5 monsoon essentials to have in your wardrobe


Monsoon is down the corner, a welcome relief for many sweltering and cursing in the tremendous summer heat. However, unless you have no qualms moving around the rains with difficulty in your summer clothes, you need to start thinking about being wardrobe ready for the change in season. Read on to know the 5 essentials you must have in your wardrobe this monsoon season:

1. Waterproof Shoes :

Waterproof shoes are probably the most important thing to have during monsoon season. Gumboots are a favourite of many, with their dark colours and promise of supreme protection against puddles, water logging and mud. These days, of course, there are other varieties of shoes cropping up all over the place with water resistant properties. These come in a variety of different colours and types. You can go for dark shaded gumboots or colourful varieties of other types of waterproof shoes depending on your personality and personal taste.

 

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Courtesy: eBay

 

2. Trench Raincoat :

It is in no one’s control when rains might come blistering down the skies and where one is at that time. Thus, if you do not intend to get rain soaked on short notice, it is essential that you get yourself a Trench Raincoat. These types of raincoats usually cover your entire body. They also come with an overhead cap of sorts to keep your head dry as well. Coming in a large variety of different colours and designs, trench raincoats are an essential monsoon wear item. You can browse its collections to find the one perfectly suits your style.

 

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Courtesy: Amazon.com

 

3. Shorts :

No matter how well equipped you are, to deal with rains, it is a given that you are going to get drenched at least a few times moving across this season. Thus, an essential piece of clothing in monsoon is the old reliable shorts. They dry easy, do not stick to your skin when wet and give off the optimum monsoon vibe. Shorts come in a variety of designs and colours. Usually, single coloured shorts paired with a colourful printed T-shirt makes a perfect monsoon casual look.

 

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Courtesy: johnnie-O

 

4. Colourful T-shirts :

As the colours get dull around us get during monsoon, rebelling against it with colourful bright T-shirts make for a great monsoon fashion statement. Avoid heavy T-shirts that might stick to your skin when wet, instead pick light printed ones that exude colour and brightness and give off a casual and playful vibe.

 

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Courtesy: Threadless

 

5. Stretch Denim :

We know reading the word ‘denim’ in monsoon might immediately activate warning bells in your mind, but here’s the thing. One, us men are extraordinarily attached to denims. Two, we’re not talking about the regular denims that will take ages to dry. I am talking about stretch denims. These have a little percentage of Spandex blended in, making them dry much faster and adding a stretchable quality that will make sure they don’t stick to your skin when wet. There are several varieties of stretch denims available in the market that you can pick from allowing you to sport the denim look even during monsoon without the after effects of rashes and damp clothing.

 

Courtesy: Men's Journal
Courtesy: Men’s Journal