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As the clouds darken, a student prepares for rain with his umbrella.
Photo: Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo

Bring it on, Rain!

Naziba Basher

With the June gloom kicking in with heavy showers, it gets tough for most youngsters and students to stay away from the rain because it is hard to tell whether it will rain at all or not-- yes, we all have to greet the summer showers with surprise!

It can get increasingly difficult to dress for a rainy day because there are so many things to consider -- from what type of material you can wear (suede shoes are a no-no) to how to stay dry in style. Dressing well when it's raining requires a little planning in advance-- you can also use it like an emergency kit in case of sudden make up classes, with a hint of rain, thrown at you every now and then!

Don't worry, though! It's easier than most people think to dress for a rainy day! You have to take everything into consideration-- from material to even colour. Speaking of colour, add lots of it! Don't be scared to wear something bright and fun on a rainy day. Bad weather can get depressing and gloomy and you hardly ever have the mood to take a trip to university or back home feeling that way. So why not go out of your way to wear something 'non-depressing' and fun?

Rubber shoes are a perfect way to tackle the rain.
Photo: Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo

A trendy umbrella is a must accessory. There are many cheap and different kinds of umbrellas available at stores in New Market. Buy a couple in your favourite colours and use them to add a spark on those gloomy mornings.

Umbrellas for kids are cheap, funky, and perfect for one person. Why not save a little cash, have some fun and buy a really ridiculous kid's umbrella? Grab your umbrellas, which offer quite a range of colours and designs at prices ranging from Tk 250 to Tk 350, in New Market.

Classic rain coats are always perfect for rainy weathers as well. The rain coat is like an emergency device-- as soon as it starts drizzling just whip it out of your bag and put it on (whatever you do, don't do the 'super-man' move pretending like your rain coat is a super-hero cloak!). You can get the best of raincoats in Nababajar, Puran Dhaka.

Just like every other part of your outfit, your shoes and bags (especially for students) are just as important as the rest (if not, more!). Be careful what material your shoes are made of in this shower season. You probably know this already, but just in case-- suede is off-limits in rain because water usually ruins it, and leather is also easily damaged by water. Don't risk ruining your clothes -- go with rubber or sponge shoes in the rain and leave your favourite suede handbag at home. Bata, of course, is famous for their rubber ballet shoes and if you're looking for gumboots, add that to your list of "what to get" when you are on a shopping trip with your friends.

With the rain getting in the way, some of us may enjoy dancing in the rain while a lot of other students may have a hard time coping with it while stranded in it and having to rush to class. So, make sure you do not let it get to you this time; be prepared for whatever the weather brings and do it looking as stylish as ever.

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