Monsoon is here! While the first few days of monsoon are all about the smell of wet mud and a respite from the heat, very soon we tire of the relentless rain. Then, the dull dreary monsoon blues start making their way in. Damp clothes, frizzy hair and no heels!
Well, a fashionista can’t be bogged down by trivialities like this and so here is a quick guide for beating the monsoon blues:
1. Bring out the colours – A sure shot way to brighten up your mood and of those around you is dressing up in bright colours. Get those yellows and oranges out girls. Even if you work in a formal corporate environment, incorporate some pop of colour by choosing a brighter top with your suit or a white tunic with a bright print.
2. Pop Up Accessories – The great thing about accessories is that they can easily be carried in your bag so that you don’t bother with them in the rain and can be quickly worm once you reach your destination. Use them to add pops of colour and quirk to your with your outfit. The trick in monsoon is to pick accessories that won’t spoil if they do get wet. Oxidised and chunky silver is a big no. Enamelled stacked bangles, wooden necklaces and beads are a better option.
3. Wear platform shoes –If you love heels then platforms are your best friends in monsoon. If you are a flats lover, I would still advise trying out a pair of platform sandals with ankle straps on. These are comfortable to wear and the elevation will prevent your feet getting dirty unless you splash around in puddles!
4. Get Fun Monsoon Gear – Gone are the days of black umbrellas and boxy raincoats. Buy a fun quirky print umbrella or a raincoat. The transparent raincoats are still a rage and a great way of showing off your colourful clothes too. Umbrellas are available in all manner of prints these days. Right from moustache to ladybugs to I love rain graffiti. That should add an element of fun to your sojourns in the rain.
5. Keep the makeup light and waterproof – Needless to say, you don’t want the humidity or the water to wash it away. Skipping on sunscreen is not a good idea. I would recommend a gel liner and then a waterproof matte lip colour.
6. Buy Quick Dry Fabrics – Make friends with light mul tunics and georgette kurtis & dresses. Trust me, they will be your best friends when the sunshine is gone. Even if you get drenched in them, they won’t stick to your curves in an unflattering way and will dry easily.
With these little tips, go ahead and enjoy the monsoon to the fullest!
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