How to stay fashionable amidst a deluge, according to these street style stars at fashion week
Despite being well into the later end of the rainy season, typhoons and low-pressure areas continue to make a regular appearance in the Philippine area of responsibility. Just when we think we’re in the clear and on the way to cooler, drier months—the rain clouds roll in, leaving us either unprepared or needing to compromise on a cute outfit.
Thankfully, fashion month has just wrapped up, and several days saw just as unpredictable weather as here. A little gloom didn’t stop the fashionable show-goers, who appeared in their most stylish rainy-day outfits, leaving us quite eager to shop for a stylish umbrella, raincoat, or rainboot.
Below are some of the weather-proof outfits we spotted on the streets at fashion week, and how you can recreate the looks yourself.
Believe it or not, all-weather footwear need not be confined to shapeless rubber boots. A whole swath of luxury brands like Moncler and Roger Vivier now offer rain boots that won’t make your heart hurt when you have to splash through a puddle.
Rain Coats As Wardrobe Staples
Rain coats are arguably the most essential rain gear, particularly if you aren’t fond of carrying around clunky umbrellas; just one garment to keep all the essentials dry. Luckily, with new technology and materials popping up all the time, there are more and more stylish options out there and some, like the Lululemon trench, no longer even look like rain gear—just another seamless part of your outfit.
Bright Colors For Grey Skies
Sometimes, when the skies all around are grey and wet, it can be nice to juxtapose the gloomy mood with some bright colors of your own. Brightly colored all-weather jackets like the packable windbreaker from Fortune W.W.D. can be the perfect accessory to a cloudy day out.
Capes and Ponchos
Umbrellas As Accessories
Umbrellas have long been an elegant accessory for both men and women, dating back thousands of years. These days, umbrellas can be just as much a fashion statement as a bag or hat—for instance, the skull-handled umbrella of Alexander McQueen or simple design of streetwear brand Off-White.