Fashion Advice 101: 9 Fashion Rules for Rainy Days


“When life gives you a rainy day, wear cute boots and play in the puddles” –Nikhil Saluja


As we bid adios to the bright sunshine and summer breeze, we would also be bidding farewell to our beloved tank tops, the frilly summer dresses, flip flops, summer hats, and sheer tops. As we greet the month of July, we need to reacquaint ourselves to apparels such as trench coats, umbrellas, rain boots and several others. For some fashion enthusiasts, the monsoon months are a bane to their styling prowess as it tends to stifle their artful expression in dressing up considering one must be covered up for a majority of the time one is out. However, this does not mean that you cannot look stylish during the rainy season, you still very much can—after all, fashion pundits have always advocated looking great regardless the season.

However, there are certain articles of clothing that should never see the light of day during the rainy season lest you want them damaged, or you want to look inappropriately dressed. These are the types of clothing that are made with flimsy material and may easily get rent and soiled under the torrential rain. When it comes to the monsoon season, there are certain clothing items you should probably stock at the back of your closet save for the next dry and sunny day. Scroll down below to see the things you should consider during an inclement rainy weather.

1.) The type of shoes you are wearing

Regardless of whether you are commuting to work or are taking your own private car, at some point, you are going to have to walk under the rain. With this in mind, it is imperative that you consider what kind of shoes you are wearing. It can be rather frustrating to have the soles of your feet muddied up during your brief walk en route to your car or in the office. It is even more aggravating if the water has seeped into your shoes and has soaked your feet. Try a good pair of brightly colored rubber boots to add a bit of color to your outfit and keep the soles of your feet safe and dry.


2.) A pair of heels is out of place

The rainy season might not be the best time to break out your new wholesale Steve Madden heels. Sure, they may look stunningly fashionable and gives you some height, but wearing heels under a torrential rain makes you prone to slipping on roads and pavements. Save the heels for a night out in the club and wear more practical and comfortable footwear that ensures you can get to your destination safely.


3.) Do not wear anything suede

Suede can easily get damaged by the rain as the material is not designed to repel water. During the rainy season, avoid carrying any bags and wearing shoes made with this material. In the same vein, leather likewise gets ruined by the rain, and since leather is pretty expensive, it can be a bit heartbreaking when they suffer water damage. Stick with plastic made materials as they repel water best.

4.) Avoid wearing anything white

White may look sophisticatedly chic and is supremely easy to dress up. However, there is no other color more out of place in the rain than stark white—especially when you are wearing them as tight skinny jeans. Anything in white might be one of the year’s biggest trends, but wearing it on a rainy day is not only a bold statement but a precarious one. Apart from being see-through when wet, more often than not damage and stay can occur just by wearing them


5.) Wear light makeup

Regardless if where you may be going, it is better to apply your makeup once you no longer have to make a walk under the rain or once you are out of the rain. Torrential rains can be nasty and can easily ruin any makeup—it does not bode well for anyone to is sporting a runny eyeliner and mascara as well as fuzzy hair. Try to opt for waterproof products instead and avoid looking like a melted counterpart of yourself. Avoid wearing heavy makeup and choose makeup made from lightweight products.


6.) Wear as little to no jewelry or accessories

Rain and too many accessories simply do not mix. In the midst of a pouring torrential rain, it is best if one sports a minimalist style by keeping the accessorizing game to a bare minimum. Minimalist styling is the key to being comfortable and looking sophisticatedly chic despite the rain. With this in mind, refrain from wearing stacks of bracelets or necklaces which will also help you prevent any damage from happening to them.


7.) Avoid wearing flowy dresses/skirts

There is a great chance that strong gusts of wind would accompany the occasional torrential rains making flowy dresses and skirts incredibly risky to wear. Considering the light material they are made from, they are a major fashion hazard as it would potentially be blown in every possible direction leaving you exposed. Save the flowy dresses for another sunny day and stick to body-hugging dresses and clothes, for now, to make sure they stay attached to your body all day long.


8.) Save carrying open bags for another day

Open bags do not only entice potential thieves from pilfering its contents, but they also pose a dangerous threat to whatever is inside during a torrential rain. You do not want any of your things to get wet under the rain as it may suffer from damage so no matter how cute those bags are, save them for another day and use bags you can close tightly instead.


9.) Choose a practical umbrella

You might think that the torrential rain is the best time to showcase and display your cute and colorful umbrella around town. True enough, umbrellas are the ultimate accessory for this season, but you need to consider its durability under the rain as well. You do not want to risk getting wet just because your trusty accessory was blown inside out. Make sure your umbrella was built to endure strong winds and would keep you dry all day. In a heavy rain, sometimes it is best to forgo fashion for practicality—especially when it keeps the rest of you dry.
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