The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) declared the start of the rainy season on Wednesday, May 18. They cited the widespread rains five days before that. Rainy days are difficult to dress for – especially if you live in the Philippines. It could be raining now. But, it could be hot as hell later that day. It’s just how tag-ulan works.
PAGASA mentioned in a statement:
“The presence of frontal system and the occurrence of severe thunderstorms have brought widespread rains during the last five days in areas under Type I climate and other parts of the country.”
So, here are a few versatile tag-ulan outfits you can wear, as inspired by our favorite promising actresses:
Belle wears a black cropped top, a pair of your trustee jeans, and some sandals to avoid your sneakers becoming ruined. Then, complete your outfit and protect yourself from the tag-ulan season with a blazer.
Charlie wears a white sweater and a pair of black comfortable sweatpants. Then, she completes her outfit with a white cap. Although present in this photo, I wouldn’t advise anyone to wear white sneakers during the rainy season. But, it just looks so cute! So, I recommend putting on a protective spray on your sneakers. That way, your sneakers won’t go muddy because of the rain.
Francine wears a romantic top and a pair of baggy mom jeans. Complete it with a pair of waterproof boots or some sandals and your outfit will become a *chef’s kiss*! Of course, don’t forget to grab a jacket before you go.
Tag-ulan means cover-up season. Whether you cover yourself up with a simple hoodie, cardigan, or jacket, it’s just the perfect time for a layer. Kyline wears a mauve mock turtleneck, and a tan skirt, and completed her whole outfit with a brown leather jacket.
Here we go again with a mock turtleneck top! Kate wears one paired with brown corduroy pants that feel and look comfortable. Again, you can complete the look with your shoe of choice. Remember, it’s tag-ulan, and be prepared for the rain to come.
Okay, now — sweater vests and argyle prints are amazing. Of course, Mikee wears the academia staples with an exposed shoulder and a little bit of leg action. However, since we’re preparing for the tag-ulan season, we have to swap a few things. You can put a short-sleeved top underneath, preferably a collared one. Either retain the skirt or swap it with a pair of pants. It’s totally your choice. Then, complete the entire lewk with a pair of your trusty lace-up boots!
Thia is one of the classiest little ladies we see on both social media and television. However, we’re going for one of the only baggy looks we can see on her Instagram. She wears a red oversized knitted sweater, blue baggy jeans, and a pair of Jordans. Again, I recommend putting on some protective spray on your sneakers. That way, the tag-ulan season won’t ruin its aesthetics.
Just because it’s tag-ulan doesn’t mean we’re going to stop rocking skirts! And, Lexi shows us why. She wears a red graphic shirt, a black skirt, and an oversized varsity jacket. Then, she completed her look with a pair of heeled lace-up boots. It looks absolutely perfect on her and I’m sure you can rock it out!
Going for a boyish look just sparks something within me. Leila wears a white shirt, baggy black trousers, and a pair of platform leather loafers. Then, she layers it with a black grandpa vest that I just love so much. It’s perfect for both tag-ulan and tag-araw.
The simplest look is sometimes the best one. Golden wears an oversized black sweater and a pair of bike shorts. She completed the entire outfit with a pair of white chunky sneakers and a comfy beanie.
Which one are you planning on replicating this tag-ulan season? Let us know!
Angela Grace P. Baltan has been writing professionally since 2017. She doesn’t hesitate to be opinionated in analyzing movies and television series. Aside from that, she has an affinity for writing anything under the sun. As a writer, she uses her articles to advocate for feminism, gender equality, the LGBTQIA+ community, and mental health among others.