How could anyone hate rainy days? Seriously. Yeah, the sun is nice and cheery, but with the rain comes the need for all sorts of awesome accessories that you look kind of funny with when the sun is shining! Take for instance the umbrella. Now there’s an underrated / unappreciated / under acknowledged gem of style. And we all need an umbrella. Well, I need about fifteen. Not because I break them, but because I am addicted to all the lovely fabrics, colours and patterns. If you think that’s ridiculous, realize that they also look eye-catching arranged in a stand in your hallway. They become functional art! And what about the Wellies (rain boots in case you think I’m mental)! Everywhere you look now there’s vivid, funky, bold Wellington boots just begging to be worn. They don’t need to be designer, or cost a fortune, they just need to make you smile!
Everything doesn’t have to be so serious all the time, you know? Why not have a little fun and splash around? Lastly, how many adorable raincoats are out there? Scads of them. Me, I picked up a Bianca Nygard anorak raincoat for Spring 2012 in the loveliest stone colour. I am enamoured with it because of all its fun details like buckles and poof sleeves. What about a red trench? Or a traditional yellow Mac jacket? So my message is this: when you look out your window to a dreary, rainy day, don’t get put off. Seize it as an opportunity to flaunt your style! Go bright! Go fun! Go outside!