Winter 2009 Lookbook: How to Look Slick in the Rain

December 22nd, 2009

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Pictured: Classic Stripe Tissue Tee | $32.50 at J Crew, Straight Jean | $29.50 at American Eagle, Knitted Cowl Neck Top | $70 at Topshop, Mallory Twill Bomber | $63.50 at Delias, Clear Bubble Stick Umbrella | $16.99 at Target, Jeffrey Campbell Over the Knee Rainboots | $98 at Urban Outfitters.

Just because it’s raining out doesn’t mean that your need to water down your sense of style.  Simply adjust to the weather by layering and finishing off the look with a sleek umbrella and pair of rainboots.  Layers of clothing will keep you cozy, and the rain gear will keep you dry.  Here’s how to look slick, even when it’s raining out:

1. Start off your look with a simple foundation: a horizontal striped tee and a pair of straight leg jeans.
2.  Layer a cozy cowl neck sweater on top of the horizontal striped tee, letting the sleeved tee peek out from under the sweater.
3. In warmer climates, all you need is a light jacket to finish off this outfit.  In cooler climates, try a warmer coat in a fabric like wool or cashmere.  Or alternatively, with either climate, try a trench-style raincoat. 
4. Complete the look with your rain gear: a pair of over the knee rainboots (a silhouette that’s very in right now) and a clear bubble umbrella.

What would you wear to look slick in the rain?
  Share your style with us in the comments!

This look is part of Omiru’s Winter 2009 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 10-Piece Winter 2009 Wardrobe Expansion Pack.

Entry Filed under: Ready Made Outfits, Women

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bart  |  December 22nd, 2009 at 5:58 am

    Recently I gave my girlfriend a Senz umbrella. These umbrellas can withstand much stronger winds than your average umbrella.

    I do like the clear bubble umbrella, but I think it doesn’t stand a chance in something other than a mild winter breeze. The Senz umbrellas come in 7 colors (not counting black).

    No affiliation, just a satisfied customer :-)

  • 2. catherine  |  December 22nd, 2009 at 6:44 am

    wool or cashmere? in the RAIN?

  • 3. Sally  |  December 22nd, 2009 at 7:26 am

    I have a pair of wellies, but they just NEVER get used! I’d sub the rainboots for leather knee-high boots.

  • 4. JenX  |  December 22nd, 2009 at 8:50 am

    very nice recommendation. I love the clear umbrella =D

  • 5. John  |  December 22nd, 2009 at 11:21 am

    For the guys:

    http://prepidemic.com/2009/10/08/toptenlayeringitems-apcjacket/

    On sale at Barney’s New York, for $99.

  • 6. Squeedle  |  December 22nd, 2009 at 11:45 am

    If you don’t want to pay $98, do a search on “hip waders”. I found these: http://www.kodiakoutback.com/detail.aspx?ID=526

  • 7. Judy  |  May 9th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    The skinny color Jacket looks cool.

    If you are looking for cool night wear then follow this URL,
    Great Pajamas

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