|Cool Summer Fashion
Summer doesn't have to be hot and uncomfortable. Beat the heat this season with funky strappy sandals and bright cotton kurtis.
Here are three ultimate summer looks for you.
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A stylish and multi-hued long or short formal kurti, embroidered in traditional design or in colourful threads and mirror work provides a traditional appeal to the kurti. Pick out a complete ensemble, with a kurti, churidar and dupatta, for your next formal event. Pair with a bright clutch or small purse and heeled traditional slippers.
For the day, pick kurtis with three-fourth sleeves in lighter colours to keep you cool. Go for eye-catching designs but also comfortable options for all day wear. Pair with strappy slip-ons and a bright sling bag.
Go for a colourful, festive kurti for the evening. Printed kurtis with embellishments work great for casual night dos. But if you are opting for a more elaborate look then go for kurtis with shiny sequins, beads, diamantes and zardozy work for a touch of glamour. Complete your look with embellished, beaded thong sandals and a bag with gold accents.
Checks are one of our wardrobe must-haves this season
Popular throughout the years not only as part of a formal outfit but also as an integral part of fashion, this season checks are the must have clothing item to bridge the gap between smart and casual wear, offering a variety of colours and designs to choose from depending on the occasion. Checks are not only a fashion trend but a fashion statement all on their own: if you pick a bright colour combination and pattern then you do not need anything else for it to make people look at you. While some people may struggle to find a place for check shirts within their personal style, fashion enthusiasts suggest that wearing simple bold colours and the sparing use of accessories will offset your look. Add a great pair of shoes and some slim fit jeans and you are good to go all night!
* Checks, being a versatile print, can be worn for work and play.
* Look out for checks and plaids in accessories like sunglasses, bags and shoes, to add a fun element to your outfit.
* Complete your look with a pair of brogues, which can work for both the formal and the casual look.
Look polished and put together with these trendy fashion picks
Spring/summer 2012 fashion is inspired by the carefree urban woman and is full of bright colours and flowing designs. Fabrics such as georgettes, chiffons, organza and cottons will be 'IN' this season. Go for detailed embroideries like kantha, phulkari, Kashmiri zardozi and sequins for a more refined look.
This season you can beat the heat in style by opting for the chic and cool summer dresses which are easily available these days. The huge range comprises of bright jewel-coloured mini and maxi dresses and flowing midis in floral prints. The dresses are made of flowy materials, silks and printed cottons.
Stay in style this summer with this leather cuff watch with a crystal-studded dial. The broad maroon bracelet is embellished with miniature circular metal designs that vary in sizes, making it both chic and trendy.
Swap your heels for pretty ballerinas. These flats are feminine, pretty and are available in a range of colours. They are also lightweight and comfortable, and some of them even have circulation nubs for a massage-like feel, to soothe tired feet.
Travel In Style
Welcome summer with this season's latest collection of trendy luggage. The wide range includes totes, sling bags, backpacks and travel bags in a variety of bright summery colours. The bags are made from a cocktail of materials like PVC and leather, and are spacious, perfect for travelling in the city.
Inspired by fashion in the '60s', popular retro styles like aviators and wayfarers are a must-have accessory for this season. These sunglasses are also polarised, UV protective and lightweight, making them a great accessory on a hot summer's day.