Gear up for monsoon

With the delay in onset of Monsoon in the city, you have got more time to fill up your wardrobe with monsoon gear. So what’s on the list? Umbrellas, raincoats, jackets, caps and the list is on. So let’s begin.

Fancy umbrella. Pic: Padmalatha Ravi

Those plain, monotonous, black coloured umbrellas are a passe. The bright reds, purple, blue and pink umbrellas with prints are the in thing. A plethora of designs and colours are available in the market to choose from. Polka dotted umbrellas have become a huge hit after the movie ‘3 idiots’. Who says umbrellas are used only to save yourself from drenching? It is a fashion statement too. Flaunt the coolest of umbrellas! And this is not just for grown ups, children have cool options too. Funky cartoon printed ones are popular among the tiny tots.

Different designs. Pic courtesy: Bombay Store

How can we forget the super cool rain jackets? Multipurpose jackets that shields us from cold winds as well as rains, are popular. Beige, grey and black are the popular colour choices for these all purpose jackets. And the best part is, these jackets are unisex.

Raincoats! Classic and evergreen. A manager of one of the leading stores says, “People have shifted more towards using jackets and umbrellas than using raincoats. But for children, raincoats are still a first choice.” Transparent raincoats with prints or colourful raincoats with flower prints are popular.

If you grew up in the 80s then ‘Sandak’ was the only footwear for rainy season. Not the case today. Plastic or rubber Ballerinas or rubber slippers or sandals are the most preferred when it comes to walking in the rains. For children, cute little colourful plastic sandals are all over the market. And here, definitely the choice of design and colours differs for boys and girls. Boots are another fashion for children. And Crocs, anyone can flaunt them in any season!

Colourful crocs. Pic: Padmalatha Ravi

There are also accessories like caps and waterproof bags are in the market. So get your shopping bags out and get shopping before it starts to pour!

You can get your monsoon gear from:

Fashion @ Big Bazaar, Near Forum Mall, Koramangala.
Star Bazaar, Opp Adugodi Police station, Koramangala.
Mom n Me, Jyothi nivas college road, Koramangala.

Bangalore Central Mall, 9th Block, Jayanagar.
Jayanagar Shopping complex, 4th Block, Jayanagar.
Gopalan Innovative Mall, 3rd Phase, Bannerghatta road, JP nagar


  1. rashi varshney says:

    that purple footwear sandal pic is too cute.. and in umbrellas other than colours, we have varieties in shape square shaped umbrella…

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