Rainy days in NYC in general can be seem to be a nausance for many different ways. It’s most commonly found to be an inconvenience due to the damage it can do to homes, such as flooding or rotting of roofs and foundations due to unclean gutters (which is actually easily rectified with Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning Seattle). However, I think the sound of quiet rain and the slowing down makes for the most romantic day ever. I don’t mean romantic as in the novel worthy Fabio sense, but romantic as in how overwhelmingly beautiful the world can be- if you just take a few moments to appreciate it. Today I’ve got some good tips on looking great in the rain with a little help from my friends at Brag Vintage.
Just because it rains doesn’t mean you have to hang up that outfit you were saving. Unless severely inclement weather comes out of nowhere, I usually wear my regularly scheduled outfit. A current favourite of mine is the gorgeous 80’s “does 50’s” nautical dress from Brag Vintage.
1.) Pick something comfortable. This may seem like an obvious thing but what might be comfortable on a sunny day (like a pair of leather pants) can turn into an unpleasant sticky situation. Pick clothes with natural rather than synthetic fibers which tend to trap moisture and make you feel- ick. I love this vintage dress because it’s cotton and lightweight.
2.) Buy a cute umbrella. I truly believe that it’s the little things that count when it comes to dressing. Yes a regular umbrella will be fine of course! BUT I think you’re in a totally different mind set when you have a nice umbrella. Not sure where to look? Check out this guide to help find the best umbrella for you. With a gorgeous umbrella, you feel more put together. Just be sure not to leave it somewhere!
3.) Do not be reckless with abandon about your hair. I have definitely been the girl on the subway taking a plastic baggie off of my hair. Was it a little awkward to put a bag over my hair to begin with- absolutely. However, it’s still so much more upsetting when you get to your destination and you are noticeably drenched. Hair takes a long time to dry for me. I’ll take the baggie and wait it out.
4.) Allot extra time- for everything. Because rain has a tendency to slow things down. If you can (especially in NYC) give yourself extra time for cabs, subway rides, grocery shopping, and all the other things you might do. You will be so glad you did.
Dress: Brag Vintage
Shoes: Vintage Givenchy