9 Monsoon Wardrobe Staples

Who doesn’t love those gloomy afternoons with hot coffee and spontaneous long drives? Then again, there’s no doubting that our favourite weather comes with its share of troubles- we are talking traffic jams, clogged sewers AND those dreadful puddles that pose to be a living nightmare for every fashionista and her exclusive designer wear.

While everyone is desperately waiting for monsoon to arrive in the city, we got a list of a few handy things which are complete saviours ( no, we are not exaggerating) for the upcoming months of monsoon.

 

1. RUBBER/JELLY FOOTWEAR

rubber/ jelly sandals

These über cool and hassle free waterproof sandals are available in so many different styles and colors almost everywhere, from high end brands to sarojini.

 

2. PRINTED SHORTS

printed shorts

Monsoon calls for all your pretty, printed shorts which scream comfort and fun! They don’t only look pretty, but you also won’t have to worry about soiling the edges of your favourite denim. Pair these with a bright tank top or a basic solid tee and you’re monsoon ready.

 

3. WATERPROOF LINERS

waterproof liner

 

The monsoon should be the last reason for not stepping out with that perfect winged liner. I recommend Bobbi Brown’s gel eyeliner for the eyelid and Lakme Eyeconic kajal for your waterline.

4. WATERPROOF FOUNDATION

foundation

A good waterproof foundation will be the base of for any other form of makeup you want to apply. Its an absolute essential during this season. Try MAC matchmaster foundation as it also doubles up as concealer.

5. MOBILE AND TECH ACCESSORIES

mobile accessories

Commuting around in this weather is tiresome enough. Monsoons take pressure to another level when it comes to saving our expensive smartphone and laptops from the stormy rains. Add some waterproof, funky tech accessories to your shopping bag and you’ll be good to go.

6. UMBRELLAS (DUH!)

umbrella

The accessory of the season! The “just a utility” umbrella has transformed into a modern fashion accessory with its funky prints, lace trims, frills and ever shimmer! And who doesn’t like a little extra shimmer

7. WATERPROOF TOTES AND CLUTCHES

Totes and clutches

We all love our precious (and expensive) leather bags. Ironically, our favourite weather doesn’t quite like our bags like we do. so, to preserve our totes and clutches opt for something way more convenient like these waterproof, plastic totes available in solid (thank Ted Baker) and transparent forms. For a night out or a fancy date during this season, get your hands on some patent leather that are ultra trendy.

8. RUBBER WATCHES

rubber watches

Say hello to these colourful babies that add a much needed pop of color to the monochrome weather. You’ll find them at Swatch if you’re looking for a more stable, strong watch.

9. WATERPROOF LIPSTICKS

MAC - WATERPROOF LIPSTICKS

The STAR of every girl’s makeup bag and my personal favourite, the MAC lipstick. It’s the season to bid adieu to those glossy numbers thats are sure to bleed once it pours.. Invest in a long- lasting matte lipstick from brands like MAC or Faces Ultime Pro range that stay on like a dream and will make you look fabulous.

So now you got no reason to fear going out in the rain! Prepare yourself with these tips and you’re good to go!

 

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