We bring to you some tips for styling your attire comfortably in the hot and humid weather of Delhi.

Dressing up is a task in this weather, where the temperature is usually more than 35 degree Celsius and the humidity levels do not drop below 70 percent. All the cute outfits get ruined by sweat as soon as you step out of your home. Still, there are ways to save the day by being comfortable yet stylish even on the hottest days. Here are some tips to handle the heatwave in style:

Go Light and Bright

An important thing to consider while picking an outfit is the colour of your clothes. Dark shades are a big no-no. Opt for lighter shades that will reflect heat and light, and keep you cooler. Choose pastel shades or floral prints which are in vogue these days. White shirts and dresses are not a bad option either.

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Flowy over Sticky

On the humid days, opt for clothes that do not stick to your body. Such clothes allow for the much-needed ventilation; think flowy dresses, loose-fitting jumpsuits, palazzo pants, etc. Choose straight-fit pants over slim-fit ones. Avoid wearing clothes that are tight or hug your physique uncomfortably, if you wish to stay away from sweat marks.

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Image Credits: Shoppers Stop

Do Away with Synthetics

Choose cotton, linen, or rayon fabrics if you wish to avoid being sweaty and itchy all day. These fibres absorb moisture and let some air in, allowing you to feel cooler.

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Image Credits: Pinterest

Cut-outs are in

Tops and dresses with cut-out designs are a good option to consider as they help your skin breathe by letting some air in. Besides being summer-friendly, these clothes are fashionable too.

What’s on Your Feet?

It is said by our grandmas and grandpas that heat escapes through our head and our feet. So, choosing the right footwear is important too. Try wearing sandals or slip-on’s as much as possible. Avoid choosing closed-toe footwear that leads to sweating in the feet and does not let your feet breathe. If you wish to wear shoes, then go for canvas shoes rather than leather ones. Uncomfortable footwear in humidity can lead to foot-sores, making life more troublesome than it already is in the long hours at the University of Delhi.

Accessories to Consider

Sunglasses, hats, or umbrellas are a must in this weather. Choose bright-coloured frames of sunglasses, hats, or caps. Pick small stud earrings rather than bigger ones, and prefer not wearing bigger neckpieces.

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Priya Chauhan

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It’s that time of the year again, when it’s too hot for sweaters in the day and too cold for shorts at night. As the mercury makes its trek up and down, the very thought of your winter wardrobe — the starched button-ups, cardigan sweaters, and woolen dresses — makes you start to sweat. But the alternatives — sundresses, shorts, and tank tops don’t seem too appropriate either for the changing weather.

Here is a list of ideas on what to wear in these unpredictable changing weather conditions:


Skirts in this weather are tricky, in that you need to pair it with something heavy in terms of rest of your outfit. A colorful, lightweight jacket would bring a little quirk to the skirt. You can wear them with bold accessories and comfortable sneakers.


When it’s hot but not humid, you won’t be sweating as much as you would have in humid weather, so a thick weight dress can definitely work.


Showers in the changing weather are one of the hardest things to dress for, but it’s not totally impossible to be on-trend and waterproof. You can try cropped pants and loose blouses. Coupling both with a printed umbrella will give the dull day a dose of sunshine, while some sneakers will keep your feet dry.


When it’s warm (but not quite sweltering), you can wear a mid-length printed dress with a denim jacket in the morning, then swap it for a tailored blazer in the evening, and finally finish off the day in a leather jacket.


When you notice that your sleeveless shift dress just doesn’t seem befitting for the windy and slightly cool weather, a casual crewneck sweatshirt plays down the debonair combination of a short-hemmed skirt and heels elegantly.

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Vaibhavi Sharma Pathak
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