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Monsoon fashion guide

Monsoonis just around the corner and it brings along the much-needed respite from the heat. Watching the rain through the window with a hot cup of coffee or tea may seem like the perfect monsoon setting, but you've got to go out there and embrace the weather. If you're using your closet as an excuse to stay indoors, we've put together the ideal rain-proof and style-friendly essentials to convince you to step outside. From easy jackets that you can throw over your day look to puddle-proof shoes, we've got it all here. You always want to look stylish but to ruin your shoes and clothes in the wet weather is not an option, so here are a few tips on monsoon fashion to keep in trend this season.

Wear light clothes

Opt to wear light and breathable fabrics like cotton. You can also try out a new look with a t-shirt and light skirt combination with crocs that is perfect for the monsoons.

Pop of colours

Choose bright shades to stand out from the crowd. If you are not comfortable with wearing vibrant colours, you can go for a pair of neon-coloured socks to get a funky look. You can opt for dark colours as rain marks tend to show easily on light colours. A stylish raincoat/trench coat in a vibrant colour is a must to turn some heads.

Go short!

Wear shorts, knee-length skirts, capris, dresses anything above the knee that is the most convenient to carry in monsoon and team it up with quirky accessories. It will add more life to your style statement and looks more practical. You should go for half sleeves or sleeveless and frilly, flowing clothes. Try flowery prints this weather, which will also add more dazzle to your wardrobe on rainy days.

Carry nylon or PVC handbag

It's a wise decision to carry nylon handbags during monsoons. If you are travelling, choose a spacious bag that is big enough to hold all your essentials as well as an umbrella. This will help keep everything safe, secure, and dry with it rains, yet be stylish to carry around.

Vibrant feet!

Travelling or walking in the monsoon is a task in itself, and the wrong choice of footwear can make things worse. Wear light and comfortable vibrant flip-flops, rubber footwear, crocs that save you from the unpredictable puddles and muddy streets. If you want to make a bold statement, wear a pair of thigh-high PVC boots, which are all the rage this season. They can be worn easily with almost any outfit. Gumboots in vibrant colours are perfect for the season.

Statement umbrella

Umbrellas are taking the fashion world by storm. A fun, bright-coloured umbrella can make your outfit look vibrant and playful. Carrying a cherry red umbrella in the sea of black umbrellas will turn some heads for sure. You can experiment by picking an umbrella with quirky prints that brings out the kid in you. However, if you want to buy something sophisticated, go for umbrellas in pastel colours.

Makeup

Light and natural makeup. Light shades of lipstick not very dark because if it runs it leaves marks. Waterproof varieties are also a must.

Share your favourite monsoon fashion trends on Instagram tag @thehansindia and @deepikasarode with #MonsoonFashion. Remember to repeat, recycle and re-invent your style.

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