By Nicola Santini - bon ton and etiquette expert, author of NON LO FACCIO PIU’
Rain, hail and storms didn’t stop Italians queuing up on the highways for the long holiday weekends , but a quick zapping on Instagram was enough to see how improvised outfits given by unusual combinations born from last minute purchases mixed with the wardrobe vacation homes have sparked the imagination of those who, already are projected in a season that is slow to put its nose out definitively, but see the clouds as an opportunity too.
Reasoning-encouragement: the rain is annoying, it’s a fact. Either for the hair style, the clothes of raw silk and the suede shoes (if not now when?), but not quite the gray sky. Because gray is the neutral color par excellence. It brings out whites, blues and absolute blacks, as well as the brightest colors (it’s not by chance that raincoats and iconic umbrellas are always yellow or red) and for those who wear gray to normal things, it creates a ton sur ton that is quite becoming. Plus the gray day has no shadows, did you ever think about it? Translation: in your shots for social networks you won’t have dark circles, you will have fewer signs, and it is all saved time for the retouching filters.
The gray and rainy day is therefore a good pass for garments that would hardly find a place in this season but that are often a temptation, at least once in their life. Here’s my list: