I know I’m in the minority where adoration of gray clouds and raindrops is concerned, but that’s OK. Whether you’re down with precipitation or not, it’s still a fun precipitation or not, it’s still a fun reason to shop for wet-proof attire. You’ll need an umbrella first and foremost. Choosing one can be as tedious as the consideration you’d put into a handbag or pair of shoes. The task is somewhat wardrobe-dependent and hinges on whether you want to blend with your current style or have it stand out as a statement piece.
For me — and since I love rainy days so much — I like my umbrella to stand out. That won’t be a problem if you grab a Chihuly-inspired print from Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch; 236-3100). Under a sky full of rain and looking up into the ceiling of blown glass? Check. We’ve covered the top, so let’s get the feet protected, shall we? Squish in to On a Whim (5850 N. Classen Blvd.; 848-3488) for a collection of stylish wellies. The shop recently got some check-patterned Hunters in, which is a premiere brand in the dry- foot community. They’re worth the investment to start your day with dry, warm feet.
As hard as you try to stay dry, and even if you manage it, there’s always going to be the issue of your hair. Whether you’re taming curls or battling no body, you’ll need to take your feisty locks to Sephora (1901 Northwest Expressway; 848-0000) in Penn Square Mall and bring home the Living Proof Straight Making No Frizz Styling Cream. Don’t fight the natural state of your hair, just manipulate it into something rainy-day inspired.
Now, you’re at Penn Square and likely fought for a decent parking space. You deserve a trench coat. Every wardrobe needs a trench or two, and Eddie Bauer (426-8020) has an excel- lent selection in a variety of colors.
Speaking of colors, make one last stop at Macy’s (841-2800) before you give up your parking space. You won’t be sorry. I don’t know about you, but to me, there’s basically nothing worse than the smell of fabric after it’s been soaked with rain and then left to dry in the humid Oklahoma air. Those days are over, thanks to Michael Kors’ line of jelly totes. Best part is they come in the spring-savvy neons you’ve been seeing everywhere.
Don’t risk any part of your ward- robe or style sense in the rain. Let’s shop, OKC!