The Best Shoe Styles For Unpredictable Weather | Clozette


As tropical-dwelling gals, we all know how frustrating the fickle weather can be. A sunny afternoon can turn into a rainy one in just a matter of hours. And when it comes to putting together an outfit for the day, this can be a challenge, especially when choosing footwear. You want something that's cool enough for the sweltering heat but still durable to withstand rain. To help you find the perfect pair, here's a list of the best shoe styles for unpredictable weather.


Boat shoes


Timberland Tidelands Boat Shoes in Navy Nubuck

Timberland Tidelands Boat Shoes in Navy Nubuck, SGD169/~USD122.92


Stylish and practical, boat shoes are airy and comfy but are heavy-duty enough to keep your feet dry when the rain starts pouring. Look for quality ones with sturdy soles like the Timberland Spring/Summer 2019 Tidelands Boat Shoes. The leather midsole and rubber outsole are handsewn for a durable build so you can bet on this one — rain or shine.


Sneakers



PUMA Suede Classic X Buffalo London in Mellow Rose-Puma White, SGD240/~USD174.56


If you're allowed to wear sneakers in the office, then you're in luck because this type of footwear is one of the best shoe styles for unpredictable weather. They're reliable and can still look surprisingly good even when dirty. Looking for new kicks? You might fancy this pretty pair from PUMA and Buffalo London's latest collaboration. It's lightweight with a soft suede upper and designed to have a textured rubber platform for extra grip that will come in handy for navigating slippery surfaces during the rain.


Espadrilles


Isabel Marant Cananee Floral Espadrilles

Isabel Marant Cananee Floral Espadrilles, USD136 (net-a-porter.com)


Espadrilles are the go-to summer flats but this shoe style also works for rainy days. Most espadrilles are designed with water-resistant inner lining and rubber soles, which make them durable for light showers. Get stylish with this Isabel Marant piece that you can easily pair with a casual or dressy outfit. 


PVC ballet flats


Melissa Ultragirl Elements in Light Pink, SGD110/~USD80.01


Ordinary leather flats may not be the best pick for impromptu rainy days but the durable ones made from PVC or rubber are good shoe styles for unpredictable weather. Pick those with dainty details like the Melissa Ultragirl Elements for a subtle summery feel that won't feel out of place during the day.  



Combat boots


Common Projects Combat suede ankle boots

Common Projects combat suede ankle boots, USD942 (net-a-porter.com)


Usually, combat boots are too stuffy for the sweltering heat but suedes are an exception. This type of material is more lightweight and will not be ruined by rainwater. In case it gets dipped in flood, you just need to clean it to avoid water spots and make sure to let it dry thoroughly before the next use. 


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Everyone has been anticipating the historic collaboration between Rihanna and LVMH since rumours sparked last January.  Aside from this being the first time LVMH created a new brand since Christian Lacroix in 1987, this would also be the first time a woman of colour is heading a fashion house under the brand. Now all those whispers are finally taking form. Following the success of Fenty Beauty and her lingerie line, Rihanna’s new Fenty fashion label is launching soon. Days ahead of the debut of Fenty Maison in Paris, they've finally teased us on what the singer’s first-ever fashion collection. With the help of her former stylist (and now the label's Fashion Director) Jahleel Weaver, Fenty Maison opens strong and edgy with these looks.

 



Monochrome power


Models wearing all-black in the first Fenty fashion collection teaser.

Models wearing all-black in the first Fenty fashion collection teaser. (source)


The Fenty Maison video teaser featured monochromatic looks. Tailored pieces in neutral whizzed through the screen as Rihanna styles the models donning her collection. Ensembles are all in earthy tones ranging from all-white, black, and tan hues made from a variety of fabrics. 


Structured silhouettes

 


The collection also featured sharp suits that speak loudly of girl power. The singer made most of her pieces with strong, padded shoulders and cinched waists. To give the clothes more structure, she chose to put corsets and boning in various pieces. Also, as you can observe from the teaser, durable denim and a unique fabric called Weapon — a blend of canvas and cotton — seem to be the favourite fabric for this collection.


Glam accessorising



Another thing we can expect from this upcoming Fenty fashion line are cool accessories. Models, and even Rihanna herself as she posed for New York Times Style Magazine, wore oversized sunglasses. Lined with metallic frames, this sporty eyewear gives the wearer a futuristic look.  Aside from that, 



From ancient paintings to old postcards and booklets she saw in Barbados long ago, Rihanna gets inspiration for her new label from basically anything. Using herself as a muse and channelling her own style in the clothing she creates, Rihanna is able to make traditionally masculine looks very femme that fits everyone. That's right — as always, Fenty aims to be inclusive. Their pieces, whose prices range from USD200 to USD1500 (~SGD275 to ~SGD2,068), are available up to a French size 46 (or US size 14). 


These first Fenty fashion pieces are meant to be wardrobe staples that can be paired with basically anything. Doing away with traditions, her versatile designs won’t be worn down a runway. Now, when you see it, you don't have to wait months before you can get your hands on these luxury goods. Fenty Maison will drop new clothes online every month, each of which portraying a different facet of femininity. Excited? You can catch her very first collection this 29 May at Fenty.com


(Cover photo from: @fenty)

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Palm prints are a beach-side staple. Like the quintessential Aloha shirt, they give off that laid-back summer vibe without the tourist-y look of the former. Judging from how these Community members wore their palm-printed frocks, the print is also versatile enough to be styled across a number of occasions and locations. Scroll down for our roundup of palm print sensations. 


Holiday trippin'


palm print rash guard

(Photo from: HazelStyleWitch)






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