Pick the right fab­ric to wear this sea­son

HT City - - Lifestyle - Text by: Etti Bali In­puts by Tanvi Ma­lik, e-com­merce ex­pert; Natasha Tate, stylist; and Ritika Taneja, fash­ion busi­ness de­vel­oper

The first step to de­cod­ing mon­soon dress­ing is choos­ing the right fab­ric, or the post-rain hu­mid­ity will kill the look. Ex­perts sug­gest that one can opt for some­thing that’s not too sheer yet is light on the skin. Fol­low these tips:

Cot­ton: Cot­ton is an ex­cel­lent ma­te­rial for the hu­mid cli­mate as it al­lows air to flow in and around the skin, cre­at­ing a cool­ing ef­fect while keep­ing you dry.

Rayon: This fab­ric can feel like silk yet is sim­i­lar to cot­ton and linen in its cool and airy con­struc­tion. It does not trap body heat and ab­sorbs mois­ture eas­ily.

Cham­bray: This is a great choice for mon­soon be­cause it breathes beau­ti­fully. It is light, sum­mery and doesn’t stick to the body.

Denim: Denim is the per­fect ma­te­rial for ev­ery sea­son and if you want to wear it right this mon­soon, there’s noth­ing bet­ter than ripped denim shorts. Pick a faded pair and team it with your graphic tees. For footwear, a pair of jelly flipflops will get you rain-ready. Com­plete the look with a bright wa­ter­proof back­pack.

Polyester: If you are up for some skin show this mon­soon, stock your wardrobe with polyester crop tops. They are chic, comfy and apt for the rainy sea­son. In­stead of wear­ing them with clingy jeans, go for breezy cot­ton trousers. Put on a pair of strappy PVC san­dals and you are good to go.

Crepe: To get that per­fect out­doorsy look for the rainy sea­son, a colour­ful crepe dress is just per­fect. Com­bine it with a pair of rub­ber es­padrilles and a sassy sling. You can also ex­per­i­ment with a nice hairdo to go with this at­tire, as un­tied hair might just get frizzy.

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