Chicago is known for its unpredictable weather and this spring has been the perfect example of that. After days of sun, a rainy bout hits us and that’s all of summer. In the city, walking everywhere is a given, so when it’s a particularly wet day the commute is that much more of a struggle. Balancing humidity-stricken frizzy hair and waterproofing my entire outfit is not something I want to think about in the morning.
For a rainy summer day, I found that the best way to combat weather is through the use of layers–and lots of them. Taking inspiration from Rag & Bone’s resort 2016 collection, I made use of a chunky knit sweater and layered it over a flowing camisole.
The threads in the sweater actually have an iridescence, making the bright, summer white stand out just that much more. To keep the look summery and to keep me from overheating, on bottom I went for a pair of distressed cut-offs. These shorts have been with me for quite a while now but are still a favorite. They make any outfit look effortless and easy.
The key players of this outfit are my accessories. As per usual, I went minimal. For jewelry, I kept to my basic everyday pieces. What keeps this look weather-appropriate are the patent leather oxfords. These shoes aren’t marketed as waterproof, but they do the job.
Looking put-together on a rainy day is a challenge in itself, let alone trying to stay dry. Opting for pieces that allow you to be comfortable and adapt to changing weather conditions will keep you looking stylish and feeling laid-back.