Romanticizing monsoon has been eternal. Can we ever not feel a blush on our cheeks thinking about the first rain, a cup of coffee in a café while enjoying the rain or a romantic evening in a side table drinking wine, loving the art that the window glass has become with those sparkling rain drops! Monsoon is pure love. Well, while such a lovely season has arrived what do we see ourselves wearing? What really makes us fall in love with the one standing in front of the mirror during this season? While these thoughts were going on in my mind, I could hear the sound of rainfall and yes, there was a smile.
It’s true that monsoon comes with its own challenges, wet streets, muddy shoes and not so perfect hair sometimes. However, I see a glass half full. I cannot emphasize enough that the idea of a gracefully worn white kurta over a blue denim (could be distressed adding on to the style), oxidized jhumkaas, kohled eyes and a bindi, hair open, slides for feet and a vibrant umbrella, the sight of a lady adorning this look in the rain would feel like a Sun sprinkling sunshine on everyone around.
I relate rain to poetry and a look that comes to my mind thinking of poetry is an ankle length dress in solid colours from earthy tones, a pair of beautiful tie up sandals , a big handbag which can accommodate monsoon essentials (like an umbrella, mini towel etc), a high bun, hoop earrings or something minimal as an accessory. Imagine a girl stunningly styled in this look standing outside a café waiting for her cab while it is raining, won’t that sight bring some poetic thoughts to those around her? “The sparkle of the rain drops faded at her glance, the knots on her curls held the stories untold….”
Fun fashion is something I absolutely love to do. By this I mean play with vibrant colours, some quirky outfit choices and carrying the look like a boss. An oversize graphic T shirt with some vibrant colours on it with a bold short skirt in a loud colour or a denim distressed shorts, with red/yellow/green/ gum boots and a fancy raincoat (the vinyl transparent ones) and there you go. This monsoon look will be the coolest one anybody would ever spot. I for one would style like this monsoon or no monsoon!
This was my take on monsoon fashion that I wrote sipping a cup of hot tea, overlooking the grey-green play of the clouds and nature. Happy styling and happy monsoon.