Rainy Day Essentials To Make This Season As Sunny As Summer
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By Gelyka Dumaraos
Rainy days need not be boring. Just as it is considered as cuddle weather, rainy days can also be a reason to go out and have fun. Having rainy day essentials that are not only stylish and chic but also functional and durable is the best way to get through the season.
We put together a few trendy yet handy rainy day essentials you can choose from to make this season fun like Summer.
- Hand-woven bags from Bayongciaga
Bags are one of the primary things we protect from heavy rains when we are outdoors. Because of materials used such as leather, canvass, and cloth, bags get wet instantly, and this can ruin its quality.
With this, a bag made of plastic is something to consider, especially in times when the weather seems to be erratic. Bayongciaga, an online store of hand-woven bags made by women in various communities in the Philippines, is introducing a stylish trend which was inspired by our beloved bayongs or shopping bags made with plastic. Bayongciaga bags differ in sizes and styles but all are hand-woven and are made of durable plastic materials. By using this, people get to contribute to protecting the earth from single use plastic bags which end up in the ocean.
Photo from Bayongciaga Facebook Page
- ESPRIT Printed Shawl
If jackets aren’t your thing, conquer the season in a stylish shawl and cover up easily wherever you go. In fact, shawls you used for your summer outfits can be turned into nice add-on piece for your simple casual rainy day look.
Check out this colourful floral shawl from ESPRIT made from polyester which has hues of teal, purple, dark blue, and lilac, sure to take turn your gloomy mood into bright and colorful. It has frayed hem which best fits your casual wardrobe.
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- Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle from Klean Kanteen
Having something to keep you hydrated—be it an iced cold water or even hot coffee—is important especially for people who are always on the go. But it takes a reliable and durable liquid container to make sure its temperature lasts long. Investing in an insulated bottle which keeps hot or cold water in their optimum temperature lets you enjoy your drink even when you’re out during a rainy day. This is perfect if you are stuck in traffic and you need to quench your thirst or you just want to have a coffee kick while waiting for the rain to subside.
Klean Kanteen’s insulated classic can store up to 32 oz and guarantees a climate lock double-wall vacuum insulation. One of its best features is that hot drinks can stay as it is for 24 hours and iced drinks in 90 hours.
Photo from www.kleankanteen.com
- Hunter’s Women’s Boots
Now’s the time of the year to bring in those boots stored in your cabinet for ages. Boots are the friendliest, most reliable footwear to use during the rainy season. If you’re area is prone to flooding, the best way to protect your feet from possible diseases such as leptospirosis, typhoid fever, cholera, and hepatitis, is to wear closed shoes that are water resistant or rubber boots. You don’t have to look funny in rubber boots when you know where to look for the perfect pair!
Check out these knee-high boots from Hunter. It has a functional buckle for a more flexible fit. It has a one inch rubber heel and sole which makes it easier to walk in the rain. You may shop at Bloomingdale to get yourself a cute pair!
Photo from www.bloomingdale.com
- Shoe Protector
If you don’t have boots to wear, better invest in a handy plastic shoe protector. This wonder comes with a high top and anti-slip quality feature which protects your shoes from rains—may it be your pair of white sneakers or your favourite slippers.
These products can be found on eBay.
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- Men’s Socks from H&M
Lighten up your day with some bright hues. Having long, knee-high socks to pair your boots or sneakers with will instantly give an extra happy mood to a gloomy, rainy day.
These men’s socks from H&M give that distinct serious yet game on attitude for the day. These are fine-knit socks in a soft cotton paired with a ribbed shaft and elastication around its top part. And oh, do not forget to bring an extra pair of socks when going out because you never know!
Photo from www2.hm.com
- Windbreaker Jacket from Topshop
Whether you are running errands or you’re about to go to the gym, having a go-to jacket to cover you for a sudden downpour will save you tons of stress. Better if it has a hood to cover your head from getting wet.
Topshop’s Lilac Windbreaker Jacket keeps your off-duty style effortless yet chic. This jacket has a colourblocked hood with gartered cuff. Its two sided pockets and zipper fastening are perfect for your low key look.
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