WHAT TO WEAR: Rainy Days

What to Wear

As any resident knows, Montreal has a hard time making up its mind between rain or snow and warm or cold days. We must be prepared for its weather mood swings with record breaking snowstorms one week, and then 0 degree Celsius and floods the next! For this reason, a Fashionista must be ready to bare any type of weather on any given day.

Predicting the weather is a challenge for all of us, even the weatherman, so it’s important to be ready for whatever the day might bring, just as this Fashionista has. On a rainy winter day, she is prepared for the cold weather and the wet streets, but still looks trendy in doing so.

Underneath her wool peacoat, which is perfect for Montreal conditions as it is warm and has a hood, she keeps her outfit interesting with a pair of floral shorts over tights and a grey cardigan over her top. The mix of black, greys and the pop of blue and green in her shorts work well together in this Fashionista’s look.

Made up of quite basic pieces, this outfit is easy to create and wear yourself on one of Montreal’s rainy days. Most important for this weather are boots, Hunter Boots or Isle Jacobsens are both good, waterproof choices. For your coat, you can opt for a peacoat like this Fashionista did for colder days or a raincoat, like this lined one from American Apparel. Underneath, keep it interesting by bringing out a pair of shorts from your summer wardrobe. Wear them over a pair of tights, match them with a warm cardigan and you are officially ready to hit the wet and rainy streets.

One Simple Change: Bring this outfit from a rainy day to a cold weather day by layering on some winter accessories like a scarf and mittens. Swap the rain boots for a warmer pair of SORELs or UGGs.

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