Surviving April Showers

Earlier this week, it looked like spring had finally sprung! It was cardigan weather, my absolute favorite. But today, it’s cold and rainy. What gives?!?!

Mother nature is often unpredictable in the spring months (and you know… all the time). Not only can rainy weather dampen your spirits, but it can also interfere with your wardrobe choices. But it is possible to survive a rainy day while still looking stylish. Here are my spring weather must haves.

  • A chic, classic trench. Not only will a trench keep you dry, but they’re also super stylish and provide an instant gamine effect. Pair it with ankle-grazing skinny jeans, a striped top, a silk scarf, and a pair of flats (or Sperry’s for the rain) and you’ll be channeling your inner Audrey Hepburn. I like this affordable option from Old Navy. It’s a steal at $50.

Image: Old Navy

  • Stylish, lightweight, water resistant footwear is a must in the spring, especially if you live in a city or you’re in college. Nothing is worse than having to trek to class/work in the rain. I’m absolutely in LOVE with these coral patent leather Sperry Top Siders (about $85). They’re less bulky than rain boots and a lot cuter.

Image: Sperry

  • An¬† umbrella that won’t flip is a MUST. I hate being that girl getting soaked because her umbrella flipped. It’s embarrassing, and it will ruin your hair. I like this no-flip golf umbrella from totes. The small, colorful polka dot pattern is an instant pick me up on a rainy day!

Image: Totes

  • Last but definitely not least… if you don’t have pin straight hair (if you do, I ENVY you) rain can be a MAJOR mood killer because no matter how dry you manage to stay, your hair will be frizzy. Humidity is my worst enemy. The Remington Frizz Therapy Straightening Iron ($50) is the BEST thing I have ever purchased. Good Housekeeping named it as one of their VIP (Very Innovative Products) of 2010. As a former Good Housekeeping intern, I can tell you what this means: IT ACTUALLY WORKS and lives up to its claim. The straightener infuses smoothing conditioners into your hair… meaning that your hair will stay frizz-free for up to 15 hours.. even in the rain.

Image: Remington

It won’t be difficult to survive the April showers with such a cute, functional rainy day wardrobe. The best part is that the trench coat and Sperry’s are spring classics, so you won’t feel like you’re investing in things that you can only wear when it rains.

Happy Spring!

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