Sunday, August 9, 2015

5 tips to dress stylish this Monsoon

It is Monsoon in Pune. It rains almost every day: sometimes heavy showers,  other times sprinkles. If you are like me,  you may like the rain but hate dressing up under it. But here are a few tricks that will help you stay fabulous under it.

1- Invest in waterproof shoes

There are all kinds of waterproof shoes,  shoes made with rain in mind. You have the rain boots,  the jelly sandals and other rubber shoes. While rain boots can be very stylish and protect your feet and legs,  rubber or jelly shoes have been known to be tacky in the past. However,  nowadays they are becoming cuter. Even Crocs have a range of cute sandals any wannabe Fashionista can sport under the rain. And in Pune you can find a wide range of cute shoes that will protect you from getting wet. But, if you are more of a stylish girl,  get some jelly sandals with heels or some kind of platform. They are very comfy but at the same time they are high enough so you can walk on puddles  and never get wet.  Personally I prefer wedges sandals with rubber heels.  In the end,  just avoid shoes like espadrilles, those that are in suede, sateen and leather because they will be ruined.
Crocs Huarache sandals


I saw a pair of platform jelly sandals in Thailand similar to this one above but it was not my size. Sniff!


Steve Madden X Iggy Azalea High top Jelly sandals 


2- Ditch the cheap raincoat for the trench coat

There are plenty of raincoats out here in Pune. They are cheap and very useful when you are caught under the rain. But from the color and design standpoint, they are not very flattering.  If you want to up your style quotient,  try trench coats. They are a tad more expensive than plastic raincoats but they have the same use and can upgrade your outfit.  I like mine in the traditional beige but any color or print that looks good on you will do. However, if you really want to go for a raincoat, try the chic kind that is also very modern.


Pastel colored trench have been trending this year.


Go for colorful Fisherman raincoat that is stylish and can also keep you warm. 



If you want to try plastic raincoat, at least go for the nicer version like this one above.

3- Avoid floor length clothing

I love me some maxi dress and skirts but they are not very practical under the rain. You do not want the hem of your skirt to get dirty while you walk under the rain. Therefore if you must wear a dress or a skirt,  stick to the midi or mini version.



Don't wear a dragging to the floor maxi skirt!


Go for a midi skirt instead!


4- Do not shy away from colors

Monsoon season tends to be gloomy because the skies are always covered. This could lead to a shift into a dark mood. Turn your mood all around with bright colors and pretty prints. Try colors that suit your skin tone and are vibrant such as yellow, orange and bright blues.  Go for bold prints if you think you can pull it off, anything to get away from the boring routine of rain.


Even the Queen does not let rain damper her style.


Rihanna in bright red.



Floral prints will do!


4-  Pump up on accessories

Accessories are always a great way to upgrade an outfit. Do not stop wearing them just because you are afraid they may get wet. Just make sure that the ones you wear are waterproof or that the rain will not damage them. But you can wear as much accessories as you want: necklace,  rings, earrings. Moreover, there are lot of rain accessories that can help you stay cute like umbrellas,  hats and such.

A PVC clutch to keep all your things dry. 


Do not forget to add colorful baubles.


A rainbow umbrella can brighten your outfit and your mood. 


5- Pay extra attention to your grooming

Do not overlook your skin and hair care regiment. In fact you need to pay extra attention to both to avoid small problems. Moisturize your skin and keep the make up to a minimum. Nude make up,  lip gloss, a waterproof mascara,  a little blush should be more than enough. As for your hair,  if it tends to frizz up,  use anti frizz products to keep it flawless. And if ever they get too unruly scarves, turbans and hats can become your best friend.



Interesting hairstyle for Frizzy hair!

There you have it,  simple easy tips to keep you fabulous during this Monsoon. They are very easy so anyone can try them. Will you?

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