Spring is supposed to be full of fresh blooms and bunny rabbits but instead, most of the country is inundated with seemingly never ending the snow and rain lately! I don’t have the luxury of hiding indoors from the rain, or curled up with my favorite books to ride out the bad weather as a busy working mom. So I’ve learned to embrace it- I mean, florals and greenery bloom in the rain, and so should we! Practicality often limits our fashion and style choices in the rain, however (and let’s not even get into hair and make up as we discovered during NYFW this season), but with a bit of imagination and sense of adventure- it can be the most fun occasion to dress up. Read on to see my favorite bags to carry you through the storms!
Why not brighten a dark day with happy florals? Prada Plex Ribbon floral bag ($2,400), Johanna Ortiz top and pants (available on FWRD) may not be the most practical options but I refuse to resort to gray or black just because of the rain! Besides, that’s what Dryer is for (at home dry cleaning, have you used it?)
The Nile minaudière is the must have bag from the house of Chloé this season! I love the fun crescent shape and bracelet handle. She’s too pretty to stay at home, brave the rain and take this one out on the town rain or shine! Similar styles available at Chloé.
No shrinking violet, Coach’s Double Dinky floral studded bag is rocker chic and rain proof. Available at Coach for $995.
Thunderstorms and pouring rain cannot dampen my mood when I have Jason Wu’s inspired Jamie bag in mixed materials of python and canvas. Snakes don’t fear rain, and neither should you! Similar styles available at Jason Wu for $1,195.
When it rains, I prefer curling up by the fire and reading a good book! Prada’s Plex Ribbon bag with plexiglass buckle also brightens my mood. Available on MyTheresa for $2,280.
rag & bone’s sleek mini patent leather camera bag is easily cleaned by a soft cloth. It’s my go to when the weather doesn’t cooperate! Available at rag & bone for $425.
Rainy day shoe dilemmas solved by Prada’s adorable floral sandals! Available at Bergdorf Goodman for $395.
Tibi Garçon Bag by Myriam Schaefer ($850) in canvas and a touch of bold color – all you need to lift your spirits on a wet and rainy day! If you’re really daring, pair it with Brian Atwood’s matching python stilettos.
Photographer: Run Xi
Assistant: Caitlin Griffith
Locations: The Chatwal Hotel NYC and Brian Atwood Atelier for Vogue China Vogue Mini