T&C Editors' Picks: Rainy Day Essentials

Everything you need for a gray, dreary day.

Once a week, we ask our editors to share their thoughts on items they love.

Consider "Editors Picks" your T&C approved wish list for beauty, travel, fashion, and everything in between.

America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo

"A good book is definitely a rainy day essential. I just finished reading America Is Not the Heart, a spectacular debut novel by Filipino-American writer Elaine Castillo. It weaves together the searing stories of Filipinos home in the Philippines and away in the diaspora." Published by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House

Murad Hydro-Gel Glow Aqua Peel Mask

"Staying in and having a spa day at home is the calm you need during a storm. This two-step face mask is as good as a facial, gently exfoliating with lactic and glycolic acids (step one) and deeply hydrating with hyaluronic acid (step two). It's a 20-minute process that gives a glowing and bright complexion right after." Available at Rustan's Beauty Source

Karl Lagerfeld Karl-Print Umbrella

"Here's a chic and sturdy umbrella you can easily fold and tuck in your purse and could go with most OOTDs." Shop at Luisaviaroma.

Frezyderm Sunscreen New Velvet Technology SPF 50

"There's nothing like a cloudy day to fool you into thinking you can skip the most important part of your skincare regimen: sunscreen. Here's something new that feels light and velvety on the skin, is non-oily, and is water-resistant." Available at all Belo clinics.

Neverwhere By Neil Gaiman

"When it’s pouring outside, I like to cozy up with a good read. This isn’t a novel fresh from the printing press but Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere does the trick in transporting its readers to a perfectly imperfect fantasy world. Twenty years after its release, the novel finds relevance again after Gaiman recently announced that he’s writing a sequel." Available at National Book Store


Givenchy GV Bucket Bag

"When I’m outside fumbling with my umbrella, I’d like to free up my hands as much as possible with a reliable—yet stylish!—shoulder bag. This ode to the original GV Bucket Bag comes with a lifesaving adjustable strap that can transform this classic design into a backpack or a crossbody bag. (I believe that's a feature every bag should have.)" Available at Greenbelt 4

Ring Jacket Oliver Safari Jacket

"Instead of the typical parka, my rainy day essential is a safari jacket. It's lightweight, stylish, and you can easily dress it up with chinos and a crisp white or blue shirt." Available at Signet

John Lobb Balmoral Overshoes

"I wouldn't dare take out a good pair of shoes on a rainy day, but if I absolutely had to I'd make use of galoshes. These classic ones by John Lobb come in shades of black and brown, and are barely noticeable if you're into that seamless look as I am." Available at Greenbelt 3

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

"Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness hosts a weekly podcast that discusses anything that makes him curious. The episodes are inspiring, entertaining, and informative, featuring his posse of guest experts. This is definitely a more productive option on a rainy day when you're stuck at home or in traffic." Available on Spotify and Earwolf.com

Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo

"A quick, fresh, and easy way to avoid frizzy tresses that comes with the gloomy weather." Available at Lush

Alexander Wang Daze Oversized Denim Jacket

"Everyone knows things can get more casual during this season, but that’s no excuse to stop dressing up. Pair the denim jacket with a nice pair of skinny black pants, chic flats, or sexy pumps; the look is fuss-free but high on glamour." Alexander Wang available at Univers


Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Sneakers

"This pair is cool enough that it requires no more than a tee."

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