As the month of December arrived without warning on Tuesday, most Filipinos were caught by surprise that Christmas is really here. But something is making the merriest season of the year a bit harder to accept this year—and surprisingly, it’s not the long list of Christmas gifts that need buying but the unbearable hot weather.
Brought about by the dry spell and the late monsoon winds, this unusual change in climate during the “-ber” months has somehow driven many to go on holiday getaways. Somewhere with high altitude or even snow to get away from this summer-like heat.
But if you can’t wrap your head around preparing for fashionable layers for your holiday—for who can when sweat keeps dripping down the moment you go outdoors—turn to this special style compilation by The Manila Times to cover-up for Christmas.
All season trucker jacket
Fans of the Levi’s Trucker Jacket will love the new Down Trucker Jacket for men and women, which has all the authentic details of the original, but with 100 percent goose down for maximum warmth. Imagine the look of a classic trucker jacket outside with warm insulation inside. This is perfect for traveling to colder countries this holiday season as the jacket can be compressed for easy packing. The reinvented trucker jacket is made from 100 percent cotton with button front closure and button chest pockets.
and fleece Global label Uniqlo has combined fashion, functionality and fleece in its latest Fall/Winter 2015 collection providing well-traveled Filipinos coats and jackets to bring along their holiday. These cover-ups feature extra warm fleece that provide 1.5-degree Celsius greater inner warmth. Keeping fashion in mind, they also come in parkas and prints. The Manila Times suggests you wear these where the brand originated—Japan, which is currently enjoying 14 degrees Celsius temperature.
Women can imbibe the bohemian spirit with Sfera’s Fall/Winter 2015 offerings that present a sophisticated ‘70s look. Warm up in style with heritage-inspired double-breasted coats; updated knit pullovers; capes that make dramatic entrances; elegant faux-fur gilets; and a statement suede kimono-inspired jacket. Rock these ensembles in urban, first world cities like New York City.
No sweat in sweatshirts
Going to accessible out-of-town destinations like Tagaytay and Baguio to experience the cool weather of high-altitudes? Take your cue from Guess’ cotton sweatshirts. Extremely comfortable, they can be worn over tees or alone depending on how cold the temperature gets.