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Sunny side up

mumbai Updated: Apr 01, 2012 01:04 IST
Radhika Raj
Radhika Raj
Hindustan Times
Radhika Raj

Now that summer is here, it is time to revamp your wardrobe. With the sun blazing overhead, trudging around the city sweating in the heat is no fun and dressing comfortably and yet stylishly often becomes a challenge. "Summer is a tiring season but it is also the only season in which you can really experiment with your dressing," says fashion designer Archana Kocchar. "We barely have winter clothing and the monsoons are too troublesome to dress up. One should make the most of this season."

Fashion designer Pria Kataaria Puri agrees. She insists that summer is the time women can toss away their heels and jeans and shift to coloured cotton pants and cute shorts. Men can wear cotton shorts and loose t-shirts. "Women should wear simple clothes and then pair them with bright wedges, sandals or flip-flops," says Puri. "Add as much bright colour to your wardrobe as possible and experiment with bold prints."

Wear it right
Colours
: White, tangerine orange and bright, lemon yellows are always the colours that are popular in this season. "These colours also suit the Indian complexion," says fashion designer Sonya Vajifdar. Fashion designers also say that cobalt blue, green and other bright colours are also in. Instead of wearing a multi-coloured outfit, try pairing a white cotton blouse with a bright pair of shorts.

Shoes: Flip-flops with bright prints, neon coloured wedges and funky, beaded sandals for women look great on a carefree, lazy summer day. Men can avoid stinky feet by skipping socks and instead wearing deck shoes with bare ankles.

Accessories: Accessorise plain white or
silhouettes dresses with chunky jewellery and bright bangles or big watches.

Prints: Men and women both can try and incorporate floral prints in their dressing. Men can also wear nautical stripes, whereas women can try and colour block by wearing different bright garments, wear clothes with lace and embroidery.

Silhouettes: Women can wear cotton, flowing, knee-length dresses or shorts. "Young girls can wear shorts or loose, cotton jumpsuits along with neon-coloured wedges or flipflops," says Kochchar. "Jumpsuits look cute and will let your skin breathe on a hot day." Men can wear knee-length shorts, a plain T-shirt and flip-flops.