With monsoon here, it is time to push a few clothes to the back of your wardrobe, especially if you are a working woman. Avoid whites and long trousers or skirts – God forbid if you get drenched, sitting through the office hours in those wouldn’t exactly be comfortable, right? Here are a few tips you can put to use to look professional and comfortable at work during monsoon.
Go bright: Beat the grey and gloomy weather with blues, reds and oranges. Avoid whites into the closet for a couple of months. Wearing white in the monsoon is certainly not a good idea as white clothes tend to get transparent when wet and get stained easily. The colour of your shirt can vary from blue, pink and red.
Trousers and skirts: Long trousers are a no-no as they are likely to get dirty as soon as you step out of your house. Opt for cropped ones. Formal skirts are a good bet during the monsoon season.
Coats and jackets: You can team up your western attire with a trench coat or jacket to keep you warm during chilly evening breeze.
For traditional look: Avoid salwars and patialas, but instead pick up a pair short kurtis with leggings or churidars. Dupattas, which are difficult to manage during the rains, can be replaced with scarfs or stoles. Stay away from prints and fabric that tend to bleed when wet.
Footwear: Leather shoes or sandals aren’t great in the rain as they tend to soak water and dry very slowly. Instead, choose jelly shoes, flats, floaters and any other sturdy footwear, which is also slip resistant. Avoid loose sandals as they tend to squirt dirt back on to you.
Hair: Moisture in the air can make your hair go frizzy so it is better to pull it up into a bun, ponytail or a braid.
Make-up: Waterproof kajal and eye-liner. You can go light on the foundation and if possible, avoid it.