When the rain taps on the window pane to signal that it’s cuddle weather
, the best thing to do is laze in bed, sip a cup of hot tea, and read a good book. This is the expectation, but the reality is commitments and appointments do not disappear on rainy days.
Going out is made harder by the fact that the rain makes it difficult to commute to places, and when one has arrived he/she’ll probably be sporting an unintentional and unflattering wet look. This is something we know too well, and all we can say is, “Haggard!” So here are some fashion tips to help you look fresh and lively despite the lazy weather and the challenging commute.
Don boots to avoid wet feet.
A pair of quality boots can go a long way—literally.
Hate getting your feet wet? Get yourself a pair of quality waterproof boots that will get you through the floodwaters during your commute. A big bonus to wearing boots is that they go well with almost anything: shorts, skirt, jeggings, or fitted black pants—you name it! Just check that the pair you buy adheres to the dress code of your school or workplace. For ultimate comfort, pair your boots with thick, comfy socks. Socks made out of Merino wool are recommended since the fabric retains heat and also dries easily.
- Before buying your boots, make sure that its soles have good traction—you don’t want to slip on the sidewalk during a downpour!
- Buy boots that have thicker soles, so that you’re worry-free even in ankle-deep flood. But make sure you can run to catch your bus in them.
The best tip for rainy days is, of course, to be prepared all the time. So aside from applying these fashion hacks, make sure to always bring an umbrella and to waterproof important documents in your bag by placing them in a plastic bag or a dry bag. Now you’re ready to brave the rain!
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