Grey skies are no reason to mope – instead, they’re a great excuse to bring big color into your outfit and onto the street! Knowing rain was on its way, our correspondent Lauren went looking in her local Goodwill for a high-vibrancy find to bring the best of summer skies’ into her landscape, regardless of what Mother Nature has planned for the day. Take a look at what she found, this week’s Goodwill Gem: Rainy Day Blues.
Rainy out? So what! Put the sky at your heels with a pop of a bright, summertime shade, like the vivid cerulean blue of this adorable patent, peep-toed shoe. The intense blue color will remind you of summer skies, even when the sky above is starting to look a little cloudy and gray.
When looking for your own Summer-trend cerulean shoe, follow the shine. After all, shiny patent leather material will add even more oomph to any outfit you choose to pair them with and a little resilience should the weather really act up. Also keep an eye out for flats like these – then you can flash them all day long into night without forcing your poor feet to cry out for mercy.
Now, how to wear a hue this true? You can certainly be brave and take on the bright-on-bright trend that’s been so hot all summer long – try it by using these fantastic flats to finish an outfit of a clean white tee or blouse and an eye-catching pair of skinny jeans in coral or sunshine yellow.
But if you want to use a bright shoe like this one to complement more subdued autumnal pieces, try using them to top off an ensemble made up of classic neutrals or go-to prints, like the thick gray-and-cream stripe I’ve chosen here.
If that doesn’t suit you, cropped black tailored trousers are also classic, but still somewhat summery, and so perfect with the still-warm weather and also short enough to really show off these fabulous peep-toes. A fitted tan blazer gives the outfit a little more shape and a more polished look, while also warding off the fall’s evening chill.
Do you have a pair of Rainy Day Blues, brilliant blue shoes perfect for when skies turn to grey? Tell us (or better yet, share a link & show us) in the comments below – or post a photo of your thrift look on our Facebook page or send @GoodwillNyNj a tweet. GoodwillNyNj & I love seeing your style. Keep us posted!