These boots are made for walking but that’s not just what they do: The modern urban rubber boot, like the Aigle Icare, also protects the feet from getting wet, which is crucial in a country like ours where downpours immediately mean street floods.

With summer ending abruptly (then occasionally resuming in terms of temperature), it’s always a good idea to be prepared for the rain. Here’s a cheat list on how you can still look stylish while being weather-proof at the same time.

 

Cool for school

Runway inspiration: Julien David Fall/Winter 2018. AIGLE ICARE rubber boots, P9,490. Top, BERSHKA, P995. Jeans, PENSHOPPE, P899. Socks, P197, and belt, P290, both UNIQLO.

We don’t know why plenty of universities in the city are in flood-prone areas, but this outfit can help you get to class clean and dry. A long-sleeved top and a pair of skinny jeans tucked into your rubber boots will get you through a rainy day. Just remember to wear socks and to bring along a handy umbrella.

 

Safari trip

Runway inspiration: Belstaff Fall/Winter 2018. AIGLE ICARE rubber boots, P9,490. Pique polo, UNIQLO, P990. Pants, ZARA, P2,695. Jacket, P6,495, and belt, P2,295, both MANGO HE.

Okay, fine, a trip to the city zoo will also do. A multi-pocketed hoodie and  brown trousers worn with boots might make you look as if you’re ready for your shift at the menagerie, but there’s no harm in looking like a hip animal wrangler.

 

Concrete jungle

Look inspired by Penn Badgley. AIGLE ICARE boots, P9,490. Shirt, MANGO, P2,295. Blazer, P4,995, and trousers, PP2,695, both ZARA. Jacket, UNIQLO, P3,490.

Just because you work in the air-conditioned confines of the corporate world doesn’t mean you’re immune to the effects of the outdoors. Hence, here’s a look inspired by Gossip Girl himself, er, I mean Penn Badgley, that you can easily recreate: a suit worn with rain boots and puffy jacket. Getting sick is the last thing you need, after all, when you’re navigating adulthood and trying to get a lot of things done.

 

The Icare men’s rubber boots are available at the Aigle boutiques in Uptown Bonifacio, The Podium, Vertis North, and soon, SM Mall of Asia. Follow Aigle on Facebook and Instagram to see their full product lineup.

Art by Inggo Manalo