Guys & Girls, it’s time to fold your pants up! The wardrobe during the monsoon is restricted to the two C’s- Colour and Comfort. Go bright and flashy this monsoon. Vivid coloured tops and dresses are totally in vogue. Add a lot of peacock blues, soft pinks and bright orange to your daily wear. On the other hand, muted shades of grey and black and earthy tones of beige, brown and khaki will also spell style.
Capris in hues of dark brown and black work best with bright, solid colours to lighten one’s spirits on a dull day. Girls, the shorter the pant, the better it is! Team up Capris with short length ethnic kurtis in hues of peacock blue, purple, red, maroon and parrot green. Short flare skirts and knee length halter neck dresses with a scarf of exotic designs are a must have for evening wear. Asymmetrical synthetic kaftans are super hot this season when teamed with a tight fitting mini skirt. Fitted synthetic jackets in Chinese white and lemony yellow work best on any sporty outfit.
Say goodbye to full length denims, long ethnic skirts, saris and leather this season. However, if you are a denim freak, opt for light weight denim fabrics. Knee length Cargos of synthetic fabrics are a must have in casuals this season, for men and women both. Cargos in hues of red rust, light orange and military green are best for everyday rains.
Here are some tips which can make you ready to stand out and be noticed.
Key Looks for Women:
1. Denim or cotton capris in earthy tones look best when worn below trendy tunic kaftans inspired by the 80’s prints. Can be accessorized with bold statement pieces in single tone shades and matching flip-flops.
2. A sporty sleeveless or a racer-back tee will attract all the attention when teamed up with shorts or hot pants, all in vibrant colours like sun yellow, hot pink, etc. Crocs or water friendly sports footwear work best here.
3. Replace the little black dress with trapez-shaped dresses with naturally inspired prints and excessive green foliage worn with basic pumps, for the more formal occasions.
4. Trendy tops above roll up denims above unisex sandals can be experimented at your whim. Another hot favorite is the boyfriend jeans, apt for the care a damn monsoon look.
5. Those who are accustomed to traditional wears can opt for funky and colourful kurtis. Team them up with loose salwar or harems which are in fashion of late. It is time to put your heavily embroidered salwar-kameez aside and replace them with lightweight chiffon or even cotton suits. However, this should be kept in mind that even though cotton is manageable, it can get worse with wet and muddy weather.
Hold on…why give tips only to the fairer gender?? Here are some for the rough and tough men as well
1. A pastel shirt with prints or plaids suits best with simple jeans. Comfy slip-ons spell both style and functionality.
2. Chinos in linen and cargos in cotton look best with military inspire tees to complete that trendy safari look. Boots or covered sandals will go with this one.
3. Lean fitted trousers should be worn with a trendy shirt with over-sized pockets, tennis shoes complete the look.
4. Single breasted, buttoned trench coat in black with contrasting big collar shirts inspired by the 70’s is the way to be at a night occasion.
5. Three fourth cargos and a sporty vest with a slingy pouch matching those crocs readies you for hitting the beach.
Now that you are ready with tips, why not go and flaunt around!
Author– Azkia Arif
(Studies in the picturesque NIFT, Kannur but finds Bhubaneswar way more better than any place on earth. This isn’t the only strange thing about her, she had a dog whom she called Gucci. The list is endless, one of them is also that she is the Chief fashion editor for the The Broken Scooter. Proud to have her )