Rain Storm Prep
In Seattle, we’re known for the grey skies and dreary rain for most of the year. Local Seattleites are used to this type of conditions. We get by with waterproof outerwear and rain boots, that’s if the conditions are bad. Other than that we go on on our day and pray for a peak of sun. But most importantly, an umbrella is NOT necessary unless you want to be categorized as a tourist.
When I relocated from New York City eight years ago, I was afraid the lack of fashion choices, to protect me from the wet conditions, would make me look dreary. I want to my gear to be practical and on trend at the same time
Luckily I was able to find a water proof rain parka from SAM NYC. This coat came with an extra layer of removable quilted fur collar jacket. I didn’t wear it because it just isn’t that cold yet. The fabric is a cotton twill coated with a resin material that repels water, making it water and wind resistant. The large hood with adjustable drawstrings keeps my mane dry. Especially, the 3/4 length is just perfect, as it protects me from getting wet, in case of sideways rain. It has details of a trench coat such as the belted wrist straps and self fabric belt for cinched waist.
For feet protection, I found these cute lace-up rubber ankle booties from Calvin Klein. Or you can find similar ones here. It has a 3 inch heel that gives me a bit of height. The lace cords remind me of hiking boots. It’s very PNW (Pacific North West) without being a victim of the sport.
The boots fit perfectly with my cut off jeans. I just took some old Earnest Sewn denim and cut 3 inches from my ankle. Then gave it a few washes in the washing machine for the edges to fray. It’s that simple. Try it at home!
How do you like to dress for weather conditions? Please leave comments below.
Photo credits first two pictures: Instagram GF Michelle
Photo credit featured image: Pagarmidna