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STYLE STAPLES TO FLAUNT THIS MONSOON

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It’s official: the monsoon has hit the bay! While puddle-soaked sneakers and potholes are recurring nightmares, here’s our sartorial hit-list to keep you looking chic despite them. Drizzle or downpour, you won’t have to sacrifice cute outfits to the weather gods ever again, we promise. Scroll down to rain-proof your closet.

Monsoon Fashion Trends of 2019

1. STATEMENT SCARVES

Beat the chills this monsoon with a layer or two. Add drama to mix up muted formals with a printed scarf. Animal patterns are sure-shot winners while loud motifs bring to life even the most boring outfits. Over a crisp shirt, opt for a complementing palette to keep warm. Trade in thicker materials for quick-to-dry, easy-to-breathe fabrics. Polyester, cotton, mull and silk work wonders.

Quick Hack: Invest in silky-smooth satin stoles to keep frizziness at bay during the manic monsoon season.

Monsoon Fashion Tips

2. STEP IN STYLE

Strike a pose with a killer pair of knee-high rubber wellies aka gumboots to brave the dampness. Go in for eccentric prints, floral patterns or even translucent booties to add a dash of whimsy. And if you’re feeling a little more experimental, ape Chanel’s SS/18 transparent trend, or be more fashion-froward Kim K. Remember to swap in suede and leather for the more versatile plastics.

Quick Hack: With a hair dryer melt a candle. Then, rub it all over your favorite sneakers, et voila!Waterproof kicks in under a minute.

Monsoon Fashion Trends

3. UNDER AN UMBRELLA

Black, be gone: the color was in vogue five seasons ago! Welcome to the rainbow world of colors when it comes to umbrellas. And if that doesn’t catch your fancy, how about cute graphics, lace or even stripes? Trust the designers at Fashion Week to show you how to work the bare essential even when it’s completely sheer.

Quick Hack: If you want to add that extra oomph to a coordinated outfit, opt for a sleek transparent travel kit such as Esbeda Women's Travelling Kit - Dark Blue

Fashion tips for monsoon

4. COLORLESS JACKETS

Say hello to your BFF of the season, a reliable raincoat. Updated to appeal to the modern woman on-the-go, this childhood favorite just got a stylish makeover. Choose from downright transparent, to lightly lined silhouettes, as you strut through the rains, winds and whatever else comes your way. Still smitten by the holographic bug? We’ve got you covered, too.

Quick Hack: Invest in a lightly-lined trench coat in basic shades such as hunter green, navy blue or stark black if you’re the kind who’s prone to catching a cold.

Monsoon style tips

5. PEEK-A-BOO ANKLES

Trade in classic floor-length denims for shorter counterparts. Even in B-Town, every celebrity is showing off their calves this season, and for good reason. Think culottes, midi skirts, dungarees and even ankle-length trousers as you prep for work. It’s best to wade through unpleasant waters bare-calved. Have a look-see below for some serious business-casual style inspo.

Quick Hack: Turn any trousers inside out, and fold away till the ankles. Use bobby pins to secure the tucks and you’ll have your very own shortened pants.

top monsoon fashion trends

6. UNEXPECTED HAIR ACCESSORIES

If you’re like the most of us when it comes to your hair, following the ‘less is more’ mantra, then boy, are you in for a shock. Remember those pig tails you had in school? Well, they’ve made a comeback. Want proof, look to the runway – claw clips, chunky embellishments, kitschy hair ties and even the lowly comb hairband is back!  It’s the revival of the 90s and designers are pulling out all the stops.

Quick Hack: Tie a quick fish braid with Hair Drama Company Ariel Knotted Hair Ties or ace second day locks with Joker & Witch Gold plated metal leaves hair clip

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