5 Weather-proof Looks For All Seasons
It’s that time of the year when the climate alternates between humid, windy and sunny. One minute it’s bright and balmy and another, it’s cold and damp. Thankfully, fashion never goes out of season, so you can make sure you look up-
to-the-minute, no matter what the weather outside is like. We’ve put together five ways that can help you look your stylish best, all year round – come rain or shine.
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Layer it up
There isn’t anything more disappointing than dressing up for cold weather, only to have the sun beating down on you the entire day. A good way to combat unpredictable weather is to dress up in warmer layers that you can shed as and when the mercury rises. A soft, bright-coloured hoodie like this Canary Yellow Calvin Klein number makes for the perfect protection from the chills. Besides, it’s also a striking addition to any casual ensemble for the
Pro-tip: Hoodies tend to be bulky, so opt for a cropped version and team it up with well-fitted lowers in neutral colours like white and black.
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Sparkle up your tee-shirts
We get it. A tee-shirt is the ultimate go-to item in your closet for days you just want to stay dry and comfortable. But you don’t need to dress down to be cosy. Glam up your casual ‘tee-shirt and jeans’ look with big, bold accessories. You can
get dramatic with large gemstone earrings to match, like the ones pictured here. This sequinned tee-shirt from Cover Story is a great example of casual comfort coupled with elegant accents.
Pro-tip: Make sure the bling you add to this look doesn’t clash with the frames of your sunglasses. In such cases, basic black shades are your best friends.
Make your baggage
Hands-free comfort doesn’t have to come at the price of fashion. Replace your regular handbag with a stylish sling bag cut from waterproof fabric. Make sure it comes with secure clasps – preferably a zipper – to keep its contents dry at all times. If you’re looking to take the hands-free comfort a step further, then this waist bag from H&M is the ideal option for you. It comes with straps that fit perfectly into your belt loops, so you can use it as a belt.
Pro-tip: Since most sling bags and waist bags tend to be smaller than your average handbag, invest in a slotted pouch that can accommodate some change and your cards.
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easy to dry fabrics
Cotton skirts and dresses aren’t just meant for the summer. They tend to dry up pretty quickly, so you can bring them out in the monsoons too. Besides, they’re better than ankle length styles like jeans or trousers, because they’re less likely to get soiled when you’re inevitably walking through puddles and slush. Pictured here is a black Indian-print skirt from Springfield, accessorised with ankle length
boots that make walking in the rain feel like a cakewalk.
Pro-tip: Pick a skirt or a dress trimmed with extra fabric or brocade along the hemline, to avoid it from flying in the monsoon wind.
Dress up in denims,
Jeans may seem like the most versatile choice thanks to the extremely comfortable, rugged and easy-to-wash nature of the fabric. But they tend to get damp – with water, when it’s raining and with sweat, when it’s sunny. Denim
dresses, however, don’t suffer from these drawbacks. They’re usually constructed out of finer denim that falls more freely, dries up faster and doesn’t confine you.
Dresses that end a little above your ankle, like this Vajor piece, look elegant when worn over rain-proof boots.
Pro-tip: While denim dresses in a variety of shades are fun and in-season right now, blue is a classic choice that will always remain timeless. You can add colour with chunky jewellery and long, flowy capes.
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