Rain rain go away, you’re a month early and at least snow gives us a delay! Apparently April isn’t the only month that brings the showers because March is starting off with a splash. The first week back from spring break is supposed to feel refreshed and energized but the dreary skies can leave a campus feeling a bit down in the dumps. On days like this, I find it best to look to Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds for advice and sing my little heart out; in a Fashionistas world, that means rocking a killer outfit to lift your spirits more than usually to get you through this gloomy day.

Annie told us that, “It’s what you wear from ear to ear, and not from head to toe.” In my opinion, it’s what you wear that can bring the sunshine to your face and this Fashionista was all smiles as she strolled into class. She dawned an oversized plaid flannel, a pair of comfy black leggings and the cutest little rain booties I’ve seen all semester. Keeping warm and stylish is a tall order but an oversized flannel seems to always fit the bill. Staying comfortable is key on days like these and what better way to stay comfy and look cute then a pair of perfect leggings? Black leggings should be a staple in every Fashionista’s closet. They look good with any outfit and come in handy, especially on rainy days like this. Wear your favorite jewelry to stretch your smile from ear to ear and hopefully put one on someone else’s face too.

Finally, the perfect pair of rain boots are the key to pulling together your dreary day wardrobe. It’s easy to fall into the traditional, black, mid-calf, glossy rain boot trend but stepping out of the box and making a statement with your footwear is what really sets a Fashionista apart. Rain booties are a fun twist on a very functional footwear necessity. These are a great taupe color with gold spike embellishments on the back. The billow in the front is very flattering on the leg and at first glance, dont look like rain boots at all! This outfit is the perfect way to lift your spirits on an otherwise depressing day by being super fashionable and functional!

What’s your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK?: “A flannel is my go-to piece! Oversized, around my waist, over a dress—there are so many ways to rock this look and it can take a look from formal to casual in seconds or add a little something extra to your look.”