Rainy season is well and truly here, and with typhoon warnings breathing down our neck, the last thing on our minds is looking stylish in the rain. So if you are under lockdown right now, why not spend some time shopping for those essentials that you will need once it’s safe to hit the streets and brave the rain again?
Once the stuff of pre-schoolers, wellies underwent a style revival thanks to Hunter. Their SS18 collection features a new style of wellie, slightly shorter than the typical and with a thicker sole. Featuring classic black and jewel-bright blue and green as well as pastels, like lilac and pink, your feet will be the most stylish (and driest in town). Failing this, the Mulberry Wellington (favorites of British aristocracy) offer practicality as well as style. Form-fitting, classic and in a variety of colours, treat your feet by keeping them dry in style.
Why not try a jumpsuit?
Not just for the stars of Orange Is The New Black, jumpsuits are extremely practical, stylish and can be dressed up for work and down for leisure. From spaghetti straps to halternecks to long-sleeves, H&M have a great selection, including polka dots, flowers, or just plain black. Massimo Dutti have workwear options if you prefer something a little smarter, including velvet jewel toned jumpsuits that are just perfect for after-work socialising. Jumpsuits take the pain out of choosing separates and the legs can be easily tucked into rain boots or dressed down with lace-up trainers. Thanks to the length, your legs stay dry and you can easily throw on a blazer too.
The hip and fabulous of Hong Kong have been raving about the Philip Lim oversized black rain coat. With utilitarian buckles, a deep hood and wide sleeves, the jacket is not only beautiful but extremely practical. If the price tag makes your eyes water, then why not take a look at the Temple Street Night Market or the Ladies Market to pick up a copy for a fraction of the price?
Touted by Asia Tatler, as the piece for rainy season, the black vinyl leggings from Balmain may not be up your street but there’s no denying that plastic keeps you dry and stain-free. There are plenty of copies in Forever 21, as well as online at Pretty Little Thing and Miss Pap.
Whilst there’s no denying the beauty of the Prada PVC tote that has been adorning the arms of Hong Kong’s rich and fabulous, it is also incredibly practical. With a zipped purse inside, your most important items are guaranteed not to get wet and thanks to the material used, the bag is entirely water-resistant. With a variety of color trims, you can choose to invest in the original or in a copy from any of Hong Kong’s street markets.