This is how you prep for that beach vacay
ELLE's Fashion Editor channels surfer style
Cotton dress, Rs 1,900, Bhane.com. Silk robe, Rs 12,000, NorBlack NorWhite. Leather sandals, Rs 4,999, Dune. Jersey dress, Rs 3,490, Zara
ELLE’s Fashion Editor, Nidhi Jacob shows you how you can prep for summer like a seasoned surfer.
DYED & TESTED
Trade florals and stripes for tie and dye; the kind of pattern that will help you achieve hippie-chic nirvana. Best time to wear a bleeding T-shirt is while you’re nursing your kale juice and seaweed soup.
Twill hat, Rs 799, H&M. Cotton hat, Rs 2,376, Asos.com
Fad fashion comes full circle with the bucket hat making a big splash. Tommy Hilfiger and BCBG MaxAzria show you how to sport it right now — in patchworked texture with ribbed tanks and pretty shirtdresses.
Leather sandals, Rs 1,899, Intoto at Koovs.com. Alberta Ferretti & Bottega Veneta
Flip-flops are too sloppy, sneakers are too inconvenient. Sandy sojourns demand more dignified (and fashionable) footing — these weathered, brown leather sandals are primed to show off your summer pedi.
Paisley-printed bandanas, Aztec handkerchiefs and tasselled stoles double up as clothing this summer. If that’s too much coverage for you, opt for the classic red necktie, currently being championed by Man Repeller Leandra Medine.
Ripped denim shorts, Rs 2,990, Mango. Denim jacket, Rs 3,999, Gap. Denim joggers, Rs 2,995, Only
FADE TO WHITE
The best hack to successfully lie about having spent your entire summer by the beach? Provide your readymade, bleached-to-perfection denim cut-offs as proof.
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