Now that the monsoons have officially arrived, it's time to put away your some of your summer-friendly outfits and leather shoes in favour of a few wet weather must-haves. Easy-dry fabrics, shorter hemlines, and some colour (to perk up a gloomy day) and essentials in a monsoon wardrobe. To help you out, we've picked out five chic rainy weather must-haves that will take you through the monsoon in style. Here's what you need:
Avoid whites and long trousers or skirts to look more professional and feel comfortable at work during the monsoon season, says an expert.
Monsoon brings along much needed respite from the heat, but the season is also a challenge when it comes to dressing up. While you want to look stylish, the rains may ruin your shoes and clothes. Here are some tips to manage fashion during the monsoon as suggested by expert
The first step to decode monsoon dressing is choosing the right fabric or the post-rain humidity will kill the vibe. Experts suggests that one can opt for something thats not too sheer yet is light on the skin.
* Colours: You can beat the grey and dull weather with blues, reds and oranges. Avoid whites into the closet for a couple of months. Wearing white in the monsoon is certainly not a good idea as white clothes tend to get transparent when wet and get stained easily. The colour of your shirt can vary from blue, pink and red.
* Trousers and skirts: Long trousers are a no-no as they get dirty on your way to work. You could get them altered. If your work place allows it, smart formal skirts are a good bet during the monsoon season.
* Coats and jackets: You can team up your western attire with a trench coat or jacket to keep you warm during chilly evening breeze.
* Indian outfits: If you prefer a more traditional Indian outfit during monsoon season, then avoid salwars and patialas, but instead pick up a pair short kurtis with leggings or churidars. Long dupattas, which are difficult to manage during the rains, can be replaced with scarfs or stoles. Stay away from prints and fabric that tend to bleed when wet.
* Footwear: Leather shoes or sandals aren’t great in the rain as they tend to soak water and dry very slowly. Instead, choose jelly shoes, flats, floaters and any other sturdy footwear, which is also slip resistant. Avoid loose sandals as they tend to squirt dirt back on to you.
* Hair: Moist atmosphere outdoors can make your hair go frizzy. Tying your hair into a neat bun or a ponytail or a braid is a great way to keep it under control.
* Make-up: Waterproof kajal and eye-liner. You can go light on the foundation and if possible, avoid it.
* Denims: Keep the denims aside. Wearing them during the monsoon would not be a good idea as they usually take a long time to dry.
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