Monsoon Trends 2012
With the Monsoons having sprinkled its first showers all over India, we girls start looking out for the new wardrobe for the monsoon. Here are a few tips to help you out...
Fabrics: Usually Georgette and crepes lose the sheen when they get wet but the plus point is that they dry off very fast. Cottons also should do this season, but avoid denims /linen/ viscose /jersey. They take the longest to dry off. Polynylons, silk and rayon work the best. At the same time you want your skin to breathe and no stench coming from the clothes.
Tiny Dot Shirt /Sleeveless Pintuck PleatedShirt/Sheer Buttoned Pocket Shirt/Houndstooth Tank/Sheer Graduated StripesShirt
Colors: Basic logic says avoid whites and pastels at least for the bottoms as u want to enjoy the splashing in water to the fullest, not worry about the stains that follows it. Wear darker shades for bottoms like olive greens, browns, navy blue and blacks. Brighter colours of nature like greens, blues, reds, pinks, yellows can be used for tops. For people who go in depression in rains, seeing bright colours will bring the zing back.
Pairing: Shorts, skirts and cropped pants are the best options to wear for evening out. Avoid long maxi, maxi skirts unless you want to sweep the muck along with you ;p
Anything above ankle is good. So Capri, culottes, shorts, skirts, dresses work the best for day and evening.
In heavy rains its best to keep an extra outfit for office since you don’t want to sit in the AC in wet pants and shirt. Avoid leather shoes/pumps and also fancy velvet ballerinas. Opt for PVC ballerinas or pumps so that your feet are covered and the backside of your clothes also isn’t stained.
Umbrellas and rain coats are other accessories to be added.. Black umbrellas are a pass though I would love to carry one with big grandpa style for the cheap retro thrills of it. Checks and polka’s are other classic styles. I also would love Floral in bright vintage patterns. Does someone make them?
So what are the points that you keep in mind while getting ready in monsoon??