Dressing for the rains can be a tricky job—you don’t want to dress all sloppy and yet don’t want to end up with soaking wet trousers at the end of the day. Either way one thing is certain—you need to upgrade your monsoon wardrobe. That’s why we called on ace designer Salita Nanda to style 5 super fun looks for us to take cues from. Here’s the lookbook…

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For rainy afternoons indoors

Coupling this Picasso portrait, pleated shift dress made in raw silk with these Aé-Teē earrings and Nidhi Bhandhari fine couture footwear, Nanda puts together a casual yet chic look, perfect for a monsoon afternoon do. Wear it for a lunch out with friends or to an informal work lunch and you will have escalated the fashion quotient pretty high.

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Monsoon day looks

If you are someone who has an artsy side then you will love being able to wear one of Picasso’s most popular paintings—this printed shift dress in silk satin print with a silk cotton base fabric and Picasso’s ‘Weeping Woman’ makes for a bright monsoon brunch look. Nanda teams it with a quirky Creo lifestyle umbrella (her prints) and adds some chunky jewellery with Mrinalini Chandra earrings and Steve Madden flats. Hair let loose and locks tucked behind in a side braid, isn’t that a perfect monsoon day look, right there!?

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Formal do

Teaming this lovely flower printed mint cape made in short haired velvet with a classic 60’s shift dress made in neoprene, Nanda styles a sophisticated and sheek evening look. Coupled with ‘House of Shikha’ earrings and Nine West shoes, this look is a perfect ensemble for a monsoon evening or even a formal party that needs you to ace the formal attire. Wear this look with a sleek braided side bun.

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Night out

So there is nothing official about this cotton tube crop top adorned in the designer’s staple prints but it makes for a perfect outfit for a girl’s night out when teamed with a vintage skirt. Styled with these gorgeous ‘B Blingg’ earrings, hair pulled back in a high pony and a pair of monsoon friendly wedges, the look is enhanced ten folds.

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Formal outing

Another gorgeous outfit graced by the classic Picasso painting of the ‘Weeping Woman,’ this organza dress is styled with a high bun and the very regal ‘B Blingg’ earrings to create a casual yet classy monsoon look that can be worn for a societal dinner with as much panache as a formal outing.

All products available at Creo Lifestyle in Kemp’s Corner. Special Thanks to David Colney for styling tips and inputs.

Styling – Salita Nanda

Make up – Ishita Khanna

Model – Alefiyah Siamwala