The rain gods are here! And while we don’t have a “Monsoon/ Rain” Collection in India (why not I wonder?), a new season always calls for a wardrobe update. So here’s how I’m sprucing up my wardrobe for the four-month season. Hope my wardrobe transition tips help you too!
Add: Dark florals
Since the rains usher in lush greenery and blooming flowers, floral prints are monsoon-appropriate. But I’m restricting my florals during the monsoon to darker colours- like dark blues, black and deep reds. Florals have been big this season so there’s plenty to choose from.
Floral print blouse from Mango.
Delete: White and pastel-hued florals
Keep: Georgettes, polyester blends and knits
No more chiffons, cottons and sheers, please! Polyester and silk blends keep are stronger fabrics that provide a bit of warmth in the rains. Light knits (as tops or cardigans) are useful when the mercury drops after a long spell of rain.
Sarah Silk Top from French Connection.
Blouse from Calvin Klein Jeans.
Delete: Chiffons, cottons and sheers. Wet chiffon sari, Mandakini in Ram Teri Ganga Maili. Get the drift?
Hold on to: Shorter lengths
If you hate mud stains on your jeans and trousers as much as I do, then continue wearing your favourite capris in the rains. And given the fabulous colour choices we have this season, you won’t run out of cool capris to wear! Of course, if you dare to go shorter, you can wear shorts and skirts too (midi-length ones are still around).
Capris from Zara.
Don’t discard: Full-length trousers and jeans – you need these wardrobe classics for meetings, events, and the next season!
Add: No and low heeled shoes
On rainy days, I prefer closed shoes with non-slip soles and kitten heels for special days. I wore my Charles & Keith loafers yesterday during a drizzle, and they kept away the murky water and had a good grip on the ground. Even though I’m not a Crocs fan, a lot of people swear by them.
New Love Loafers from Tresmode.
Hold on to: Stilettos- need them for parties and dance nights!
How are you updating your wardrobe for the monsoon?