Is it just me, or has this summer been especially hot? I feel like every time I step out of the house, even for a few moments, I’m left feeling like a sweaty, slimy mess! And I’m sure all of you can agree. Luckily, one of my favorite seasons is just around the corner! India is eagerly awaiting the monsoon; 3 months of rain to cool down the earth, turn everything from brown to green, wash the layers of dust and pollution away, and basically make life a whole lot better. Except… All the mud and muck everywhere, the unexpected downpours on your way to important meetings, puddles that are as deep as baby pools, garbage flowing freely out of gutters & trashcans onto the streets (gross, but true) and yet throughout this life, work & our routines must continue as usual. Fortunately, there’s a whole lot of monsoon gear to help you prepare for this beautiful and tricky season. From the cutest umbrellas ever, to raincoats, gumboots, phone protectors & more, I’ve made a list of everything you could need to face the rain gods, and exactly where to buy. So with only one month till the rains hit (and with some of these pieces shipping internationally), what are you waiting for? Welcome the monsoon in style with these fun and functional pieces!
It goes without saying that umbrellas are everyones best friend during the monsoon, and since you’ve got to lug one around everyday, why not make a style statement while you do it? From florals and geometric prints, to indian inspired and clear versions- there’s something for everyone. Take a look at some of my favourite umbrellas online right now!
1.The Elephant Company Paaji Umbrella, FabFurnish.com 2.Monki Fast Food Print Umbrella, Asos 3.Julie 3 print, Sunumbrellas.in 4.Tello Black Skull Printed Umbrella, Snapdeal 5.Michael Kors Automatic Umbrella, Macy’s 6.Tello Keep Calm Umbrella, Amazon 7.Becky Totes Light Ladies Clear & Black Elegant Umbrella, Amazon 8.Lady Transparent Lace Umbrella, Amazon 9.Kath Kinston Birdcage Umbrella in Cherry Print, Asos 10. The Elephant Company Chakra Straight Umbrella, FabFurnish.in 11.Paperchase Nice Slice Umbrella, Asos 12.Faye Sunflower, Subumbrellas.in 13.Cheeky Chunk White & Blue Umbrella, Snapdeal 14.Paperchase Lets Squawk Parrots Umbrella, Asos
The less chosen option, but in my opinion way more functional! Raincoats don’t have to be frumpy & plastic-y like many of you may imagine, instead there are some super cool options for both men and women, whether you want to go funky or classic, metallic or matte, long or short! Pair one of these bad boys with an umbrella and you are pretty much invincible against the downpour.
1.Asos Premium Rain Mac in Coated Denim 2.Glamorous Festival Raincoat, Asos 3.Hunter Festival Clear Vinyl Raincoat, Asos 4.Pardon My Trench Rain Jacket, Columbia 5.Asos Rain Pac A Mac in Midi Length 6.Womens Proxy Falls Jacket in Purple, Columbia 7.Asos Wax Fisherman Rain Mac 8.Missguided Holographic Raincoat, Asos 9. Asos Rain Mac in Rose Gold Metallic 10.Michael Kors Hooded Raincoat in Coral, Macy’s
1.Wildcraft Hypadry Mens Raincoat in Anthracite Black 2.Mens Watertight II Jacket, Columbia 3.Weekday Sun Raincoat Jacket in Grey, Asos 4.Michael Kors Men’s Cameron Double-Breasted Raincoat, Macy’s 5.Wildcraft Solid Mens Raincoat in Blue 6.ASos Rain Coat With Shower Resistance in Khaki 7. Izod Men’s Hooded Boating Jacket in Olive, Macy’s 8.Rains Waterproof Breaker Jacket, Asos 9.Wildcraft Hypadry Mens rain Pro Jacket in Puffins Bill Orange 10.Mens Evapouration Jacket in Red, Columbia
I can’t emphasise how much these save your feet in the rain, not only can you stomp through puddles in a way that would make your 5 year old self proud, but they also save your feet from viruses and bacteria that are floating around in puddles and waterlogged streets. In any city, the rain washes garbage and sewage from the drains out onto the streets where it collects and becomes a breeding ground for all sorts of scary diseases, such as leptospirosis. Protect your feet and look cute while you do it with my top picks of gumboots & rain shoes for men & women.
1.Hunter Original Refined Back Strap Black Wellington Boots, Asos 2.Asos Gangster Wellies in Black and Red 3.Juju Vincent Biker Welly Ankle Boots, Asos 4.Tommy Hilfiger Coree Tall Rain Boots, Macy’s 5.Capelli New York Ladies Shiny Solid Opaque Jelly Rain Boot in Beige, Macy’s 6.Paean Womens Pink PVC Boots, Amazon 7.Lauren Ralph Lauren Women’s Rossalyn II Rain Boots in Tartan, Macy’s 8.Chooka Paradox Top Solid Rain Boots, Macy’s 9.Juju x Kigo Rhino Short Wellies, Asos
1.Timberland Mens Postal Waterproof Chukkas, Macy’s 2.Hunter Original Lace up, Asos 3.Grants Pass Waterproof Hiking Boots, Columbia 4.Hunter Original Biker Wellington Boots, Asoss 5.Hunter Original Rubber Lace up, Asos 6&7.O’Neil Mens Gnarly Trekking and Hiking Rain & Snow shoes in Olive and Dark Brown, Amazon
There’s a whole wide world of water proof and water resistant gear out there, from phone protectors and tablet covers, to laptop sleeves, bag covers & more. Here’s a list of some pieces that’ll make your life a whole lot easier this monsoon!
1.Lacdo Waterproof Neoprene Sleeve Bag, Amazon 2.Avantree 2 in 1 Waterproof Bag For Mobile, Amazon 3.Dicapc Floating Waterproof Case for Tablet, Amazon 4.Cosmus Rain and Dust Cover For Laptop Bags and Backpacks, Amazon 5.Safest Waterproof Dry Multi-utility Backpack 10 litre, Amazon 5.The Handbag Raincoat Maxi Size Cover, Macy’s 6. New Look Mermaids Have More Fun Plastic Cosmetic Pouch, Asos 7.Asos Clear Bumbag
So now that you’re fully prepared for the season, let me know what you loved or ordered from this list! Send us pictures of yourself wearing any of these pieces and get featured on my social media accounts! You’ll never want to say rain, rain go away ever again 😉
Till next time xxx
Jasleen Gill is a fashion & celebrity stylist, model, and blogger currently residing in Mumbai, India.READ MORE