Commuting alone can be stressful, and when you add rain to the equation, it gets even worse. Besides having to worry about arriving at your destination safely, you need to prevent yourself from getting drenched and deal with heavy traffic. Don't let the rain get you down. Handle your commuting woes like a girl scout by arming yourself with these essentials.


Your body's immune system may drop during the rainy season. Before you leave the house, take vitamins to ward off illnesses.

2. Umbrella

Obviously, you need shelter against the rain. You don't want to get wet and get sick.
f21 umbrellaForever 21 Floral Umbrella
Forever 21 is available at SM North, SM Megamall, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Southmall.

3. Waterproof flats

Mud and rain may shorten your shoes' life span, so save your beloved sneakers and ballet flats by wearing footwear made to survive heavy downpour.
Melissa x Alexandre Herchcovitch Flower Queen Flats, P3,250
Melissa is available at Geleia branches.

4. Hooded parka

Parkas can give warmth to a freezing body and protect it from getting soaked. Most come with a hoodie, so you can rush without holding or worrying about dropping your umbrella.
mango parka

Mango Adjustable Waist Parka, P3,950
Mango is available at SM Megamall, Glorietta, Greenbelt 5, SM Mall of Asia, and Alabang Town Center.

5. Baby wipes

Accidents do happen, and splatters of mud can get on your legs and pants. Wipe them off while they're still fresh with a baby wipe.

6. Alcohol

Germs are everywhere, and the weather isn’t helping. Make sure your hands are clean every time to avoid catching and spreading viruses and diseases.
Green Cross 70% Isopropyl Alcohol

Green Cross is available at department stores.

7. Earphones and a feel-good playlist
Rain is equal to horrible traffic, so get into Zen mode by listening to music as you wait for the traffic to subside.


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