We’ve been experiencing bouts of sudden downpour lately. The rains come so suddenly that most times, we’re ill-equipped to go about with our day. That being said, it’s best to go for versatile rain essentials that can be used even when the weather lets up and decides that it wants to be bright and sunny again. Here are our picks for our rainy day essentials:
Umbrellas are at the top of our essentials list. They come in all colours and sizes, and can be a great fashion statement if you want to be bold. Transparent ones are perfect for rainy days, but if you’re looking for one that can also be used on hot, sunny days (what, with all the strange weather conditions we’re experiencing due to climate change) then a coloured one will do just fine.
Sweaters and Jackets
With the rainy season upon us, it’s time to pull out the sweaters and jackets that we’ve kept hidden in the back of our closets. These essentials are perfect to protect yourself from the cold and can add more depth to your outfit for a more put-together look. If the rain stops, you can easily roll up your sleeves or take off your jacket and wrap it around your waist. Still stylish, right?
While we’re protecting ourselves, we have to protect our valuables too. Switch out your usual bag for a sturdier one that’ll do well even when it rains.
Boots are great for when it rains. They’re your lifesavers for when you don’t want to sacrifice your pristine kicks to the murky puddles. Choose a pair of boots that are made of sturdy material, like leather, and you can opt to have them with heels for added flair or flat for optimum comfort.
Let’s face it, waterproof mascara is not just a rainy day essential. It’s a must-have for those who wear makeup in our tropical climate. Swipe on a coat or two of waterproof mascara to ensure that you won’t be going around with smudged makeup reminiscent of raccoon eyes.