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Make sure you stay dry this monsoon with some chic accessories

Every time when the sky opens and there is a heavy downpour, people lose interest in dressing and going out of their houses. But this is the right season to organise a cheerful wardrobe, wear bold colours and have a fashion fiesta. Saggy clothes and wet boots are a part of the monsoon, but right choice of accessories, will help to dodge the puddles and give a trendy look. The first and best clothing would be colourful raincoats. Cream, brown and black make normal attire, whilst a pink coat with a belt will look attractive. Any clothing ranging from tops, kurtis, and dresses will go with the season. Here, we tell Rain Checkyou which hues, fabrics and fashion accessories are really 'IN' this season:

Hues
Bright shades of indigo, green and blue hold good for monsoon season. Various hues of sea to dark shades of green will be the choice of the season. On the other hand, purple, lemon yellow and white are also the best picks of monsoon. Not just vibrant colours, but even lighter hues of fuchsia pink and soft pastels like peach and mint green will help to lighten the mood. Wrinkle free clothing in dark shades of black and brown make an ideal formal wear. Beige tinged with multi-colours and black Rain Checkseem perfect during the rain.

Fabrics
Blended fabrics of polynylon and, cotton will be ideal. A right choice of fabric is more important, as some of them lose their sheen and get spoilt quickly once Rain Checkthey get wet. Avoiding crepe and chiffon clothes are desirable, as they will lose their sheen one they become wet. Cool casuals for the season would be a fitted jeans paired with a cotton shirt. Silk and rayon will also make a popular choice during this season adding depth to the hues with variances in the colour palette which is otherwise not seen.
Palazzo pants teamed with knee-length tops make good fusion wear whereas, elegant zardosi work on satin fabrics make the mark on ethnic collections. Denims are an all time favourite even during the heavy downpour – making a perfect combination with trendy T-shirts. Polka dot tops with boat necks will look great for evening wear.

Accessories
The right combination of colourful accessories makes the monsoon attire all the more appealing. Metal and leather can be avoided during the rainy season. Aqua coloured glass beads, and funky translucent Rain Checkbangles make the match for monsoon clothing. These colourful and trendy accessories can be teamed with any outfit. Similarly, single pendants and acrylic accessories give a sporty look for the rainy season. Beautiful bracelets, earrings, and neck pieces made of plastic, rubber, and acrylic make a trendy fad.
Monsoon season is the right time to refurbish your wardrobe. Fashion designers continue to improve the art of fashion with beautiful patterns to give a sunny look on a rainy day. Special trends hit the shop racks and make a perfect choice of Rain Checkwardrobe for the monsoon wear.

Style Notes
· Raincoats are perfect if you want to protect yourself from the rain. Go for bright colours to stand out from the crowd or opt for umbrellas in cute prints like stripes or polka dots.
· Choose accessories made from plastic, metal or patent leather, as they won't get spoilt by water or dirt.
· Try to wear closed plastic shoes to avoid splattering muck on your clothes. Protect your phone from the rain with a chic cover in fun colourful prints.
Sania Maskatiya
Your Style!
Sania Maskatiya
by SALEHA

Sania Maskatiya is a famous Pakistani designer who has carved a niche for herself in a very short span of her career. She takes inspiration from life and nature and manifests it in her stunning creations. She has showcased her beautiful collections both nationally and internationally. Recently, MAG talked to Sania about her style statement. Excerpts:

Please describe your personal style.
My personal style is casual and chic.

How long does it take you to get ready?
It usually takes 15 minutes.

What inspires you style wise?
Minimalism inspires me a lot.

Is there anything you would like to change about your appearance?
Nothing. I am grateful to God for whatever He has provided me in terms of my appearance.
What is your favourite piece of clothing?
A simple kurta or a jump suit.

Your favourite designers?
I love wearing clothes by local and international designers. I have many favourites.

Tell us something no one knows about you?
I would rather prefer to stay at home and watch TV with my husband and kids than going out and Sania Maskatiyasocialise.

Sole Mate
Give your heels a rest and make flats your sole's new best friend
Flat shoes are undeniably chic and sophisticated, making them a wardrobe staple. Their simple, flat design relieves feet of pressure that heeled shoes cause the foot and ankle. In addition to offering comfort, the flat shoe has a Sania Maskatiyawide range of cute styles available that can transform any outfit from bland to fabulous.

Different Styles
Looking fabulous in flats is not hard to pull off. You can pair flats with almost any item of clothing during any time of the year, but these shoes are especially popular during spring Sania Maskatiyaand summer. Here we have listed some popular styles for you:

Espadrilles
Choose a lightweight shoe fabric to pair with your colourful summer ensemble. Flat Sania Maskatiyaespadrilles with a canvas material, look amazing with skinny jeans and top.
Sania Maskatiya

Detailed Flats
Flat shoes with additional detail, such as fabric rosettes or sequins, draw attention to the Sania Maskatiyafeet and add a special touch to a dressy outfit. Choose a lightweight, white linen pants and an ethnic kurti to wear with a detailed flat shoe.

Sania MaskatiyaTrendy Flats To Wear With Jeans
Flats are ideal to wear with jeans because almost any type of flat works well with pants. Wear jeans and a bold, solid shirt with funky leopard print flats to draw attention to your feet. Pick a flat in a trendy hue, to wear with white or dark skinny jeans and a tunic.


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