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The rain gods have arrived, and they’re showering their love on us. It’s time to show some R.E.S.P.E.C.T. to them and to ourselves, overhauling our wardrobes for the next coupla months.
Here’s a handy tip: Come monsoon, and what you wear is not a question of trends, but of comfort and practicality with a chic factor. After all, no one wants to wade through knee-high water in six-inch stilettos.
So here’s our guide to monsoon wear must-haves and must-gags, with some super chic options marked with an *:
- Capris, foldable jeans for omniscient shallow puddles
- Comfy blouses and shirts that don’t cling to you
- Kurtas and churidars in georgettes (minus the dupatta)
- Extra-long trousers
- Transparent and translucent tops
- Loose-flowing skirts (remember the strong winds?)
- To carry your windcheater. Umbrellas are useless in gusts of wind.
- To bring out your boleros and shrugs. They’re perfect for the now-hot-now-cold weather*
Gum boots(if you can!) or non-slippery ballet shoes
Crocs* (not the ones with the holes, but the comfy chic styles; they’re a tad expensive, but worth every paisa)
- High heels
- Your brand-new or old Jimmy Choos, Manolos etc
- You can always do what the New Yorkers do—change into your heels/ formal leather shoes in office*
Hair, Makeup and Accessories
- Hair clips and pins to keep your hair in place*
- Layers of makeup
- Too many hair products
- To use a good anti-frizz serum after washing your hair. It works wonders!*
- To carry a comb with you, to smoothen our messy hair. Wet hair rarely looks good in real life.
What do you think of this mini-guide? Share your suggestions and tips in the comments box, or write to us at speakingchic [at] gmail [dot] com.