Come monsoon and most of us tend to run for cover or grudgingly step out to battle slushy roads, soaked clothes, broken umbrellas and not to mention the veritable fashion disasters enforced by nature.

Showing up to work or attending a social gathering on a rainy day can be quite a task, but you can always tackle those woes with the help of these 5 hacks which will make your mood infinitely brighter, even on the greyest of days.

1. The All Important Umbrella

Lugging around an umbrella is not always fun but you can transform the ubiquitous umbrella into a fashion accessory. From multi colours to quirky prints and compact foldable ones to the large golf umbrellas, there are plenty of options in the market that will help you stand out from the crowd.

2. Waterproof Your Bag

The best way to protect your belongings is to carry a water-resistant bag. The other option is using a rain cover that will not only protect your valuables but also your bag from spoiling in the rain.

3. Dress To Impress

Monsoons are the best time to make use of chic trench coats, fashionable rain coats, wellington boots and cheerful accessories. An useful tip, avoid denims and leather as much as you can as these tend to drag you down and take ages to dry.

4. Rainproof Your Tresses

Monsoon is when you need to invest the most in your hair – remember Monica’s Barbados hair disaster in Friends? Use a frizz fighting shampoo, conditioner and hair serum to fight the humidity and always carry a hair tie or clip just in case your hair isn’t in the mood to comply. If all else fails, twist your hair into an effortless bun which looks great even if messy.

5. Avoid Makeup Disasters

One of the biggest worries for women during monsoon is having a trail of makeup trickling down the face. The best way to avoid this is by using waterproof products and keeping it simple by avoiding mascaras, heavy eyeliners and instead opting for light blushes and bright lipsticks.

Once you have these hacks in place, make sure to load your playlist with upbeat tunes and embrace the monsoon with a spring in your step.

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