“Rain rain, go away! Come again another day. The fashionista in me wants to have her way!” The heatwaves have faded into showering skies- the sun hidden finally behind the mightiest clouds. After weeks of sweltering, the seasonal change is sure a welcoming one. But monsoon, despite all its refreshing greenery and soothing beauty, can be a harsh wardrobe deterrent, limiting your fashion sense to comfort and neatness.
Ethnic Outfits for Monsoon
These are the days when looking presentable becomes a challenge; a single splash of muddy water can destroy your lovely outfits in a split second! It’s the time to play safe with your wardrobe, but no matter how bad the weather may behave, the creative stylist in you must always find a way out! In this post, we’ll tell you about some smart tricks and tips for putting your most stylish foot forward, immune to the dullness and drench of the surroundings.
Fabrics to live by
A short drizzle can leave you sneezing for days! Choosing the right fabrics during monsoon is very important from fashion, and more importantly, health aspects. Quick-dry weaves like georgette, chiffon, rayon, crepe, and art silks are the best go-to fabrics for the season.
The best thing about these fabrics is that they are so versatile! From everyday Kurtis to printed wedding lehengas, office salwar suits to casual brunching indo-western outfits, you can sort your monsoon wardrobe in the most modish way. With the right fabrics, you can breathe a sigh of relief even if a few droplets of rain spillover from the side of your umbrella, for your garment will dry up in no time!
Beat the gloom!
Cloudy skies can take a toll over your mood. A lot of people suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affected Disorder) during the months of monsoon. Take to color therapy- the right outfit can work wonders on your look- and your mood! Play around with colors like rose pink, mustard, red, and mint green.
My monsoon favorites include color-pop tunics, floral printed georgette sarees, and rainbow dresses- quick and easy fixes to stand out in the weather gloom.
Silhouettes to embrace
Given the condition of the ground, long, flowing, or baggy silhouettes would be the last thing on your mind. On the other hand, you won! Fusion culottes, palazzo suits with ankle-length bottom, trouser suits, and mid-length tunics are smart monsoon-wear options.
Some of the latest trends are a perfect complement to rainy days- high-low or asymmetrical hemlines, puff sleeves, sheer necklines, cut-sleeves, and tie-ups- there are plenty of details to choose from!
Bold motif prints and color-blocking details are the ones to look for during this ‘grey-and-blue’ season. Object forms, strpies, and hand-blocks creating classic flowery patterns are some of the sustainable trends, and while the classic floral vine design gets an upvote this time too, we’re crushing over tie-and-dye prints in vivid hues.
The power of add-ons
Never underestimate the power of that little scarf lying in the corner of your closet! Jewelry, bags, and even a pair of shades can smartly uplift your look. While playing safe in the rains, you may be inclined to wear something as simple as printed cotton Kurti, but with some smart add-ons, you can elevate your look and stand out as a fashion pro!
Let not rains deter your spirits; you ought to look your best each day of the year! Choose the right outfits and continue to be a shining diva each day of the ongoing monsoon season.