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It's raining heavy and travelling to work in the rain can be quite troublesome. The rainwater can soil your nicely washed and ironed outfit. Despite the rain, a professional has to ensure the right office look.
It's important to know what to wear during rainy days. The clothes and shoes you wear should give you a professional look and make you feel comfortable in them. Here are a few things to keep in mind that will make you rock the office look even on rainy days.
Wear light fabrics. Avoid thick fabrics, flairs and long clothes. While men cannot avoid wearing long pants, women can. Women can wear shorter skirts and ankle-length trousers. Short formal skirts are a good bet for women at work. Choose wrinkle-free and lighter fabric clothes as they can dry easily when wet.
Formal jackets or stoles. Wear a jacket over a shirt or a light stole over your dress that will make you look stylish as well as keep you warm when the temperature falls in the rain.
Those who prefer to wear Indian outfit should avoid saris, salwars, palazzos, patialas and long kurtis. Any flairs are a big 'No'. Wear churidars with shorter kurtis. Replace long dupattas with shorter scarves and stoles. Avoid coloured fabric which colour s likely to run when wet.
Avoid dull grey and browns. Make the best of the weather with bright colours. Go for bold prints. Clothes with bright and bold prints may not be advisable to wear when the day is bright, but they are ideal for wet and gloomy weather. The vibrant colours can brighten up the day and spread positive vibes.
Avoid wearing white during rainy days, as rain drops and can leave behind stains on the whites. White clothes when wet can also be revealing as they tend to be more transparent than other colours. But, black is always in. It is an all-season colour that goes well with all types of dress.
The right footwear
Avoid wearing leather shoes or sandals when it rains as water can soil the shoes and sandals. Choose footwear that are water resistant, yet goes well with the clothes you are wearing. While floaters are ideal, avoid wearing ill-fitted or loose sandals. They can squirt dirt up your clothes. Carry a pair of formal clothes and shoes if you can. You can change into them when you reach your work place. That way you can look smart and professional always.
Bags to carry
Avoid leather and big bags. They look ugly when wet. Carry smaller and simple handbags that are resistant to water. Waterprrof bags come in different vibrant colours, pretty prints and trendy designs. Splurge on them. They look smart, stylish and fashionable.
Accessories and makeup
Team up your bright monsoon outfits with bright and fancy accesories such as pretty earings and necklace. They will make you look more fashionable. Also, bright or strong lip colour can give you the perfect gorgeous look on a rainy day. Keep the makeup minimal as rainwater can smudge it all up,. Just a dash of brighter shade of nailpaint that matches with your rich lip colour can glam up your office look.
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