It is that time of the year (again), when the weather is fluctuating from scorching sunlight to the heavy rain showers.
With the frequent pitter patter and the occasional sun kissed streets, the shift in weather never fails to surprise us and it’s this unpredictable nature that makes us fall in love with it just a little bit more every time it springs a surprise on us.
However, summers and monsoons are not all hunky dory as they can take the fun out of fashion completely. Dressing up in such weather can be tricky when we can’t figure out what to wear and what not to. But it does not mean you have to ditch all the good and fashionable clothes and go all drab just because the weather out there is unpredictable.
Here are a few useful summer/monsoon style tips for you to stay in groove during the rains and enjoy summers too...
Buns for all
In summers or during monsoon, you always feel like tying up your hair as nobody wants their tresses let loose and get ruin in rain water or by constant sweating in the heat.
Also, wet hair (either by sweat or rain) becomes difficult to untangle using bare hands so when you are outside; keeping your hair neatly tied in a bun saves you from the difficulties of managing the hair or having to worry about it.
Keep the denims aside since they take a lot of time to dry up once you get them wet in the rain, and you cannot wear them in the scorching heat either. It is better to wear cotton pants (shouldn’t be see-through) or capris or jumpsuits in the rain or during summers.
Pack up your favourite tight elaborate dresses for the season, as monsoon or summers are no time for showing them off.
Not only will these weigh you down in the rain or sweltering heat, you also run the risk of spoiling or damaging them with stains and sweating. Keep all your short breezy kurtis, roomy tops and light t-shirts ready for everyday wearing. Choose fabrics such as lycra or polyester which are wrinkle-free and can be worn during monsoons. For summers, stylish lawn kurtis or tunics are a way to go.
Scarves are a perfect substitute to dupattas. You can save yourself from the hassle of handling a long dupatta during monsoon or summers and rather adorn a scarf. Add a twist to your daily outfits with these small in size scarves. They are definitely a saviour in terms of convenience and utility.
It becomes extremely difficult during this season to wear those chunky, heavy accessories. It’s easy if we mix and match our clothing with the light weight accessories. Choose tassels or basic statements for the perfect fashionable look during summers and monsoons. They go very handy during such weather condition as they add the colour in your otherwise boring outfits.
Pick waterproof leather bags or transparent handbags, which are made from PVC to look trendy for the rainy season. Go for printed faux leather bags as they work as the perfect embellishment to your outfit. For summers, light sling bags or sling phone cases are also a way to go. These bags add to the fashion quotient and work wonders as they serve for both weather conditions.
Say hello to colourful flip-flops. Experiment with prints, designs and colours. Flip-flops are the best monsoon/summer footwear since they are light and breezy.
Tip: Most of you might want to wear covered shoes in summers, but no harm in wearing flip-flops or open shoes with some sun sunscreens. For a rainy day (not literally), you cannot wear cloth or suede shoes since none of them stay intact if they come in contact with water. Therefore, crocs and flip-flop sandals serve as the only suitable option.
Isn’t that the first thing you rush to buy before the rain or bright sun starts appearing in your city? Blue and black, florals and prints, umbrellas are on top of everybody’s shopping list. While you are at it, make sure you only choose umbrellas that are sturdy and can bear the brunt of monsoons or scorching summers for a longer period of time.