Say Hello to the Sun in Summers With Casual and Formal Clothes
It's time to put away the big belts, statement footwear and capes of last season: summer is here without a doubt, and with it are new trends to try out. Be it casual or formal wear, there's a way to get through it comfortably, while staying stylish.
Gurgaon, March 18, 2016 (Newswire.com) - It’s time to put away the big belts, statement footwear and capes of last season: summer is here without a doubt, and with it are new trends to try out. Be it casual or formal wear, there’s a way to get through it comfortably, while staying stylish.
This year, the style file takes us back to the swinging 70s, albeit with a contemporary vibe. Ritambhara, creative director of the Delhi-based label Roora by Ritam, says, “Simple silhouettes with ruffles, fringes and balloons will be big this year. Slip dresses — which were all the rage in the 90s — are also making a comeback.” Monochrome is in, as are bold, pop colours, she says, adding that stripes will still make their presence felt from last season, as will the cold shoulder.
Sandeep, designer and co-founder of Chennai-based Studio 9696, concurs, “Off-shoulder blouses paired with heavy skirts are in. Boyfriend shirts, which are a summer staple, have taken top spot this season; add flat mule shoes that are easy to slip on and a half-moon bag to complete the look.” He adds that “pleats, fringes and paper-bag waists are detailing that feature in almost every major brand this summer”, while in terms of fabric, “plaid checks have taken the international ramp by storm”, and when it comes to colour, “orange is the new black”.
For those who prefer athleisure, Samyuktha Venkatachalam of online fashion label House of Chase recommends sticking to T-shirts, track pants and lounge pants. “They are street-wear-inspired looks. The thought of velvet or velour tops during our tropical summer might be ludicrous, but you can always wear them while you’re away on vacation in cooler climes,” she laughs. The young designer says that her summer collection will include short dresses and overcoats made of breathable material to make layering comfortable, reminiscent of clothes on the New York Fashion Week SS 2016 runway. She too echoes the fact that bold prints and colours will make a big statement, apart from light pinks and ice blues.
“Summer is the time to become a bit daring,” says Samyuktha. Clearly, everyone agrees, as the latest rage is crop tops and long tops with high slits either at the midriff or on the sides. “The most comfortable fabrics would be knit cotton or a light polyester blend. These can be paired with high-waist pants or skirts,” she explains.
While there’s not much you can do wrong in terms of summer fashion, heavy, embellished fabrics, dull colours and fitted clothes are out. Jeans and kurtas are passé. Instead, opt for soft jeggings or pants in different materials like linen and cotton blends. Experiment with different cuts and styles, including the extremely comfortable cropped palazzo pants. Maxi dresses and voluminous skirts apart, straight-cut skirts are also gaining popularity this year.
As for summer weddings, Sandeep’s recommendation for the brides includes off-shoulder blouses paired with skirts and quirky Indian embellishments. And if you’re a guest, Ritambhara suggests you skip heavy silks and opt for the lighter chiffon, georgette, organza or chanderi. “Pick a flowy silhouette and don’t be afraid to experiment. Try out jumpsuit saris and anarkalis or flared pants with an ethnic crop top. When you go Indo-Western, the options are many,” she says.
And if all this gets too complicated, do as designer Bill Blass said: “When in doubt, wear red.”
Source : thehindu