Don’t let the unpredictable cramp your style! Look sensibly stylish—come weather rain or shine —with GH’S all-weather style guide.
Dressed For Anything
SHOP FOR (CHIC) WATER-REPELLANT PIECES
Skip the heavy hoodies and go for a jacket made of a lightweight, waterproof material that won’t smother you. Also, swap your fave white sneakers for a more rainfriendly leather pair— unless you want to walk around in squishy shoes!
White top, P1,995, Mango, Glorietta 1 1/L. Denim shorts, P915, Forever 21, SM Megamall Bldg.a 2/L. Mint green jacket, P4,465, Topshop, Robinsons Galleria 1/L. White Ace leather sneakers, P3,590, Keds, Glorietta 3, 1/L. Handbag, P2,095, Call It Spring, Greenbelt 3 1/L.
ALWAYS TOTE A STYLISH COVER-UP
…especially if you’re going sleeveless for the day. A classic denim jacket—or a more airy chambray button-down— can keep you cozy on chilly days, and can be paired with both casual and dressy ensembles.
Striped top, P599, H&M, SM Makati 1/L. Denim jacket, P4,230, Ever New, Power Plant Mall 2/L. Printed trousers, P1,595, Dorothy Perkins, Robinsons Galleria 1/L. Gray bucket bag, P3,199, Charles & Keith, Power Plant Mall 2/L. Mules, P2,245, Call It Spring. Hoop earrings, P290, Parfois, SM Megamall Bldg.b 2/L.
Balance out a turtleneck’s coverage with bare arms.
CHOOSE BREEZY, QUICK-DRY FABRICS
Weather-proof your smart casual look by going for pieces made with lightweight material like cotton, polyester, or linen. This way, you can go for a covered-up look but still be comfy—whether it’s hot or drizzly outside.
Too-long bottoms can drag on damp ground. Try culottes!
MIND THE DETAILS
Date night or grabbing cocktails with the girls? A fitted top-and-skirt combo is easily sexy; just add a featherweight bomber jacket as a safety net. Also, leave the fancy silk or suede footwear at home. If you must wear stilettos, your best bets are those made out of plastic jelly or durable leather.
Blush turtleneck blouse, P699, H&M. Satin jacket and asymmetrical skirt, both from H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection. Strappy leather heels, P2,390, and bag, P3,799, Charles & Keith. Earrings, P290, and ring, P390, both from Parfois.
Look flirty in a calf-length skirt—it’s neither too skimpy nor stifling.
WATERPROOF YOUR HEELS
Jelly flats may look too casual for the office, so opt for heeled or wedge options in a classy nude or black shade. They go well with even the most corporate of looks, and are also versatile enough to be paired with an off-duty outfit. (Think: a weekend mini dress!)
Lilac top, P1,890, Sfera. Cream blazer, P2,290, and trousers, P1,490, both from H&M. Cream bag, P2,820, Ever New. Nude wedges, P5,999, Melissa, SM Aura Premier 2/L. Earrings, P290, necklace, P790, and watch, P1,990, all from Parfois.
A cream blazer-and-slacks combo looks refreshing and is more forgiving than white.
Don’t forget your umbrella! Choose a cute, compact style that you’ll want to take everywhere with you.
BRING OUT YOUR SCARVES
They’re accessories you can easily maximize when temps change! Use one to add a fun detail to a plain outfit when it’s warm, or drape it on when a downpour starts.
Photographs by DAIRY DARILAG Text and shoot production by ELAINE NATIVIDAD REYES Fashion styling by
KAT CRUZ-VILLANUEVA Assisted by JANA SILAO & JOHN KARUNUNGAN
Set styling by
JEN INUMERABLE-SUAREZ Makeup by ARA FERNANDO Hair styling by TONI SANTOS Model: RIMA OSTWANI
Striped blouse, P1,015, Forever 21. Culottes, P2,199, Sfera, SM Makati 2/L. Earrings, P290, bracelet, P490, and shoulder bag, P1,490, all from Parfois.
Red jumpsuit, P1,995, Promod, Trinoma 3/L. Scarf, P490, Parfois. Clear umbrella, P88, Daiso, Shangri-la Plaza Mall 5/L.