Up your style game amid the monsoons with these fashion tips!

Although the rainy season is sure to offer some much-needed respite from the summer heat, it might make it challenging for you to be on top of your style game.

During monsoon, looking chic comes at the risk of dirtying your clothing and footwear from the ubiquitous water and mud. Do you remember how the monsoons were your fashion enemy? But, that’s all in the past now. We forecast days of uncompromising style ahead. This time you can roll on the streets with no worries after reading this article. Get the right kind of clothing and it will give you the courage to venture out, singing in the rain!

So, here are simple fashion tips for the monsoon season:

Avoid wearing heavy fabrics | Denims are not an option for monsoon as they take a long time to dry. Stick to lighter fabrics as their breathability helps deal with the humidity. Pure cotton, chiffon, nylon, gabardine and lightweight silks should be your go-to options. Transparent fabrics, linens and heavy knits are a complete no-no.

Choose the right silhouette | Steer clear from tight-fitted and full-length silhouettes. Make way for free-flowing A-line dresses, khadi sarees, midi skirts, culottes, and cropped pants instead. Bring a chic twist to your ethnic wardrobe by pairing a straight-fit kurta with ankle-length bottoms. Dress up in layers like a kimono jacket over a plain t-shirt, so that you remove it in case you go wet. And while you are at it, why not add a chic rain-wrap to your look.

Select the right colors | Send your pastels and whites – dresses, jeans, footwear – on a short monsoon vacation. Go for darker colors like dark blues, brown, grey and as they hide water and mud stains. Light up the gloomy weather with neon colored layers and accessories.

Pick the right shoes | Monsoon can turn the streets into a gigantic pothole. To avoid a slip, opt for water-proof ballet flats, rubber soled slip-ons, functional Wellington boots and a pair of outdoor shoes from a weather-dependable brand like Woodland. Save your leather shoes and replace them with patent leather this season.

Add weather-friendly Accessory| Go for minimal, dainty jewelry to avoid getting bogged down when drenched. Colorful beads and plastic jewellery will work as great add-ons. Avoid wearing metallic or wooden elements during this season. Do not over-accessorize- a bright statement neckpiece, a broad cuff or small studs would be enough.

Carry the right bag | Once again, pack your leather bags safely during the monsoon season. Instead, go for practical options like canvas totes, vinyl handbags, transparent hobos or a faux-leather clutch.