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Monsoon fashion: Dressing for Mumbai's unpredictable downpours

We’re seeing a Mumbai monsoon like none other, with bright sun, and sudden rainy spells. But why should that dampen your style?

fashion-and-trends Updated: Jul 20, 2015, 17:31 IST
As told to Poorva Joshi
As told to Poorva Joshi
Hindustan Times
Fashion for men during Mumbai's unpredictable monsoon.
Fashion for men during Mumbai's unpredictable monsoon.

When the rain gods play a game of peek-a-boo, dressing up can be a problematic affair. Should you arm yourselfexpecting a shower, or dress for a bright, sunny day? We pose these questions to Archana Walavalkar, stylist to actors like Imran Khan and Alia Bhatt, and co-founder and creative director at StyleCracker, a personalised styling platform.

* For Women
Work
“Pair a bright-coloured, shift dress with water-repellent ballet flats. Layer it with a colourless, sheer rain cape and let it be the hero of your look. It’s uncomplicated, keeps your attire wrinkle-free, and lets you flaunt your OOTD (outfit of the day).”

Brunch
“Match a wrap-style romper with cut-off shoulders and fun-coloured Havaianas. If you feel indulgent, opt for an embellished pair. Finish the look with a khaki parka. It’s versatile, utilitarian and my personal favourite for this season.”

Night out
“Keep your clothing fuss-free if the weather looks dicey. Cut-off shorts with a slouchy, oversized top is a safe bet. Complete the look with block-heeled gladiator sandals.”

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* For Men
Work
“A mackintosh (waterproof coat) suits both formal and casual looks; it’s also practical to carry while travelling. If it’s the brisk look you’re after, opt for a smart rain pea coat instead.”

Brunch
“Keep it minimal with rolled-up chinos, a collared T-shirt and low-cut waterproof leather slip-ons. Their slightly raised platform will keep you out of puddles. The waterproof, matte rain sneaker (a hybrid of the rain boot and sneaker) is a great-buy for the season.”

Night out
“Match an ultra-lightweight windcheater with a casual tee and make it a part of your look for the night. Keep the colours of your jacket zesty to disrupt the dreary weather.”

(Photos: StyleCracker)

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