Tis the season of impromptu travel plans, long drives and quick weekend getaways – and we want to make sure you look absolutely OMG! You are saying.
For Indian city folk, the rain is always an excuse to take a break. And after the heat wave we’ve had this year, there’s nothing more fun than going on long drives after hiding indoors, rolling down the window and feeling the breeze ruffling your hair, enjoying a brisk walk or going inside. A good book and a cup of hot cocoa while watching the dreamy rain clouds float by.
What are your winter weekend plans? Well, whatever you are, the first thing you should think about is what to wear, right? We’ll help you look amazing in all those Insta posts you take with Monsoon’s casual style sheet.
For starters, let’s talk about house parties and indoor hangouts. While this is the season to dress up, that doesn’t mean you can’t make a statement. For both women and girls, choose comfortable images, and enjoy colors and prints. Women can choose cool co-ord sets in bold colors and prints, enjoy cropped tops and boyfriend t-shirts, or statement bralettes with baggy shirts or that classic oversized white shirt and denim hot shorts combo, which is always a hit. Cropped tops come in a variety of styles, and make for the perfect hangout OOTD. Look at brands Puma And Adidas For the latest drops.
If you’re interested in print, don’t play it safe (everything in fashion is bold and shocking these days). Tie-dye is hot—it’s been hot for four years now, but the trend isn’t going away anytime soon. So feel free to spritz everything on tie dye – and you can have all the fun you want with it. Flowers are also very cool. If you’re just buzzing around the trend, you can choose from low-key florals, or go big and bright with attention-grabbing colors. Zara And H&M They are definitely good places to buy casual clothes and prints. And don’t be afraid to do print on print. The key is to make sure your clothes have structure and shape – that’s the difference between looking Insta-trending and looking like you’re wearing wallpaper.
Gentlemen, we recommend all things well-fitted shorts. Take trousers and denims to house parties – another reason not to skip a leg day, guys – and pair smart crewnecks or resort-fit shirts with shorts. Print is also on the memo for you. If you’re a beginner, start cautiously, but don’t be afraid to try. Men should buy a road trip from Zara And H&M Like brands with cool common people Paul Smith, CelioAnd Tommy Hilfiger. Also, stumbling blocks Calvin Klein, Armani Exchange; And Diesel It should be on the radar for both men and women.
Drive in style
There are few things more fun on a long drive than getting nowhere. Grab your friends, pack some munchies, plug in your playlist and drive out of town. But what should you wear? Street wear and casual sports can be cool clothing themes. Now, boys and girls, repeat after me: athleisure is not gym wear. Don’t take out your boring blacks. Shop cool joggers in neon and funky prints. This works for women and men. Ladies, break out the bag and store form-fitting streetwear to complement that suit. Stylish joggers, cool tank tops, cropped tees, off-the-shoulder and one-shoulder numbers, cute bras, and strappy tees should be added to the cart. Play with color, play with prints, and mix-n-match as you like. The only rule of streetwear is to have none.
Long drives are a great opportunity to add layers to your look. A sleek zip-on hoodie or light jacket (if you can get your hands on a metal one, pick that up and thank us later) will definitely get you compliments. Guys, you clearly fall for trusty tees and hats – and we won’t judge you for it – there’s no reason to experiment with prints. Please ditch the boring solid color crew neck basics (maybe keep the white and black, but throw away the rest) and stock up on cool graphic prints, typography, mania and fun slogan prints (the funnier, the better).
Hoodies are always a great option, but maybe explore beyond the typical varsity variety and check out the wider options available these days. Zip jackets and windbreakers in pop and neon colors can be a great option. And, for everyone else’s sneakers – the better, the better. Athletic brands Puma, Adidas, Phila, And Nike, and luxury masons as Louis Vuitton And Balenciaga Thanks to some really cool partners, streetwear is the big daddy these days. For sneakers, see also Gucci And Onitsuka Tiger.
Rely on casual clothes
If you’re planning a weekend getaway, definitely shop for swimwear. While it might not be a good idea to run off to Goa or the Maldives if you want to enjoy the beach, chilling in the pool, sipping a few cocktails and enjoying a book is a lot of fun. So, swimwear. And no, an old t-shirt and a pair of baggy shorts is not a swimsuit, folks. Enjoy shopping for bikinis and monokinis in a variety of colors and styles. Shivan and Naresh, account lifeAnd Balcony Make the most jaw-dropping swimwear in the country right now. Although black bikini is popular – like polka dots – neon and pop is the most popular trend, today there are wide range of prints. Men, swimming shorts are always a great option, but if you are not comfortable in them, shop for board shorts. Also, don’t forget fun flips. Or, brutal jamming, that’s all the rage these days.
Checking into a plush resort is always a treat. The best thing about the monsoons is that you don’t have to be outside to enjoy the weather. Lounge by the pool, chill in the cafe, enjoy a long and lazy brunch with your partner, friends and family, watching the love rain outside. But just because you haven’t been outside, you don’t have to look like a lazy tourist. That’s what resort wear is for.
Ladies, the options are endless for you. Flowing and elegant dresses are a great idea. Summer and oh-so attractive, you can choose in your favorite colors and prints. Me-time, family time or date night, dresses are always a great outfit choice. If you’re shopping internationally, it doesn’t get any better than this Gucci, Stella McCartneyAnd Dior. Closer to home, walk on such designers Gauri and Nainika, Wendell Rodricks; And A distraction For fabulous leisure wear.
Another option is to combine anything with palazzos. From long kurtas and kaftans, to cool tanks, simple blouses, baggy shirts, or hanky-hem tops – whatever you want in your fancy. This is also a good time to break out your bling (go overboard, no one cares) and heels. Keep makeup light and dewy (don’t forget your moisturizer, girlfriend!) with vibrant colors. These resorts also serve cool date nights and dinners in the city.
Gentlemen, we have only one word for you – Flax. Shop breathable, comfortable and shockingly soft, shirts, trousers, sharp trousers and light jackets in linen. They’re available in a range of weather-friendly pastels, and will help you make a stylish entrance without melting into a puddle of sweat below. Channels, Brooks Brothers, Ralph Laurenand designer labels Above And Yoji Yamamoto It should be on your shopping list.
For shoes, skip the brogues and try espadrilles or leather sandals. Mules are also a great idea. Some light fixtures are also recommended. Try rings and necklaces, or maybe a fancy bracelet? The hair needs to be well groomed and out of control, so use a quick pomade to control that frizziness and if you have a beard, apply oil and wax to keep it from feeling like a beard. Leave the collars undone, go for a drink and relax.
So, here goes everything you need to shop and pack for all the fun you’ll have this season. Just try it, break all the rules and have an amazing time!
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