It's pouring in Manila! Any girl from the metro would know that the key to a winning rainy day look is striking that perfect balance of layering—too much and the humidity will get to you, too bare and you'll shiver while drenched. You know what we mean! The transition from summer to stormy was pretty abrupt this time around; you might be a tad bit lost, so let us help you out. Below, 12 easy-yet-stylish outfit pegs to keep you cozy and dry! Umbrellas up.
1. Here's your excuse to bust out that trusty leather jacket you're saving for trips abroad! Even things out with a simple tee, a pair of lightweight flared trousers, and some classic, menswear-flavored brogues. Chic.
2. If you prefer sticking to neutrals, keep fresh and contrast gray skies in a palette of whites and tans! A logo sweatshirt over crisp khakis is a subtle ode to the '90s. Don't forget the long socks.
3. Yes to double denim, always. A scarf might be too much, so opt to accent an all-ivory look with a cute knotted neckerchief (preferrably in printed silk) instead.
4. The sun season's gauzy florals can still find their place in your daily wardrobe; just make sure you punctuate them with a big, boxy blazer!
5. Cardigans are back in the limelight! Pick one for its interesting texture, then cinch with a belt. No fuss.
6. Consider topping a turtleneck off with a half-open shirt, then tucking both into a pleated column skirt. Kick on some boots, too!
7. A rain parka is practical and trendy. Color-coordinate to really make the most of it!
8. Wear a blazer over your hoodie and score serious K-styling points. To balance coverage out, flaunt your stems bare!
9. Here's how to style shower slides in 2018: For a novel look, toss a sweater over (and not under) your fave slip or wrap dress! Now it doubles as a skirt—you're welcome.
10. In case you feel that a jacket is too heavy, try throwing on an undone oversized button-down as proxy. We're all about multi-purposing here.
11. Stay toasty without having to layer too much! A comfy, extra-large knit over a high-slit midi skirt in complementary hues is a minimalist solution.
12. Plaid and jeans as a combo may sound a tad underwhelming...but only if you don't update your silhouettes! A cropped flare, a ruffled top, and low-heeled pumps are the cool way to go.