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A wardrobe for bipolar weather

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A wardrobe for bipolar weather 1

A seasonless look from DKNY

A wardrobe for bipolar weather 1

Layering from Gucci Pre-Fall 2012

A wardrobe for bipolar weather 1

Jacket, Massimo Dutti

A wardrobe for bipolar weather 1

Print paisley scarf, Massimo Dutti

A wardrobe for bipolar weather 1A wardrobe for bipolar weather 1A wardrobe for bipolar weather 1A wardrobe for bipolar weather 1

Where I come from, I usually bring out the light, Summer-y attire by February, and the rainy-day staples come June. But of late, it can be sunny one morning then have a sudden downpour come afternoon. I guess the effects of global warming are to blame, but it’s doing a number on our wardrobes.

So how is one supposed to dress for this weather? Do you wear pumps or can you get away with strappy sandals? Do you still wear tights or go for bare legs? These are questions we think about everyday when we dress. I don’t know about you, but there would be days I would think “Why didn’t I wear a jacket today?!” In Manila, the rainy season usually goes on from June to September, but that’s no longer the case. Mother Nature is becoming more and more unpredictable (hence my term “bipolar”) and we need to be prepared for whatever the weather decides to throw our way.

While Mother Nature is working out her kinks, the best solution is to stock up on lightweight layers like a cardigan or jacket that can be added or removed during the day. Avoid heavy fabrics and choose footwear that can work for all seasons. Scarves are another option. Not only do they look good, but they can be wrapped around our heads to ward off that sudden gust of wind, or if in case it rains, they protect our hair from getting drenched, too. Don’t forget the umbrella – and steer clear of anything suede.

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