Let the rains not stop you from looking your best.
The rain gods have blessed us and we have officially bid summer goodbye. While enjoying the rains in the comfort of our homes is the best, it’s getting out while it’s pouring that can get daunting! With cities finally opening up, we CANNOT step out in the WFH-outfit of our choice (read pyjamas), which we’ve practically lived in for over a year now! Worry not, we at Man’s Life have just the right tips to up your monsoon style game—the weather can get turbulent but being fashionable is the only constant.
1. STEER AWAY FROM DENIM
Denims and humidity are not best friends. Ever tried counting the number of hours it takes to dry denim during the rainy season? Don’t even get us started on that ‘wet-denim-smell’! It might be your favourite piece of clothing, but it’s best to skip wearing them when it’s pouring. Instead, replace your jeans with chinos or pants made of a lightweight fabric to complete your look. Actor Channing Tatum pulls off the chino looks with ease.
2. KEEP IT CASUAL
Monsoon is all about being comfortable. Time to take out your graphic tees and printed shirts. Do not overwhelm yourself with piling on too much fabric, keep it as simple as you can. Wearing bright colours is another fashion cue to turn the otherwise gloomy mood into a bright one. Dressing up casually is a definite way of making a statement this season. The new kid on the block Rohit Saraf has a very effortless sense of style, ideal for rainy days!
3. SHORTS ARE THE WAY TO GO
Ever walked a few steps in the rain to have the back of your pants splattered with mud. An easy tip to avoid backsplash on clothing is to wear shorts. What about your legs you ask? It’s easier to go for a shower than try and remove stains from your favourite pants, isn’t it? Shorts effortlessly amp up the entire look and you can pair them with fun shirts and tees to tie it all together. Anybody can pull off shorts if you decide to wear them right, actor Idris Elba sure knows how to do that.
4. SAY HELLO TO COTTON SHIRTS
Humidity doesn’t make things easier, so the right kind of fabric is key during monsoon! What you need is a fabric you will not sweat in, keep you cool and at ease. It’s time to take your cotton shirts out for a spin. Layer it with your T-shirt or wear it button-down, the choice is yours. Opt for fun prints and eye-grabbing colours. Let your personal style do the talking! Take a lesson or two from actor Shahid Kapoor on how to look dapper in a cotton shirt.
5. THE RIGHT FOOTWEAR MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
Smelly feet are an instant repellant. Having your feet stuck in a covered shoe for long during the monsoon only makes it damp and smell funky! Avoid sneakers and dress shoes that keep your leg enclosed, instead wear sandals or strappy footwear that let them breathe: Just make sure you get one with an anti-slip sole with solid grip! There are many options available on footwear that fit the bill in enhancing your monsoon look. South Korean actor Yoo Ah-in wears the sandals with ease, amplifying the look.
Your style game needn’t sink or stink this monsoon! Enjoy the rains, but make it fashionable!
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