How to Transform Spring Showers into Style Opportunities

It’s officially spring and almost April, which means one thing—rain, rain, rain! And, rain can be such a pain. With chic rainy weather essentials, though, spring showers don’t have to dampen your style. An umbrella is certainly a must-have during the season. So, imagine the style opportunities if you choose a fashionable umbrella that accents your style.

I’m especially fond of the colorful geometric print on my umbrella. It’s the kind of print and color combination that’ll complement the colors and prints I wear all the time. Last weekend, with a looming possibility of rain, I made sure I had the umbrella with me. See how well it accented my mixed print outfit.

Tunic: J.Crew Factory (on sale)

Pants: Alythea (similar, J.Crew option)

Shoes: J.Crew (sold out online | might be in-store | try sandal version)
Clutch: Loeffler Randall (on sale)

Umbrella: Vera Bradley
Earrings: Kendra Scott
Bracelets: c/o Simply Chic
Watch: Movado (in silver)
Lip: Mac “Asian Flower” lipstick, Mac “Heroine” lip pencil

I’m wearing the J.Crew Factory chambray tunic in a size small.

It’s also available in white and olive.

In my original outfit, the dotted clutch (on mega sale) added the additional print.

The umbrella took my print mixing to a new level.

If you’re still looking for the J.Crew colorblock flats with pom-poms, ask a store associate to check store inventory. After being told that the flats were completely sold out by customer service, my local store associates at the St. Louis Galleria J.Crew store were able to track down this pair that I now own. If you still don’t find them, the colorblock sandals with pom-poms are a great alternative.

Suede shoes are definitely not a good choice for splashing through puddles. I’ve been casually searching for spring-y rain boots. This pair of Hunter boots in the color thundercloud, a hue that looks like a combination of mauve and lavender, would be perfect if I could find them available in a size 8.


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  1. April 5, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    Love all of it, great colors and mix of prints. I absolutely love the shoes!
    New reader and #BLMGirl