Polyurethane leather tote, Rs 5,999, Charles & Keith
Leather and rubber flatforms, Rs 5,900, Zara
Silk stretch track pants, Rs 18,780, DKNY
Just when you thought you could only wear your scuba top to the beach, we’re here to tell you otherwise. Get off your surfboard and browse the racks at Lacoste, DKNY and Paco Rabanne – their spring/summer collections make swimwear stylish. DKNY rocked the sporty chic trend this season with its scuba-style skater dresses and swimsuits worn over track pants, while Lacoste paired scuba tops with matching skirts and Paco Rabanne took scuba material and fashioned it into dresses and more.
And now, with the monsoon in full swing, we like the idea of this water-resistant top as daywear even more. We show you two ways to wear this fun style – with feminine separates or as a sporty ensemble.
The best way to embrace the scuba top is in its sporty avatar. Wear it with track pants; opt for silk to avoid looking like you’re going to the gym. Rubber flatforms and round sunglasses are perfect add-ons. Click through to see how to achieve this look.
Neoprene scuba top, price on request, Tommy Hilfiger. Silk track pants, Rs 68,850, Prabal Gurung at Net-a-porter.com. Leather and rubber flatforms, Rs 5,900, Aldo. Acetate mirrored sunglasses, Rs 9,900, Marc by Marc Jacobs
Photographs: Raj Shetye; Styling: Neha Salvi; Make-up and hair: Vidhi Salecha; Model: Maria Cherniakovych/Anima Creative Management; Assisted by: Shubham Jain (styling)
Blue plastic watch, price on request, Swatch
Handbag, Rs 3,195, Forever New
The scuba top isn’t exactly a girly top, but you can make it your own by pairing it with a fitted skirt in a floral print. Finish your look with a handbag in a pastel shade and espadrilles with a delicate pattern. Click through to see how to achieve this look.
Neoprene scuba top, price on request, Tommy Hilfiger. Neoprene pencil skirt, Rs 1,890, Zara. ‘Lindy’ leather bag, Rs 5,01,500, Hermès. Canvas espadrilles, price on request, Christian Louboutin
Pink plastic sunglasses, Rs 1,499, Aldo