What to Wear on Rainy Days
Today’s a rainy day where I am, and I think in some other areas in the Metro as well. I believe some classes were even suspended. I am loving the cooler weather! I can imagine though how it would suck to commute in such rainy weather. And even if you’re taking your car you have to choose the right footwear because puddle-splotched leather or suede don’t look (or smell) good, do they? Or if you wear the usual tank tops or shorts you might feel chilly. Here are some suggestions on what to wear on rainy days.
The obvious – a hooded jacket, cardigan, parka, or windbreaker
Don one of these to keep yourself warm and dry. I prefer one of these rather than a pullover because they can easily be put on or taken off for when you feel hot or when the weather becomes warmer later in the day. Layering clothes isn’t an opportunity we get most of the year so this is a fun way to experiment with different cardigans, blazers, and even anoraks and light parkas.
American Eagle Jeggings
Rain spots don’t look to obvious on dark-colored bottoms such as black leggings or jeggings and dark wash jeans so these are good options to wear especially when commuting. On the other hand, I’d avoid billowy skirts or dresses that might fly up in a gust of wind!
Rain boots. Why not?
If you’re likely to be walking in slightly flooded areas or puddled sidewalks, rain boots would be your best bet to keep your feet completely dry. I hate having damp or wet feet trapped inside closed shoes, and wearing open-toed footwear gets my feet even more wet and worse, dirty. Plain, but affordable rain boots are available at department stores, while there are cuter ones from pricier brands, like Plueys. You can bring a waterproof or canvas sack bag to stuff these into and another pair of shoes to change into once you get to the office or whichever venue you’re heading to.
Other footwear choices: patent leather or boat shoes
Patent leather is easy to wipe and clean. Boat shoes, or topsiders, as the name itself implies, were originally made to be worn on boats and most are made to repel water and have soles that provide grip on a wet deck or surface.
Color and prints
Rainy days can be kinda gloomy, so why not brighten up your mood with color and prints? I like to inject a little color or wear printed skirt or top with a busy pattern to keep my outfit from being as gray as the weather.
A canvas tote, a nylon bag, a patent leather purse, or a plastic jelly bag
You don’t want to ruin a pricey or beautiful leather bag by getting it wet! Alternatives are canvas because it’s easy to wash and clean, as well as nylon which is easy to wipe also. A patent leather purse bag would do fine I think as long as it’s not overly exposed to water. These multicolored plastic jelly bags by Furla would be perfect for rainy days.
A braid, ponytail, or bun
…because the wind might keep whipping your hair about your face if you just wear it loose. A braid is a pretty way to keep tresses in place. And a ponytail or a messy, relaxed bun would do too.
Also—don’t forget to bring an umbrella!
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