New Delhi: Monsoon, the season of love, the festival of clouds, the time for some hot cups of coffee and even hotter fritters! But it's not all roses when the rain-gods shower us with their blessing.
Monsoon, according to die-hard fashionistas, throws their styling plans for a loop. Puddles of water can get all over our clothes, and an unexpected storm can strike when you least expect it!
How does one escape the fashion emergency that rains bring with them! Well, if there is a will, there's always a stylish way. Here's five quick-fix solutions tailor made to make this monsoon a fashion fiesta:
Under your umbrella!
Where there is rain, there is an umbrella! Our good old monsoon buddies do a fabulous job in shielding us from water drops and prove to be the perfect style accessory too. Rather than choosing the stereotypical dull and dark shades, why not explore some polka dotted pretties, multicolored marvels and custom made graphic covers?
There's a whole new world to explore while picking up an umbrella. Grabbing a colour coordinated bunch of them that perfectly match with all your outfits isn't a bad idea either, you could step out with sublime panache, one umbrella at a time!
Where the wind (cheater) takes you!
If you are a no frills adventurer, the windcheater is usually your most trusted companion. May it be a monsoon hike or a cycling trip to the lake, the windcheater is a light and nifty sidekick that protects us against the soggy weather. But, while buying these jackets, we often tend to go for utility over style.
Wouldn't one rather choose suave colours and stunning designs that mesh with our personal philosophy? Let's step up our game when it comes to windcheater shopping!
Shoe them who's boss!
If it's the rainy season, one must be on their toes. People often wear monsoon shoes that are uncharacteristically bland on the eyes. Black is often the 'go to' colour and flips flops or sandals are often the 'go to' footwear.
As it begins to pitter-patter all around, it's time our shoe selections see a refreshing change. Cool and comfy clogs, ravishing all season shoes or bold and bright boots might just be the new lease of fashion your legs needed.
Bag to basics
Our school life is rich with memories of waterproof bags that stored our books as well as some magically innocent moments. Childhood may have passed but those bags can still stay!
Chic and suave rain friendly bags are now the in thing for both work and pleasure. May it be transparent backpacks or cute little sling bags, there is not dearth to style with these snazzy wonders.
Find your 'better scarf'
Scarves are the most underrated styling accessories for monsoon season. They not only act as protective headgear during light showers, but also stand out as a great fashion statement.
From vibrant and vivacious shades to subtle and simmering hues, there's an ocean worth of options to choose from that perfectly suit your taste. The only thing to make sure of during a monsoon scarf fest is that they are thin and lightweight.
(Aditya Agarwal, Director of Cloth Haus)