Bollywood style check: Military prints add to summer chic

  • Nikita Sachdev, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2016 16:07 IST
Go military style this summer! (PHOTOS: Yogen Shah)

The military trend is back with B-Town actors flaunting the print at all occasions — formal and casual. And experts say that the trend is a great way to inject some energy and edge into your summer wardrobe.

You can opt for a range of pieces — from military print skirts to loose pants and crop tops. Guys can go for khaki green cargo pants and printed cargo button-down shirts.

A hint of the print, worn with the right attitude can also look cool. (Viral Bhayani)

“Tweak the trend for summers by replacing military print jackets with military print shirts. You can add the glam factor to your look by dressing the red carpet way and going off shoulder,” says designer Anupama Dayal. And if wearing the print on your outfit is not your style, then there are more subtle ways of flaunting the print. “Opt for military print totes, batches and embellishments. For summers you can pretty up your hair with bandanas and caps,” adds Dayal.

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A hint of the print, worn with the right attitude can also look cool, say experts. “An oversized shirt in military print or a hint of the print in the placket of a loose crisp white linen shirt (worn with a pair of light coloured denim) would be such an on-trend yet chic look this summer style,” say fashion designers Hemant&Nandita.

Alia gives military prints a chic quotient. (Fotocorp)

If you like colours and don’t just want to stick with green, fashion designer Josh Goraya offers you a new way to wear the print, “Don’t just stick to typical military greens. The coolest way to wear camouflage print is to experiment with the colours constituting the print. A nice summary blue camouflage piece combined with anything white would look apt in this heat,” says Josh, while designer Rina Dhaka adds, “Men can sport the trend by wearing loose pants with a khaki shirt.”

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Kangana carries of a military print jacket with elan. (Yogen Shah)

However, it is important not to overplay the trend. “The key to being on point with this trend is to keep it minimal. Focus on one statement piece that reflects the trend — be it a sleeveless military jacket, pair of cargo pants or camouflage print accessories,” says fashion designer Simran Arya.

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