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Ready Made Outfit: Black and White with Rain All Over

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Renee, who’s moving to the Pacific Northwest (hello, rain!), asked us for recommendations for stylish rain wear.  In a nutshell, our philosophy on rainwear is to balance style with comfort (e.g. staying dry and warm). It’s a balance, not a tradeoff–when it’s rainy out, it doesn’t mean that your style needs to stay in. Here’s a simple look, appropriate for the rains of the Pacific Northwest, that will keep you both stylish and comfy:

1. The key to this outfit is comfy layers.  Your first layer?  A simple base: a comfy knit shirt and a nice knee-length skirt.  (If it’s really cold, add a pair of tights or leggings to this base layer.)
2. To keep warm in the rain, you’re going to need a cozy sweater.  Here, we chose a thick knit sweater with a stylish toggle closure.  Extra style points (and warmth) for the attached hood.
3. Finish off the outfit with a warm pair of rain boots (notice the knit cuff on these jersey-lined boots, only $29.99 at Target), a rain-resistant bag, and a clear plastic bubble umbrella ($16.99, also at Target).

What’s your go-to rain outfit?  Share your style with us in the comments!

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Gap European Collection Leather Belt

Gap European Collection Leather Belt

The double metal buckle closure on this wide leather belt gives it a double dose of chic. Perfect for pairing with a blousy top or sweaterdress.

$39.50 at Gap.

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