Magazine article Ebony

Let It Rain!

Magazine article Ebony

Let It Rain!

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DON'T be taken by surprise when spring rains come your way. Prepare now by identifying fashion accessories that make even dripping wet moments perfect opportunities to make eye-catching style statements.

SHELTER CHIC Double-canopy flower umbrella with jeweled handle, $325, Pasotti Ombrelli at Brella Bar. www.pasottiombrelli.com www.brellabarnyc.com

Opposite page: Water-repellant "Isadora" trench coat, $775, Burberry. www.burberry.com

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CITY SLICK

Waterproof equestrian boots, $195, Aigle. www.aigleboots.com

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CLASSY CLUTCH

Patent leather "Tina" fold-over clutch, $115, Hobo. www.hobointernational.com

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glam despite the gloom

Expert advice on weathering the rain

1 FIGHT THE FRIZZ

Most women with natural hair run for cover at the first sight of precipitation, but according to industry experts, they will have the easiest recovery from a midday storm "Women wearing natural styles just need to have their products handy," says Diane Da Costa, author of Textured Tresses: The Ultimate Guide to Maintaining and Styling Natural Hair. The battle with frizz is now easier to bear as many hair-care companies carry a wide variety of serums and humidity-resistant mists that easily tame frizzy hair.

2 SHORT AND SWEET Women sporting a short 'do seemingly have it the hardest during April showers. "Learn how to be versatile and have several styling options," says Da Costa. …

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