30 ways to stay waterproof
This monsoon, stay dry the stylish way
Summer’s on its last leg (goodbye, sundresses and flip-flops) and the rain clouds are inching their way overhead. Before the showers really begin to come down, we suggest you stock up on all your monsoon essentials to keep you dry. There’s no need to look frumpy while you’re at it, though. Fashion houses have taken to water-resistant materials and upped their chic meter – Burberry gives us an embellished plastic mac, while Furla offers its usual selection of their Candy PVC handbags.
From rubber sliders and vinyl belts, to functional raincoats and jelly sneakers, we’ve made a list of the trendiest waterproof accessories to keep you looking stylish under that monogrammed umbrella. Click through.
Clear plastic bomber jacket, Rs 3,690, Topshop.com
Hooded PVC jacket, Rs 59,500, DKNY
Printed windcheater, Rs 3,799, Puma
Hooded poly jacket, Rs 5,590, Mango
From clutches to totes to shoulder bags, these arm candies make PVC and plastic look good. Who says you have to leave the Jimmy Choos and Dior at home in the monsoon?
Perforated shiny calfskin handbag, price on request, Dior
Vinyl envelope bag, Rs 690, Mango
PVC handbag, Rs 20,500, Furla
Orchid print acrylic clutch, Rs 71,000, Jimmy Choo
Printed PVC tote, price on request, Marni
Pink wellington boots, Rs 2,980, Topshop.com
Relive your childhood – strap on a pair of these sturdy gumboots and splash about in the puddles all you want.
PVC bow rainboots, Rs 26,400, Salvatore Ferragamo
Tall rainboots, price on request, Michael Kors
Chunky boots not really working with that outfit? Wear a cute pair of flats instead. Choose from jelly thongs, plastic sandals, rubber sliders and more.
Pink plastic sandals, Rs 37,500, Fendi
Jelly sandals, Rs 2,045, Accessorize
Jelly cutout sneakers, Rs 2,970, Asos.com
Neoprene pool sliders, Rs 65,407, Chloé
Rubber and jelly thong slippers, Rs 16,500, Salvatore Ferragamo
A monsoon staple, ditch the boring black umbrella in favour of one with a cool print, a funky handle or a funny slogan.
Printed umbrella, Rs 1,400, Forever New
Orange and white umbrella, Rs 1,990, Superdry
Vinyl and rubber belt, Rs 21,000, Burberry
After the essentials are taken care of, go a step further and get some fun accessories (think: a vinyl belt, a resin bangle or a rubber-strap watch in a cool colour).
Rubber-strap watch, Rs 8,995, DKNY
'Sminty' watch, Rs 3,400, Swatch
Resin square bracelet, price on request, Chanel