That’s not just your heart or discontent, it really is that cold lately. Cozy up because reports say this is going to last well up to February.
When PAGASA announced a few days ago that the temperature may drop until 18 degrees Celsius in Manila, netizens quickly tweeted “LF: cuddle buddy” or like “it’s that time of the month ?,” but to some of us who remain single, we can only relate to that infamous “bigyan ng jacket” meme. But we’re not really complaining because obviously we don’t have a choice.
Speaking of outerwear, we Filipinos don’t actually know how to dress up for our awkwardly transitional weather here since there aren’t much choices aside from summer and/or summer with rain. No snowflakes aside, we picked 10 local brands that aren’t bothered by the cold days at all. Ranging from bomber jackets, knit cardigans, to sweaters and hoodies, they have you covered for this big chill.
IT’S VINTAGE VINTAGE!
It’s Vintage Vintage has been a crowd favorite when it comes to bootleg tees and of course, they have bomb statement jackets, too.
IT’S CHARLOTTE FOLK
Logo tees have now evolved as sweaters and we’re not even mad. Charlotte Folk’s playful pieces are giving us real Cali vibes, reminiscent of the times when we could just travel. Sigh.
We can only imagine Outliers Studios pieces as Cher Horowitz’s amazing outfits in gym class. Boring athleisure? As if!
Aside from their stunning selection of Vintage outerwear, Sweet Repeat also has colorful knit cardigans to keep you warm.
If you want to keep things heated despite the cold weather, Ilyang Ilyang’s knit pieces should be your go-to.
This knitted set handmade by Oren MNL reminds us of Jennie Kim’s effortless airport style.
Huge fan of Issey Miyake’s work? Look no further as Cruz MNL does it best—and the clothes are weather-friendly, too.
BUBBLE GUM PH
Bubble Gum PH is one of the OGs when it comes to local vintage stores and their selection of outerwear remains supreme.
Spun out of the finest fabrics, Rafi Kimono’s cozy printed pieces are versatile and makes us feel like the main protagonists of an animé series. One step closer to our dream for sure.
Who said cozy fits only meant neutrals? Bondi Studios would like to have a word.
(Photo manipulation by @itsmaysmemes)