Monsoon essentials, from Guerlain waterproof foundation to Christian Louboutin PVC boots...

Here's how to stay stylish and comfortable through the wet months ahead

Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo Published :  07th June 2019 12:00 AM   |   Published :   |  07th June 2019 12:00 AM

As we wave an enthusiastic goodbye to summer, it’s wise to stock up on weather-friendly accessories, make-up and other essentials for the Monsoon months. Think waterproof foundation from Guerlain, statement parkas from Moncler and PVC bags from Acne Studios.

Take cover
Paul Smith’s black ‘Swirl’ canopy umbrella is business on the outside and party on the inside. It has a black exterior for a serious, no-nonsense look, but the canopy has a swirling pattern of vibrant multi-hued stripes. Rs.16,760 approximately

Word of mouth
Featuring a striking vintage-style print of blush pink lips, this Acne Studios tote bag is made from glossy PVC. It has a rectangular shape and is roomy enough for all your essentials, and then some. Rs.35,100 approximately

Brown to business
Less quirky and a bit more formal than the Acne Studios tote, this Solid & Striped piece, christened the Cassie, is crafted from brown and black PVC. We love that it’s neither too big nor too small. It comes with silver studs on the bottom, to protect your bag from scratches. Rs.23,560 approximately

Eye in the sky
Eyeko’s Beach waterproof mascara is just as effective for wet days. It has a rippled waved brush that gives the lashes volume. The inclusion of coconut milk ensures easy coverage that is long lasting. Rs.1,940 approximately

Sticking point
The Terracotta foundation stick from Guerlain comes in six shades. Its waterproof formula ensures it’s long lasting, and its lightweight quality makes it easy to use and comfortable on the skin. Rs.2,570 approximately

Stiletto life
The So Kate ankle boots from Christian Louboutin are perfect for a rainy day. Functional and stylish, they are made with PVC and filled with hand-torn kraft paper used in their iconic shopping bags. Rs.63,725 approximately

Good in the hood
What we love most about this parka from Moncler is the tonal pink colour. But details like a drawstring waist, which you can tie at the back, detachable hood and trendy cropped sleeves don’t hurt either. Rs.1,10,000 approximately