Monsoon is my favourite season for I can go on staring the beauty of the rains from my window....But what happens when I have to go out is different story to tell.The first thought that comes to my mind is what not to wear. Many people don't realise that with season our wardrobe should also change because an outfit which may work for summer's may not necessarily work for rains. So guys monsoons are here but are you ready???? No, then here are some tips for transition of your wardrobe for summer to winter.
Dress Code- Heavy weight material clothes which take zillion years to dry are a strict NO, the reason being that if they don't dry properly they get a distinct stink which does not go even after we empty out our deodorant bottles. Materials which stick to your body or become translucent after getting wet should be avoided. Such clothes tend to show all the unwanted areas which we try to hide after we get drenched. Wear light material clothes and which you feel comfortable in.
In pants you can wear knee length pants or shorts. Full pants can be worn when you are wearing gum boots with them so that they are protected from the rains. A soggy pant can numb the legs by the coldness.
Dresses and skirts can also be an opition but not of lighter shades since on light shades the dirt marks can be easily visible.
Shoes- Many varieties of rainy shoes are now available in shops. Crocodile shoes, gum boots, rubber shoes, slippers, etc. I would recommend to avoid the slippers as they splash dirty rain water on the back side of your legs. Search for quick dry options so that you can avoid the stinky smell, fungus, and coldness in your legs. Wear shoes which are comfortable. If any shoes are giving you blisters I would recommend not to buy them as the blister can cause more pain in rains.
Since rainy shoes shopping becomes an one time affair for the year you may want to choose a neutral colour which goes on every outfit. Some colours may look gorgeous in stores but can go on very few outfits. Beware of such products, they won't be your money's worth.
Umbrellas and Rain coats- Fashionable umbrellas and rain coats are now available. Rain coats are now in different style, colours and patters. Umbrellas also have wide range of varieties in shapes, size, colour, type, etc. A lovely choice of any one of them or both can add amazing look to your outfit. But don't only go by the "look factor" since these things are very much necessary in rains they should mainly be judged by the quality and durability factor.
Jewellery- Even if we look out for the above things we forget our jewellery part of the outfit. Do not wear a unpolished wooden jewellery like bangles. They may start to degrade. Even jewellery which have tendencies of getting oxidized in rainy weather should be avoided as they may lead to allergies or rashes for sensitive skin type.
Make-up- For make up you may want to look for water proof mascara and Kohl. Different skin types react to change in weather differently so the foundation or compact powder whichever you use should be upgraded as per your requirements.
Enjoy the rains with the help of these tips...Happy Rains to you...:)