Monsoon Style Guide: 6 Practical And Pocket-friendly Rainy-day Pieces To Ace Your Fashion Game


If you’ve saved up some pennies over the course of the quarantine for, say, a rainy day, well now’s the time to break that piggybank and shop some cute drops that’ll totally come in handy this monsoon season. You might think that sartorial sensibilities are scant when it’s heavily pouring outside, but a crop of cool rainy-day numbers might change your mind. 

Now seeing a “chance of rain or thunderstorms” in your weather app can be a bit disheartening (insert audible groan here), especially when you’ve already planned an ensemble for a balmy, sunny day. But we dare you to think of wet weather as a chance to slip into your rain boots, sport a raincoat, whip out an umbrella, and enjoy the pitter-patter of the rain in style. 

Ahead, we’ve gathered five practical and pocket-friendly pieces to keep you looking good and feeling cheery for when the storm clouds roll in. ICYDK—you can conveniently shop all our rainy-day picks via the SM Malls Online app. Bonus: You can save an extra P100 on your delivery order for a minimum purchase of P700 when you use the SHOPNOW voucher upon checkout! 

Street stylin’

Denim shorts for stormy weather? Why not? They’re the easiest and comfiest to pull off when facing a fashion conundrum. Plus, they’re fun and effortless to style. Wear it with a pullover (oversized or otherwise) and a pair of sneakers or jelly rain boots for a cute and cozy outfit that’ll beat the gloominess out of a rainy day. Our recommendation? The Levi's Women's 501 Original Short Jazz T3 Sol at 20% off (now only P1,599 from P1,999), which you can snag via the SM Malls Online app. 

Classic fit

It’s important to feel extra comfortable on rainy days but also be able to let your body cool down once the humidity passes, so we suggest stocking up on cotton fabric printed tees that are snug yet breathable. Feeling chilly? You can wear one with an unzipped hoodie to show off your shirt’s statement print. Check out this Mossimo Beige Basic Printed Classic Tee via the SM Malls Online app. It’s 19% off right now (P480 from P590)—that saves you P110!

Sweater weather

Keep warm with this wet-weather essential from Forever 21, the Women's Ribbed Turtleneck Long Sleeve Sweater. Sporting this fit is a foolproof way to bundle up sans the bulk. Match it with a pair of jeans or trousers—you’ll look ultra-chic either way. Score this lightweight number via the SM Malls Online app for only P799 (from P1,599) and save P800! 

Braving the elements

If you want to look good while braving an occasionally drizzly day or a heavy outpour, it’s always good to have a universally appealing rain jacket on hand. Choose the Surplus Ladies Lightweight Rain Jacket with Hood in blue for P499 via the SM Malls Online app. This raincoat has zipped pockets and an adjustable hood—both should keep you and your things comfortably dry as you wait for the rain to pass. 

Fuss-free flip-flops

This monsoon season, let our footwear mantra be: “Easy to wear, easy to remove, and easy to dry.” That’s why we’re recommending a pair of Beachwalk’s Women’s Slim Multicolored Slippers from The SM Store for your footsies. It’s your no-fuss option when you want something firm with traction (it comes with a textured insole so there’s less chances of slipping!) and water-friendly. Scoop up your own multicolored pair via the SM Malls Online app for only P169!

Good mood

Nothing can dampen your mood more than grey, cloudy skies. But listening to your favorite beats can make your day a little less gloomy. Jamming to your choice noise with the plug-and-play Miniso Earphones (HF233) in chrome pink can even let you walk around in the rain feeling confident and perky. Shop this for only P229 via the SM Malls Online app to enjoy your rainy-day playlist or podcasts. 

Once you’ve ticked off these picks from your shopping list, the idea of dressing up for stormy season will seem a less daunting—and fun, even. It may not be radiant and sunny, but your rainy-day #OOTD can be. 

Don't forget to check SM Deals and the SM Malls Online app for extra discounts and great deals. You can save an extra P100 on your delivery order for a minimum purchase of P700 when you use the SHOPNOW voucher upon checkout!