Dress right for monsoon
Fashion experts talk about choosing the right monsoon fabric – which doesn't stick to your skin, allows the air to flow and dries off easily
The season of rain, love, freshness is here, after the long summers and we can't be more excited. But all good things come with some cons. And, when it comes to monsoon, the most tricky thing is to decide what to wear and how to wear it.
Dressing up while keeping in mind your comfort as well as the latest trends can definitely be a challenge this season, but don't let the weather dampen your young and restless spirit.
Abhishek Yadav, Design Head Spykar Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd; Hopscotch's leading stylist, Neelima Kamboj and Isha Shah, Fashion Stylish, GetNatty have some tips and suggestions for monsoon fabrics. Take a look:
"One should refrain from wearing fabrics that can stick to the skin and absorb moisture. Knits and linens are a total no. Whatever you opt for wearing should dry off easily and should not turn sheen on getting wet," says Isha.
"Always opt for lighter fabrics like cotton as they dry faster and are best for sensitive skin of kids. Fabrics like heavy knits and woollens are a complete no as they retain water and stick to the body. Even the heavier fabrics like denim and jeans are to be strictly avoided as they take a longer time to dry," suggests Neelima Kamboj.
Cotton being the evergreen fabric is one of the best options to be worn in monsoons. Cotton is absolutely an excellent material for the humid climate as it allows air to flow in and around the skin. Don't forget to pick the bright colors.
Opt for a crepe with a range of mixed fabrics including cotton, chiffon, and rayon. The best part about this fabric is that it drapes really well. An added benefit of crepe is it being completely wrinkle-free. Look uber stylish in crepe dresses and trousers without the hassle of ironing or waiting long for the fabric to dry.
Lyocell or modal fabrics are eco-friendly, comfortable alternatives to cotton that have a great hand feel and are naturally wrinkle-resistant. Made from the wood pulp of trees, they are breathable and with absorption properties comparable to cotton.
Apart from the fabrics mentioned above, you can even look out for Nylon, Khadi, and Silk – which will be comfortable withous messing up with your style quotient.
Apart from clothes, monsoon's arrival also demands a perfect pair of footwear to keep you going without any glitch. So, say goodbye to pretty heels and hello to sandals and flip flops. It's time to swop summer staples with more monsoon friendly style. Therefore Surabhi Agrawal Head – Merchandising, Crocs India, suggests some options for crocs that are perfect for monsoon season :
Swiftwater Tropical Teal/Light Grey Women Sandal
These super versatile, multipurpose sandals are ideal for an evening outing to date night in the monsoon season. Flexible, comfortable straps do a great job of hugging your feet while still allowing you to pull them on and take them off with ease.
Women's Swiftwater Mesh Sandal
The adventurous and amphibious mesh sandals are the most active water-friendly sandals for monsoon adventures. Soft mesh uppers offer maximum breathability, while hook & loop adjustable straps and pull tabs at the heels offer quick on and off.
Crocs Laura Flat
Classically feminine, with all the versatile simplicity required to become your next favorite pair of flats this monsoon is Laura.It features heel cut-outs for additional breathability, a closed-toe design for all occasions, and the easy-going the comfort of a single-mold construction that can do playful, pretty and everything in between.
Crocs Bayaband Black Casual Sandals
What happens when you combine two of Crocs most iconic silhouettes, the Baya and the Crocband, into one special pair? You get these Bayaband slides, a style that takes the fashion-athletic spirit of the originals to another level.