Time to ditch your sleeveless shirts and summer dresses because the rainy season has begun! It’s important to know what outfit to wear when the cold starts seeping in and with the unpredictable Philippine weather, it is best to be ready. Below are a few tips and tricks on how to stay warm and dry from head to toe.
Duh. The best way to keep you and your clothes dry is to use an umbrella when the rain pours.
2. BRING ONLY WHAT’S IMPORTANT
Avoid bringing unnecessary items with you especially when you’re commuting. Carrying too many items can get a bit overwhelming considering you have to hold your umbrella, too.
3. WATERPROOF SHOES
Remember that flood easily builds up when it rains, so wear shoes that you wouldn’t mind getting stained and soaked. Or wear waterproof ones like boots. Also, the floors are extra slippery when wet so wear shoes that are slip-resistant.
4. WEAR DARK COLORS
Mud stains and rain water is most visible in light colors. Wear something dark to camouflage it.
5. EXTRA EXTRA
There’s nothing worse than wet, soggy socks and drenched shirts. Remember to keep extra shoes, socks, and clothes in your bag in case any of those get wet
6. RAIN-SAFE FABRICS
Cotton, Mul, Silk and Denim are breathable fabrics that will keep you warm and dry. They are extremely lightweight and dry quickly. You should, however, refrain from wearing materials like leather and suede because they are vulnerable in the rain.
Should you really need to use your leather goods, make sure to have them maintained and waterproofed. Visit Doctor Leather and your leather items will be ready to take on the rain that may come!