4 Cute but useful things you need to weather the rainy season

Don’t let a little rain stand in the way of looking good.

The rainy season has arrived but it doesn’t mean that you should let the weather drag you down. Sometimes it feels like it’s hard to dress up when it’s pouring outside especially when you don’t want to soak your favorite shoes or top with the cold rainwater. Luckily, we found cute, mood-boosting items to make your look weatherproof all while keeping you warm and cozy.

1. Comfy Cover ups

A knitted cardigan, a colorful windbreaker or just your good ‘ol hoodie– whatever your choice may be of outerwear could instantly add a layer of cool to your basic outfit. Cardigans are the perfect versatile cover up for when there’s a slight drizzle and cold breeze outside. It’s not too thick but could still provide enough warmth. Uniqlo has a vast selection of knits to choose from depending on the fit and style that you’re aiming for.

If you want to go all out, why not bust out the leather jacket and trench coats that’s been hiding in your closet? Take inspiration from It-girl Liza Soberano and pair your leather trench coat with workout clothes for the perfect mix of edgy and cool athleisure.

2. Jelly Shoes

While most of us are advised to stay at home as we face the COVID pandemic, the quarantine tributes and beloved frontliners are expected to brave the outside world. For days when you have to head out, switch up your footwear by donning a pair of jelly shoes and be prepared for whatever weather you’ll have to face.

Undeniably, jelly shoes and sandals have this childlike vibe to it but recently, it’s been given a sophisticated and trendy twist by brands. Choose among the different styles and colors from Melissa and you don’t ever have to worry about walking through puddles of rain again.

3. Waterproof Mascara

Since face masks have been a staple in our new normal and cover half of our faces, it’s time to put the spotlight on our lovely peepers. While it’s pretty known that nobody wants to look like a racoon when facing the harsh splatters of rain, simply curling your lashes and putting on mascara can instantly make you look more alive and awake.

The key is to find a waterproof mascara that could withstand the elements– sweat from the humidity and water from the rain. Maybelline Hypercurl Waterproof Mascara locks in the curl of your lashes for up to 24 hours while maintaining its volume. Another great option is the Ever Bilena Advance HD Waterproof Mascara with its unique brush that builds full and thick lashes to give a mesmerizing and expressive effect without breaking the bank.

One of the most popular Filipino influencers, Bretman Rock, has a viral review series on his Instagram and we’ve compiled his mascara recos for you to try. Check the beauty guru’s favorites here.

4. Bucket Hat

No umbrella, no problem! Top your whole look off with a cool bucket hat. Hats may look simple but it could protect you from a sudden downpour or when you have to walk a short distance under a light drizzle.

This particular style seems to be the chic addition to the stylish ensembles of today’s cool kids as evidenced on their Instagram feeds. Stand out in the rain by popping on a fiery bucket hat from Bershka to liven up any look or go the monochromatic route with a plain black hat from OXGN or Penshoppe. Either way, it’ll help keep you dry all day long and away from cough and cold.

Keep up with the fickle weather by doing a simple upgrade to your style staples. #ShopAtSM for the latest trends to help you navigate the tricky rainy day dressing. From functional cover ups to practical jelly shoes, you won’t have to sacrifice your style when it starts pouring outside.

Header image credit: @jennierubyjane | ig
Thumbnail image credit: @melissaphilippines | ig

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