Just like a new job, monsoons have a honeymoon period as well. The first couple of weeks when you are enjoying the rain washing away the heat and soot of the summers, long weekend drives to your favourite spots and the heavenly chai times. It doesn't time to turn into clogged roads, traffic and constant humidity to get you down!
The biggest hit is taken by your fashion and beauty rituals. You are needed to alter your style a lot, to accommodate the rains. Fortunately, there are a few shortcuts and tricks to minimise the effect of this seasonal change... and we have the lowdown right here!
Don't throw out your style when it comes to monsoons, just pay closer attention to the fabrics you choose to wear. Fabrics like cotton and silks dry quickly, nylon and PU wick water and moisture. Stay cautious about thin materials as well, pair them with tanks and slips in order to avoid see-through faux pas.
POPXo Recommends: Metallic Colourblocked Bomber Jacket (Rs 1,599)
Stack up on short skirts, capris and cropped jeans or trousers that will go all of your tops and blouses. No matter how much you try to avoid water, wet hems on pants are a complete bummer first thing in the morning.
POPxo Recommends: Acid-Wash Cropped Jeans (Rs 2,099)
Dripping water isn't the only thing during monsoons. Humidity wreaks equal havoc on your hair but clothes as well. Adding too many layers will get them damp with very fewer chances of drying out. Keep your ensembles in one layer, wear a raincoat if you think you will be cold.
POPxo Recommends: Cotton High-Low Shirt Dress (Rs 600)
The rainy season is very romantic but they can get super gloomy as well. Stick to wearing bright colours during the day, pastels and lights can just wash you out in the rain (metaphorically, of course!)
POPxo Recommends: Bright Yellow Lace Top With Flared Sleeves (Rs 1,199)
Quirky umbrellas, bright raincoats and trendy gumboots can really brighten up your rainy day outfit. Get creative with adding these adorable but effective details to your ensemble, it's a lot of fun!
POPxo Recommends: Rainbow Multicolour Stick Umbrella (Rs 457)
It is a no-brainer that you have to get your shoes and bags adjusted to the weather. But instead of going all out with crocs and waterproof backpacks, try chic shoes with transparent upper and PU handbags and slings.
POPxo Recommends: Clear And Glitter Sling Bag (Rs 1,699)
We cannot stress on this enough, no matter where you must be heading out to, always carry a change of clothes this season. Store them in waterproof bags for emergencies, that's how you are going to win at monsoon style!
POPxo Recommends: Transparent Waterproof Clothes Storage Bags (Rs 252)