Refresh Your Summer Style


The excitement of the summer season comes along the beauty of vivid sunsets, vacation plans, pool parties and a variety of icy drinks to sip endlessly. However, the reality goes only so far as the unpleasant experience of humidity and heat can be off-putting. Stepping out during the day becomes almost impossible and many layers of clothing seem too much to take. It turns out that the best recourse for dressing in this weather is incorporating breathy fabrics made in breezy silhouettes. Here are a few styles that will help you continue to have the best summer without the fuss of sweat.

The little white dress

What could be more refreshing than an all-white outfit? A blanched canvas gives room for experiments with accessories like footwear, jewellery or your carry-all. To elevate an all-plain look, find pieces that have tone-on-tone details like schiffli (cutwork) or lace trims to make it interesting.

Go for outstanding pairings such as printed shoes or antique silver jewellery to complete your outfit.

White Chikankari Bail Drop Dress - TrueBrowns; White Chikankari Full Flare Dress - TrueBrowns; White Chikankari Pleated Dress - TrueBrowns

White Chikankari Bail Drop Dress - TrueBrowns; White Chikankari Full Flare Dress - TrueBrowns; White Chikankari Pleated Dress - TrueBrowns

Shades of sorbet

Who can ever say no to cute, colourful outfits? They make solids look refreshing. When it comes to flowy maxi dresses in shades of ice-cream delicacies, it makes you want to indulge in both the dessert and the dress. Be it a maxi or a mini, pair these subtle shades with white sneakers for your airport outfits or a trip to the mall. For a more formal look towards the end of the day, wear metallic accessories like silver pumps or gold shoulder-dusters.

Blue Chikankari Pleats Dress - TrueBrowns, Pink Chikankari Long Dress - TrueBrowns, Peach Centre Flare Chikankari Long Dress - TrueBrowns

Blue Chikankari Pleats Dress - TrueBrowns, Pink Chikankari Long Dress - TrueBrowns, Peach Centre Flare Chikankari Long Dress - TrueBrowns

Ode to Indian

The latest trend among style influencers and designers has brought attention back to Indian textiles, be it batik or tie and dye. Never before had anyone thought that these long-forgotten patterns will become a favourite of the crowds in form of modern silhouettes. The patterns are refreshing, the fabric is comfortable and you feel a little more proud of your diverse culture-it all makes for a perfect vacation OOTD.

Blue Floral Dress - TrueBrowns; Pink Rhombic Flare Dress - TrueBrowns; Blue Stripe Dress - TrueBrowns

Blue Floral Dress - TrueBrowns; Pink Rhombic Flare Dress - TrueBrowns; Blue Stripe Dress - TrueBrowns

Shrug it up

If you are not already aware of it, layering makes all things look put-together. Be it a classic t-shirt and jeans combination or a strappy dress; layer your ensemble with printed shrugs to add that extra layer of chicness. Belt up the shrug to give more shape to your look or let it flow to give that boho-vibe. It all depends on your styling choice.

Olive Floral Chevron Jacket - TrueBrowns; Pink Rhombic Dots Jacket - TrueBrowns

Olive Floral Chevron Jacket - TrueBrowns; Pink Rhombic Dots Jacket - TrueBrowns

Pop it up

Usher in a much-needed pop in your daily wear and go for vivid-hued separates. To get it right; be it a dress or a cover-up for your swim attire, wear just one pop colour and balance it with neutral shades that are complementary such as tan and white. Alternatively, in case you are gifted with styling prowess, go all out and pair contrasting shades to stand out in the crowd, at a pool party and pretty much everywhere else.

Grey Yellow Jacket Dress - TrueBrowns; Green Chikankari Dress - TrueBrowns; Green Chikankari Border Sleeve Dress - TrueBrowns

Grey Yellow Jacket Dress - TrueBrowns; Green Chikankari Dress - TrueBrowns; Green Chikankari Border Sleeve Dress - TrueBrowns

Dressing for the warm climate comes down to bigger is the better approach. Stock up on the oversized trend as the extra room will help in better air circulation. Opt for light-weight fabrics and if you don't have to, don't tuck-in anything - the extra layer of fabric can feel oppressive against the skin. Go for sleeveless and strappy tops and relaxed bottoms, or just a breezy dress and you are set for summer.


Atika Khan

Fashion Writer

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