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With monsoon knocking, it?s time to ?wash? wardrobe

SUMMER SIESTA and lazy afternoons will soon be replaced by freaking out in the monsoon drizzle. Sipping a cuppa and enjoying the downpour will become the order of the day.

india Updated: Jun 16, 2006 00:04 IST

SUMMER SIESTA and lazy afternoons will soon be replaced by freaking out in the monsoon drizzle. Sipping a cuppa and enjoying the downpour will become the order of the day.

Of course, monsoon is at our doorsteps and changing season has also stimulated the fashion conscious people to shuffle their wardrobe accordingly.

Fashion pundits have already predicted that the hues likely to be flaunted this season will be the shades of blue and green. Denizens held varied opinions about their preferences regarding the fabric and the colours for the season. The emphasis is, however, on bold colours.

"Shady clouds and cool wind always motivates me to choose something bright. I prefer the colours green, blue and also yellow sometimes. As far as fabric is concerned, it is blended cotton because it is best way to feel the cool winds," said Deepa, a college going girl. Playing in the puddles in capri pants and tank tops would also she won’t mind. "I prefer wearing salwar kameej to sarees in monsoons as they are much easier to handle. Synthetic fabric works wonders as it is easy to get it dried. Being an office- goer, it is always preferable for me to don the fusion wears such as short kurtis with jeans or sometimes with salwar," said Seema.

"I think bermudas are best for the season to elude the hassles of heavy downpour," said Abhishek, a college-going lad.

There are also few whose fashion statement remains T-shirt till the onset of winters. "Come on, they are the best way to enjoy the season. Multiple shades, soothing fabric and the short clinging t-shirts are my favourite and I have a good collection of them," added Ankita, a student of class nineth.

"Welcoming monsoon breeze is in itself the sign to enjoy the season. It is never any light shade for me as there is always the sneaky feeling of spoiling it. I advocate the use of dark shades as they always hide the unavoidable dark spots of muddy water. Light fabrics are easy to dry. Silk is good for the season," said Amita, the owner of a boutique.

"I think raincoat forms the part of collection. Why forget that now they are available in such bright shades and they are flaunted first with any designerwear always underneath its protective covering," said Kavita, a teacher.

So, the matra is to splash and enjoy the drizzle and show enough attitude to make your own fashion statement this monsoon.

First Published: Jun 16, 2006 00:04 IST