While we already keep an ear out for weather reports (because class suspensions, among other things), our unpredictable weather loves to surprise us with rain showers. And as much as we love to get a good whiff of breeze in our still-hot-and-humid afternoons, we'd hate to get wet. Same goes for our belongings and feet. So the rainy season is the time when we need to switch to water-repellant bags and shoes without sacrificing style. Here are three of our favorite accessories.
Note: they're water repellant, not water resistant, but they will give you enough time to open your umbrella or take cover.
Built NY is the brand behind the cute lunch bags both kids and adults can use. Their new totes, which are made from protective neoprene (the same material wetsuits are made of) are great for everyday use. The bags have more room that the photo shows and buit-in pockets for easy organization. It's also machine washable--so easy to clean!
Clockwise from the top: Otti Bag in Quarzo, Pia Bag in Camel, and Totti Bag Large in Black (also comes in small), order by email at email@example.com or through Instagram and on uash-it.com.
Uashmama bags are made from "washable paper," but don't worry. It's more durable than your usual paper bag and, yes, water-repellant as well. In fact, the material is eco-friendly since it is made from virgin cellulose fiber and uses vegetable dye for color and mimosa vegetable extract for tanning the leather components of the bag.
Melissa Glam + Little Prince in Black (also available in L. Pink), P3,495, and Melissa Trippy IV in Bordeux (also available in other colors), P2,895, melissaphilippines.com
Melissa is comfy yet durable. Their latest collaboration feaures designs inspired by the classic story The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry with charming details found on the sides and on the insoles of the shoes. Trippy IV (in Bordeux) has been a favorite of die-hard Melissa fans, and the classic design is making a comeback.
Native Shoes Verona in Cabo Blue/Tiktak Print, and Venice in Torch Red/Shell White, NativeShoes.com and in their stores in stores at Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 4, Trinoma, Robinsons Place Manila, SM Malls Mall of Asia Megamall, North Edsa- Annex, Fairview, Baguio, Cebu, and Davao
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Native is not only comfy but also anti-microbial and odor-resistant--perfect for the wet season. Their Verona and Venice styles, which comes in an assortment of colors, can match any outfit. The former is made with Dual density EVA so it's light on the feet, while the latter is for walking outdoors.