Be rain ready!

Be rain ready!

Be rain ready!
Rainy days are a pleasure when you are at home, reading your favourite book, sipping a cup of coffee and munching hot ‘pakodas’.

The real struggle is when you need to step out of your crash pad. Since the climate is so gloomy, one tends to wear colours that are muted, unconsciously.

Ditch the light colours; add a splash of bright colour to your outfit to make it exciting and complete the look with shrugs, scarves, waterproof accessories and footwear.

Monsoon staples

Flip flops: From platform to bling straps, there is a wide variety to choose from. Flip flops can be worn with dresses, pants or   anything that you
wish to.

Shorts: Opt for thick fabrics in synthetic blends that can dry faster. This can be in solids or prints. Shorts are versatile too —  you can team them up with a blazer for work, a simple tee or a dressy blouse.

Boots: Ditch the leather boots in Monsoon and go for rubber or plastic boots. They are the only means to keep your favourite jeans from getting wet. Moreover, it also makes walking around in the rain easy.

Umbrella: Pick dainty, printed umbrellas or the digital printed large umbrella. Also, go for transparent umbrellas. It makes walking and looking forward so easy. You’ll love it!

Raincoats: Wearing a raincoat seems very old school specially when you have a boring regular one. Pick from a range of raincoats in bright colours to transparent ones; from solids to metallic, from stripes to digital prints available in different cuts to suit your style.

Makeup check

To start with, avoid foundation as much as you can, unless you like getting messed up. Instead, replace it with face powder. This will help you, to an extent, in keeping the look intact even if you get drenched. However, even while using face powder, see to it that you use only as much as you need it. In other words, use face powder to get rid of that greasy look..

Use pencil liner than a liquid eye liner in the Monsoon. This will keep it from running all over your face when you get wet.

Settle down with long lasting range of lipsticks during Monsoon. Matte is the best choice. Avoid lip gloss as it will get sticky and smudge easily when you get wet. Use dark colour lipsticks as it will make you look a shade lighter than your actual complexion and also stay longer.

Do not leave your hair open during Monsoon. Tie it up in a neat bun and use hair accessories instead to accentuate your look.

You may even want to learn different types of braiding just to look more fashionable and chic.

Don’ts of Monsoon

Avoid wearing full length trousers/dresses/skirts

No whites or dull colours

Keep leather away, be it footwear or bag

Do not keep your hair open

No foundation and dramatic makeup

(Contributed by Shiny Alexander)