Campus Style: Rainy Day Fashion

By Danielle Silvia
Columnist

Spring is in the air, but there are still plenty of rainy days in April, which can put a damper on your mood and fashion. Although it can be tempting to stay inside all day dressed in sweatpants and an oversized T-shirt, you can still have fun expressing your style with rainy-day accessories that come in a variety of patterns and materials.  

Pair a floral skirt with a simple top on a cloudy day (Instagram).
  1. Florals. Although it is said that April showers bring May flowers, you can still wear floral patterns to brighten up those gloomy days. Mid-calf, floral skirts or flowy, floral skirts paired with a plain T-shirt are the perfect casual springtime look. If you don’t want to overdo the flower theme, add a few accessories to your usual outfit such as a flower crown or floral-patterned barrettes. To make patterned boots pop, wear a solid-colored outfit that matches the color scheme of your flowers.
  2. Spots. For days when it looks like it’s monsooning, you can still be fashionable with spotted patterns like leopard print or polka dots. Wear pants, shirts, scarves or even use a leopard-print umbrella to add flare to your outfit. Wear solid browns and beiges to compliment your attire and stand out, whether it be for a regular day of classes or a fun night with friends.
  3. Vinyl vibes. Vinyl is a great material to wear in the rain because of its resistance to tarnish and ability to keep your dry and warm. Vinyl boots and jackets will both keep you dry and keep your style in check. A vinyl jacket is the perfect crossover between a trench coat and a raincoat, making it great for spring weather. To maintain a modern look, wear a neutral-colored beret or wool scarf. You can even pair your outfit with a matching umbrella for added detail.

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