Did winter feel like it would never leave? Alas, Spring is on the horizon. The sun is making its appearance. The winter jacket slides off in the car. And the snow is finally melting – leaving behind a rain boots’ dream of never-ending puddles. It may be grey and rainy out there but don’t let that get you down. Just turn the weather to your advantage. These days, I find I reach for my wellies more than any other item in my closet. They’re cute and comfy and they wipe off easily. The simplest way to look chic and not childlike? Just sport a tailored trench. Then, grab a colourful or whimsical umbrella to complete your Breakfast at Tiffany’s it’s-raining-but-I’m-gorgeous look.
The possibilities (and price ranges) are endless. Check out some of my favourite April Showers outfits. Which one are you?
The Classic You radiate toward classic neutral shades and prints that are synonymous with good taste. The iconic beige trench is a staple in your closet and you wear your wellies in the rain but really don’t want them to get wet. Sure there are less expensive options available out there but you want the best and you want it to last. You would make Audrey very proud. Trench (here) wellies (here) + oh so fabulous umbrella (here).
Pastels Please The Spring of 2014 is all about light-as-air pastels; shades of baby blue, powder pink and creamy mint abound. Paired with basic navy, black or camel, these shades become classics in and of themselves and mix well with what you already have in your closet. Black Hunter boots may be a staple but how fun are these pale blue ones? In a shorter length, they’re equally adorable and wonderful if you’ve got strong calves. Find them here (trench, wellies, & umbrella).
Prints Preferred When you walk into a room, you want to be noticed. For you, leopard print is a neutral. If you prefer a more subtle print, I am loving this trench via Pink Tartan at The Shopping Channel. It rides the fine line of being printed AND classic. Pair with a simple pair of black Hunter knee-high, high gloss wellies for instant polish. The umbrella adds that last bit of je ne sais quoi and will definitely be a conversation piece. (leopard print trench / wellies / umbrella)
Brights Baby You like your lipstick red, your nails bold and your colours of high wattage. Colour makes you feel good and makes your mood better. Even in the dead of winter, you can be caught sporting a bright orange jacket or whimsically bright scarf and are the first to pull out flashy shoes when the Spring hits. Your personality = F.U.N. As far as wellies go, you are definitely a Joules girl and love each of the unique patterns they offer. Your trench is red. Of course. (trench / wellies / umbrella)
So, which style most appeals to you? If we’re in for wet days this Spring, are you prepared to face them in style?