WHAT TO WEAR: Rainy Days

What to Wear

The time is finally here – the endless snowfall in Pittsburgh has come and gone and the temperatures are raising just enough to defrost the icy streets and snowy sidewalks. Whether you’re out and about just grabbing a coffee, rushing to class or running some errands, like with any weather, rain can cause some outfit limitations. If you chose to go to school at Pitt you get the privilege of an incredible school, but you simultaneously have a constant battle with the notorious Pittsburgh weather. Since spring is right around the corner, we no longer have the cold to whine about but that doesn’t mean good ole Pittsburgh is all sunshine and rainbows.

As I was strolling through the quad on a misty morning, I noticed this Fashionista who seemed to get her rainy day outfit ensemble down to a tee. A cozy, plaid flannel is the perfect first layer for a dreary winter day. Button it up like she did or leave it open to reveal an additional layer underneath that could be anything from a solid tank to a graphic T-shirt. She chose to incorporate a sporty vest into the mix as an extra layer and element to her outfit.

The obvious choice for a drizzly day running around campus includes your respected choice of waterproof shoes. This Fashionista stayed dry and rocked her pair of classic green Hunter rain boots (which come in tons of fun colors!), keeping the look casual with socks that hit right above the brim. A more discreet alternative to the traditional rain boot look is the Hunter Belsize Hayden Short, which will keep your feet dry and your outfit chic.

With an outfit as simple and understated as this, it’s important to personalize with accessories! Take after this stylish student by distinguishing yourself with custom jewelry like a monogrammed bracelet or an engraved ring.

One Simple Change: This outfit is easily versatile. Got an early morning class? Keep warm on that chilly walk by ditching the vest and utilizing a parka like this one from H&M. Bundle up in a knitted infinity scarf, and you’ll almost forget you’re not still in bed. Almost.

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