Brighten up your monsoon wardrobe

Cruise the puddles of unexpected showers by rummaging your wardrobe and wearing more darker shades

Published: 10th June 2013 12:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th June 2013 12:16 PM   |  A+A-


Monsoon is a season of mixed emotions. While the swirling wind, pitter patter of the rain drops and the morning drizzles make you feel heavenly, the muddy road and the moist clothes dampen your mood. It is hard to look your best when the incessant downpour washes away your makeup and drenches your clothes. But it is important not to let the season take over your spirit as well as your wardrobe.  

Many among the Kochiites lament that there is hardly any scope for dressing up during this season. Seetha M N, a fisheries student complains that she has a disarrayed look, however much she tries to look dapper.

She says, “Jeans and cotton tops are my favourite casual wears to college, which I am unable to wear this season. My wardrobe is full of such dresses. It is not practical to dress according to varying seasons.” Another issue that worries her is that her stilettos and leather sandals are being easily spoiled in this season. 

So, what is the season’s fashion is all about? What all are the outfits that must be included in your wardrobe to cruise the puddles of unexpected showers?

Say no to

It is always advisable to avoid full length skirts, patialas and most importantly denims during monsoon. Use more capris, instead of usual full length jeans and salwars. Say good bye to tight jeans and embrace chic shorts, jumpsuits, to set a cheerful mood.

A knee length skirt is a must-must this season. Cropped pants goes extremely well with printed kurtis. The dress should be stylish and comfortable at the same time. It is advisable to use less cotton dresses, and to include more light weight fabrics like georgette and polyester. But soft cotton and mul cotton that are less crisper than the pure ones can be used. Formal shirts and trousers are also a good bet for monsoons.


Since the weather itself is gloomy, select bright shades. Rummage your wardrobe and dig out bright and colourful outfits that will give you a chic look. Avoid summery whites and other light colour clothing as much as possible because there are chances that they may become dirty and will make you awkward in public gatherings. Violet, purple, pink, Indigo, aqua blue, green are shades which will give a cheerful look.

Make up

Being natural must be the fashion mantra of the season when it come to make up. Avoid maximum makeup and spot a casual look. Stay away from loud tones and take care to use only waterproof products. Matte makeup is the best for monsoon.

Hair dos

Complicated hair-dos are not suitable for this season. Since there are high chances that hair may get frizzy and damaged, go for simple and short hair-dos. Avoid straightening, drying and other hairstyles.

Foot wears

Avoid high heels, canvas or leather shoes and stilettos. Funky chappals that look colourful and other open sandals can be used during the season.


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