The king of all seasons is here! With the frequent pitter-patter and the occasional thunderstorm, monsoon never fails to surprise us and it’s this unpredictable nature that makes us fall in love with the season just a little bit more every time it springs a surprise on us. However, it could be a challenge to commute during monsoon. The mucky roads, crowded trains and dirty feet, leave us looking not-very presentable. It can be very tricky to choose a style during monsoon that is comfortable and fashionable. It is more difficult when you have to wear semi-formal or strictly formal attire in your office.
Switch to Lighter and Quick Drying Fabrics
Monsoon is all about rain and it can make your clothes wet easily. Switching to lighter fabrics can help you to make them dry easily .Nylon and Polyester are both lightweight and quick-drying. On their own, they are more suited for active wear but a cotton and polyester blend would work well for tops, Kurtis and dresses. There are plenty of options available in the market in all styles and sizes so you should be able to find one that appeals to you. The best part about these is that they do not turn transparent or stick excessively to your body when soaked. Rayon is a good option too,
Shorten the length of bottom wear
Whether you wear leggings or pants, shortening it a few inches works well in the rains. If you can pull off cropped culottes, by all means, go for it. Straight cut, fitted linen pants with Kurtas work well too. If you are a salwar kameez loving girl, swap out your flared or patiala salwars for more fitted styles. The idea is that the bottom wear should not stay above the heel of your shoe. Switch out long skirts for knee length ones and maxis for midis.
Switch your Footwear
If you can, keep a pair of neutral office wear shoes at work. I used to keep a beige open toe sandal with a medium heel that worked with Indian and western wear both. If you can’t do this, then carry your office footwear with you while you commute in rain friendly footwear. This is where you can work those gum boots and jelly shoes. Just be sure to switch them up before you get to your desk. A pair of ballerinas or flat sandals would be a great option to carry in your purse. They are light and non-bulky.