Take a style trip!

Published: Dec 12, 2013, 07:55 IST | Ruchika Kher |

With the India Resort Wear Fashion Week kickstarting in the city today, The Guide's Ruchika Kher invited four designers to share cuts and colours that will trend big, this holiday season. From flou to flashy, breezy to androgynous, it's a chance to give your wardrobe a chic makeover

Nishka Lulla: Layering is the key
The layered look will make waves this holiday season because it’s practical yet stylish. For this look, you can layer a fitted metallic sheath top with a jacket, or add an organza robe to a shirt dress -- it’s all about layering interesting pieces from your wardrobe. Metallic fabrics, checks, stripes, androgynous looks, midi and ankle lengths and ice cream colour palettes are all in vogue this season.
Dos: Make sure you have only one focal point that stands out in your look because simple is classy.
Don’ts: Don’t overdo by using many elements together; you don’t want to look like a mixed bag!

Illustrations: Amit Bandre

Malini Ramani: Costume drama
A resort wear collection will be incomplete with a bold swimming costume. A cut-out swimsuit with a net cloak is ideal to make a statement. Gold leather strappy wedges, sheer fabrics with appliqué and sunset kaftans are also must-haves for a vacation.
Dos: Looking and feeling healthy is important. It’s all about the holiday glow, and the energy that you exude.
Don’ts: Avoid wearing pure, plain black.

Rock S: Print it!
Prints are all over — printed dresses, jumpsuits, crew pants, saree bikinis. Whites are ruling too. Silk blouses and little embellishments as elements to give that little zinc are hot. Go for a simple slip-on spaghetti dress for that swagger, minimal stylish look.
Dos: Be minimalist. Comfort clothing works best for any leisure / holiday look.
Don’ts: Avoid going overboard but also don’t get too casual with your clothing.

Nandita Mahtani: Minimal embroidery rocks
Tunics that can be worn over a bikini or as a dress or the ones that can be teamed up with leggings are a good option. Too much embroidery is not a good idea. The silhouette should be crisp and the overall look can be enhanced with a leather belt, gladiator sandals and right accessorising.
Dos: Choose outfits that can transform from day to night looks. Also, opt for fabrics that don’t crease.
Don’ts: Avoid tight/body hugging clothes. Don’t stick to a trend, if you are not comfortable and confident about what you’re wearing; the look could go wrong. 

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