There is one word for D.C. this spring: unpredictable. One day it’s sunny with a high of 84° and the next it’s raining with the chance of thunderstorms and 61°. The not-so favorable temperature combined with rain, wind and the burden of classes automatically makes it a miserable day and hard to get out of bed for many – I honestly think that on days like this there are less people in some of my classes. However, no matter how unwelcoming the weather may seem, rain should not be an obstacle when it comes to fashion. This week’s Fashionista exemplifies how to face the elements while still looking chic. A trench coat is the classic rain jacket in my mind, coming from London and used to seeing the traditional Burberry trench flooding the streets anytime it rained. What caught my eye with this Fashionista, though, was not just the trench that she was sporting instead of a generic rain jacket, but also the fact that it is adorned with leather. Earlier this year, I was strolling through a Burberry store and fell in love with a leather taped trench coat, but knew that I would never own it. As soon as I saw this Fashionista’s trench, I was immediately reminded of the Burberry one. Her trench does an excellent job incorporating the idea of a designer’s style, without imitating it to the point where it looks like a fake. There is a unique authenticity to her jacket and it is the only one of its kind I have seen around campus. As for the rest of her outfit, all the colors complement each other with the various shades of green pulling everything together for a simple, yet statement look.
Hint: This Fashionista’s exact trench can be found at Club Monaco stores, however they do not have an online store. However, try mixing things up with this trench that deviates from the norm while still achieving the same goal – staying warm and dry.