Be a style pro at work even during Monsoon

Monsoons are a perfect time to revamp your wardrobe with seasonal staples.

New Delhi: While we wait for monsoon desperately, since rains are the best escape from the scorching summer heat, we often forget how the seasons comes with its own share of challenges.

The facade of monsoon soon wears off due to the puddles and muddy streets that make dressing up a real challenge. Monsoons are a perfect time to revamp your wardrobe with seasonal staples. Carl Virk, Director, Carlton London, shares a few tips on how to accessorise your look at workplace during monsoon.

Switch your footwear

Monsoon is all about flaunting styles with practical edge, with weather-proofed closet. Opt for relaxed, fuss-free yet stylish colourful attires. Embrace with light and breathable footwear and make monsoon fun. Pack away your leather and canvas shoes and get ready for the rains.

Rubber or plastic shoes: Ideal for the weather, they are extremely comfortable and rain friendly. They are available in vibrant colours with vivid prints and chic pattern.

Colourful Flip Flops: Flip Flops are perfect and the most popular pick as they are excellent monsoon companions. Easy to use and maintain they are washable, quick to dry, irrespective of where your feet have been. They are a must-have for casual wear.

Strappy Sandals: Strappy sandals are for the ones who want a practical, stylist and comfortable solution for their wardrobe during monsoon. They are ideal for women who don’t want to compromise on style. Best suited for the season as they ensure that you don’t slip off.

Ballerinas/ Peep Toe flats: Rubber or Lycra ballerinas or peep toe flats are great for the season as they are slip-resistant and also protect your feet from the mud.

Fun with exquisite handbags

Try something fun and waterproof bags this rainy season as it’s not the best time to carry around your expensive leather and PU handbags. Monsoon makes for an excellent time to embrace PVC and nylon bags in all their multi-coloured glory to brighten up the gloomiest days.

Avoid leather bags: Stash away your leather bag during this season because continuous exposure to moisture may spoil those expensive bags.

Stick to dark colours: Dark shades are evergreen and monsoon friendly,as you can team them with almost all your clothes and styles.

Easy maintenance: You should always carry a bag that is easy to maintain and can be cleaned by just a swipe of wet cloth.

Transparent handbags: Transparent handbags can enhance your overall look while keeping all your things dry and safe. These see-through, nude bags are very functional and can endure all the rough handling.

To help you overcome your monsoon woes and avoid getting into sticky situations with the rain, Ayushi Gudwani, Founder and CEO of FableStreet shares a few accessorising tips, “Invest in a sturdy pair of shoes, ditch your sandals or canvas shoes and opt for footwear such as rain boots, block heals or flat forms. However, in case they aren’t the preferred choice of footwear in your work place, you can always choose faux leather or coated footwear that repel water and are slip proof. It’s helpful to keep an extra pair stashed at your workplace.”

She further suggests:

Add elements like a Pro

Invest in a good waterproof watch. They’re not only lightweight but can also help add a classic yet feminine charm to your attire. Light earrings and delicate pendants are ideal as jewellery and will make you stand out from the drenched crowd.

Play with raincoats and umbrellas

In case you’re not a fan of raincoats, you can try wearing a long jacket made of water repellent fabric, which can protect your outfit and your handbag. Best examples being trench coats, bomber jackets or a long, water-repellent parka with a hood big enough to completely cover your head.

With all the above in your shopping cart, rain will feel like a sea breeze gently caressing your face away from all your monsoon woes. Happy Monsoon!

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Pranjal Mishra

Pranjal Mishra is a journalist and blogger based in Delhi-NCR.