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

    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 Londona��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 Roukaa��s Weather Forecast collection. With embroidery created from rain-friendly viscose thread a��in monochrome, and in motifs like paper boats, leaves and bicycles a�� 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 peta��s name on
    the back. From `3,500. Details: 022 22876296/sonyavajifdar.com


    Tropical paradise
    Made from 100 per cent plastic, Michael Korsa�� 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
    Londona��s Atsuko Kudo makes womena��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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