Dressing for the monsoon season requires you to gear up warmly and comfortably, but that doesn’t mean that you have to throw your sense of style out the window! Spice up your rainy day style with these versatile picks from Penshoppe’s 2018 Denim Lab collection:
A pair of mom jeans
When low-rise, bootleg jeans became the norm in the 90s, the relaxed, high-waisted mom jeans were considered to be a fashion no-no. Happily, people are now all about comfort and style, and what better way to support your puson while looking stylish than investing in a pair? Go cropped or fold the bottoms up to avoid getting the edges wet when walking through shallow baha.
TRY: Penshoppe Vintage Slim Jeans With Side Stipe, P999
A vamped-up denim skirt
Ruffles and frills, anyone? This mix of textiles makes for an interesting asymmetrical look that doesn’t look too far-out. Wear it with a pair of water-resistant kicks.
TRY: Penshoppe Ruffled Denim Skirt, P799
A jumper skirt
Who says that jumpers are just for kids? Try the relaxed, casual look by going with a hoodie for your top, or glam up with a blouse with interesting sleeves and a pair of boots.
TRY: Penshoppe Jumper Skirt With Lace-Up Detail, P629.30 (from P899)
A denim jacket
A denim jacket is a wardrobe staple that can go from casual to dressy. Pick one that’s intentionally loose-fitting for an effortlessly chic look.
TRY: Penshoppe Denim Jacket, P1,199
Finish your OOTD with these kicks that go from rainy-day ready to office casual:
These fashionable rainboots
Rainboots need not look cheap and unreasonably clunky. Since it's pretty much damp for half the year in the country, invest in a pair of hardy, waterproof footwear that go well with everything from tight jeans to skirts.
TRY: AIGLE Macadames Low in Bronze, P8,900, available in AIGLE The Podium
A pair of water-resistant sneakers
Monsoon weather gives you the leeway to be a bit extra, and what better way to do that than going for a leveled-up pair of kicks?
TRY: Melissa Be Shine sneakers, on sale at P2,969 (from P3,495) available at Zalora
Office-friendly open-toe flats
Admittedly, there aren't a lot of office-friendly flats that can get you through a rainy morning commute unscathed. Instead of going for a closed pair, go for open-toe so that you can easily clean off mud and water from your feet once you get to work. (Remember to disinfect to avoid getting skin issues and fungi!)
TRY: Butterfly Twists Amelia, P2,899. available online.