July marks the onset of monsoon season in Delhi, and this is the time to enjoy the city’s rain-washed grandeur. You can rejoice in the respite that generous showers bring. The downside, however, is, if instead of being able to watch the rain from your balcony, you have to navigate through the roads. Both pedestrians and drivers have to be cautious in order to avoid potholes and overflowing drains that are no longer visible under all that muddy water. One must also invest in a raincoat and a foldable umbrella to stay dry while on the road. Use smaller waterproof bags in your bag, to store electronics, papers and valuables. Here are some essential outfit-related tips to keep you ready for Delhi’s monsoon season…
Choose lightweight garments or ones that dry fast: Avoid wearing jeans or other heavy fabrics during the rains. In the rare occasion that you do get drenched, the sheer weight of these clothes could weigh you down and make you more susceptible to an intense bout of common cold, fever, etc. Wearing light garments or garments that dry easily.
Opt for knee-length attire: Women could consider wearing knee-length dresses and skirts so that the bottom edges of their clothes do not get drenched in the rain. Men can opt for shorts.
Wearing neon or light-reflecting rain coats: Rain often results in power cuts and in the absence of street lights, pedestrians wearing light-reflecting rain coats would ensure they can be spotted by vehicles on the road.
Invest in a pair of rain-proof boots: You will never regret buying yourself a pair of rain-proof boots. These are comfy and come in a variety of colours to brighten up the otherwise gloomy weather.