Baked, boiled, roasted… Yes, we’re all feeling the might of the fierce summer. And that’s why ladies, we’d recommend you note down everything about top summer ‘coolants’ aka the wardrobe must-haves. Style gurus take their best style picks for a smooth sailing this season:
Clash your colours
Designer Pria Kataaria Puri:
Not for the shy types but spring/summer 2017 must-have trend includes a riot of colours but one notch higher — clashing to the max. Think bright blue and grass green, pink and yellow, blue and red, purple and pink... the choice is endless. Many designers are pushing forward the concept of mix and match.
There’s something inherently wearable about the new wave of eclecticism. Take jeans against a madcap combination of bejewelled accessories, trophy jacket and motif tee — a great going-out outfit. Gingham with snake print? Sure! Ripped denim with over-the-top embellishment? Why not? A patent trench with a brocade dress? Absolutely!
When attempting this eccentric styling, pile on the bright colours, and don’t just stop with your clothes — opt for bright accessories too. The point is, it’s not supposed to match.
Designer Gautam Gupta:
A simple flowing A-line dress in pastel is a great pick for your day look. You can pair it up with nude block heels and you are set. Shirts and palazzos when paired make for a great work-appropriate attire. A sheer shirt with collar tucked in and a high-waisted palazzo pant is an ideal choice. Pair it with stilettos and tie your hair into a bun and you are good to go. You can work this look in the evening or after-the-work-shift hour too, just accessorise with chunky bracelets or a neckpiece.
Indian summers call for Indian attires and nothing will help you beat the heat than an asymmetric kurta. Anti-fit garments and kurtas are easy to carry and make for quite a statement if styled rightly with appropriate accessories like statement earrings, bracelets and heels. But if you are into it then go for a pleated long skirt. A high-waisted pleated skirt paired with a crop top or shirt will be an ideal casual wear.
Designer Siddartha Tytler:
My top summer basic ensemble includes garments that are colourful, playful and edgy. I’d recommend prints that are quirky and fun to wear. A huge advantage of prints is that they go with everything -be it denim or whites. Tuck a printed shirt into a high-waisted jazzy skirt using a belt to blend a look together.
Shirt-dresses are a great pick for the summer too. They are hassle-free and work well for almost all body types. A breezy shirtdress with white sneakers is the most basic go-to look for the summer. It’s simple and comfortable.
When it comes to colours, pastels are a huge hit. Pastel shades are easy on the eyes and a perfect fit. They match with anything, so it makes them very easy to style. Use some net and crochet patterns, in dresses as well as tops. They are chic and casual at the same time.
Designer Ashish Soni:
My ideal summer pick includes mostly simple and easy silhouettes. My philosophy has always been ‘less is more’ and this works well especially for the summer season. I’d recommend you play with different yet simple silhouettes by adding layers to the look. People usually believe that layering works well only during winter, but if styled correctly, layering can be a part of anyone’s summer wardrobe.
Summer layering can be fun — wearing a bandeau top or bralette under a thin shirt or a shrug is a great sartorial choice. Go for fabrics like linen, chiffon, cotton that are easy to style and compatible with this hot climatic condition. Also, include monochromatic ensembles and a lot of stripes and checks. They'll work well, and give you a pleasant change from the same old white shirt and blue denim combo....