Don’t let rain drag down your mood or your style. Wet weather fashion can be fun and functional. Rainy days provide the perfect excuse to embrace playful prints, bold trends and new colors like Pantone’s blue-hued fall colors.
Pantone’s fall color pallet is anchored with earth tones and led by two blues. Riverside is a medium blue that is lighter than navy and quieter than cobalt. It’s a versatile color meant to evoke calmness and sophistication. Airy Blue is the softer hue you can wear from winter to summer. Sharksin is a rich gray, perfect for pairing with more vibrant colors. The green Lush Meadow, purplish Bodacious, muted pink Dusty Ceder, brown-orange Potter’s Clay, Warm Taupe, Spicy Mustard and Aurora Red round out the selections.
Boots & Umbrellas
Add some whimsy to your wardrobe with rain boots and umbrellas that make a splash. Think of your favorite blue-hued scene and find an umbrella to match. With options including sky scenes, old world maps and Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, umbrellas are becoming mini works of art. Rain boots can be just as fun. Combine two fall trends with boots in a Riverside, leopard-print or go for the classic: polka dots.
Rainy Day Bags
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is not just for umbrellas. Designers from L.L. Bean to Marc Jacob have incorporated the water-resistant material into their tote lines, ensuring your bag–and everything inside of it–stays dry. Incorporate Pantone’s fall colors with a floral-printed bag in Riverside blue or make a statement with the more eye-catching Aurora Red.
Scarves are the simplest way to add style when you’re in a rush. An Airy Blue infinity scarf brightens up an all black ensemble while a Dusty Ceder scarf adds a feminine touch to your favorite jeans and riding boots combo. If you don’t want to mess with wet-weather frizz, tie your locks up in a paisley-printed turban or rock a head scarf like a 50s movie star.