It's the monsoon time and the time to update your wardrobe for the rainy season. While the downpour and muddy streets can make dressing up tricky during monsoon months, following a few guidelines will help keep your fashion game on point.
1. Choose your attire carefully - Monsoon is the time when you face difficulty in commuting because of muddy streets. That's why we suggest you to avoid wearing jeans, or trousers, or palazzos, or maxi dresses. Instead, go for shorts, skirts and knee-length dresses that will not get dirty. If you want to add some fun quotient to your style, wear a solid jumpsuit which is currently a rage in the fashion-forward community.
2. Fabric plays a major role - During monsoon, it's almost impossible to not get drenched in a sudden downpour when we step outside. This is why choosing the right fabric is important. Save the clothes made of denim or silk, as they take a lot of time to dry up and gets ruined. Upon the arrival of rainy season, pick clothes that are made of cotton or polyester which are not only comfortable but also dry quicker.
3. Pay attention to your footwear - One wrong choice in terms of footwear when it comes to rainy days can make things worse. Unless you want to spoil your favourite pair of shoes, avoid wearing stilettos. Also, wearing shoes that are made of leather, suede and velvet is not a wise decision during the rainy season. Instead, go for rubber footwear, jelly shoes, crocs, and colourful flip-flops that will give you a refreshing look.
4. Match your socks with the season - If you are wearing closed footwear in monsoon, make sure to wear waterproof socks which will keep your feet dry and safe from bacterial infection. Usually thicker than normal socks, waterproof socks come with moisture-wicking properties as well as anti-microbial properties.
5. Handbag can be your monsoon saviour - While you may want to skip carrying a handbag during monsoon, it's probably not a wise decision. If you are travelling, you should always choose a spacious bag that is big enough to hold the essentials as well as the umbrella. Tote bags come really handy in the monsoon.
6. Make a statement with an umbrella - Gone are the days when umbrellas were used as a mean to protect against rains. A fun, bright coloured umbrella can make your outfit look vibrant.Carrying a cherry red umbrella in the sea of black umbrellas will surely turn some heads. You can experiment further by picking an umbrella with quirky prints that brings out the kid in you. However, if you want to settle on something more sophisticated, you can go for umbrellas in pastel colors or try the classic combination of black-and-white.
(With IANS Inputs)