The sun is bright, the weather is hot and it’s time to channel your inner fashionista. Wrap up the stoles and put those winter jackets away. Pull out the dresses and shorts because the weather is about to become hotter and muggier. And what better than clothes to help you beat the heat? Here are some ideas on how to choose the right clothes to up your glam quotient this summer.
The one rule you must follow while choosing summer clothes is to use natural fabrics. They are light, breathable and highly absorbent which is best when the weather gets humid. Choose cotton and linen clothes to wear during the day. And for evenings, opt for outfits made from georgette. Georgette is thin, lightweight and perfect to create a glam look.
Picking the right colour is another way to be summer-ready. They say you can never go wrong with black, but it’s best to stay away from everything dark in the summer. Avoid wearing blacks and dark blues since darker clothes tend to trap heat. Opt for light and bright colours instead. White, peach, yellow, powder blue and baby pink are summer colours: they reflect heat and help you keep cool. For formal evening wear, you can wear clothes in light grey, mint green and other pastel shades.
Summer is synonymous with floral prints and bohemian patterns. Choose garments in solid colours that have floral accents and motifs. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even experiment with block prints. Up the glam quotient of a cotton or linen dress by using embroidered and embellished cutouts on shoulders and pockets.
Casual maxi and summer dresses have been in trend all these years. So how about taking the experimentation to a whole new level? Explore wearing t-shirt dresses and pair formal shirts with casual trousers. Wear long kurtas with a tube dress underneath or a pair of palazzos. You can also wear shirt dresses for formal occasions. For an informal party, give your regular kaftans a twist with a high-low hemming.