STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Rainy Day Women

One thing Atlantans don’t fair well with is inclement weather. Any sight of storm sends a Lilly Pulitzer-wearing belle running for cover. Through gray skies and signs of thunder, this Fashionista braved the rain all the while proving that bad weather doesn’t have to mean resorting to a windbreaker or, god forbid, a poncho.

While Hunter Boots still hold their reign in classic thunderstorm footwear, these zip-up rubber rainboots add a unique edge to staying dry and separate the wearer from her hundreds of like-minded collegiate classmates. Though they’ve become the best-seller in rainboots, Hunters also come with a hefty price tag. Let your feet stand out for less and find similar wellies with cool hardware at Steve Madden on a college-friendly budget.

Another reason this Fashionista caught my eye was for her water-repelling anorak. A great transitional jacket, an olive green anorak like hers is a breath of fresh air from the too commonly sported North Face windbreakers. While this Fashionista has created a preppier look by complementing rubber riding boots with her jacket, varying accessories and footwear can push the look towards punk or indie-darling (think studded converse and a chambray), whatever your personal style may be. But don’t wait until it pours to debut your anorak; the lightweight feel makes it perfect for a cool summer night and looks great with espadrille wedges and a ditsy floral sundress. Rain or shine, an anorak is a timeless piece that works late spring through fall and should be a staple in every Fashionista's closet.

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