Monsoons have finally arrived and what better way to prep for this season with a style crash course offered to you. Today, we are going to show what swaps you need to make your wardrobe monsoon ready and your style waterproof. Here you go:
Out with: Chiffon, Silk
In with: Blended cotton, Lycra, Poly nylon
Chiffon and silk have a tendency to stick to the skin when damp. Opt for fabrics that dry quickly and have low water retention capacity. Think of poly nylon, blended cotton and breathable silk!
Out with: Jeans, Corduroy
In with: Culottes, Chinos, Shirt dresses
Jeans and corduroy should be avoided as they retain moisture and become heavy. This in turn can cause skin irritation which can also cause rashes. Go with styles like culottes, men’s chinos and shirt dresses as they will help you maintain distance from dirty puddle water.
Hack: If you are going to wear denims, lend them protection by wearing gum boots. Gum boots will ensure they don’t get dirty. Also, go with dark jeans to ward off stains and dirt easily.
Out with: Sheer tops
In with: Thick fabrics
The very same sheer crop top which you loved flaunting in summers can be tricky to pull off in monsoons. Opt for clothes with thick fabrics to avoid a peekaboo situation in case you get drenched.
Out with: Leather and Cloth bags
In with: Nylon and plastic bags
Leave your leather and canvas bags behind in exchange for plastic and nylon bags which are not just practical for the rainy weather but chic too. These bags will protect your important documents and your everyday accessories.
Hack: If you can’t part with your beloved leather bag, just waterproof it! Use a silicone spray on your handbag to repel water and keep it safe.
Out with: Pastel shades
In with: Bright and dark shades
Do not let the monsoon blues dampen your spirit. Bring your own sunshine wherever you go by sporting clothes in vivid hues.
Out with: Leather and suede shoes
In with: Floaters, Jelly shoes, Gum boots
Once wet, leather and suede shoes can get very uncomfortable. They can also get completely ruined. Jelly shoes are the ultimate makeshift your shoe closet needs. Floaters and rubber slippers also work well.
Hack: If you really need to wear your leather shoes, carry them in a water-resistant bag and wear them before you step in your office.
Out with: Boring accessories
In with: Interesting accessories
Trade your boring umbrella for a stylish one that comes with fun prints. When it comes to raincoat, take it up a notch this season with a bright colored one. It will instantly give your basic attire a makeover. And, who knows! You might just slay in a raincoat exactly like Selena Gomez did it in a yellow raincoat.
Hack: A cotton scarf should be a must-have accessory in your handbag. First, it will save you on a bad hair day. Second, it will act as a replacement for your hand towel.
Out with: Regular watch
In with: Waterproof watch
You can’t stop monsoons from playing havoc in your daily routine but you can stop your watch from being sacrificed in that process. Purchase a stylish waterproof watch which you would love to wear all-year round.
With these tips by your side, putting a stylish outfit in monsoon shouldn’t be confusing anymore.