Be Fashionable in the Rain


-By Sam Vander Aarde

Rain, rain, go away ... Some of us love waking up to the sound of raindrops while others, well, simply do not!  Growing up, my mother always told me, "When you look good, you feel good."  I thought she was crazy and grew to realize she was right!   Gloomy weather conditions don't have to mean a gloomy day is in store for you.  Start the day right.  Dress the part!  Start by planning your outerwear so your daily commute doesn't ruin  your appearance and your mood!   Wear whatever you planned for that all important meeting, soccer game or lunch date.  Pull your hair back into a tight bun or ponytail.  Grab a trench coat or waterproof jacket at Patagonia


BlueTop with a hat, preferably plaid and water repellant.  Step into a pair of funky patent rubber boots at Bonanza.


There are so many types to choose from!  Complement your ensemble with a large patent rubber tote bag to hold your purse, shoes & laptop.  Lastly, your umbrella should be big enough to shield you but, small and compact enough to toss in your bag.  Not only will you look good, you will feel good once you arrive at your destination!

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