Pushing away from the merry May, June has finally come to stage. Well, in no time July will come skating by, bringing joy to this mundane globe. With the greens a bit brighter and the sky a lot clearer, rain surely does bring peace to nature. Crops smile waving at the farmers and little children play ‘splash-the-puddles’ all day long.
The mountains look a lot more fascinating, and the earth smells fresh. You sit by your window sipping hot coffee, the air filled with petrichor. An unread book lies on the couch and the bed a lot messier; you realize it is all fun and games until you step out of your house. Even though they are beautiful; monsoons can sure turn a merry day into a disaster.
Prince – ‘Purple Rain’
Heavy traffic and mushy roads, unannounced rains with an unprepared you, a really bad combination. Stepping out with your favorite outfit only to get drenched in the rain, surely not a good start to the day. But you cannot compromise with fashion, can you? Well, you do not need to, we got your back!
Firstly, it is now time to be more attentive. Turn your closet waterproof, have a closet makeover this monsoon! What should be on your checklist? Well, here it is!
First things first, let us throw some light at things to avoid in monsoon so that you face no fashion disasters!
Drop those pastels
Sadly, pick up and remove pastels from your wardrobe. Monsoon always brings unpredictable rains, and you can face a major problem with wearing light color clothes. Pastels and whites are most probable to turn to see through when you are drenched. Also, with traffic roaring, you are most likely to get splashed by muddy water on the road.
Thank you for an unreasonable shower?
Stains on clothes are unbearable, especially ruining your favorite whites on a rainy workday. Not a choice!
Instead, renew your closet with dark-colored clothes. Make black your superhero, and let maroons and greys follow.
Do not stick to me!
With rain comes humidity, something which you surely cannot avoid. Skinny and tight-fitting clothes should be avoided during rains. Reason? It makes you a lot sweaty than you should be and you will feel frustrated. Also, they stick to you when you are drenched. This can give rise to skin infections and irritation.
So, prefer wearing loose-fitting and airy clothes. Loose cotton tees and pants are welcome. Make sure to omit out skinny jeans from your closet, a huge no!
‘Let the rain sing you a lullaby.’
Now that you came across things you should keep away from your monsoon-friendly closet, have a look at the essentials that your wardrobe should have.
Eurythmics – ‘Here Comes The Rain Again’
Fluffy little cotton ball
Monsoons are a humidity disaster and if you choose the wrong fabric, you are done for. Choosing the appropriate fabric for rain is really essential for a happy rainy day. Cotton is perfect for monsoon. It gets dried up easily, is airy, and keeps your body cool. Denim works well for monsoon too, but they take a lot of time to dry, so avoid them if you have to. Otherwise, you are good to go. Polyesters are invited too.
Lowering down your height
Sure, rains cannot falter down your fashion style, but sometimes you just have to compromise. Keep those heels away. It is very easy to slip due to wet roads, so avoid pushing pain to your ankle. Give them a rest, take out those flip flops and waterproof boots instead. Gumboots are perfect!
Walk firm, get a grip, let the water flow.
This trend never disappoints. What is better than to wear comfortable clothes and avoid getting drenched in this weather! Prepare the monsoon savior, windcheater, beforehand. With trendy designs and bold bright colors, these windcheaters give off stylish vibes and protect you from rain as well.
Missy Elliot – ‘Rain’
You do not have to compromise with colors if that is what you are thinking. Turn bright this rain, because it is a happy season! Throw in yellows and blues, color-code your wardrobe! But again, make sure to avoid colors that become see-through.
Cannot help but feel a little cold? Well, it is normal for the monsoon to greet you with cold winds. So, take out those fluffy socks, find their pairs, and stock them up. Comfort overload!
Jungkook (BTS) – Still With You
Now that you have removed your favorite footwear from your closet, we have some replacements ready for you! Rain boots, sliders, and crocs; have a firm hold on the surface and prevent water from clogging onto your feet. Not to forget mentioning the comfort you will feel wearing them. They are a must-have for monsoons.
Getting bored with the usual cotton tees? Add in all your crop tops! They are the most favorable outfit you can have for this season. Not only are they airy and comfortable, but they are also stylish! So, forget compromising with style this monsoon, try getting minimal instead!
Fire and Rain – James Taylor
Talking about airflow, shorts, skirts and half trousers and a perfect match with humidity. You can play in a puddle without having to worry about your pant edges! You will feel free on wearing them and again, do not have to miss out on fashion.
Well, fashion is not all about clothes and stuff. Do not forget to carry umbrellas and funky raincoats with you. The weather is treacherous when it comes to monsoon, so be ready at all times. It is common to fall sick in this weather, so have common cold medicines and other medics stocked up.
Remember to spray some perfume so that you do not reek with a bad odor, it can be embarrassing at times, right?
Carry plastic pouches for your phone and other valuables, so that they remain protected.
Carry an elastic band just in case; cannot compromise with messy hair.
If you are astraphobic, carry noise cancellation headphones with you, play your favorite playlist and block all the fear which tries to come at you.
Have you ever seen the Rain? – CCR
In conclusion, you should be always ready for what the weather has to show you. But try sitting back some days and admire. Feel those raindrops and enjoy some alone time. With the world rushing past and the clock ticking fast, it is easy to lose yourself. Try taking remedy from nature, try dancing along with the raindrops. Cuddle up on your bed with a cozy duvet, pick up that unread book and enjoy the rain.
‘And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.’
– Gilbert K Chesterton