Rainy season is at its best but don’t let anything from a light drizzle to a heavy downpour mess up your outfit planning for the day. Just customize, and add elements here & there, to transform your daily looks into a perfect rainy day outfit. Rains don’t necessarily mean you have to cover yourself up in windcheaters and raincoats before heading out. Monsoon trends are anything but boring, and it’s the perfect time to flaunt your colorful rain accessories and more. So read on to know all about the rainy season dos and don’ts, and stand out in your legitimately refreshing and smart work outfit in a crowd of dull goulashes and anoraks.
No matter what you want to wear to get rid of Monday blues, a rainproof coat on top is all that you need to save yourself from the rain. Though trenches is the most classic choice, you can go for other coats, anoraks and water-proof options in other silhouettes like blazers and jackets. Underneath the coat, you can go for ankle length straight cut trousers and shirts to take you a long way in the rain. Complete the look off with water-proof ballerinas and you are all set to ace those Monday meetings!
Monsoons need not dampen your style as you can effortlessly carry off anything in spite of the rains and by that we mean a skirt and blouse pairing too. To keep warm and avoid getting muddy water splashed onto your legs, pop on a pair of dark-coloured tights or stockings under the skirt. Take on your favourite umbrella and with those chunky heel booties you can brave both the rains & the long working day in style!
You deserve a reward for making it halfway through the week and that too a rainy one! You can definitely treat yourself by choosing a semi-formal midi dress to office. Accessorize it with a bright scarf to add a pop of colour and layer it with a blazer or a light cardigan on top. For the feet, rubber rain boots are the most appropriate while you travel to work amongst the puddles and semi-flooded sidewalks. You can always carry a pair of formal pumps to change into after entering office, if rain boots don’t go down well with your boss or workplace dress code.
Thursday will be a treat for both you and your beholders as you turn up at your workplace in a chic rain proof attire. You can go for an ethnic or an indo western outfit to break from the western and formal monotony. Go for an ethnic maxi dress or maybe a kurti over a pair of smart cropped straight cut linen pants and wrap a scarf or a dupatta around your neck. Complete the look with water-proof sliders and an embroidered tote for that perfect desi-chic office look!
Fridays are the best since they give you the ease of smart casual dressing. Slim pixie pants or wide leg culottes are perfect for office and more so when the last thing you need is getting your pants dragging on the wet road on your way to work. Pair them up with semi-formal shirts or a statement bright colored/patterned coat on days when you want the focus to shift from whatever you are wearing underneath. Choose a chic pair of flat ankle booties and you will be welcoming the weekend with a splash!
These 9 to 5 rain-worthy outfits are a testimony to the fact that style is 100% waterproof and not even the heaviest of showers can dampen your style. Mix, match, experiment and dare to dress this monsoon as you turn heads wherever you go!