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Fashion forecast: What what to wear for today's weather in Toronto


TheKit.ca

Friday, July 19, 2013, 1:58 PM -

If there’s one statement that can sum up the summer so far, it’s that you absolutely, positively cannot control the weather. Heat waves, cold spells and floods, Canada has run the gamut of the elements these past few weeks, making it nearly impossible to select an appropriate outfit to carry you through the entire day.

To combat this sartorial vexation, The Kit and The Weather Network have partnered up to bring you the ideal outfit for the day’s forecast. From torrential downpours to blazing heat and everything in between, we’ve literally got you covered.

Today’s forecast in Toronto is no exception to our recent extreme conditions—almost unbearably hot with a high chance of rain. So how does one plan an outfit that is able to accommodate such a wide spectrum of pressure systems?

The key is to think strategically about where your day is going to take you. For those who take the subway to work or have a schedule packed with meetings all around town, choosing the right footwear is key for dealing with whatever Mother Nature decides to throw at us.

While sandals are typically standard in excessively humid situations, they’re not particularly practical when caught in a raging summer storm. We recommend heading out of the house in pair of slim Wellies, while tossing a pair of the season’s “It” shoe, the d’orsay flat, into a spacious leather tote for later.

Be sure to pack an umbrella as well—we love Fulton’s birdcage umbrella, which plays up the season’s Lucite trend and offers additional protection from the elements with its domed, bubble shape. (Not to mention, it still allows you to show off this cute outfit!)

With all of these accessories to manage, we propose keeping the body of your outfit as streamlined as possible. A summer sundress is the ideal go-to for any occasion, and Club Monaco’s Lulu shirtdress is the pinnacle of contemporary summer chic. Its sporty button-down silhouette, mesh accents and bold blue shade make it the ideal accompaniment to a sticky city afternoon.

So, there you have it—a foolproof formula to maintain your sunny disposition, regardless of those anticipated intermittent showers.

Weathering Proofing with Fashion:

Fulton Birdbage Umbrella, $35, thebay.com

Roots Westmount Tote, $288, roots.com

Club Monaco Lulu Shirt Dress, $199, clubmonaco.ca

Chinese Laundry Easy Does It Flat, $66, nordstrom.com

Hunter Bradwell Boots, $140, getoutsideshoes.com

For more Fashion Forecast stories, head over to thekit.ca!

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