Haven’t the weather lately left you running around searching for the most comfy clothes in the market, to save you from that utterly dry sunny days? It surely has me doing so, almost everyday!
But, are you willing to forego your style for the sake of comfort? Think again!
Why not fuse the two together? Here’s my list from the NY and Paris runway trends that best suits the present Indian climate.
Pastels – This seems to be one trend that keeps coming back! From accessories to shoes to clothes, pastels are ruling! Added benefit being very soothing look and feel. My fav – peach and mint! (and marsh-mellows :D)
Wide legged – I hate wearing denims in this hot summer. At the same time, the harsh sun-rays can result in some bad tan. These wide legged pants come in rescue for those like me. But, this trend best suits the long-legged. For the ones on the heavier side, opt for the ones that are hip-hugging and go flared at the bottom.
Pair it up with the chunky heels to give yourself a tall look. Stock up on these thick style to go trotting comfortably anywhere.
White and Oversized ruffles – Needless to say, white is one trend that never goes off trend. Go for whites with oversized ruffles this summer to feel fresh and for the oh-so-breezy look. The ruffles also aid in hiding the flaws and at the same time giving volume to the skinny. So make sure of choosing the right fabric with ruffles covering the problem areas!
Sheer Panels and Bermudas – Looks like the pretty sheer trend is here to stay! Add twist to it by pairing it with boy Bermudas for the androgynous look.
Sportswear Look – I have always been a fan of the twilight as well as the Harry Potter series and their hoody-capes :P. Donning a long hooded cape in this time of the year might not go down very well and so the very sporty hooded jerseys! This trend is very soon catching up as many celebs have also been spotted wearing sportswear not just while sweating it out but also during their travel.
Exaggerated volume or oversized – Simply easy-breezy and oh-so-stylish!
Japanese Wrap Dress and Florals – This is one fresh trend that caught my eye as I was scrolling through various sites. The traditional Kimono is now being looked at as a promising trend. This collection by ETRO has the Japanese dress given a new twist with the length cut mid-length and going sleeveless.
Stripes and Short suits – Do I need to say more? Personal favourite of all, stripes are all the rage this season. From horizontal to vertical to diagonal, a hay-wire clash of stripes are the win-win situation.
The pant-suits that stormed most of the runways last season has been cut short to give way to its summer-half : Short suits.
Bold Prints and Patchwork – make a statement by donning wild, mad, crazy, uncoordinated prints. Kaftans in crazy prints thrown over leggings or even worn as a dress will get you summer-ready!
The 60’s Silhouettes – everybody saves the best for the last! Seen in almost all the runways, the 60’s silhouette is back with a bang. All things sleek,straight and tailor-fitted!!
Keep in mind your body shape before going in for this look as its a tad bit tricky to handle!
White Pants – Made famous by Kanye West, the white pants are a must-have this summer. Go for a rather layered look with a sweater thrown over a collared shirt or with a scarf and fitted blazer, as shown in the pic. For the more bolder ones, you can try throwing over a long overcoat or going completely white!
Keep in mind your body shape before opting for this trend. White this may be one of the post sophisticated looks of the season, if gone wrong, can make you look like complete disaster!
Primary Colours – Seen on trend-setters like Ryan Reynolds and David Beckham, this is one safe trend to try. Suits mostly all body types. Make sure to keep the classiness of the look intact by layering it up with a cardigan, sweater or coat. And yes, scarves are the “it” accessory to layer up and give that oomph to your look!!
Gallaces – Anther edgy trend that has found its way successfully from the runways to the real-ways! This look complements mostly the lean figured.
Nautical Look – The just-out-of-the-ship-sailor look can leave any woman longing for you – exactly like the set-wet deo advertisement :D! Scrunched up out-of-your-bed hair, nerdy frames and the nautical stripes – you cold certainly not ask for anything more comfortable in this weather!
Bold Patterns and stripes – Why let the girls take away all that eye-balls! Put on some bold statement print outfits to gain your humble share of attention! From pin-stripe to bold ones to mythical prints, try it all!
Slim Suits – And yet again, the best was saved for the last. Who doesn’t love to see a well-groomed man, not necessarily clean shaved but with a well trimmed stubble? Well, at least I do :P. And here too the 60’s skinny look is the winner! You dont have to look like a corporate man to get this look right. The skinny suit paired with a classic bow-tie and sleek brogues – you can give even the hottest man alive a run for his money 😀 !!
Courtesy – google images
I know everyone has their own style and taste and so would love to hear on what is/are your summer essential(s). Share it in the comments section below.