FASHION HACKS.. FOR WHEN IT RAINS…

Szwenska Chriss

Monsoon never comes alone; it brings in a lot more than just romantic weather and cool winds and while the rains bring with them much needed relief from the scorching heat and humidity, with it comes a host of pesky little problems, among which is the growth of fungus or moulds on clothes, and clothes getting sodden and dirty from the downpour and mucky roads. Humidity means fungus and bacteria formation on your clothes, leading to bad odors and marks. Yuck, isn’t it? Older homes like the tiled houses we have in goa, often have problem closets but the coming of rains does not mean that you should wrap yourself in a windcheater and stop dressing up.
Rainy season clothes do not have to be boring and depressing. In fact, rainy season is perhaps the time when you can have most fun with your clothes. It is a time to bring out your shorts, skirts and gum boots. It is a season that lets you flaunt colorful umbrellas and hairdos that can make you look like a totally new person altogether. Here is a quick guide to rainy season fashion.

Quick Do’s and Don’ts
 Full length outfits are a complete no-no – You don’t want to be walking into your workplace with slush on your hemline. So stay away from wearing full length dresses this season.
 Avoid denims – While denims are versatile and look great all year round, the problem with them is that once they get wet, they take ages to dry. The secret behind great rainy season clothes is to wear clothes that dry out quickly. Think cottons, nylon and linen.
 Go for bright cheerful prints – It is the season when the sun makes an occasional visit and the environment is damp and dreary. So perk up your surroundings with clothes in vibrant colors and gorgeous prints.
 Avoid heavily embellished outfits – Monsoons are about letting your spirit fly and heavy garments simply won’t let you do that. Go for light and fluidic fabrics. In fact, this is one season where we would suggest going for synthetic materials as well, since they are easy to maintain. Simply wash and wear
 Opt for printed or solid tops in bright colors – Nylon and georgette are good options, but make sure you stay away from sheer. You don’t want to be soaked to the bone and the sheer top turning transparent. Synthetic fabrics that dry easily are your best bet for this season.
 A rain jacket or a trench coat is a must have among rainy season clothes – Pick one that is light, easy to pack in your bag and that gives you excellent coverage. Ditch the boring greys and browns and go in for trendy trench coats in bright colours this rainy season.

The most important aspect of dressing during the rains is the kind of footwear you use, so invest in some good footwear of your choice and make sure they are colourful, easy to wash and maintain during the rains.
Now, you can see that dressing for the rains does not have to be an arduous task, why not infuse some colour to your wardrobe and take on the rains in style?

July 17th, 2017

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