This is how you prep for that beach vacay

Dyed And Tested

Cotton dress, Rs 1,900, 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.


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.

Hats Off

Twill hat, Rs 799, H&M. Cotton hat, Rs 2,376,


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.

Tan Season

Leather sandals, Rs 1,899, Intoto at 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.

Scarf Face


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.

Fade To White

Ripped denim shorts, Rs 2,990, Mango. Denim jacket, Rs 3,999, Gap. Denim joggers, Rs 2,995, Only


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. Lucioni (Runway), Davide Gallizio (Backstage), Vincenzo Grillo (Street style)

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