The season of crisply ironed kurta shalwar is here, so men, roll up your sleeves and read on. Amongst a handful of lads sporting bold shades of kurta in full festivity, from the bright hues of royal purple and canary yellows to even orange, stand out in subtlety and easy grace with a cooler, more sublime colour palette.

Think hues of blue; ranging from darker teal, lighter turquoise, resounding to deeper shades of peacock blue. No improvisation of colours can trump the love for black or white; and they shall reign as staples and capsule collections for every occasion. Trade your shalwars for smart-cut trousers and make an impeccable addition of details to the neckline, lapels and sleeves. Red threadwork for buttonholes and blue lapels stand out best on a black kurta. White lapels and buttons play peek-a-boo best on a deep blue attire.

Speaking of accessories, a watch with a wide, beautiful dial remains to be the most favoured pick for most men. Plain leather bands and simple neck chains are also unapologetic favourites. Stray away from the slick gelled hair; the humidity doesn’t allow for this hairstyle, instead neatly tousled hair would work best.

Designer: Sania Maskatiya, Styling: Sajid at Sajid’s Salon, Photography: Shahbaz Shahzi, Model: Shahzad Noor