This pring has been undeniably beautiful! I've laid out on the Chicago beaches, had many sunny runs on Lake Shore Drive, and busted out my sandal collection weeks ago! Yet, you have to admit this month of April always seems to wedge some showers into the mix! That's why you should always be prepared to look stylish and ready for the downpours (like today for example :)
When prepping for April showers, I like to use May flowers as my inspiration! :) The basics every woman should have in the Spring? I say a great pair of rain boots, a rain resistant trench, and a super stylish umbrella you aren't afraid to be seen in public with!
A great trench is something every woman should own! Finding the right shape, length, and color for your life style and body frame is key! For a lean frame I recommend the classic trench coat style! For a more dramatic look, a bubble hem is great especially on curvier frame. Bright colors are everywhere so don't be afraid of color. If an all over pop is too much for you, changing up the belt on your trench is a fun way to play around with different looks!
Umbrellas are the fun part! I still to this day think about an umbrella that I left at a restaurant. I got it from Esta Lauder as a gift with purchase years ago! It was beautiful! Bright teal with water colored flowers and a curved wooden handle. I hope it has a new owner who appreciates it as much as I did! :) I like to have a few umbrellas around to go with my outfit! A fun floral pattern brightens up a rainy day, a geometric black and white print is always a safe bet, and the ultimate Chicago umbrella, the clear, wind resistant shape will get you through the roughest storms with out ruining your "do" :)
Grab your spring shower essentials and create your own Style In The City!
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