5 Tips for Not Looking a Mess in the Rain
Is it only me who lets out one large sigh when I see a forecast full of rain? I get the whole 'April showers bring May flowers,' but it still irks me while I plan my outfits for the week. Too hot in a hoodie, too cold with just a tee and an umbrella. And, factoring work-appropriate clothing into the scenario? Cue my whine-fest. Here is what I do when I think I might even spot some raindrops…
1. Patent Leather. Yes, ladies, the material of your second grade Easter outfits is back. So easy to wipe free of rainwater.
2. Your Car is Your Purse. I'm not a fan of clutter, but you need emergency clothes/shoes/haircare in your trunk. A travel-sized leave-in conditioner, a cute (and discounted!) zippie hoodie, and sneakers are all things I like to have in my car in case it rains. It means I don't have to stop by my apartment before a quick spring walk outside. Just toss on my Reeboks and coincidentally matching hoodie and go.
3. Raincoat. I put off getting a raincoat for the longest time. I was under the impression they were hideous and unnecessary for most of my life. It didn't take me long to realize that rain (no matter the climate), isn't going anywhere. Investing in a good raincoat would then theoretically pay for itself one day, right? Still somehow it was Chris who actually purchased me the raincoat.
4. Mini Rainboots. When in doubt, change those shoes, girl. I love the Kate Spade shortie rainboots for my commute. They're not aggressively large, so I can toss them in my work tote and slip on some pumps before work. They also have adorable mini bows on the heel. A bad weather day does not have to mean bad shoes (!!).
5. Bubble Umbrella. This umbrella does no wrong and I use it all of the time, so you should too. Consider the mic dropped.
What's your advice for a heinous weather day? And don't say staying in! xx