Style Guide: Weatherproof Fashion


Style Guide: Weatherproof Fashion

By Sabreena Saleem

Always be prepared for DeKalb’s inconsistent weather with five foolproof clothing accessories.

If you’re anything like me and leave home early for class but return late in the afternoon, you’ve probably noticed a wardrobe change is almost imperative. Temperatures rise, drop and rise again, and a sunny day can quickly turn into a rainy one — and vice versa. However, if you accessorize well and keep the right items in your backpack, you can avoid an outfit change all together.

Waterproof shoes

The only thing better than a pair of comfy walking shoes is a pair that’s weather resistent. Waterproof, low ankle boots are ideal because they look great with dresses, shorts and pants. They also keep your feet warm and dry on rainy days, but aren’t too hot to sport in sunny weather.

Thigh highs

Keeping a pair of thigh high socks in your backpack is incredibly handy when the temperature fluctuates. A pair of shorts, a skirt or summer dress can instantly be turned into a fall outfit with a pair of them — especially in black. If you’re leaving the house early in the morning or staying out late, you can easily put them on and take them off without worrying about changing your outfit.

Mini umbrella

Rain seems pretty unpredictable these days so it’s best to be prepared no matter what. Umbrellas can be a pain to carry around and easy to forget; this is why mini umbrellas are so convenient. Stores like Target and H&M carry compact umbrellas that can be folded to be as small as your hand. Not only do they take up very little space in your backpack, but they come in trendy patterns, colors and prints.

Layering jackets

Jackets can totally ruin your outfit — I get it. But let’s face it, the 90s aren’t going anywhere and a denim jacket goes well with almost anything. Denim is usually made of cotton, a material that breathes well, making it bearable in warmer weather but easy to layer with in cooler weather.

Wide brim hats

There are so many perks that come along with wide brim hats, which have been on trend for a few seasons now. For one, they’re adorable. But they also keep strong sun rays off your face, especially in the fall when it’s easy to forget to wear sunscreen. They also avert most bad hair day crises because they cover a majority of your hair and require no effort. We’ll hardly notice you got caught in the rain on your way to class when you throw one on.