Another year, another monsoon to trudge through. While the streets flood and you reach a lowpoint in your life where you actually start missing the sun, we’re here to help you sort out one avenue of your life – your wardrobe. I don’t know about you, but shopping during the rains is a pain, especially because you get the best deals this time of the year. But buying clothes you won’t be able to wear for another three months can be such a waste of closet space. All those floor-skimming hemlines and trousers you want to stock up for winter are redundant until the rains go away. What you can do for now, though, is stock up on this season’s most practical and bang-on-trend essential – the midi hemline. This calf-skimming length is flattering on all body types and will let you wade through the floods like a true fashion it girl. Here are our picks for the season.
Warehouse Striped Midi Dress
Stripes are all the rage across runways, with street style stars and on Instagram. Unlike other fads, stripes will outlast seasonal trends and will serve you like the loyal closet staple it is. This dress in particular has all the potential makings of a understated power outfit.
Style Tip: A strong achromatic dress like this can be paired with bright accessories. Try pink pointed toe pumps or an orange sling bag.
Oasis Orange Midi Dress
Orange is the new little black dress. This brighter-than-sunshine dress is the perfect antidote to grey skies and will help you sail through the monsoons will keep your zen.
Style Tip: Team this dress with open toed jelly sandals and call it a rainy day!
FG-4 Navy Midi Dress
Yes, you can still pull off cute even when the streets are flooding away. This dainty navy midi dress from FG-4 is flattering thanks to the drawstring on the waist and laser-cutout hemline. Wear it to a brunch and don’t let the skies rain on your parade.
Style Tip: Amp it up with delicate jewellery like a pendant or chandelier earrings to get the most out of this dress.
Nuon Navy Culottes
Stow away your jeans for winter and embrace culottes – the only weather-appropriate trousers you’ll ever need. They’re easy to wear, roomy and won’t get soaked at the hem. This metallic pair from NUON is party ready and will lift up your spirits.
Style Tip: Just slip into a comfy pair of pool sliders when you want to look off-duty.
New Look Culotte Jumpsuit
Miss wearing your favourite jumpsuit in the rains? Get this tangerine culotte-style jumpsuit from New Look and you get the best of both worlds.
Style Tip: To keep the hem higher, team it with a pair of heavy-duty flatforms in metallic shades like silver or bronze.
Warehouse Red Solid Skirt
Pleated midi skirts are having a moment right now and what better time to adapt this trend than now. For starters, the colour will stand out defiantly against the grim grey skies and banish the doom. You can also pair it with a crop top if you have to head to work or a ganji for a model-off-duty vibe.
Style Tip: Keep the rest of the colour palette neutral to let the red do all the talking.
New Look Pink Casa Culottes
If you miss summer, you’re not alone. Best you can do for now is get this pair of millennial pink floral culottes and dream of the sunny days you left behind.
Style Tip: Push your nostalgia further by teaming this with another summer trend – the off shoulder top.
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