With my on-the-road lifestyle, I try to be well-equipped for any and all climates. Sweltering heat, insane blizzards, cool mornings followed by warm afternoons — you name it. That being said, I can’t quite say that I’m used to “winter rain” yet. As a former Minnesotan who survived many a brutal winter, this concept is just so foreign to me (side note: I did get to experience my first actual Southern snow in Charleston — just a few flakes but you would have thought the world was ending!).
Rain can be a little tricky to dress for, but I’ve found the combo that works best for me is a menswear-inspired coat and a wool hat. Equal parts chic and resistant to the elements, it’s my favorite rainy-day uniform by far. While this hat is from Saks Off 5th, I’ve had awesome luck at Zara and Forever 21 for my favorite hats in the past. And don’t forget the best part: a big hat is your MVP on bad or dirty hair days.
This color palette may look familiar: this mix of camel, brown and leopard is one of my classic combinations, dating back to my Italy days (shoutout if you have been following me all this time!) and remaining a favorite ever since. To see the packing guide from my European adventure (1 suitcase, 4 months, infinite outfits), check it out here.
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Zara Camel Coat (sold out, similar here marked down to $149) // Black Sweater (from Nordstrom Rack, similar for $14.99 from my go-to source here) // J. Brand Coated Skinny Jeans // Rag & Bone Hat // Saint Laurent Tote (similar pre-owned available here) // Everly Rings Stackable Bands – get 15% off with code ‘CHICSTREET’ // Michael Kors ‘Lexington’ Watch // Aerosoles Loafers (old, almost identical here) // Lips: ‘Honey Love’ by MAC and ‘Stripdown” Liner by MAC
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