Monday, July 6, 2015

Get Monsoon Ready with these looks!

It’s here. 
The rains are here. 
The woes are here.
Mucky roads, scary puddles and splashing water. 

Monsoon is one of those seasons that I love to hate. I love the rains, which you probably already know if you follow me on Twitter since I sound like a weather reporter whenever it’s raining. But, it’s also extremely annoying when you’re stuck outside during the rains. While the rains here aren’t as scary as the ones in Mumbai, they definitely have their moments too. Most times I find myself waking up during monsoon afraid to wear something because of the weather predictions. But that can’t mean that I have no options right? I wanted to see what my options were so I decided to make a fashion board with some monsoon inspiration from Limeroad.

I love wearing bright colours during monsoon. The skies are gloomy so turn the day around with really bright colours on your clothes. The great thing about monsoon is that it’s never too hot, never too cold. So this is the perfect season to pull out those dresses, rompers and flowy tops. 

With the first look I paired this really pretty Ikat print dress with some basic orange and brown sandals. I prefer avoiding too many layers during monsoon because you don’t want to be managing your long cardigan while skipping through the puddles. I wanted the focus to be on the dress so I went with similar tones for the accessories. The orange necklace adds a nice pop since the neckline is really basic. I had to pick out this backpack when I saw it because it’s so fuss-free! I love how it’s PVC and that’s perfect for the rain, of course it also goes with the vibe of the dress. 

If you’re not a sandals person you can switch those out for rain boots or jelly shoes. Whatever you’re comfortable with. But I suggest avoiding leather or suede shoes because they’re really not great with the rain. Don’t be afraid to mix the colours because the brighter, the better. 

I’ve noticed that it’s easier to feel down during monsoon because the weather tends to have this sleepy effect on you. The solution for me is to compensate with neon colours. I’ve noticed that neons are a favourite during monsoon. There’s something about bright greens and pinks against gray skies that’s just perfect. This outfit is a little more dressy, if you’re attending a brunch or something semi-formal. The hot pink is so in-your-face that I didn’t think it would need a jacket to go with it. However I played with using tones of the hot pink in the other accessories. 

The necklace is a huge statement because the romper is a solid colour. As you can see, it is beaded and multi-coloured. I had to add this sling bag because it’s so neon, printed and perfect to grab the essentials. I always try and add some funky prints to my outfit, for instance the tribal inspired print here is a small addition. Since sandals aren’t really everyone’s choice, particularly for a more formal event, I went for these ballet flats. However, if you think they can get ruined in the rain, always carry an emergency pair of flip flops. They can be life savers! I’ve linked a pair that I found particularly cute above. 

Biggest and most obvious monsoon tip: 
NEVER leave the house without an umbrella, unless you want to be soaking wet. 

When I was on the website, I stumbled upon some other fun stuff that I absolutely love during the monsoons, and have particularly been loving this year. As you can see, the cushion cover and phone cover are umbrella prints and I’ve been on the hunt for really fun monsoon prints like that so I’m definitely going to go ahead and buy some. Can we also talk about how perfect that tea light holder is? I want it. NOW. I love candles, scented ones all the more. So if you do too, this is a perfect cosy addition to your room. But if you’re not a candle person, switch it for this really cool LED glass bottle that’ll add the cosy warm feel to your room minus the smoke. My favourites have to be those rainbow aviators. I NEED them right now. How funky are they? And the pineapple sling because pineapples are the fruit of the season. Haven’t you seen them everywhere? I’m talking fashion season. Pineapples are the new owls. 

If you’re wondering why I chose Limeroad over the other websites to do this monsoon post, let’s talk about how they have plus sizes. One of the biggest criteria for me when I’m browsing a website is to see if they cater to all sizes and body types and I was super excited, impressed and happy that Limeroad has an entire section dedicated to plus-size. I’m going to go shop now. 

Now that you’re monsoon ready, tell me what your favourite monsoon accessory is? 


Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored by Limeroad, but was written as a part of a contest.

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