While most people look forward to the rainy season, the anticipation and excitement gets over after the first couple of days. Like every season, monsoon comes with its own negatives and positives. The rain washes away heat and provides the much needed relief but it leaves everyone feeling sticky and moist. Here are a few tips for monsoon that will ensure you get through the season looking and feeling effortlessly stylish.
Just like summer and winter, we need to change the way we dress during monsoon. Opt for clothes that are made of lighter fabrics like blended cotton and polyester. These fabrics dry up faster if you get soaked in rainwater and don’t crush very easily. Refrain from layering too much to feel light and easy when the weather gets sticky.
Monsoon is almost synonymous with frizzy hair. If your hair doesn’t curl up like instant noodles in the humidity, believe us you’re one of the few lucky people out there. For all the others, avoid using hair sprays, lacquers, gel and other hair products as they stick to the scalp and form a layer of product buildup that is very difficult to get rid of. Tie your hair in a top knot, or a sleek ponytail and remember to keep it very simple. If you like to keep them open, spray some dry shampoo on your hair brush before running it through your hair to keep the scalp dry.
Needless to say, avoid covered leather and suede shoes/heels during monsoon. Water does permanent damage to this kind of material and you might not be able to wear them ever again. If you really can’t do without them, we suggest wearing light rubber or plastic slippers when you’re outdoors and changing into your preferred shoes later.
If you like to make a statement, invest in a pair of rain boots. They go very well with skirts, dresses and denims.
Stay away from foundations during rainy season as it might flow down with the water. Swap that with a compact powder and use a very light moisturiser. Keep your choice of lip and nail colours neutral and use waterproof mascara and eye liner.
Just like your shoes, avoid leather and suede bags. Carry waterproof bags and be sure to keep your mobile phones and important gadgets covered with protective plastic so they don’t get ruined.
6) Raincoats/ Umbrellas
Carrying an umbrella is a must during monsoon. You may choose a style according to your preference and requirements. If you’re too lazy to carry an umbrella around then opt for a rain coat or a trench coat.