Rainwear Chic

December 4, 2012

Jeans c/o Fidelity Denim, Twenty8Twelve leather jacket, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Club Monaco
top and camisole, ring c/o Brooklyn Designs, necklace c/o Keltie Leanne, Hunter Boots
To me, there is nothing as schlumpy as traditional rainboots. Even the noise they make as you trudge through puddles…schlump, schlump, schlump. It’s hard to feel chic when your feet are encased in thick rubber, yet they are a complete and utter necessity here in perpetually rainy Vancouver – in other words, you’re not going to get away with living here if you don’t have a pair.
Fortunately, not only are there some chic options (like most West Coasters, I love Hunter’s slim cuts and the amazing limited edition designs they do), but there are ways of styling oneself to minimize the “schlumpiness” (I’m really just trying to get as many derivatives of the word in here as possible) of waterproof footwear. As is almost always the case with me, layers are key, but this time I really rely on my thinnest layers. Thin cashmere tops over top of a silk camisole usually provides a good base, then ordinarily I’d pile on another thin sweater and then a coat but these pics were taken during a weirdly warm day last week so the leather jacket did just fine. My fave skinnies from Fidelity Denim topped with two layered tube socks kept my bottom half warm too. Really, it’s just all about trying to keep the look as sleek as possible – minimal bulkiness, daintier accessories than my usual enormous bags and dark neutrals.
Now speaking of Vancouver, if any of you  local fashionistas haven’t nabbed your Deck Your Closet tickets yet….hurry up and get on it! They’re selling through quite quickly, and what’s more, they’re only available online, so if you snooze, you lose. We have even more exciting sponsors on board now, so though we’ve sold through our $20 VIP tickets, those who buy regular admission ($10) are still guaranteed a gift with purchase, lots of fun interactive elements (including a holiday lip courtesy of the lovely Erin from the sparkle and Revlon Canada!), indulgences at our candy bar or holiday treat station and, of course, the chance to shop our closets at hugely discounted prices. I’m just clearing out my closet at the moment and am feeling a tiny bit heartbroken about saying bye to some of the pieces but I’m excited for them to find new homes too!
So what are you waiting for? Buy them now before it’s too late!

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  • Reply Asher December 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    "schlumped out" or not you look great!

  • Reply Small Town Gal December 4, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    super cute rainwear outfit! Hunter boots are the best-looking rain boots.
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  • Reply Cee December 4, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Oh, Hunter's… you know, I never did break down and buy a pair. I had a traumatising experience involving wellies when I was twelve and I've never worn them since. But I must admit, pally, you do style your beautifully 🙂

  • Reply Wren KW December 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Haha schlumping is such a great word and describes rain boots perfectly. But you're right, west coast requires them. And I am thankful every time I look out the window and it's pouring.

  • Reply McKenna Bleu December 4, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Love this look, you are Gorg as always!

  • Reply KenzeLee December 4, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Great jacket!!

    xo, Kenzie

  • Reply wesothrifty December 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Love the angles on that jacket!

  • Reply Heather December 4, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    LOVE your sunglasses and your jacket 🙂

  • Reply Marsa December 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    you make rain boots look so good!

  • Reply Kimberly December 4, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I have been wanting a pair of Hunter's forever…I think if we ever move back to Oregon (where I'm from), I will definitely take the plunge! 🙂 Love how you styled yours here – definitely more chic than schlumpy!

  • Reply alison*elle December 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    OMG, they totally do make that schlumping sound… too funny. I love my Hunters though they are sooo heavy sometimes. I've been wearing Sorels here in Calgary though and they are even heavier so I guess you can't win with Canadian weather!

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply allie December 4, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    I love this leather jacket, girl! I feel like it hangs at all of the right places, & the front zipper gives it some dimension!

    Allie at

  • Reply JennaStevie December 4, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    This leather jacket is so amazing, I love the cut of it!! Perfect with the dark skinnies and that pop of bright with the purse. Absolutely gorgeous look. It is hard to feel cute when you're limited by crappy weather, but you seem to do it very well

  • Reply Melanie Liliana December 4, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    you make rainy days look amazing! I usually have a fro from the rain! haha you look gorgeous!! Hunters are a lifesaver!

  • Reply eelsay December 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I am seriously in major need of rain boots it has been poring non stop here in CA this week & I wouldn't a cute pair like yours!

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  • Reply Carmen December 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I like your boots 🙂

  • Reply The Key To Chic December 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Sleek is the way to go with layers, and the touch of lace peeking out is so intriguing. The word "schlumping" always makes me smile. Hope you stay warm and dry this season!

  • Reply Whats Hanging... December 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I have a Giveaway happening for 1 lucky person to join me as a VIP to Deck Your Closet!

    Robyn xo

  • Reply Sarah Beth December 4, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Your outfits are always so amazing! I love reading your blog! Good luck with Deck Your Closet!

    xoxo Sarah Beth

    Caring Cowls

  • Reply Tyne Swedish December 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I agree with you that I have always found rain boots a rather unpleasant look. I would see people in films or english photos and think well it seems logical though silly looking (even though they are completely perfect for rainy Indy). I think they can be made to look chic and pull a look together. I have seem gals on my college campus do it splendidly. However I am always worried I would be the gal to slip once indoors in them and injure myself but I have thought that I do need to buy a sturdy and long-lasting pair (i have heard wonderful things about this Hunter brand). I mean I am 26 years old. There is no reason why someone as old as me does not own a pair of rain boots!


  • Reply SIENA.STYLE December 4, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I adore that jacket!!!
    kisses from Milano

  • Reply Petra December 4, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    amazing rainy style.
    xo, Petra

  • Reply Crazy Style Love December 5, 2012 at 12:59 am

    This is definitely the definition of "rainwear chic". You look super stylish!!

    xo Jenny

  • Reply Shannon December 5, 2012 at 2:55 am

    You look so chic. I love the lace peeking out from your top. And, I'm such a fan of Fidelity Denim, I'm wearing a pair on my blog today too! 🙂

  • Reply Cathy December 5, 2012 at 3:11 am

    I agree with the sleek look for styling Hunters! Love the pairing with the leather jacket too!

  • Reply WestmountFashionista December 5, 2012 at 4:54 am

    I love the shape of those sunglasses on you and that necklace is so delicate and pretty!

  • Reply Alison December 5, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Definitely know what you mean. Unfortunately, you just can't live without rain boots in Van — especially if you do a lot of walking. Love the way you've classed them up!

    xoxo Alison

  • Reply Styleclouds December 5, 2012 at 7:29 am

    The jacket is beautiful! I absolutely love it! xo, Christina

  • Reply Mounette December 5, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Nice look

  • Reply Marie-Eve December 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Chic indeed ! Love that it's a casual look, but stille feminine and fun !
    My Blog – A Pretty Nest

  • Reply Petite Adventures December 7, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Very chic – love the pop of emerald!

    Kate xo

  • Reply dreamingincashmere December 7, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Only you could make Hunters look so chic!!:) I am drooling over that jacket, so great!

  • Reply Cool Tights Red Hot Wellies December 11, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    WOW I fancy the pants off you seeing you wearing your Wellies you look really adorable.

  • Reply juliewearswellingtons December 11, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    You look lovely and I like your Outfit, a lot of Girls are wearing Wellingtons in town, me included, Wellingtons are now very popular thanks to Kate Moss.

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