Sunday, August 2, 2015

The stylish monsoon

Today we have guest post by my lovely fellow blogger Minakshi Pharswal. Minakshi is a blogger working with one of India's leading online fashion destination. Being a crazy shopper and blogger, she keeps an eye on latest trends in shopping, fashion  and accessories and write about them. Here are a few tips from her for the monsoons.

Fashion Must Haves for Monsoon season
This is that time of the year when you want to get lost to some unknown green land where it rains. Yes, it’s monsoon! The sound of pitter patter raindrops on your rooftop sounds just umm romantic. But all this mush feeling doesn’t extend outside your bedroom; the moment you decide to step out in rain there’s a lot to take care about. First, what kind of clothes are you going to wear? Second, what’s with the shoes and bags! Third, your make-up! Let’s decode monsoon style! What are fashion must haves for monsoon!

1. Funky flip flops in rubber, gum boots and acetate sandals
Focus on footwear rather than the attire. The reason is simple! The muddy lanes and streets need suitable sandalsthat don’t get wet and are easily washable. One can wear flip flops in vibrant shades

Wedges with rubber sole and strappy sandals in synthetic material are best options this monsoon. has many options for a stylish you. Slippers with flower motifs and studded straps are available here. One should also try acetate sandals.

2. Flared skirts in light fabrics
As the Indian fashion scene is bustling with short attires, monsoon perhaps is the best season to flaunt them. Flared skirts made from 100% polyester can add spunk to your monsoon style. Pair them up with light cotton tees or tops and you are all set to shine in the rain. The best thing about this silhouette is that monsoon footwear and even gum boots look nice with them.


3. Shorts and short skirts
Your skin can dry in a jiffy but not your clothes. Think short, think functional when it comes to monsoon dressing. Go for shorts and short skirts. Make a splash with your style.

4. Shift dresses
As you know, rains are not perfect time to wear anything long. So, stick to short. The retro style of A-line dresses is big time in, thanks to Bollywood. Ever since actresses started wearing shift dresses on and off screen, girls too have developed a liking for them. Shift dresses come in perfect length and make for a good monsoon outfit. So even if you choose to skip, Pick dresses in crepe, georgette or fine cotton as these fabrics don’t take time to dry.

5. Cool statement plastic bags and clutches        

The fun part about monsoons is the color. Go out out and choose bags made from PU (polyurethane). Brand Dorothy Perkins, available at, has options for you. Also, backpacks come with rain cover. Skybags backpacks have this option, and are available at

6. Waterproof make-up products
Go for waterproof make-up products and be a diva even if it rains. There is a range in waterproof eyeliners and mascara at Maybelline Express Finish eyeliner is quite easy in your pocket and makes for a perfect monsoon make-up product. 
 And how could you step out without that perfect pout? Try lipsticks that are stay on with matte and crayon finish. Hot pinks, corals and bright reds are sure-shot in. Maybelline, Revlon and Lakme have a line of such lipstick shades for you.



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