The rainy season is coming to Cape Town and we need it now more than ever before. There likely isn't a Capetonian out there who's aware of the current water crisis and isn't dreaming of a wet winter. However, the rain does bring some negatives with it when it comes to your everyday life. One big example of this is definitely keeping yourself looking good, even though you have to walk from the car park to your office when it's pouring outside.
So, if you are wondering how you are going to make it through the rainy season and still look amazing, here are some tips.
Invest in an umbrella and a stylish, quality raincoat
Umbrellas and raincoats are key to keeping yourself looking good throughout winter. An umbrella will cover that beautiful hairstyle you had done at one of the many Canal Walk hair salons. It will also keep the majority of your upper-body dry. However, you should definitely have a raincoat in your closet or even ready-to-wear in your car.
There is a common misconception that raincoats are unstylish, baggy and come in unflattering shapes and sizes. This is most definitely not the case. Many talented designers out there know that these are essential items and therefore they create raincoats that will protect you from becoming wet, as well as go with your personal look and lifestyle.
Waterproof makeup is not just for when you're swimming or crying
Putting on your makeup and making your face look exactly the way you want it to is something that takes time. You put a lot of effort into your look every morning and possibly even more than once a day. So, you don't want all that hard work to go to waste when you're unexpectedly caught in the rain on your way to somewhere important.
Hats and hairstyles
You have likely spent a lot of time looking for the hairstyles for round faces, or whatever the shape of your face is. Your favourite hairdresser at Canal Walk has probably helped you figure out the best style to suit you. And you love it and you know how terrific it looks. However, there is one problem: what if you are caught in the rain without an umbrella? Well, that is why you need to either style your hair so that a little wind and rain can't harm it or find a hat that works for you.
Hairstyles that can often withstand the weather are the messier looks. For example, a loose bun will easily survive a bit of wind and rain. However, sleek, neat and flat ironed or blow dried hair will not do well in this situation. And that's where a hat would come in handy. You can protect your hair while you're outside facing the weather conditions, and then take it off when you get inside. Maybe take a quick trip to the bathroom to make sure every strand of hair is still where it should be. It's also a good idea to keep a small brush in your handbag.
These boots are made for walking in the rain
You don't want your favourite pair of shoes ruined by the rain or by stepping into a puddle. And you don't want to be able to feel the water seep in through your ballet pumps. Instead, you should invest in a beautiful pair of boots. However, you may be tempted by the prettiest pair and not the most practical. Therefore, when shopping for boots, keep in mind that they need to be able to withstand the rain and look good while doing it.
We all know Cape Town needs the rain and we're welcoming it. However, that doesn't mean we have to let the rain interfere with looking amazing.