When the day is cold, rainy, and wet, how on earth can a drenched Everyday Glamour Chick, (E.G.C.), carpe diem? How can she resist the seductive draw of her bed, what with the warm comforter, the pitter patter of rain drops, and the sweet lullaby of the wind whistling by her window teasing her and beckoning her?
This calls for coffee, and the stronger the better. When your heart starts racing, you have had enough.
Music is next. Rainy days are so much more glamorous when set to a moody soundtrack. Emotional music transforms a disappointingly mundane, grey, rainy day existence into something more powerful: The singer emotes, the piano trills, and the drum pulsates like a heartbeat. All of a sudden, the rain drops are dripping with emotion. The tiny bubbles sitting on the windowpane are pregnant with deep, soulful poetry. There you have it—Insta-drama. Before you know it you will be pouting and speaking to your lover with a French accent.
The Glamorous Rainy Day Outfit
Slip on some soft and luxurious leggings or skinny jeans. This day begs for comfort. No one wants to be wearing trousers that get soaked on the bottom and stick to their legs. No one that I would ever hang out with, at least.
Then cozy up to a slouchy sweater. For the ideal tactile experience, approximate the decadent, sensuous feeling of being in bed. Consider a chunky number that suggestively reveals one shoulder, or consider wearing a lofty, long cardigan over the coziest t-shirt on earth.
Next up are the boots. All Saints make some cool leather ones that will continue to impress long after the rain has stopped. There is something wonky about those Hunter wellies on a sunny afternoon. (Yes, I used the word “wonky”, and I’m not even British. I'm spicing it up today.)
Then a wool scarf is in order. I got mine at an unusual holiday party in which guests were auctioning off random household items in the name of fun. Luckily one of the guests used to work for Ralph Lauren and brought the most amazing scarf to auction off. You better believe I was the highest bidder!! It was the best 20 bucks I ever spent. A Ralph Lauren scarf is even better than a Cuisinart.
For added glamour, wear a hat. A stylish friend of mine tipped me off to a glamorous rainy day style secret—she swears by the $30 felt hats that The Gap puts out each season. Genius! Who wants to wear a wonky Burberry plaid rain hat when they can wear a really cool felt one with faux leather trim? However, if you want a quality hat instead, consider one designed by Eugenia Kim.
Ratchet up your glamour quotient with a trench coat. Ever since Make It Work Tim Gunn named the trench coat an essential item for every chic lady, we have been seeing trench coats consistently appear at every price point. Coincidence? I think not! Thank you, Tim!
Finally, you must not forget your umbrella. Good umbrellas come with tremendous responsibility. A general rule of thumb is that if you can keep a plant alive in your home for a year, then you are ready for the responsibility of owning a good umbrella. I currently use cheap 5 dollar ones because I’m a negligent plant killer and can’t be trusted.