According to weather.com, Hurricane Earl may hit the Washington, DC area sometime Friday afternoon or evening. Now hurricances are clearly a serious issue but the fact is by the time they hit DC they've normally weakened quite a bit and all we get is some pretty lightning and some rain. There are of course exceptions, like Hurricane Isabel several years ago that left most of the area without power for days but hopefully Earl will weaken from the projected 110 mph winds that we are projected to have. (Fingers crossed!!)
Anyway, hurricane thoughts quickly turned to rainy weather thoughts and snowy weather thoughts. More specifically, the best things to wear in this sort of weather.
From left to right, Max Studio's Caped Raincoat ($128), Topshop's Exposed Seam Trenchcoat ($160), kate spade's "Ivy" Twill Raincoat ($525), Hobbs' Faubourg Traditional Style Raincoat (£119), and Topshop's Premium Godet Check Trench ($400).
But why stop at coats?
From left to right, top to bottom: Squidlondon Umbrella ($54), Uniqlo Dot Print Umbrella ($11), Jack Spade Dipped Coal Tote ($195), Pour la Victoire Women's Ben Rubber Rain Boot ($157), MM6 Printed Tote Bag ($120), Modcloth's Duck, Duck, Umbrella in Red ($18), Celine High-Heeled Boots ($452), Celine Ballet Flats ($295), Topshop's Devon Lace-Up Wellies ($50), and Pour La Victoire Women's Ted Rubber Rain Boots ($157).
I have to say I am particularly attached to the idea of waterproof ballet flats but of course the open top makes them impractical for puddle jumping. Which really ruins half the fun of frolicking in the rain. But regardless, they are oh so pretty. Of the coats, I still have some reservations about the practical value of a cape but this one is waterproof giving it at least that. And the khaki color adds in the military trend for autumn!! I am also absolutely in love with these Celine Red Rubber Leather Trimmed Boots, unfortunately Polyvore did not have them to include with the collage.
Also, I sincerely hope that Hurrican Earl does not in fact hit DC or North Carolina where it is expected to be more substantial and that everyone stays safe!
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