Dazzle in the rain

Amrita Prasad
Sunday, 18 June 2017

Moisture and humidity can dampen the shine and sparkle of your jewellery, but that shouldn’t deter you from sporting them. Here are a few types of waterproof jewellery you can flaunt

Moisture and humidity can dampen the shine and sparkle of your jewellery, but that shouldn’t deter you from sporting them. Here are a few types of waterproof jewellery you can flaunt

With monsoon here, you can enjoy the rains while munching on fritters and sipping hot chai while relaxing indoors. But when stepping out, it is not the best season to sport your expensive leather boots, fancy lace dress and definitely not your glitzy jewellery. Which is not to say that you should not look stylish, but you can wear rain-friendly jewellery that will brighten your day and also make you look like a million bucks!  

Shillpa Purii, a well-known jewellery designer from Mumbai, who has recently launched her monsoon-inspired jewellery collection, has beautifully crafted each piece keeping in mind the wet and humid weather. Says Purii, “Monsoon brings a lot of excitement, rain and splash and lasts for a good two-three months hence I have created a whole new look for monsoon jewellery, which is sober, light, easy to wear and elegant. Accessories in neon and bright colours also can liven up a dull, boring day.”

With the sky overcast during this season, one can wear colourful jewellery to add spunk to their outfits. “Neon pink, orange, yellow, blue are cheerful and the season’s favourites,” adds Purii.

Less is more
You can choose materials such as synthetic wood, plastic or crystals for the monsoon. They can be paired with other elements to create unique designs. But choosing the right jewellery becomes a task. Sharing a few tips Purii says, “For a college look or a casual outing, you can go for casual studs, plastic or feather tassel earrings. Light-layered chains will be the best option for college goers who want to put their best fashion foot forward. Another interesting way to accessorise is to go for hippie jewellery like beaded bracelets or necklaces for casual outings. Chokers, studs, cuffs, casual pearl and pastel-coloured neckpieces can glam up any outfit for a night out.”

A lot of weddings happen in monsoon too. For monsoon wedding jewellery, Purii suggests both pastel shades and darker and bolder colours in semi-precious stones. “However, always remember, less is more so you can wear a statement piece best suited with your outfit. Chokers, statement chaandbalis or jhumkas and a maangtikka are perfect for a monsoon wedding bride.”

Go for brighter hues
“Colourful and delicate jewellery which is easy to carry for the entire day should be your monsoon pick. To glam up your daily look, choose ornaments which are bright in colour but not too big in size,” says fashion blogger Deepali Shah.

She further advises, “Go for plastic jewellery that come in bright and vibrant colours and avoid metallic jewellery and remember not to over-accessorise yourself. One bright neckpiece, a broad bangle or a long earring can be enough to keep you comfortable yet stylish. Broad bracelets, watches with multi-coloured big dials or coloured straps are also great ideas to ditch bangles.”

It is better to avoid metallic jewellery and watches if they are not waterproof. You must also avoid wearing jewellery made of wood, jute or thread.

 

 

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