Let’s be real: When the dark clouds roll in, most of us throw any attempts at looking like decent humans beings out the window. We reach for our anoraks, yoga pants and headbands, and we tell ourselves that our patterned rain boots are just good enough.
“How can anyone not smile at these rainbow polka dot galoshes?” We ask ourselves in denial, as we wink at the mirror’s reflection.
Guess what? If you’re the pre-makeover version of Andy Sachs from “The Devil Wears Prada” who thinks clothes aren’t important when faced with a rainy day of class, then fine.
All I have to say to you is: “I see, you think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don’t know,
that lumpy blue sweater those yoga pants, for instance, because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back.”
But getting dressed shouldn’t be an onslaught of pressure, and caring about your appearance doesn’t make you any less serious about your career goals. Is your excuse not enough time to put together an outfit? Here’s a secret: The more times you do it, the easier it becomes.
How simple is throwing on a sundress? And the bonus: People will be so blown away that you tried something more than a hoodie, that you’ll be swamped with more compliments than wayward water droplets from the gloomy skies above.
Reaching for color when surrounded by dreary misery (in the form of 100% humidity) is really the easiest way to combat said misery. I grabbed my red and black lipstick cutout dress from Forever 21 and slid on a pair of red bangles with gold detailing for good measure.
My double-chained coral colored droplet necklace matched the lipstick so well, who was I to question it? And it added some vintage charm to the classic sundress-with-a-cutout twist.
My navy blue rain boots are no doubt worn-in. But hey! Something old and something new seems to be a classic pairing – one that definitely works here.
Add an intricately patterned umbrella to the mix, and you’ve got yourself another easy accessory! They may be harder to coordinate with outfits, but I’ve found that a clash of color and pattern is pretty forgivable when you’re the only bright thing on campus.
After all, remember Allie wearing yoga pants as she leaped into Noah’s arms in the most jaw-dropping rainy-day kiss of our generation in “The Notebook”? Me neither. Because rainy-day glamor requires more than yoga pants and rain boots.