WHAT TO WEAR: Rainy Days

What to Wear

There is something indescribable about a rainy day. Yes, the gray dreariness is borderline depressing and pouring rain makes makes it annoying and impossible to leave your house. Yet, there is something about the drizzle and window tapping that is peaceful and soothing. Slipping into your biggest hoodie, leggings and double-quilted socks and cocooning yourself in a blanket in a room with soft lighting and a good throwback movie: that’s what I call my perfect rainy day.

Unfortunately most of us don’t have the luxury of taking a day to ourselves and escaping reality while at school. What’s even more frustrating than the walk to and from the library, class and dining halls on rainy days in this weather is the lack of outfit options fitting for rain jackets and rain boots.

Take this Fashionista’s lead and don’t let your rain accessories define your looks. On her way out of the library, she rocks a black dress from NASTY GAL, cropped gray knit sweater (similar idea here), black tights and Jeffrey Campbell boots (similar to these). Multi-layered looks are perfect for days with intermittent weather and location changes; when it’s a lighter drizzle outside or in the heat of a packed classroom, you’ll have the option to add or subtract layers based on the temperature. Tights and a loose dress are also the perfect choice for wet day. There is nothing worse than feeling stuck and sticky in damp skinny jeans or soggy leggings. Looser and lighter materials will keep you covered but will also allow breathability and ultimately a more comfortable look.

A Michael Kors watch, an intricate gold hand piece and a charm necklace from Anthropologie take her look from ordinary neutrals to a sassier grunge look.

One Simple Change: Dress up the look with leather jacket on top of the sweater and swap the boots for shorter booties for a night out with friends. Adding leather will give the look more complexity and texture. The shorter boot will also add more length.

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