I grew up with Wrangler. It's a classic, all-American denim brand. But I never thought it'd make its way out of my third grade classroom and across the pond into some of the UK's trendiest glossy magazines. This Fall, Wrangler's launching its "Ready" collection - a range of jeans, shirts, and jackets designed to keep the chill (and the rain) off.
The Rain Ready collection includes water-resistant denim, which I could definitely do with having in my wardrobe for those dreaded "diagonal rain" days. You know the ones I'm talking about, when - despite every which way you hold your umbrella - your legs manage to get soaked during the walk between the office and grocery store. Wet denim sticking to legs = biggest pet peeve. The Short Padded Jacket from this collection is also on my wishlist.
Although I tend to favor a cropped, skinny cut to my pants (that's trousers for you Brits!), the straight-leg Sara jeans harkened back to my high school days, when I lived in straight and boot-cut jeans. I threw on my favorite Breton top from H&M (one of several that I own), a pair of black heels, a camel John Rocha cape, and my mom's bright red vintage Dooney & Bourke handbag.
I'm pretty excited about wearing these jeans and nabbing a few more pieces from Wrangler's rain-resistant, warmth-preserving Ready collection this Fall. What about you? How do you keep warm and dry when the temperatures drop? I'd love to know!
(p.s. Special thanks to John for the photos: "Take a picture - of your butt?" "Is that seriously your pose?" "Just ... do you sit like that normally? Why are you sitting like that?" "It's too dark. It's too dark. It's too dark." "That looks weird.")
Jeans c/o Wrangler. All opinions are my own. Shop Wrangler's FW15 Ready collection here. Photographs by J. King.