Ten Tips To Prevent The Monsoon From Raining On Your Parade

Over the next few months, the incessant downpours and resultant flooded streets will be the sole reason for most of your miseries — but not if you can help it. Whether it’s to help you make the most of the delightful weather or simply look your dapper self, here are ten tips that should prevent the monsoon from raining on your parade.

It might have taken a detour or four, but the monsoon has finally found its way to the country. While we wallow in the concomitant reliefs that the rains bring along (read: an overall pleasant weather and that oh-so-delightful whiff of petrichor), we cannot possibly ignore the nuisances that are bound to tag along as well. Over the next few months, the incessant downpours and resultant flooded streets will be the sole reason for most of your miseries — but not if you can help it. Whether it’s to help you make the most of the delightful weather or simply look your dapper self, here are ten tips that should prevent the monsoon from raining on your parade.

1. Carry A Stylish Umbrella

Let’s get the obvious pick out of the way. An umbrella is essential, yes, but there’s no reason why it cannot double up as a stylish accessory. Dump the boring blacks for a more vibrant pick and step out in style this year!

2. ‘Tis The Season For Open Footwear

Closed shoes are a no-no during monsoon, especially if you live in a city that floods easily (Mumbai, we’re looking at you). Since open footwear is the need of the hour, Colour Me Mad’s customisable flip-flops should be an excellent pick. Apart from being pretty, the slip-ones also have non-slippery soles that should come in handy for the perpetually clumsy souls!

3. Get Punny

Don’t let the monsoons be a dampener on your mood. If you’re a joker who loves puns, this punny “Hail” t-shirt will make heads turn and lift the spirits of those around you.

4. Experiment With Tea

There’s nothing like sitting by the window sill and devouring a plate of hot pakodas and a fresh cup of chai during the monsoon. If you’re someone who loves to experiment, try Tea Trunk’s Chilli Chai Black Tea that is refreshingly hot and zippy and should do your mood wonders.

5. And While You’re At It, Serve A Cutting In Style

Well, that tea isn’t going to serve itself! Make an evening more memorable by trading stories over a cutting with a loved one using this funky Nimbu Mirchi Teapot that comes with a pair of glasses.

6. Not A Tea Person? Hot Chocolate Is An Apt Alternative

We might be recommending this for the rains, but is there ever a bad time for a cup of hot chocolate? Throw in a couple of marshmallows, grab a nice book, find a comfortable nook and sip on Indah’s drinking chocolate as you let the warmth take over your body on a particularly nippy monsoon evening.

7. Protect Your Stuff In Style

Yes, you need a bag to keep your stuff safe, but as we mentioned before, that’s not a reason to compromise on style or fashion. This vibrant tote bag by Atrangee is made using polyester, which means it’s water repellant. What’s more, it’s also spacious, comfortable, and colourful. What’s not to like?

8. And Your Gadgets Too!

If you and your iPad are inseparable, now you can carry it around everywhere. The perfect blend of functionality and fashion, this Cassette iPad cover has a retro look but a modern design. Not only does it look vibrant, it’s also helps protect your iPad from various elements that could potentially cause it harm.

9. Your Home Needs Protection Too

It’s a task for the postman to find your house during the rains anyway. If your name plate wears off, that’ll only make things matters worse. This slate rock nameplate is customisable and super stylish. What’s more, it’s weatherproof!

10. And Finally, Don’t Stop Looking After Your Skin

As if summer and winter weren’t causing enough damage already, the monsoon brings along its own set of skin issues. The continuous wetting and drying of the skin during the rains isn’t ideal — and thus, moisturising with a gentle lotion is key. The range of lotions are available in luscious flavours like white peach, almond, tangerine, hazelnut, olive, marigold, and lavender, to name a few.

Rameez Shaikh

Rameez Shaikh is a twenty-three year old writer. With a degree in journalism to his name, he's an aspiring author with an absolutely astounding admiration for alliteration. Leisure propels him to read, dance, pen fiction and gloat about himself in third person. On weekdays, he works as a features writer. On weekends, he's a Manchester United fan.

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