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    Your cue to show off raincoats, shoes and adventurous accessories that are built to sail through stormy days 

    With the monsoons having begun in earnest in many parts of the country, this is the time to prep our wardrobes with water-resistant clothing and accessories without compromising on style. Stock up on staples like trenches and choose from fancy Melissa heels in popping shades, Dolce & Gabbana boots and designer brollies, to see you through the season.

    Text: Sakshi Kaushik &
    Niranjana Hariharanandanan

     

    Crystal clear
    Jazz up your monsoon wear with Darya London’s Cathrine Sandy Brown necklace, made with Swarovski crystals and enamelled beads and stones on PVC. The necklace is lightweight and perfect for those who like to make a statement come rain or shine. `6,800. Available at MaalGaadi. Details: 42103242

     

    Oscar-De-La-Renta---Saks-1Touch of flora
    Chase away the gloom with this floral print Gazar trench coat from Oscar de la Renta. It comes with notched lapels, straight hem and a fitted silhouette. Pair it with a plain black dress and you are ready to brave the elements. `2,52,439. Details: neimanmarcus.com

     

    Counting petals
    Take a leap of faith in these Dolce & Gabbana rubber gumboots with rose print. With patent-leather piping on the PVC shaft, they feature sturdy rubber soles for maximum grip and easy-walking comfort. Approx `34,031. Details: dolceandgabbana.com

     

    Rock the boat
    Ditch the dreary black umbrella for these pretty hand-embroidered Paper Boat options from Kochi-based design label Rouka’s Weather Forecast collection. With embroidery created from rain-friendly viscose thread —in monochrome, and in motifs like paper boats, leaves and bicycles – they make for a pretty sight in the showers. `999. Details: 09020163096/rouka.in

     

    Fur friendly
    IMG_7077editKeep your furry friends dry with chic doggy raincoats from Sonya Vajifdar. Offering both pre-made and bespoke options, you can choose from colourful PVC raincoats and customise them
    with pockets, designs (the most popular being paws and bones) and
    even print your pet’s name on
    the back. From `3,500. Details: 022 22876296/sonyavajifdar.com

     

    Tropical paradise
    Made from 100 per cent plastic, Michael Kors’ Eliza Medium Tropical Print Tote will help you keep all your valuables dry. With a roomy interior, lined with polyester, the bag is trimmed with silver-tone buckles and features a single detachable pouch for extra storage. `19,500. Details: 011 4056 3704

     

    Latex couture
    London’s Atsuko Kudo makes women’s latex clothing. This elegant take on the Chinese cheongsam comes in a pearl-sheen blue, with a central panel in semi-transparent pink and black latex lace. Combined with a high neck Mandarin collar, capped sleeves and a streamlined belt, the dress is completed with a long zip at the back. Approx `42,662. Details: atsukokudo.com

     

    Get sporty
    Canali rain jackets for men are a must-have this season. In bright colours like yellows, blues and reds, these lightweight coats come with hood and hoodless options. Team them with sneakers and you have your ideal off-duty ensemble. `80,000. Available at Canali Store Gurgaon. 0124 4181111

     

     

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