Fashion Tip #30: Go soft with pastels Ladies, speak to your demure side with pastel on pastel look. Get a pretty dress in pastel shade, throw in some chunky jewellery to add some edge. For a lunch date with your girlfriends, team a pastel shirt with denims and you are good to go. Men can go for coloured tones in belts and shoes to add spunk to their pastel-on-pastel look. For a more edgy look, team your pastels with pop coloured separates.
Fashion Tip #29: Be the Golden Girl! Chunky, golden baubles mark this summer’s wardrobe along with accessories such as gold-coloured bags, golden heels et al. Do not shy away from golden eye-shadow to add the dramatic effect. Team with pastels or a solid black to make a little noise. For a no-fuss look, pick plain white to go with your golden accessories. Carry your golden clutches to the club and your heels with that killer sequinned dress.
Fashion Tip #28: Go for cute & comfy cross-body bags Cross-body bags are typically worn across the body and are small and structured. They keep your hands-free for outdoorsy fun while being easy on your pocket. Team your cross-body bag with shorts and plaid shirt for the college-girl vibe. Team chic cross body bags with a floral dress for a brunch date. For a night-out wear your cross-body over your little black dress. Add a zing with cross-body bags with cross-linked chains as straps.
Fashion Tip #27: Pretty flats for all occasions Pick ballerina flats for a movie date, and outdoor-ready, fresh gladiators for a day out with the girls. For a complete office look, pick flat brogues or suede lace-ups that add an instant elegance. For an outdoorsy look, pick a pair of flat boots or high-tops sneakers. Kick it back with flats this season!
Fashion Tip #26: You can never go wrong with black! Think all black sundresses, black tights, jeans and baggy knits, layering with black lapel jackets, black boots et al. Try skimpier cuts to add to the lingering-summery feel. For men, black trousers, black t-shirt & coloured moccasins are your best-friends to pull this trend off.
Fashion Tip #25: Let your sporty-spirit rein Think cropped pants with sports jerseys, pencil skirts with baggy knits, sweatpants with cotton shirts et al. Swap those heels for a sporty appeal while keeping the outfit a mix of structured and baggy. A fashion-worthy t-shirt and a pair of tailored pants is a good place to start. Keep accessories minimal while bags can range from structured totes to hobo bags!
Fashion Tip #24: Go for Ethnic Prints! Haute tip for all ethnic -wear connoisseurs is to team your ethnic prints on western silhouettes. Wear your paisley, bandhani, ikat et al on your scarves, kurtis or cotton camis. To go the old-school way, pick your favourite prints in sarees, duppatas or kurtas and add the much needed fun to your wardrobe! Lighten up the day with ethnic printed accessories such as bags and shoes or even stationary!
Fashion Tip #23: Learn the Tricks to Androgynous Dressing This gender-bending chaos has given rise to a trend that is relaxed while being elegant. Move over from sneakers and jerseys-over-trousers look, we’re talking tailored suits, lapel jackets, boyfriend shirts and brogues. If going all out is not your thing then team your boyfriend jeans with loose blouses and your shirts with tailored shorts and pumps. Make a powerful statement without losing your element!
Fashion Tip #22: Boat Shoes are everything! Typically defined as shoes with rubber soles and a cord that runs through its outer parts, the boat shoe has transcended, many fashion seasons to mark its stay. Team your boat shoes pair with your off-duty outfit for the laidback vide. Team with cropped pants, chinos and shorts for the ultimate hipster vibe.
Fashion Tip #21: Bleed Blue! Various accents of blue thronged the runaway this season, adorning clothing and accessories alike. Choose from the evergreen indigo denims to turquoise shirts for summer. Blue overalls and tuxedo suits are amidst the season’s sartorial favourites. Try knits in various shades pairing darker trousers with lighter t-shirts. In accessories, choose easy travel pieces such as ties, scarves and shoes to carry off the colour globally.