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Dress to impress

As applicants troop into the Campus on the first day of admission season, HT City gives you a few ideas about the latest fashion trends on campus.

entertainment Updated: May 28, 2010 01:04 IST
Chetna Dua

As applicants troop into the Campus on the first day of admission season, HT City gives you a few ideas about the latest fashion trends on campus.

Last year Kat pants (knee-length, check pants worn by actress Katrina Kaif in New York) were a big rage, but this time girls are opting for shorts in bright colours like yellow, purple and red. “They keep you cool,” says Avantika Tyagi, a student of English Honours. “But take care that they are not too high as that could attract unwanted attention,” she warns. “Team up your shorts with a simple T-shirt, or a balloon top, a couple of broad bangles and flip-flops from Janpath and you’re ready to go,” she says.

“Balloon tops are really popular these days as they are breezy and trendy at the same time. As are knee- length skirts in pastel shades and floral prints,” says Kanika Rajput from Maharaja Agrasen College. “White and lilac are the hot this season,” she adds.

In accessories, it is a smart pair of sunglasses and a hat for Esha Kumar of Lady Sri Ram College (LSR). “I love the jholas at Janpath. They are trendy, washable and a steal at anywhere between Rs 150 - 300,” says Kanishka Singh, a student of Kamla Nehru.

Girls, go easy on the make-up. “Make-up tends to run down due to sweat in this heat. I put a sunscreen with thin kohl on my eyes and a light lip-gloss. The nude-make look is really in. Moreover, who wants to look like an aunty?” says Shivani Yadav of Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. “Open hair in this heat is a no. I love to tie my hair in a messy bun or pony,” says Esha of LSR.

“It’s all about short hair for guys,” says Rohan Dawar, a design student in IILM. “They should go for knee-length cargos in browns or white paired with a round neck T-shirt in pastel shades like light green or blue and branded chappals.”