Finally the MUMBAI MONSOON is here !! You walk out of the house dressed up for the first day of college or an important day at work and Baarish aa jati hai to welcome you ! You make your way through the puddles and splashes to the station and a passing auto splashes water on your clothes.  Time pe pohochne ke chakkar main you some how make your way into the crowded Mumbai local all drenched trying your best to squeeze the water away  & dry yourself so that you don’t have to shiver in the air conditioned office! Is this a regular scenario? Here are some Monsoon tips for you guys  to not only avoid this mess but add up the style quotient as well !

1.Less is more !

Keep the makeup minimal to kajal and lipstick

Face: Avoid the liquid foundations and blushes for this season. If at all you have to use a foundation mouse or a gel based cream . Eyes: Make sure your kajal , mascara and eyeliners are all smudge and waterproof to avoid the mess! Trim your brows but avoid the eyebrow pencils for now! Lips: Use a matte lipstick avoiding the creamy glossy ones. Hair : Tie your hair if long or get a monsoon friendly hairstyle done! Don’t comb your wet hair and completely avoid heavy hairstyles and hair sprays !

2.Keep it Transparent!

No we don’t mean the Bollywood white dresses! Opt for  transparent candy bags or go all sexy with   transparent raincoats with colourful zippers. They not only add a statement to your dressing but also you can experiment with hues below it ! collage Footwear: Say goodbye to leather and heels and add bling  to your clothing by pairing it with bright  and neon color strappy footwear or gumboots. They add a splash of  liveliness to the otherwise dull gloomy weather and mood. collage1


Make sure your watch and bags are covered or are waterproof . Avoid open totes or bags that do not have zippers.

4.Rain accessorize!

Use your bright neon pink umbrella as an eye candy. Or go for designer print umbrellas with interesting prints to make everyone turn heads. You can also add a candy bag or clutch to your rainy wardrobe if you are the one who likes to flaunt your arm candy ! collage4

5.Keep it short !

Opt for ankle length trousers or salwars for office wear. Cropped cotton pants and Palazzos are also a good option. For casuals, nothing beats the comfort of shorts, skirts and dungarees in monsoons. Avoid denims or heavy fabrics which take time to dry. Also implies to your jacket and top sleeves ..keep it till the elbows!

6. Layer Up & Stain it Free!

Cottons & crepe silk are the fabrics you can use for experimenting with colors  as well as for washing off the stains easily. Loose & comfortable clothing, flowing silhouettes, kaftans or shrugs are a good option as  layering it up is the trick. Go for nylon, rayon blended fabrics , which do not stick to the body when wet and also dry quickly! Completely avoid knitted or woolen and linen fabrics.

7. Step out with Flying Colors

Avoid whites and lighter shades unless you want stains or don’t mind transparency! As far as possible avoid colors that bleed and prefer shades of greys, blacks, olives,indigo, mustard, navy, maroon or use color blocked prints to stand out.  Or you can go monochrome with a splash of colors with bold accessories like we mentioned earlier. collage3 Have a DHINCHAK MONSOON ! BE DIFFERENT & KEEP IT STYLISH!   If you have any more rainy tips please share your views !

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