Monsoon style inspo

When it rains, it pours and that’s certainly true for the erratic Mumbai monsoons. Now the million dollar question is – how to look up-to-the-second chic in this wet weather without skipping a style beat? There’s humidity enough to kill you besides the muck on the streets! So you need tread with caution and marry style with functionality. One can’t overlook the importance of owning a classic Burberry trench coat, which is a chic way to brave the sombre weather. It’s timeless and works as a great layering option over a dress, a pair of shorts and even denims. Also, the versatility it offers in terms of styling makes it a closet chameleon – tie it around the waist or leave the belt open. Besides the trench, the of-the-moment souvenir bomber jacket which come in vibrant prints from labels like Gucci, Valentino and Louis Vuitton is a great layering option.
On rainy days, pick loafers that won’t be ruined by a few drops of rain. Club an LBD with knee-high boots and layer it with a coat that shields most of your outfit.
If you’re veering towards a skirt-and-blouse look, keep warm by throwing on a pair of tights. A pair of chunky heel booties that are both rain- and office-friendly isn’t a bad bet.
All in all opt for natural fabrics like cottons or lightweight silks, essentially fabrics which dry faster. One basic rule is to don a lot of vibrant colours and prints to take the edge off the crestfallen weather – it could be a quirky print on your umbrella or your handbag. Try and opt for shorter bottomwear to avoid getting muddy hems.
A pair of chic rain boots from Stuart Weitzman work very well with almost any look under the sun. Mind you, a true fashionista won’t be caught in a pair of ugly crocs!
Water-proof make-up essentials should always be part of your vanity case as you juggle meetings and appointments. The best bet for your lips are matte tints. Look no further than the Giorgio Armani Eye Tint.
Complete your look with a chic messenger bags in patent leather and bold tones or a transparent tote.