23 July, New Delhi
Scared that your child’s clothes will get drenched and dirty in the rain? The key is to dress them light, says an expert.
Sarah Witter, Chief Designer of kidswear store One Friday, has shared tips to make your junior’s style meter go up a few notches in manic monsoon:
* Stock up your children’s wardrobes with light, bright and loose cotton clothes as this is the season for them to wear shorts, skirts, cotton leggings and sun dresses. Try to avoid heavy clothing like denim, synthetic or thick cotton and ditch any layering in the rainy season as this only adds to the muddle.
* If you must use them, pull out those colourful skin-friendly cotton socks for your little ones this season as you will not be able to stop them from playing a lot on wet surfaces in your courtyard or outside. Choose colourful floaters and rubber sandals to go with them to avoid smelly and sweaty feet.
Not only do they dry up easily, they are also comfortable and stylish. Remember to immediately take them off once the children are indoors.
* The monsoon season can be dark or gloomy at times. So, add some zest with bright and multi-coloured raincoats for them or look out for prints with their favourite cartoon characters.
* Make your children wear slightly thicker clothes at night if it has been raining the entire day as the weather is prone to be a bit cooler. You can opt for full-sleeved pyjamas and night suits. If your baby is less than a year old, you can make him/her wear footie pyjamas or rompers.