The Chicest PVC Rain Accessories To Sport This Monsoon
Rainy day accessories, like most seasonal gear born out of necessity, can often be heavy on function, and very light on high-fashion. Think clunky crocs, rickety black umbrellas, or worse still those unsightly footwear that do nothing but ruin a great outfit. Just like your wardrobe and beauty kit, your accessories could also use a major upgrade during the monsoon. We have rounded up the most luxe iterations of waterproof accessories to invest in, that are practical without compromising on style. So the next time you gear up to combat the elements, make a splash quite literally with these rain-friendly add-ons, that can elevate your basics and brighten up a grey day. After all, fashion never takes a backseat.
We can’t really get through the day without an all-purpose bag that holds all our essentials. So it would be nightmarish to reach into a rain-soaked handbag and find our stuff thoroughly drenched. It’s time to retire those mundane totes and invest in the cutest see-through. holographic PVC bags that will keep your belongings dry, plus look irresistibly chic. We suggest going for bright colours that can perk up your outfit in a flash.Top (L-R): Moschino, Miu Miu, Philip Lim; Bottom (L-R): Versace, Stella McCartney, Off White, Marc Jacobs
Make no mistake, the heavy-set gumboot is our trusted companion through hail and storm. They let the rains slide right off, and are guaranteed puddle-repellents. The on-trend style of wearing these boots is to pair them with denim shorts and a basic tee. From the glittery to the plain black varieties, they are easy to carry off while effortlessly staying on fleek. Oh, and sneakerheads fret not, we have just the PVC option for you too. Safe to say the rains are no match for these babies.Top (L-R): Moncler, Emilio Pucci, Hunter, Chloe; Bottom (L-R): Givenchy, Chiara Ferragni, Alexander Wang, Sergio Rossi
It physically pains us to go an entire season without slipping into a breezy summer dress. Let’s face it, windcheaters aren’t exactly the most flattering cover-ups for a cute outfit. But what if you got yourself a lightweight utilitarian jacket that protects you from the rain and also works as a great alternative to your basic black dress. Take your pick from Moschino’s brushstroke jacket or an Alexa Chung belted PVC trench, that is fresh off the ramp. Nothing would dare knockout these cover-ups.From L to R: Moschino, Alexa Chung, Moncler
Best Foot Forward
If the idea of your toes marinating in soaked close-toed shoes makes you wrinkle your nose in repulsion, then you aren’t alone. Although rain boots tend to dominate the style charts in this weather, our favourite designers have come to our rescue with the coolest open-toed sandals, be it strappy, s and mules that not only look chic but also save your pedicures. Stepping out in the rains feeling footloose never felt better.
Top (L-R): Prada, Valentino Garavani, Yeezy; Bottom (L-R): Chloe, Sophia Webster
Tipping The Hat
Okay, hats might not be the very first thing that comes to mind when you think of an on-trend accessory, but hear us out on this one. With PVC hats and visors being all the rage on the runway, and Chanel giving it a clear green signal, this monsoon might be the right time to finally experiment a bit. And might we suggest the ultimate utilitarian ones that are a style and weather win.From L-R: Clyde, Prada, Rag & Bone