We've got designs on summer

Mar 16, 2013, 01:45 IST | The Guide Team

It's that time of the year when woollens give way for cottons, when heavy colours make space for lighter options, and when shorts and skirts take over trousers yes, summer is here, and now's the time for a wardrobe makeover. The Guide scouted around town for an eclectic mix of apparels to present a sexy, super-cool peek-a-boo into what will make heads turn this season

For men

Black matters
Black is the colour of all seasons, and summer is no exception. No matter how hot or cold it is, a black piece is a must in every wardrobe. This black-coloured waistcoat with patti in front in cotton twill is a creation by designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna. Style this classy piece with slim-fit denims and a white shirt or kurta for a sleek, modern look this summer with a dash of official-ness to it.
Price 15,500
Log on to www.perniaspopupshop.com

Live the Linen
Linen is a fabric that has gained prominence, recently. Its light-and-airy characteristic make it a must-have. This blue linen jacket is perfect for summer parties. Formal yet understated, the jacket is pleasing to the eyes and easy to carry off.
Price 17,000
At SS Homme, Studio 02, Dhairya Apts, 11th Road, near Madhu Park, Khar (W).
Call 9820811263
Log on to www.sshomme.in

'A' trendy choice
Designed by Delhi-based designer Atsu, these blue, beige and cream pants in cotton satin will surely help you grab a few eyeballs. These chic yet quirky pants will add to your off-duty look and are a good start to go experimental.
Price 8,750
Log on to www.perniaspopupshop.com

Lounge about
Give loose trousers a miss and go for a relaxed fit, with these dhoti-inspired pants. They can be worn with a T-shirt or a plain kurta, if desi is your style.
Price 699
At D’kloset, Parera Wadi, 30th Road, off Pali-naka, in Toto’s bar lane, near Shiv Sagar, Bandra (W).
Call 9820319195

Not short of flower power
Get a spring in every step of yours with these floral shorts. With the trend of graphic prints still going strong, these shorts will make for a good buy. Pair it with a solid coloured blouse and manly brogues for the day or a simple tee for a relaxed evening on the beach.
Price 1,499
At Chemistry stores across the city.

For women

We heart summer
Let your arms bask in some sunshine in this bright heart-printed dress. Pair it with strappy flats and you are set out for a Sunday brunch with your buddies.
Price 800
Log on to www.thebeachcompany.in

Back in style
Neutral shades are what one usually likes opting for during summer and this offwhite draped back tank top fits the bill with just orange detailing for colour. The sleeveless top is made from a specially printed fabric. It gracefully overlaps at the back and features a tie-up knot at the shoulder. Wear it over something or nothing, and heads will turn, always.
Price 750
Log on to www.bhane.com

Dots’ the way
With longer hemlines in fashion even this season, this grey keyhole dress, made from a softened viscose twill, is a must-have in every closet. Match it with a pair of jeggings or wear it as it is the winter colour will exude style even in summer.
Price 1,300
Log on to www.bhane.com

High on chic
A subtle pastel tone highlighting hints of blue on a modest hem, this shift dress with birds printed on it will get you in mood to brave the summer in style.
Price 1,699
At Chemistry stores across the city.

Style tips

For Women
>Layering: Mixing and matching different lengths is hot this season.
>Strong colour pieces: A white shirt with nude heels and a hot pink pair of shorts will make a statement. One bold colour in an otherwise muted outfit will make a style statement.
>Eccentricity: It should stand out quirky prints, cuts, textures, etc are always in vogue.

For men
>Colour is in, in a big way: Don’t opt for safe shades any more.
>India-inspired looks: A kurta-inspired shirt, pyjamas, are back in fashion
>Men have become more fashion conscious. It’s not a woman’s domain anymore.

Nachiket Barve, Fashion Designer

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