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5 Monsoon Fashion Mistakes Men Must Avoid

The cooling monsoons are here. Although we love the freshness and greenery this season inspires, it does confuse us on the fashion front. With the sun shining brightly one minute and torrential downpours the next, we often wonder what to put on when stepping outdoors. To make your life easy, here is an article that lists out the best things to wear this monsoon: The Perfect Monsoon Attire!

Well, that was about what to wear. But, to look stylish throughout this season, there are a few items you should stay away from. Here is list of fashion mistakes men should avoid making during the monsoons.

 

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Wearing white:

Contrary to popular belief, this rule does not apply only to women. White is a terrible colour to wear in the rainy season, for men and women alike. Outfits in this colour tend to become embarrassingly transparent when wet and this is sure to happen often during the monsoons. So, protect your dignity by opting for clothes in other colours. Also, stains are more visible on white and during this watery season, your clothes tend to get stained a lot. Think about all those times passing vehicles have splashed mud and dirty water on your clothes! So, no white. Period.

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Jeans:

Most of us can’t live without our rugged, wear-it-any-way-you-like denims. But, just for the monsoons, try to. Denims take a long time to dry, which means that if you get drenched, which is sure to happen a lot, you’ll have to stay in wet pants for a while. So, stack away your jeans during the monsoons and opt for shorts or three-fourths instead. If you have to wear full-length pants, opt for trousers as these will dry faster and can also be folded to avoid staining.

Flip-flops:

Many people advocate wearing flip-flops during the monsoons. However, this is a very bad idea unless you don’t mind going around with dollops of mud spotting your back and legs. Slippers lift off the ground when you walk and this hurls mud and muck everywhere. So, avoid wearing flip-flops outdoors and opt for sandals, gumboots and floaters instead.

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Flowery Umbrellas:

Flowery umbrellas do look good, but on women. So, avoid toting such pretty flowery umbrellas. Opt for self-coloured ones instead. Even if you do like prints, chose metrosexual designs like geometric prints, graphic designs, cartoon prints, etc. Try out funky umbrellas, like grandfather umbrellas or bubble umbrellas for a more stylish look.

Leather:

Refrain from wearing leather during the rainy season. When leather gets wet, it tends to stain, shrivel up and crack. So, keep your leather jackets and shoes out of arms reach during the monsoons. For formal occasions, opt for closed rubber shoes instead.

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Well, I hope these fashion dos and don’ts help you streamline your monsoon wardrobe and stay fashionable throughout this season!

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