We’re going into the wetter part of the year—here are a few pieces that can keep you dry and your sense of style intact.
The rainy season came early this year. I know that many of us are not ready to move on from summer, but we need to be prepared for the monsoon.
The metro can get quite wet during this season, but that should not stop us from looking our best. Here are some must haves for this rainy day season:
Prada Re-Nylon Blouson Jacket
This classic will never get out of style and is certainly a Prada essential. Its sporty design, blouson jacket is made of Re-Nylon, a regenerated nylon yarn made from recycled, purified plastic materials collected in the ocean. The hood, straight sleeve, zipper closure and zipper pockets make it a very practical choice.
Balenciaga Trooper Rubber Boots
I’ve always wanted to wear these, and I think the best time to use them is during the monsoon season. The Space Shoe in matte black rubber is in several looks in the red carpet collection of Balenciaga’s Summer 2022. This pair is a highly innovative single mold alternative to the classic derby. I love the square toe shape and thick toothed outsole.
Fendace White Canvas Logo Bucket Hat
Not everyone looks good in a bucket hat, but if you do, the Fendace hat may just complete your look. Made of white canvas, the hat has an oversized leather label featuring the Fendace logo, which is the trademark of the collaboration between Fendi and Versace. Get hold of this as soon as possible as this is a limited edition only.
Off-White Clear Tote Bag
During the rainy season, it’s best to have a waterproof bag. There are not so many choices when it comes to this but PVC bags would always be a great choice. This off-white tote bag in gray acts as a tinted window so your precious belongings are concealed. It is both trendy and practical.
Saffiano Leather Playing Cards Set and Saffiano Leather Chess Set
The rainy season keeps us cooped up inside our homes. Often, we invite family and friends for some bonding moments in these times. What better way to do it in style is to buy these Prada playing cards and chess case. This elegant playing cards set with a Saffiano leather case with two decks are distinguished by contrasting colors and the refined Prada logo on the back. And the set makes use metal playing pieces, contained in an elegant Saffiano leather box that can double as a home accessory.
Thom Browne Black Pool Slide
I’m a fan of flip flops more than slides, and Thom Browne pair is so comfortable. It has molded in-sole and a signature stripe detail across the insole. The low wedge sole is something you can walk with the whole day. Tired of big branding? These flip flops only have a side logo and its signature striped grosgrain loop tab at heel.
McQueen Skull Folded Umbrella in Black
Want to be fierce during the rainy season? This black gabardine folded umbrella with a silver-finished metal skull handle would make a great choice. Actually, it can double as an accessory to complete your rainy day ensemble.
Louis Vuitton Monogram Reversible Windbreaker
A statement piece with a sporty active vibe, it comes in different colors including my favorite shade of turquoise. It is cut from technical fabric in a regular fit with kimono-style sleeves, the reverse shifts between plain to all-over monogram sides. The chest is adorned with Louis Vuitton’s Staples Edition signature: an engraved gold pin.
This story first came out in the June 2022 issue of Lifestyle Asia.