Monsoon Fashion: My Standard Look For The Season

People always ask to comment on monsoon fashion. While it may be a bit tricky, there are just a few things to keep in mind — you need to be comfortable (by that I mean soft, easy-to-wear fabrics), safe (footwear that prevents you from slipping) and, most importantly, stylish. For many, the monsoon spells an end to style — one is expected to pull out old, dowdy, unflattering clothes, which only make you look sloppy and unsightly. My school of thought is at the extreme opposite. I believe that there are ways to make monsoon fashion, well, truly fashionable. ?This season, I’ve got one basic silhouette in place and it seems to be working for me. And it looks like I am going to be sporting this basic silhouette all through the season. Here goes. It’s as simple as a shirt and jeans…but with a few small touches.

Here goes. It's as simple as a shirt and jeans…but with a few small touches. 
Lee jeans and a shirt, with a few small touches.
Let's start with my jeans. They're from the latest collection by Lee. Named, Jade Fusion jeans, these slim-fit jeans are my current favourite as the fabric contains actual fragments of jade, which make the fabric easier to wear, softer and more breathable.
Let’s start with my jeans. They’re from the latest collection by Lee. Named, Jade Fusion jeans, these slim-fit jeans are my current favourite as the fabric contains actual fragments of jade, which make the fabric easier to wear, softer and more breathable.

Then, I paired it with a very smart, casual cotton slim-fit shirt, also from Lee’s current collection, featuring a micro-gingham check pattern. As I always love to do, I rolled up my sleeves to show off my forearms and get more comfortable.

Here's what I did to my jeans, I rolled them up from the bottom, just a wee bit, to show off my ankles. Not only does this add a nice, modern touch to your look but it also keeps the bottom of your jeans dry. We are talking about monsoon fashion after all.
Here’s what I did to my jeans, I rolled them up from the bottom, just a wee bit, to show off my ankles. Not only does this add a nice, modern touch to your look but it also keeps the bottom of your jeans dry. We are talking about monsoon fashion after all.
I always like to carry a nice full-length black umbrella (I dislike folding umbrellas) and slip into a pair of colourful rubber clogs. I’m all set to take on the stormy weather.
I always like to carry a nice full-length black umbrella (I dislike folding umbrellas), carry a leather pouch and slip into a pair of colourful rubber clogs. I’m all set to take on the stormy weather.

And in case you want to work on this simple look even further…read on…

The rainy months are a nice time to sport a nice light jacket as well.
The rainy months are a nice time to sport a nice light jacket as well.
If you’ve got a good umbrella, I think a light jacket works, instead of a bulky raincoat, to keep your shirt and sleeves dry from any stray raindrops. Plus, it really does look very very chic.
If you’ve got a good umbrella, I think a light jacket works, instead of a bulky raincoat, to keep your shirt and sleeves dry from any stray raindrops. Plus, it really does look very very chic.
Add a nice tan belt for good measure.
Add a nice tan belt for good measure.
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A classic city boy look from Urban Eye.

Jeans and tee-shirt by Lee. Shop the look here at Snapdeal.

Photography by Vishal Jolapara 

 

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