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Monsoon Styling | Do's & Dont's

Monsoon Styling | Do's & Dont's

The monsoons are just around the corner and unless you want to look like a drowned rat, pay attention to these do's and don't and beat the slosh and mud. You don't have to drastically change your current wardrobe or buy anything new. Monsoon styling is all about smart styling and here is everything you need to know to dress chic this season. From the right fabrics to the only footwear you  must wear, we have got your back!

1. Fabrics:
Opt for lightly blended fabrics like lycra, Mul, cotton, poly nylon as they dry quickly. Stay away from light knits, linen & pure cotton, inspite of their cooling nature they tend to shrink when they come in contact with water. Though we love denim, keep them aside as they tend to soak up the dirty water and get heavy & ride down from the waistline. 

2. Colours: 
Avoid white, well we all know that right. But also avoid any light pastel colors as they are prone to stain faster and look dirty. They also tend to get translucent when wet. Fight the grey weather by playing with bright colours and bold prints.

3. Footwear:
Everyone knows that leather is a big no no for the monsoons. Not only when you’re outdoors but even when you're indoors you don’t want to expose any leather accessories to the humidity that’s present during the monsoon. So, it’s probably best to store those away for the monsoon months. Invest in a pair of jelly flats.
Opt for a simple design and neutral colours to pull them off as a formal pair as well. If your office has a very strict dress code, keep a pair in your office itself.
You may think that flip flops are meant for the rainy season, but that is not true. Avoid loose sandals as they tend to squirt back the dirty water on your feet and clothes. Ballet flats and other sandals that are secure even at your heel will be the best when you’re walking on mucky streets.

4. Western Looks: 
Hemlines must be cropped for this season. Bring out the skirts, playsuits, shorts, loose pants and my favourite - short dresses. They are super comfortable, chic and easy to style! 
Keep away all the maxi skirts & long trousers as they can be pretty inconvenient around wet floors!
For a strict formal look, pair a shirt with a pair of pencil skirt.
Stick to A line silhouettes in dresses so that nothing is too clingy.
Playsuits are not only perfect for this season but also a full proof way to avoid a peep show when the winds are strong.

5. Indian Looks: 
Stay away from the floor length anarkali kurtis & patiala salwars. Wear blended cotton short kurtis with leggings instead. Ditch the long dupattas and opt for short scarfs that keep you a little warm as well. Avoid bandani, rajasthani prints as they tend to run colour when wet. 

Happy Monsoon,
- Pooja Vakil.

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