This spring, the Seattle weather has made it very confusing for me to get dressed in the morning. In the same day, you can go through all four seasons, but there's always that glimmer of sunshine to enjoy for at least an hour. The struggle is real - sometimes it takes me forever, to get ready because I can’t choose what I should wear on my body or feet. I don’t know whether I should wear a rain jacket or if can put on my new pair of cute shoes. Mainly, I don’t want to ruin my favorite things because of the rain! So I've been taking notes and here’s some advice for how to dress for the multi-personality weather, that is Seattle.
Layer Up: I like to always mix things up and dress like it’s not going to rain. Using a denim or chambray shirt inside of your jacket or tied up atop a graphic T is always a good idea. Why? Because wearing fashionable layers means you can break out your lighter jackets that are more fashionable and mesh with the rest of your spring outfit. Plus you can shed the layers depending on how much warmer it gets throughout the day. And if you need a bonus reason you can finally retire that puffy jacket you're tired of wearing by now.
Invest in Shoes: Shoes not only bring your whole outfit together (like I talked about in my last post), but they are an investment in your personal style. Some might think it's a risky investment when you live with weather that doesn’t care about your feelings - like Seattle, but an investment well worth the risk. I love these Behavior LA shoes, you just can't beat a unique heel (they're triangular shaped) and a pop of color wherever you go. Just because the weather is boring with rain at times, you don’t have to be!
Especially Fashionable Rain Booties: You never know when you are going to encounter the rain, so when I'm strutting around in my new shoes, but esp. during a commute, I always carry a second pair like these Alice + Whittles rain boots in my bag - just in case the rain gets too intense. These aren't your typical rain boots, they pair nicely even with a seersucker skirt, so you know they'll go well with practically anything in your closet.
Be Practical, But Fashionable: Swan Dive, located in the lower half of Clementines has an amazing selection affordable of art, homeware, and clothing. I got my skirt from there and it’s such an easy Spring/Summer color to pair with both of these shoes, especially when the sun decides to push and pull with my emotions. The graphic T is from AR’s Unlikely Collection and it’s a good way to show off some seasonal colours that go with everything in your closet (literally). It’s really hard to go wrong with these two staple items.
Be bolder with your clothing and shoe choices and maybe the weather forecast will be forever sunny! Here’s to warmer days!