Your complete guide to top wardrobe picks for monsoon

20 July,2023 03:06 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  Ainie Rizvi

If you are looking to revamp your monsoon wardrobe, we have curated a list of essentials to keep you dry and stylish in the rainy season

Trendy monsoon fashion tips to ace Mumbai rains in style. Image Credits: The Souled Store, Fabindia, Nykaa Fashion

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Donning fashionable looks during the monsoon season can be challenging. Constant pitter-patter, muddy puddles and peaking humidity levels can send your inner fashionista into a frenzy. Despite stacking wardrobes with trendy items, one may find themselves struggling with the right pick to brave the heavy downpour. While we admit that acing fashion is not easy, but the truth is, fashion was never meant to be easy!

Fashion is a form of self-expression that allows people to exhibit style even on odd days. Fret not, as we have you covered to tackle the monsoon whammy. Midday Online spoke to leading fashion brands to help you build a rain-friendly wardrobe swell with finesse. Make your style game less dreary by embracing monsoon fashion with these expert recommendations.

Women's style guide to ace monsoon fashion:

Blue Bird Printed Short Dress

Designed by Varija Bajaj, the textile brand ‘Office and You' features designs that are made for formal occasions. This particular dress is designed keeping in mind working women who prefer to keep it sporty yet formal. Available in crepe material, this printed dress comes in sizes S, M, L and XL.

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Cost: Rs 2610

Navy Blue You Look Good Playsuit

For those black nerds, here is a no-nonsense outfit to strike the right chords. Pair it with chunky sneakers or elegant heels to pull off multiple avatars. This playsuit features a blazer-inspired wrap silhouette, full sleeves, overlapping V-neckline, mock buttons and pockets for style and has a center back zip for closure.

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Cost: Rs 1647

Cotton Printed Long Dress

This knee-length sleeveless sundress is a befitting match against the monsoon blues. Brighten your day with this playful outfit made with cotton fabric to absorb the woes of humidity. It has a scoop neck, a tie waist and is made with a floral hand-block print that echoes classic Indian graphics.

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Cost: Rs 1999

Women's Active Tank

This monsoon activewear is specifically designed to cater to the needs of workout enthusiasts during the rainy season informs the co-founder of Good Indian, Avneesh Gadgil. It serves the purpose of providing protection, comfort, and functionality in wet and humid conditions. This tank top is typically made from moisture-wicking and quick-drying fabrics that help keep you dry, prevent chafing, and provide better ventilation. It also often incorporates features like waterproof or water-resistant materials, sealed seams, and adjustable hoods to keep you protected from rain and wind.

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Cost: Rs 1099

Bright Neon Shorts

Whether it is a casual hangout with friends or an intense brainstorming session with creative peers - Here is an outfit to boost comfort with blazing neon shades. Slip into these dynamic shorts to beat the stress of staining jeans or pajamas. Both the shorts come in the comfortable fabric of cotton and denim.

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Cost: Rs 1,346 onwards

Footwear to fight rain muck

Birkenstock (Dupes)

If fashion is what you survive on, you cannot have missed these pairs that are treading the Earth (quite globally). From Leonardo DiCaprio to Kendall Jenner to Cara Delevigne - celebrities are rocking these pairs like the biggest footwear trend this year. What's good is that we have found their rip-offs that are completely rain-friendly and come with a cushioned footbed.

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Cost: Rs 850

Cloud White Sandals

Stay stylish and dry this monsoon season with these chunky Sandals. Designed to withstand pressure, they feature a sturdy yet lightweight sole for leisurely strolls or spontaneous adventures. The waterproof design will keep your feet dry and protected. With a flexible and lightweight construction, you can move effortlessly, and their washable feature ensures easy maintenance.

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Cost: Rs 3599

Classic Crocs Slide

The timeless comfort and rad style of Crocs will never disappoint you. Crocs are made of rubber-like material, which makes them water-resistant. They can handle light rain and water splashes quite well, keeping your feet dry and comfortable. Additionally, the design of Crocs allows water to drain easily, and they dry quickly

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Cost: Starting from Rs 1995

Lilac Aqua Flats

Step into monsoon season with style and confidence with these Aqua Flats. With a reliable grip sole, they offer excellent traction on wet surfaces. Whether you're navigating through rainy streets or strolling in the park, these flats provide the perfect balance of comfort and durability. Embrace the perfect blend of fashion and functionality this season.

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Cost: Rs 1299

Transparent Yellow Lace-Up Boots

With anti-skid and water-resistant properties, here is a pair of boots to amp up your monsoon wardrobe. Show up at work or a casual chill scene in these pairs to stand unique from the crowd. This pair of rainboots feature a round toe and a lace up at the front.

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Cost: Rs 1796

Men's style guide for monsoon fashion:

Electric Blue Shacket

The Originals collection by The Souled Store is one straight from the heart of quirk and creativity. This oversized shacket will distinguish you from the crowd and place in the limelight. Express your inner self with comfort as the fabric is 100 per cent cotton. One can pair it up with lousy trousers or denim jeans.

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Cost: Rs 1498

Blue Cotton Woven Straight Fit Shirt

Wear a smart and alluring shirt to update your outfit for work or vacation. Made with soft cotton, this shirt comes in indigenous ikat embroidery along with coloration on it. It has a straight fit, a standard neck, half sleeves, and a woven design all around. Wear it with white pants, loafers, and a watch to stand out.

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Cost: Rs 1999

Classic Fit Shorts

Braving the rain muck in bold style just got a method. Add a splash of colours with these easy-breezy and get away from the monotony of your regular shades. Made from cotton lycra in a classic fit, they are just the right mix of comfort and style, although slightly on the higher side.

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Cost: Rs 2300 onwards

Men's Active Tank

In first contact itself, you'll notice how light this feels on your body. Ditch all the distractions and switch on your focus mode with this comfort-first active wear. The seams are designed to minimise abrasions, reduce chafing and absorb moisture, so that no amount of sweating breaks your rhythm.

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Cost: Rs 1099

Men's Mid-Rise Shorts with Neutral T-shirts

Take it from the designers - With this look, you can never go wrong. Short shorts for men have become a lasting trend in the fashion world. Embracing a sense of freedom and confidence, men can confidently rock this trend and tackle the puddles in smooth style.

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Cost: Rs 899 onwards

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