Photography: Greg Beuning
Wearing: Top- BCBGMaxazaria, Pants- Max Jeans, Shoes- Cooeli
Though fall in Washington D.C is usually beautiful, sometimes you get the occasional rainy day. I don’t like to dress up too much on days like these, since I don’t want to ruin anything and I want the most hassle free commute and day possible.
I styled one of my most comfortable long sleeve shirts, a very soft, gray top from BCBGMaxazaria. It’s very basic, and is great for layering in the colder months. I love that the neckline is square, it gives it just that little bit of edge and interest through detail. The fit is nice and loose, giving lots of room to move. Keeping the look simple, I paired the top with black jeans, with just a bit of zipper detailing at the ankle. I say it’s always important to own basics in your closet because they form the foundation of your wardrobe, and these two pieces are a must. A solid colored long sleeved shirt will go a long way in, from layering to tucking into skirts. And no one can go wrong with a pair of black jeans. They literally match everything and you can dress them up or down.
Really, though, I want to talk about the rain boots. I do not recommend rain boots for every day wear. In fact, I sort of hate people who think wearing them on a non rainy day is appropriate. But when the time comes, they can really make the outfit. I went with a short pair featuring a splattered camo pattern. They are definitely the stand out piece! Usually, I wouldn’t wear something like this, because camo isn’t really my style, but I actually thought they fit perfectly with this otherwise monotone look. I just added one of my favorite long necklaces and let my hair down in long loose waves to finish it off.
Don’t be afraid to wear that one thing in your closet that you’re a little unsure about based on the pattern or texture. For me, I always make sure that the rest of the look is very simple, to let that one piece do all the talking.