The sun is out and the flowers are blossoming - the hottest time of the year is here! While we might want to flock to the hill stations to get some relief from the summer heat or craving to hit the beach, we don’t see it happening anytime soon, given the pandemic crisis in the country.
Trends may come and go but there are few staples in our wardrobe that have found a permanent spot no matter what year it is. From choosing the right color to choosing the right silhouettes and more, we've listed down 7 fashion tips for this summer that will make your summer days brighter and chicer - let's take a look!
Summer Fashion Tips:
1. Hold Tight to the Whites!
The summer sweetheart, white, hits the perfect sweet spot between elegant, easy-going and effortless - exactly what you need during these hot days!
Opt for the softest breathable cottons this summer but for a trendy look, choose clothes with interesting fabric manipulation and cuts like this pleated shirt dress and classic white shirt here.
A monochromatic look doesn’t have to be plain, you can add contrast to the overall look by choosing different fabrics or textures. By pairing a classic white cotton shirt with a ruffled skirt or an airy crochet top with a white denim midi-skirt, you can easily add dimension to your outfit.
Avoid styling your crisp & clean white ensemble with distracting accessories, instead pair them with neutral or dainty gold pieces.
2. Take The Heat Off-Your-Shoulder (literally!)
The dare-to-bare tops and dresses are not only stylishly summer-friendly but they are a fashion staple that you can wear every year. Get playful by mixing the latest trends like smocked tops, ruffles or balloon sleeves.
Who says you’ve to limit the hot girl summer to only beachwear! Off-shoulders, bralettes and bandeau tops are a go-to for making everyday feel like a vacation.
Invest in versatile pieces like this eyelet embroidered off-shoulder top which can be paired with anything to get a fresh summer outfit while chic pieces like this ruffled bandeau jumpsuit also work out just great for achieving that easy summer style.
3. Let It Flow!
Flowy fabric and breezy silhouettes are summer time BFFs! Avoid anything skin tight and opt for lighter fabrics (like cotton, silk, chiffon, lace or crochet) that can give your body an airy vibe. But you don’t necessarily have to confuse comfort with oh-so-boring!
Go for pieces with relaxed sleeves like this A-line dress with fan-sleeves that makes a perfect office-to-outdoor outfit in fresh colors that complement the relaxing silhouettes of the outfit.
With resortwear now making its way into everyday style, you can even try outfits like this easy kaftan co-ordinate which gives off the summer lovin’ vibe.
4. Play with Prints
Prints not only make a statement but they are also perfect for effortless styling. So if you’re running late or are in a chill mood, just throw in a vibrant printed outfit to look fresh and put-together.
Summer is the time to get artsy and outfits like this watercolor splash shirt dress or tropical asymmetric top will definitely bring life to your summer wardrobe.
So, maybe while we are just reminiscing of our vacations that seem like yesteryears (sigh!), we can definitely bring out the fun and drama with these fun tropical prints to our wardrobe.
Bold tropical prints draw attention to the outfit and hence, don’t require much accessories to support the look which works out perfectly in the summer heat.
P.S.- Avoid warm colors this summers
5. Summer Staple Stripes
A striped dress is a favourite summer fashion staple and the versatility of it makes it a must-have in every wardrobe. Pick earthy shades to bring out that chic vibe or get playful with colors to add freshness to your look.
Opt for breezy fabrics to assure comfort while horizontal stripes on the bodice and vertical stripes in the bottom like in this tan geometric striped midi dress would also give a leaner and taller look.
Jazz through champagne brunches in this midi length or run errands comfortably - ‘Eva’ will prove to be a breather from lockdown blues!
6. Take Your Style Up A Knot!
This summer, you can experiment with your outfits a lil more - coz hey, who’s judging you at home anyway!?
Whether it's tying cute knots or dropping the sleeve to make it appear like a one-shoulder dress, add a twist to your summer ensembles by basically recreating the looks that you already have.
You can also opt for a breezy button down shirt like this Blue Lagoon Coordinate or go for this sassy cutout dress like Tie Up Bodice Midi Dress for all your 'knotty' summer affairs.
7. A Little ‘Two’ Bright!
Add a pop of color to brighten up your summer season with matching coordinate sets that look bomb enough when paired together but also look chic when styled separately.
Bring a dose of sunshine with this Yellow Tie Dye Knot Up Set and get the attention you truly deserve. So if life gives you lemons, you know exactly what to do!
But if you want to add a subtle hue to your wardrobe, it HAS to be lavender! Seen in international fashion weeks and now all over the internet doing rounds in the fashion and lifestyle department, this color is on its way to becoming a key color trend for the next few years.
Perfect to wear out and about, our Ruffled Lavender Coordinate Set is here to win hearts!
Apart from following these summer fashion tips that will help you look chic and fresh, do keep yourselves protected from the sun. Stay hydrated, follow a proper skincare regimen and apply lots and lots of sunscreen lotion especially when stepping out. Happy Summers, queeeens!