Spring Into Fashion: Rain Gear
Posted by Marie Christine on March 17, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Pop the champagne and put on your party pants—the official first day of spring is March 20th. Before you dig out your swimsuits and flippy-floppies (are “I’m On a Boat!” references still cool in 2013?) for your summer time beach escapades, we still have to recite the old adage that prepares our wardrobe for mother nature’s plans: April Showers bring May Flowers. Let’s not forget, the frigid days of bulky winter gear and touch screen gloves that never actually worked are behind us, so don’t let a little pesky rain get you down. Slap on some polka dots and bright colors and do a little puddle jumping. Check out this year’s springtime rain gear that is sure to keep you cute ‘n dry.
Maybe it’s my grade school memories of pink rain boots sloshing through rain puddles, but there’s something about rubber boots with bright, silly patterns that adds a girly spark to any outfit. If swimming fish patterns aren’t for you, go for a chic look with solid, bold colors.
Nothing makes my heart throb with pity more than a woman in a rainstorm being whisked away by her inverted umbrella that’s no longer protecting her cute hair ‘do and not-waterproof mascara from smudging across her face (this woman is usually me). Ladies, invest in a good umbrella! Cute and sturdy wins the race. Clear umbrellas are definitely in this season, as are bright colors you can mix and match with your rain boots.
Contrary to my childhood beliefs rain jackets aren't just poncho-looking potato sacks to throw over your outfit when it’s rainy outside. I’ve learned the investment of a good rain coat is awesome because most of the time they can double as just really cute jackets. This season’s favorite looks vary from ombre style mid-length coats to short, sporty jackets in spring pastels.