investment piece you can wear year round.

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