It's pouring style: Monsoon isn't an excuse to dress sloppy

  • Abhinav Verma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 31, 2015 22:34 IST

Guys, we won’t let you dress dud and boring just because it’s pouring ­outside. Think bright, bold and flashy, and don’t let the rain stop you from making a ­fashion statement. From pop-coloured suits to breezy, printed pajamas, we bring you the latest monsoon trends and style gurus’ top picks.

Designer Tarun Tahiliani ­suggests, “Experiment with jackets in ­scattered prints paired with ­rugged jeans during the monsoon season.” Scattered patterns allow one to express individuality. Designer Varun Bahl’s foolproof pick is a fun, pop-coloured suit. “They look trendy, pep your mood up and also make a statement,” says Bahl. Designer Pawan Sachdeva adds, “For a party, add more fun by ­teaming your coloured suit with a cheery printed shirt.”

Short cut to style

Your monsoon wardrobe is simply incomplete without shorts. Go for the ultra comfortable cotton or linen shorts paired with plain shirts. Avoid polyester blends unless your are at the gym or at a beach party. Shorts are your best bet when you are looking for easy, fussfree style. To add a little bit of sharpness to the look, go for an urban cap and a pair of dark shades. This look is perfect for an informal outing or a coffee date. Black’s the way

Why go for black on black? Well, it showcases your masculinity. Black on black makes you look confident and stylish. But instead of plain black, be your own artist, use paint spray or just a simple paintbrush to give your old black tees a makeover with abstract patterns. Splatters go well with the mood of the season and could be a smart trick to camaflouge water/mud stains in case you go puddle stomping. Pop goes your suit

Monsoon is all about being colourfully zestfull. So go big with pop coloured suits with printed shirts. Be it your office party or a night out with friends, this look will instantly brighten any ­surroundings and mood. The key is to mix and match bright colours.

The ubercool look

Show off that lean ­physique and toned arms, guys. Go for ­rugged vests and
pair them with patchwork denim. This look is the epitome of street style this monsoon. To add some spark, go for sunglasses which have bright coloured frames.

A dose of fun

Bored of plain jeans and jackets? Go for printed summer jackets paired with rugged patchwork denims. Let the subtle cut and the style of your printed jackets do the talking. Accessorise with a pair of ­sunglasses and a hat. This is your quintessential funky monsoon look.

Matching doesn’t mean tacky

Pair your shorts with bight pop polka dotted ­jackets. This will inject colour and freshness into your look, not to forget, jackets are handy in the rains too. However, the icing on the cake is ­matching your pop-coloured jacket with equally bright pop-coloured sneakers. Yes, you can match your jacket with your shoes, and let fashion rules dance on their heads.

Dance like a B-boy

Light up the dance floor by going for printed ­pajamas and printed shirts. Comfortable, easy on the eye and colourful, this look is ideal for the ­monsoon rain, and perfect for guys who like to break the pattern and follow their own personal style.

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