WHAT TO WEAR: Study Group

What to Wear

Here in windy Boston, the rain comes at you sideways. It’s lovely, really, trying to meet up with your classmates for a little study session while you feel like someone is sprinkling you with water every couple of seconds. I also love having a completely wet backside upon arriving at Starbucks, only to find out when I sit down, feel my bum getting wet and realize that there’s nothing I can do to stop it. I’m kidding.

It’s hard to find something about rain that I really do like to be honest. I’m the kind of girl who likes to sit inside and drink a warm cup of cocoa while I watch rain drops roll down window panes, especially when I have a lot of work to do. However, this Fashionista reminded me that trench coats should be a reason enough to fall in love with rainy weather. When you’re headed to meet up to study with friends and it’s raining out, you don’t really feel like putting yourself together properly. However, if you style your outfit the right way, you’ll be begging for rain everyday. Okay, maybe not, but you’ll at least be well prepared!

This Fashionista chose a great trench coat to keep herself at least partially dry on this rainy day. It’s a great coat for muggy, humid spring days because it isn’t too heavy and won’t weigh you down. I love the drawstrings that allow you to cinch the waist, so your beautiful figure doesn’t get lost under there. She has a great pair of cowhide booties, which are a nice replacement for your leather or suede boots when the going gets tough and the sky gets wet.

Possibly the best tip I can give a girl attempting to brave a rainy day is to pull her hair back. This Fashionista did so in a very Blair Waldorf fashion with a jewel-studded headband. I love it because it’ll keep your hair put when the wind starts blowing it in every direction. Don’t be hard on yourself. Just because the weather has taken a turn for the worse, it doesn’t mean your fashion sense needs to take a hit too.

One Simple Change: If you plan on rewarding yourself with a nice dinner after studying, I’d suggest switching the casual top for a dressier chiffon blouse like this one. It’ll make transitioning from studying to stuffing your face (in a classy way) as easy as getting wet in the rain.


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