Stay cool with whites this summer, says ELLE’s Fashion Editor, Nidhi Jacob.
If you’re a stickler for cottons that look better crushed, and slinky silks in all tones of white, then look no further. Runaway Bicycle’s oversized khadi dresses, Anomaly’s minimalistic uniform styles and Nicobar’s comfy Indian hybrids will make you swear off colour… and bodycon.
Labels to know: Runaway Bicycle, Anomaly, Nicobar. On Nidhi: Cotton-khadi dress, Rs 3,500, Runaway Bicycle. Patent leather wedges, Rs 2,890, Zara. Metal pendant, Rs 4,800, Eina Ahluwalia
FAIR & LOVELY
Rule of thumb for fancy summer evenings: LWDs. You might have to wade through Coachella castoffs for the perfect boho dress, but maxi, off-shoulder or tiny — find your fit and wear it with braids, lace-up flats and fanny packs.
Lace and crêpe dress, Rs 8,535, Pixiemarket.com. Georgette maxi dress, Rs 9,170, Asos.com. Crêpe mini dress, Rs 4,590, Mango
Switch up your denim style by trading your deep indigos for colourless jeans. Eggshell shades look especially great on trucker jackets and short shorts. And for the love of Jeetendra, dare to wear white on white on white (tee + jeans + sneakers).
Denim jeans, Rs 2,599, Pepe Jeans. Denim jacket, Rs 4,999, Levi’s. Denim shorts, Rs 699, Max
Finding the perfect pair of ivory heels is as tough as swiping right on Tinder. Is it too bridal? Too stark? Too ’80s? The tricky is to pick a chalky shade, with a chunky heel. Or spice things up with a sexy tie-up.
Leather lace-up pumps, Rs 4,400, Forever New. Leather pumps, Rs 2,290, Zara. Leather platforms, Rs 6,665, Nastygal.com. Runway: Dior
Break out your tennis whites on the fashion field. The non-colour brightens up in sporty avatars, whether it’s a roomy backpack, basic sweatshirt or classic kicks.
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Photographs:Imaxtree.com/Vincenzo Grillo (Street style), Alessandro Lucioni (Runway); Manasi Sawant (Nidhi Jacob)