Enjoy the monsoon showers without worrying about your clothes.

Who doesn’t like to get wet in the first shower of the rainy season? But no one likes the idea of getting their pretty clothes spoiled. Often one gets stuck when it comes to fashion in the rainy season. One downpour and the entire crisp look, n eat hair goes limp. Well, its time to keep your worries aside as the fashion for this season is all about ‘flaunt with comfort’.

What’s in

“Full lengths are a complete no-no. Knee-length skirts are a must-have this monsoon. But if you are into Indian wear then go for churidars and avoid patialas as they get spoiled easily,” suggests designer Mandira Wirk. Another style that will work is a well fitted Tee with sporty chic shorts. “The rainy season demands a more casual look than a formal done one. Sporty styles in knit and stretch gel well with the season. The monsoon is all about a cheerful mood so your look should always spell that out,” says designer Anita Dongre.

“This season, styles for men are cropped jeans — ideal for when you need to wade through those inevitable puddles. In addition, linen shorts are another big rage this season. For women, there are denim capris, knee-length skirts, cotton shorts and jumpsuits which are perfect for the monsoons. A fresh colour palette ranging from white tonalities of sand blasted denim, which are contrast to vintage gabardines, and washed shades of light and dark blues are the highlights of this season’s Calvin Klein Jeans collection,” suggests Shiraz Bhavnani, senior marketing and communication manager, Calvin Klein (India). “Tops are brighter, key colours are coral, chlorophyll green, lagoon (blue).” One can also indulge in calf-length belted dresses and easy-to-dry silk tunics for evenings as they make easy dressing for the weather.

Brighten up

Go bright and flashy this monsoon. It’s time to fold up your pastels and tuck them deep inside your wardrobe; try bright hues like electric blues, candy pink, vermillion, fresh green to complete the perfect look. “Bold is the way to go,” advises Mansi Zaveri, marketing and communication manager, FCUK. She further adds, “Don’t shy away from bright colour this monsoon. Monsoon wear aims to look effortlessly stylish. Embrace colour injections in lime green, orange and pink where modern graphics sit alongside colourful stripes featuring across bare shoulder dresses and smock tops.”

The lighter, the better

If you think denims are a good choice during heavy showers, I’d say, give it a second thought! Don’t you know that drenched jeans are a big turn off? Make way for lighter fabrics. Listen to Designer Reynu Tondon to know more. “Go for fabrics that are water-resistant and quick dry like polyviscose, polynylon, cotton blends or lycra mixed fabrics. They cling well and don’t get messed up even in heavy showers. Monsoon demands light weight fabrics so that it won’t feel heavy even when wet.” Also, lightweight jackets are a perfect match for both men and women.

Time to accessorise

“Great collection of bags is a perfect match to heavy rains,” advises designer Manoviraj Khosla. But he also suggests selecting them carefully. “Accessories should be selected carefully; bags should be waterproof and in bold colours, footwear should be open and airy. If you want to go for jewellery keep it minimum; either flaunt your earrings or a chunky neckpiece. Men should go for utility and comfort with cargo pockets and waterproof bags,” says Khosla.

Monsoon is all about romance with beauty and a date with gorgeous styles. Get set to cheer up your wardrobe and enjoy the first shower in the trendiest outfits.

The Calvin Klein way

What range is the brand offering in lightweight fabrics?

No one likes a soggy hem on their jeans, but it is hard to avoid in this season. However, fashion this season has the answer. Tops for both men and women utilise light, organic materials with a soft touch like washed cotton/silks, nylons, linen cottons, and ramiès in pastel shades, stripes and checks.

What range is available in accessories other than raincoats?

This season, Calvin Klein Jeans has introduced a double-layered mist sheer nylon logo graphic jacket that is lightweight, trendy and ideal for the monsoons for both men and women.

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