Whoever said that Monssons are boring, was obviously lying. I am here to tell you that you can be even more creative with the way you dress up. You don’t have to be stuck with clothing that will be a burden while you are travelling. I am here to give you a quick guide on how to dress up more efficiently and in a hassle-free manner when it is raining cats and dogs outside.
1. Let Your Umbrella Do The Talking
Gone are the days when umbrellas were just used as a rain guard during monsoon. Your umbrellas can now put on the extra charm in your outfit and also define your personality. They have come out with such variety that you can actually plan your outfit and accessories around your umbrellas and be ‘hatke’ from the noobs who still using umbrellas as a rain guard. Printed, neon, funky, minimalistic, strong designs, you name a type and there are a bunch of them available on the streets. Umbrellas have come in such compact shapes and funky designs that themselves do all the talking!
2. Who Said Raincoats Are Hideous?
After umbrellas, it’s time to jazz up your raincoats. Pick a funky colour for your long raincoat that will make a style statement in itself. When you want to go somewhere and do not want your umbrella to be one more thing to be a burden, here is how you style your raincoat. Put on ripped jeans, rain-friendly shoes on a long raincoat that comes with a belt, you are good to go! You can also colour match your dress with your raincoat and make it a part of your outfit. Carrying a rain-friendly handbag and throwing on some funky glasses will complete your look!
3. Style Up With The Right Footwear
The biggest mistake you could make is picking the wrong kind of footwear in monsoon. Here you do have a lot of options and you can creatively pick your footwear that will match your outfit. Rain-friendly flat footwear or rubber boots will not make your shoes heavy and you stay out of the dirty puddle water. What most of you don’t know is that pairing your footwear with your handbag are surely a travel attire in itself! If you are the old school style, then I would say, out on your comfortable leggings, a loose t-shirt and a colourful umbrella with your PVC rain boots.
4. Add A Pop Of Colour To Your Look
When it is gloomy outside, throw in some colour and turn on the charm. A simple scarf can change your entire look. You can pick colours such as orange, canary yellow, or fuchsia pink and stand out from the crowd. Another way to add colour to your simple outfit is putting on accessories that will steal the show.
Travellers, you could go for a colourful neck pillow to go with your outfit and a cool passport pouch or bag that brings a pop of colour to your airport look.
5. Keep Your Clothing Off the Floors
This one is a must! Whatever be the occasion, meeting, interviews or a casual meet and greet, stay out of the dirty rainwater and keep your outfit off the floor. If you are going for a traditional look, instead of a salwar go for cropped palazzos or culottes that will totally be a hassle-free monsoon look.