Monsoon Chic: Staying Glam, Whatever the Weather!

Monsoon season needn’t spell the end of striking ensembles and daring, bold looks.   Regular visitors will have already picked up tips for keeping hair lush and stylish during this challenging season, but careful consideration must also be given to garment selection, as well as choosing the right footwear to complete your monsoon look.

First off, keep it colourful!  Adding bright colours and patterns to your wardrobe during the monsoon months reflects the vibrancy of the season, lifting your mood and helping you to stand out from the crowd.  As you’re going to be making an impact with vivid hues, it’s a good idea to use a colour protecting detergent when doing your laundry to guard against seepage and prevent patterns from fading into dreary obscurity. If a delicate fabric becomes a little weather-battered, however, it’s best not to wing it with your usual detergent. Refer to a professional cleaner, or check out some specialist laundry tips available online.


Avoid light colours, water-absorbent materials like suede, and heavy fabrics such as denim, which can be a real pain to dry, especially when you’re in a rush.

Remember: lightweight, breathable fabrics are your friends.  Because they do not soak up moisture, you can wear them without becoming a human sponge.  Fabrics like chiffon and cotton are perfect choices for this time of year, and a chiffon scarf makes an ideal chic accessory for almost any outfit, ranging from couture designs to traditional Desi pieces.



Damp days can be livened up with some modish ensembles.  Combat the wet weather with bright, patterned skirts, or match bold capri pants with your favourite tank tops: it’s always a good idea to use wardrobe staples where possible!  Keep it simple, bold and beautiful.


When it comes to shoes, the bad news is that you might have to leave the Louboutins in the box during monsoon season.  Pick out styles that combine comfort with functionality – a sturdy design and a firm-gripping sole will help you avoid trips.  Flip-flops, pumps and crocs are all great choices, and there’s enough variety out there to vary your look.  For the slightly more adventurous, Mod rain boots are on-trend and look fabulous with stretch denim jeans – which contain just enough spandex to allow them to dry faster than conventional denim.



Add the final dash of glamour to outfits with accessories to really bring out your personality.  If you have a penchant for vintage chic, pair your outfit with black bangles, metal bracelets and cuffs, and metal rings, with more delicate earrings or studs to prevent them catching on wet hair.

Those who veer towards understated glam rather than loud 80s looks might be drawn towards the Splash collection by Seema Roya, which showcases a stunning array of satin and net pieces drawing on a light colour palette, for a timeless, sophisticated appeal.


Work Chic

Choosing an outfit that marries professional lines with chic flourishes can be tricky at the best of times, but never more so than during monsoon season, where the muggy weather can leave you hot, bothered, and caked in mud before you even get to work!

Comfort is key.  A smart, knee-length skirt is a more comfortable alternative to suit trousers during these humid months, without compromising on style.

Wearing a pair of sandals to and from the office and changing into those sleek heels when you arrive is a cunning way to beat the rain.


Last but not least, remember never to leave the house without a trusty foldup umbrella in your bag.  An inexhaustible range of styles, from vintage-esque PVC parasols to classic Burberry prints, will help to keep you dry while looking glamorous, whatever the weather!



Caring for your manes this monsoon!!

Every change of season throws up a new challenge for the hair. The warm and humid monsoon months make hair maintenance a challenge – acid rain, dirty rainwater and increased levels of humidity trip away the outermost layer of the hair strand cuticle making it brittle, rough and prone to dryness.

Ayesha Mistry, Educator, TIGI India says, “The biggest issue for your hair in the monsoon is humidity!!…figure out how to control that and you are off to a good start. If you are big on the blow dries, the monsoon is a really good time for quick and easy hair do’s like scrunching or wearing it in messy buns, braids or ponytails. If you do choose to use any styling products during this season, TIGI’s wide range of anti humidity products will help your manes look lustrous and glam even in this ‘bad-hair’ weather!”

  • Bed Head Masterpiece is humidity resistant product so your hair will look its best come rain or shine! With a delightful tropical fragrance it will leave your hair smelling sensational! It is the perfect tool to create your own Masterpiece! It adds gloss and shine while conditioning your hair and guarding it against dryness. The anti-static protective barrier will also fortify your hair shaft, giving you hair that looks thick and textured.


  • Bed Head Control Freak fights the frizz and stomps the curl. It leaves hair smooth & silky with a glossy finish, light & non-greasy, fights humidity, acts as a thermal protectant. It has a fragrance of Pineapple. TIGI Bed Head Control Freak is frizz controlling and straightening serum.
  • A product that can boost your ego is Bed Head Ego Boost – a split end mender/leave-in conditioner which protects dry, damaged hair from environmental elements, chemical treatments, shampoos and brushing. It lightly conditions & mends split ends and leaves hair smooth & healthy looking. Ego Boost is the right product for highly textured hair or hair with split ends.
  • Bed Head after Party is the perfect conditioning styling aid for hair as it controls funky flyaway’s and smoothens the hair for a shiny, lightweight and healthy look. It is suitable


for any hair length or texture and works well during the monsoon season to control high humidity

  • Lose the chitchat and get Bed Head Small Talk! It will thickify, energize and stylize your locks on their way to hair heaven… Enriched with a blend of Jojoba and Sunflower Oils, Small Talk is a 3 in 1 styling lotion that conditions the hair and adds a healthy radiance and shine whilst protecting the hair against external environmental aggressors.

TIGI Bed Head Small Talk

  • For those with beautiful locks, Bed Head Foxy Curls Contour Cream leaves curls looking shiny, bouncy and frizz free during the monsoons. Foxy Curls encourages and supports natural curl formation and is infused with a blend of antioxidants such as Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter and Green Tea Extract to protect curly hair from the frizz forming effects of humidity and environmental aggressors.


  • TIGI’s S Factor Serious Conditioner is an intensive hair treatment which strengthens and intensely moisturises the hair. Perfect for stressed hair types that are in need of some serious conditioning, S Factor Serious Conditioner is enriched with Hydrolysed Silk which helps to minimise split ends and repair damage. A blend of Silicone Polymers and Amino Acids work to strengthen the hair whilst Vitamin E rich Sunflower Seed Oil effectively hydrates the hair and promotes a natural radiance and shine. S Factor Serious Conditioner leaves the hair lusciously nourished, hydrated and reconditioned with split ends and damage noticeably repaired for renewed health and vitality.