Monsoon fashion tips: Here’s how to stay dry as well as fashionable this season

As the rains bring a much needed respite from the heat, it’s time we take a break from everyday formal outfits and try out new styles. Here are some tips for women and men by Vaanee and Dheeraj Bhatia, founders, Gritstones.


Tips for Monsoon Clothing for Women:

1. Women can start with their fresh light fabrics, bright colours like yellow, orange, red, pink, blue and some mixtures of fluorescent and electric colours.

2. Light fabrics like cotton, chiffon, and silk dry out quickly.

3. Follow Bollywood celebs and incorporate culottes, playsuits, printed dresses and skirts, cigarettes pants, in your wardrobe.

4. There is a new trend of wearing short kurtis with leggings or churidar; long dupattas can be replaced with scarfs and stoles.

5. Jeans, long skirts, and heavy material should be avoided in this weather.

8. Accessories like fancy umbrellas and jelly shoes will help to complete your look.

Tips for Monsoon Clothing for Men:

1. Go for cotton shirts or casual printed shirts this season.

2. Shorts and capris are attractive and easy to wear. Even getting drenched in rain will result in less of a hassle.

3. Athletes who are into running, football, cricket wear dri-fit (a polyester microfibe) mechanized clothes as they are comfortable and dry off sweat quickly.

4. Monsoon accessories men can opt for are waterproof bags, a waterproof watch, umbrella and flip flops.


Monsoon fashion: Must-have accessories to flaunt in rainy season

With the on start of monsoon season, you might be worried how to look fashionable and stylish during this season. So here are few tips, which will help you to keep up your style quotient, according to the experts.

Harleen Kaur Jawanda, Chief Merchandising Officer at Trendybharat, an online shopping website, and Meha Bhargava, image consultant at Styl.Inc, have suggested a few accessories:

Raincoats: These days raincoats are available in gorgeous patterns, colours and materials. There is no dearth of stylish and trendy rainwear online, where you may choose from balloon raincoats, rain ponchos, transparent raincoats in a variety of bright and neon shades.

Shoes: Unpredictable puddles, muddy streets and the waterlogged streets are not ideal for stylish stilettos or kitten heals. So, it is important to choose your footwear well. Jelly flats, funky flip flops or bright and shiny gumboots can be your best friends.

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Bags: Monsoon is not the best time to flaunt your expensive leather and PU bags as the rain might damage them. Go for nylon or plastic tote bags which can keep all your possessions dry and safe when it pours. Transparent handbags can up your style quotient while keeping all your things dry and safe.

Umbrellas: The world of umbrellas is not so starkly black anymore with a great range of colourful umbrellas in beautiful designs. The foldable umbrellas are compact and are easy to carry around.

Waterproof phone covers: Mobile phones being an integral part of everyone’s life, protect them from the rain with waterproof phone covers.

Scarves: Scarves can be the biggest saviours and they are less cumbersome when compared to dupattas. Beautiful prints in myriad colours are

Want to look your best on the first day of college? Fashion experts tell you how

Be it in life, or on your first day in Delhi University, first impressions are everything! We know that moving on from the monotonous school uniform to choosing the perfect ensemble can be pretty confusing (thanks to the myriad options available), but that isn’t a reason to fret.

College starts mid-July, so we have fashion experts at your aid, to help you ace your day one outfit.


Pocket your style wisely

Classic patch pocket shirts (where the pockets are sewn-in) are a complete no-no. You’ll have all the time to wear them when you start working. College wear needs to be fun, experimental and very ‘you’. So, don’t be afraid to change things up. Go for fun, graphic prints or shirts with interesting front or collar detail.

Blur gender lines

Why stick to the usual options when you can choose to mix it up? In college, get set to bend the rules. Go for an androgynous silhouette (example: boho-chic flared pants) for your first day of college, and don’t be afraid to blur gender lines. You’ll stand out for being different.

Fun footwear for the win

When it comes to perfecting your ensemble, every detail matters. So guys, ditch styles that have been done to death and opt for exciting options. Burn the floaters with socks combo and opt for something refreshing. From plimsolls to summer boots — there’s a world out there to choose from.

Handbag > Backpack

Backpacks and jholas might go with the stereotypical DU image, but our expert wants you to avoid them altogether. Invest in a killer handbag (or manbag, as you prefer!). From printed canvas variations to crafted faux leather — choose something that’ll last long.

Throw some shade

Well not literally! But, there’s no denying, that you shouldn’t limit yourself to just one pair of eyewear. There are so many exciting shapes and styles out their. Feel free to experiment with them — whether they are to keep the sun out, or your prescribed glasses. Clear frames are all the rage, so opt for a pair.

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Your denim needn’t be boring

Skip your usual pair of daily denims or shorts for a well-fitted pair of white jeans. Choose white jeans — the pair will help you break away from boredom. Pairing white jeans with a crop top is a no-fail combination that will make heads turn. You can even go for patchwork denims for a fun twist.

The pyjama look — napleisure chic

Pyjamas are not only for a good night’s sleep! Taking cue from nightwear-inspired dailywear, the revamped pyjama look can prove a winner. Go for a floral upper with matching bottoms (co-ords) to make for a relaxed outfit. Accessorise it a minimal way and you’ll be good to go.

Embrace the bandana

When it comes to accessorising, our expert feels that the classic bandana is an affordable must-have. Bandanas are affordable, come in various trendy prints, and apart from looking great, they come to your rescue if you’re having a bad hair day.

One scarf, many styles

Another important accessory is a scarf — a great way to combat the heat. Also, your scarf can serve many a purpose. Turn it into a turban, use it as belt or style it like a sarong with a T-shirt dress — the scarf will never fail you.

Invest in red

When it comes to catching everyone’s eye, a bright red dress works wonders. If you want to make sure you are noticed for your style on day one, red will do the trick. But, don’t go for a club variation — a breezy red number, ilike a kaftan dress, A-line, a shift or a maxi will work wonders.



Shoe of the Day at Paris Fashion Week Men’s: Comme des Garcons’ Nike Air 180

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With Pigalle Thursday, Les Benjamins today and Off White designer, Virgil Abloh’s being teased left right and center, Nike has hit the ground running with its collabs this season. But Comme des Garcons’ Rei Kawakubo’s took some beating at Paris Fashion Week Men’s.

Our shoe of the day is the Nike Air 180 that starred in her disco extravaganza. Best in show? We’re loving those hot pink and black numbers. Retro kicks are totally on trend and these are as good as it gets.



Designs on Paris for Adelaide Fashion Festival designer Cristina Tridente’s new collection

CRISTINA Tridente is unveiling a sneak peek of her new couture+love+madness collection in a Parisienne setting.

The Adelaide designer will officially launch the 12-piece collection at this year’s Adelaide Fashion Festival, which runs October 11 to 15.

In the lead up, Ms Tridente is giving The Advertiser an exclusive first look at one of her campaign images.

As the first South Australian to be accepted into London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins, Ms Tridente will complete an intensive course there next month.

In the lead-up she is exploring Europe and, earlier this month, met fashion photographer Weronika Mamot in Paris.

Polish-born Ms Mamot, who lives in Adelaide and travelled to France especially for the couture+love+madness project, took a series of photographs to showcase the collection.

They include a stunning image of model Romaine Aiassa, from Paris agency Jana Hernette.

Wearing a couture+love+madness brocade jumpsuit with a detachable skirt, she is holding a golden flower handcrafted from aluminium by Ms Tridente.

“It’s a modern take on bridal,” Ms Tridente said, adding the Eiffel Tower in the distance provided the perfect backdrop.

“The collection has a Parisienne feel.’’

Karbonn Aura Note 2 With AI-Based Fashion App Launched at Rs. 6,490

Karbonn on Thursday unveiled the Aura Note 2 smartphone with an artificial intelligence (AI)-based solution at Rs. 6,490. It is available in Coffee-Champagne and Black-Champagne colour variants. The company is touting a fashion-centric app that uses AI-based technology to find matching apparel from photos.

Commenting on the launch of the Karbonn Aura Note 2, Shashin Devsare, Executive Director, Karbonn Mobiles, said, “With this, we aim to enrich the experience of our users making fashion as effortless as it can be. A balance of simplified technology and innovation, ‘Aura Note 2’ will surely be a sought-after smartphone.”

The Karbonn Aura Note 2 comes integrated with an app ‘Vistoso’ which allows users to search for an outfit by simply clicking its picture, with the AI engine of the app automatically recognising the print, pattern and colour of the outfit to give relevant results.

Karbonn Aura Note 2 With AI-Based Fashion App Launched at Rs. 6,490

The dual-SIM Karbonn Aura Note 2 smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and sports a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.25GHz quad-core SoC, coupled with 2GB of RAM. For optics, the Aura Note 2 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera alongside a 5-megapixel front camera.
The smartphone bears 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB).

Connectivity options on the Karbonn Aura Note 2 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, and FM radio. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. It is powered by a 2900mAh battery, measures 115x78x8mm, and weighs 164 grams.