Coco Chanel dictated that “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous,” and millions of fashionistas obeyed– it’s the style maxim we too swear by. But even the best of us find ourselves hitting roadblocks in our quest for fashions best when Southeast Asia’s Monsoon Summer rains unleash their fury. In hopes of mastering ‘Monsoon Chic’, we engage Nishka Lulla – celebrity stylist and designer behind the youthful label ‘Nisshk’ – in a candid tete-a-tete.
Q : How can one keep it stylish despite the heavy monsoon season?
A: The trick is to keep it simple yet stylish. Go for a minimal and fuss-free look and layer your ensembles with thin fabrics that are light and dry easily. With the 90s revival, graphic tees, tie up shirts, dungarees, overalls, relaxed straight midi dresses, crop tees and high waist bottoms are great picks.
Nishka Lulla’s Summer/Resort collection.
Q: What are your absolute monsoon chic accessories?
A: Ones that add spunk to your ensembles! Rain boots, an umbrella that suits your personality, cute flip flops, and candy bags.
Furla Candy Bags.
Q: What beauty products do you swear by this season?
A: Waterproof mascara! And Benetint by Benefit.
Q: If we rummaged through your handbag during the rains, what would we find?
A: My pink Paris umbrella and a hair tie!
Q: What are your top picks from Isharya’s ‘Indian Summer’ collection?
A: The Indian summer stud earrings, zig zag cuff and the aqua resin ring are on my season’s accessory lust list.
Shop Isharya’s Indian Summer collection.
Q: The rains can’t stop us from having a chock-a-block social calendar. How do you suggest dressing for…
Sunday brunch: A sleeveless shift dress, stud earrings, statement ring and wedges.
Girls Night Out: A cute pair of shorts with a loose fit top or a playsuit with pumps.
Dinner date at a glamorous restaurant: A crop shirt with a high-waisted midi skirt, a statement necklace and ankle strap block heels.
A lunch meeting: Ankle length crop trousers, a cotton shirt layered with a quirky waistcoat, stud earrings and moccasins.
Go brave the rains!