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Rainy days seem like the gods gift when you are at home, reading your favourite book and sipping a cup of coffee and the hot pakodas. However, the real struggle is when you need to step out of your crash pad.

Dressing up while the climate is so gloomy makes us pick colours that are gloomy, too muted colours are what we would pick unconsciously; ditch the muted and add a sprinkle of colour to your muted outfit and makes it look exciting with shrugs, scarves, waterproof accessories and footwear.

The Don’t of Monsoon

  • Avoid full length trousers / dresses / skirts
  • Avoid Whites or dull colours
  • Avoid leather’s in anything foot wear or bags
  • Avoid keeping hair open
  • Avoid foundation and dramatic make-up

Monsoon staples

Flip Flops

As we know that our shoe rack is nothing without the evergreen flip flops, to our joy. From platform to bling straps, there are wide variety to choose from; staple on its own flip flops can be worn with dresses to pants with absolute anything that you wear.

Cut the short

There’s nothing worse than getting out in the rain and getting yourself soaked for the rest of the day. That’s why we have the basic shorts. Make sure you don’t wear light ones with fabrics that are translucent. Opt for thick fabrics in synthetic blends that can dry faster in solids or prints. And they’re versatile too – team them up with a blazer for work, a simple tee or even a dressy blouse.

Not the chewy gums

Finding a cool pair of Gumboots, or Wellington’s, in our city is almost as hard as finding Nemo. What you will mostly find will be the boring black ones; look online and you are sure to find few favourites to pick from. They not only keep your favourite jeans from getting wet but also makes walking around in the rains easy. Boots can be teamed not just with jeans but also with dresses and skirt.

Under my umbrella

You don’t want to be caught off guard while you are out with your friends and be the only unprepared for the season. Make a statement with a designer umbrella ditch the regular black umbrella your grand-mom used come rain or summer. Pick from the dainty printed umbrellas or the statement digital print large umbrella calling for a party right under your own. Go nude yes nude the transparent umbrellas make walking and looking forward so easy you’ll love it ones you have one.

Coat the rains

Wearing a raincoat seems very old school specially when you have a boring regular one. Pick from the range of raincoat in bright colours to transparent ones; from solids to metallic, from stripes to digital prints available in different cuts to suit your style.

Make-up Check

  • To start with, avoid foundation as much as you can, unless you like getting messed up. Instead replace foundation with face powder. This help you to an extent in keeping the look intact even if you get drenched.
  • However even while using face powder see to it that you use only as much as you need it. In other words use face powder to get rid of that greasy look.
  • Use cream blushers instead of powder or any other type of blushes in the monsoon. Even if you get wet in rain remember to just dab it with a tissue and not rub it all over your face.
  • Use pencil liner than a liquid eye liner in the monsoon. This will keep it from running all over your face when you get wet.
  • Settle down with long lasting range of lipsticks during monsoon. Matte is the best choice. Avoid lip gloss as it will get sticky and smudge easily when you get wet. Use dark colour lipsticks as it will make you look a shade lighter than your actual complexion and also stay longer.
  • Do not leave your hair open during monsoons. Tie it up in a neat bun and use hair accessories instead to accentuate your look. You may even want to learn different types of braiding just to look more fashionable and chic.