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What do you love best about summer? Beach vacations? Mango everything? Ask our fashion editors, and they’ll probably say their favourite part is finally being able to get their hands on the major SS ’17 trends they witnessed six months ago at fashion week. If you needed help with rejigging your wardrobe within a budget, here’s everything you can wear right now.
Play up your feminine side in flamenco-inspired tiers and ruffles. For a modern update, master the art of layering ruffled tulle skirts over pants, before pairing them with cowboy boots. Frills seekers, rejoice.
Tulle top, Rs 3,970,
Rs 5,180, Simply Be
Cotton Lycra top,
Rs 2,430, V by Very
Polyester tulle blouse,
Rs 774, Lulu & Sky.
Polyester cotton trousers,
Rs 2,999, Polyester tulle skirt,
Rs 3,999; both H&M.
Cowboy slip-on boots, price on request, Tommy Hilfiger.
Gold-plated earrings, price on request, Shop Lune.
Rs 2,230, Marks & Spencer.
Rs 3,240, Dorothy Perkins.
Long associated with Wall Street patrons, shirting fabric takes on a new life this summer. Opt for an asymmetrical ruffled skirt and a deconstructed shirt for an unexpected take on the trend.
Rs 2,790, Zara.
Rs 1,300, Matalan.
Rs 120, Primark.
Rs 1,620, Dorothy Perkins.
Rs 6,400, Dune.
Rs 2,600, Mango.
Cotton crop top, Rs 2,490, Zara.
Cotton blouse, Rs 2,499, Marks & Spencer.
Cotton skirt, Rs 1,699, Noble Faith.
Gold-plated hoops, Rs 299, Koovs.com
Fashion’s favourite florals can be tricky to style if a fresh spin is what you’re looking for. Our suggestion? Mix athleisure with androgynous silhouettes to wear this trend more often. Ditsy floral prints will win you brownie points.
Polyester embroidered dress,
Rs 5,260, Debenhams.
Ployester track top, Rs 6,599, adidas.
Polyester viscose jacket and trousers; both prices on request, Marks & Spencer.
Suede heels, Rs 11,490, Kenneth Cole.
Gold-plated earrings, Rs 399, Asos.com
Suede block heels,
Rs 2,840, Very
Viscose embroidered jacket,
Rs 5,590, Monsoon
Rs 2,840, Marks & Spencer
Rs 11,684, M&Co.
Rs 299, Pipa Bella
Still not ready to switch to an all-pink wardrobe? Start by opting for warmer shades of red, orange and yellow. Slide into basic-yet-elevated sandals to balance the strong impact of the sunset hues.
Rs 8,000, adidas
Polyester midi skirt,
Rs 2,024, New Look
Viscose knit dress
Rs 5,140, United Colors of Benetton
Rs 2,790, Zara
Polyester military blazer,
Rs 3,160, Miss Selfridge
Rs 3,100, Aldo
polyester dress, Rs 2,999, Vero Moda
Polyester midi dress, Rs 2,999, Marks & Spencer
Cotton jacket, price on request, United Colors of Benetton
Canvas slides, Rs 1,195, Masaba X Koovs.com
If you want to embrace denim’s versatility in a temperate manner, then take note: give your regular denim a contemporary turn by mixing different textures (patch-worked, fringed, embroidered). Keep the accessories simple to your novelty pieces.
Rs 4,050, River Island
Embroidered denim jacket,
price on request, Debenhams
Denim sling bag,
Rs 1,460, Pretty Little Thing
Rs 2,430, New Look
Rs 8,040, Kenneth Cole
Cotton sweatshirt, Rs 1,495, Koovs.com
Patchwork denim pants, price on request, Tommy Hilfiger
Denim skirt, price on request, Pepe Jeans
Suede Platform mules, Rs 1,999, H&M
Embroidered denim skirt,
Rs 3,600, Mango
The fresh combination of gingham and stripes offers a grown-up take on pattern play. Think retro checks and bold, modern stripes. Ditch the schoolgirl appeal and opt for voluminous day wear separates. For that extra punch, make sneakers your friends.
Cotton blouse, Rs 2,490, Viscose dress, Rs 2,490,
cotton polyester shorts, Rs 2,490; all Zara.
Suede sneakers, Rs 11,999, adidas.
Metal ring choker, Rs 499, Koovs.com
Rs 3,650, River Island
Rs 3,650, Monsoon
Rs 5,140, United Colors of Benetton
Rs 1,780, Accessorize
Rs 3,400, Next
Rs 1,300, F&F