“A few items can help ease the monsoon blues and helps you get through the weather. These are the must-haves in your bag and in your homes,” says Liji Preman, a fashion stylist. These monsoon essentials she says can be put to good use if you are doing long journeys during the rains or even for quick metro rides.
Silica Gel Packs
The rains call for boots and sneakers, and, it is obvious that you would require boot fresheners. Avril Charles, a travel blogger says that silica gel packs are available and can be carried in the bag. You can slip one in your boot while travelling, it helps absorb moisture. Dry them out before each use, she advises.
Light rain coat
“There are trendy raincoats that can be folded into a mini size ball and placed in your handbag. These help beat the rains when on the move,” says Liji. You get them in a variety of prints and transparent ones too.
Portable Capsule Umbrellas
They fit easily in the bag and make for a nice style statement when used too, says Liji. “A utilitarian and a fashionable one is the best choice,” she adds.
It’s handy while on the go and you can choose the handle how compact you want it to be. Online stores have an array to choose from.
Waterproof Plastic Ziplock
A waterproof ziplock specially for the phone is available in most phone accessory stores or online. “These are cute pouches can be hung around the neck will keep the phone safe. They can also be used to keep chargers, power banks, wires or make up” Avril suggests.
Rain Cover for Bags
Carrying electronic devices in a backpack during the rains is a challenge. Rain covers can be kept in the bag and used when needed. It protects the bag and can look super trendy. “It protects from the rain and dust. They are also lightweight and compact. Apart from a backpack, you can use it on any bag you may have,” Liji says.
Adding to it, Liji advises, “Light fabrics clothes, dry quickly. Opt for lose clothes and light fabrics for an easy and fun outfit.” Cotton skirts are her pick for the monsoons. However, she advises layering the clothing, it’s functional and you will look on point too....