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Rainy Day Essentials: Our Favorite Puddle Jumpers and Parkas

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Mother Nature always has a way of reminding us of the gaps in our wardrobe. It's difficult to argue with torrential downpours or arctic temperatures. Luckily San Fransisco is a fairly temperate climate, but you still need the basics to carry you through the rainy season. So why not have fun by adding a healthy dose of style?

Neutral or Pop Color?

When it comes to picking a raincoat, you can go one of two ways. Keep is basic with an easy to wear neutral or liven it up and infuse a fun pop of color. What it basically comes down to is your personality and what you feel the most comfortable in.

Our recommendation is that if you tend to wear a lot of prints and color in your everyday wardrobe, stick to a raincoat in black, khaki or another neutral so that it doesn't compete with your outfit. If you tend to wear more solids or lean toward monochromatic dressing, then opt for a color statement jacket that will be a bright and easy accent to any look.

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The Shortie vs. The Classic

Rain boots have come a long way since your childhood Wellies (which we still adore!). No longer heavy and clunky, today we have lots of options from high pull-on boots to low lace-up styles. We love Chooka for a tall rain boot. They are comfortable, come in a range of colors and have strap detailing. Sorel is our go-to for classic rain boots (they make both short and tall varieties) and also make great winter boots that keep your feet dry and warm. For something more style forward, Sloosh boots add a bit of edge with fringe detailing and stud details.

Check Out the Details

Look for little design details that are made for comfort and also add a bit individuality. Does the parka have vents under the arms to keep you from overheating? Are the rain boots lined or do they have buckles to adjust to your fit? Is there a button on your umbrella to open it and close it easily?

Pro tip: When purchasing rain gear, check to see if it is water resistant or waterproof. Water resistant will repel water but not keep it out totally, while waterproof means that the surface of the product is completely impermeable.

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K&M

Posted on March 8, 2018 and filed under Stylish Living, Style Stories, Women.
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The Tale of Two Trenches: The Basic Black Coat

Outfit details:  7 For Mankind denim , Banana Republic cowl neck sweater (last year),  Banana Republic black trench coat ,  Nina black lace shoes ,  L.L. Bean camo tote , hat from Bloomingdales.

Outfit details: 7 For Mankind denim, Banana Republic cowl neck sweater (last year), Banana Republic black trench coat, Nina black lace shoes, L.L. Bean camo tote, hat from Bloomingdales.

Our attack on the rain continues as we explore two different styles of the trench coat- the color pop and the basic black. (If you missed it, check out Kimberly's post from earlier this week showing her favorite red trench.

A colorful trench is always fun, especially if you tend to wear a lot of neutrals or blacks. If your wardrobe has more colors and prints, then we recommend going for a classic black or beige trench. That way it won't compete with what you are wearing underneath.

Classic black also allows you to incorporate color through your accessories. Add a bright hat, print bag or let your favorite sweater peak out from underneath. For a more streamlined look, you can never go wrong with an all black ensemble (that may be the East Coast in me talking).

Pro tip: on days when you don't need to button your coat, tie the belt in a bow behind your back to give the coat a more fitted look.

Stay Styish,
M&K

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A Tale of Two Trenches: The Color Pop Coat

If there is one PERFECT coat for San Francisco living Megan and I both agree it is the trench. While a down or leather jacket come in a close second, the versatility of the trench is perfect for our turn on a dime weather. 

More rain is in the forecast this week so we thought it was a natural topic to talk about. Guy's if you missed our post about all weather attire be sure to see below. 

Choosing the right starter trench is personal but look for a well made jacket that is lined, water repellant and a length that works for you (we prefer a knee length). While a classic color is a great investment (Megan will talk about that on Friday) I like the idea of having a pop of color to brighten up a gray day.  

Stay Stylish,

K&M

 

Posted on January 18, 2017 and filed under Style Stories.
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