We’ve all been there. You wake up, it’s pouring outside, and you wonder if you can get away with wearing that sweater for the third day in a row. It’s impossible to look good in the rain anyway, right? Wrong. Sure, the showers and consequent puddle-stomping may inconvenience your go-to style - but think of the rain as opportunity for a whole new look.
A COZY COAT
A quality water resistant coat is, of course, a rainy day must-have. But too often, raincoats are flimsy, plastic-y things that are all function and no style. life/after/denim is here to change that. Our military-inspired Miramar Parka is a sturdy choice in a modern, masculine design, featuring a modern, curved coattail hem, fully lined body and sleeves, and a drawstring hood for structured chic. This wet-weather essential will have you feeling like lightning in the storm.
Under your raincoat, the key to a stress-free rainy day is layering, so that the heavy, humid air doesn’t get to you. With purposeful layers, you can avoid the unfortunate trap of ‘too-sticky inside, too-cold outside.’ Start with a lightweight base layer that you can wear indoors. We recommend the Commuter Shirt– in a breathable cotton poplin and contemporary stripe, it pairs seamlessly with the rest of your rainy day outfit.
Your next layer should be a light sweater for easy indoor-outdoor warmth that won’t weigh you down. We love the Jordan Crew– it’s a luxuriously soft and refreshingly light, breathable knit that’s perfect for staying cozy on a rainy day.
A CASUAL CUFF
Now, about that puddle-stomping. Nobody likes getting to work with wet ankles. The next time you leave the house on a rainy day, make sure you’re cuffing a pair of Weekend Chinos or Modern Fit Chinos. The relaxed fit of the Weekend Chino won’t hold you back while you hustle, and their oh-so-soft cotton peached twill will keep you cozy all day long. And remember, rainy days don’t necessitate a groutfit. To add some color to your day, pick up a more lively olive drab or dark blue instead.
Rainy day blues begone– you’re ready to hit the streets in style!