The temperatures this month have already given us a sneak peek into the summer that is to come. We have all been told that black is best avoided in the heat. But how on earth do we give up black for one Whole season?
So here is a cheat sheet of how you can still wear your favourite colour and carry your cool!
- Light fabrics
Undoubtedly, the most comfortable fabric to wear in the summer is cotton. It’s light and breezy and allows for ample air to keep you comfortable. Pack away your silks because this summer is going to be a hot one for sure. And you’ll naturally gravitate towards lighter fabric like cotton, khadi, chiffon and crepe which don’t make you feel like you are on fire!
- Pair it with a Monochrome
While most people would advise you to buy light and bright colours during summers, we totally understand if you itch to buy something in black. Well a safe trick to avoid this dilemma is pick up something with a monochrome in contrast. The classic white and black combination seldom disappoints and should be your go-to this summer.
- Loose Silhouettes
This one is quite a no-brainer. The fact that the fashion industry has happily embraced loose silhouettes is quite a blessing. No longer does one have to dress in fitted wear to look and feel good. Opt for asymmetric hemlines, empire cuts, anarkali style kurtas and the works. Make sure that your wardrobe is heavy on palazzos, patialas, harem pants and skirts that can be sported from work to weekend.
- Colour Burst
Add a bit of color to your black to take away the severity of this dark shade. Panel work, beads or zari embellishment can add just the right amount of sparkle and zing to this somber color.
- Printed Black
Summers are all about experimenting with patterns and colours. The fun part is that you can do the exact same with black. Black makes for a perfect base colour for prints. You could opt for digital prints or something more indigenous like ajrakh or batik.
- The Half-N-Half
It can almost be said that the half and half design has been made for the colour black! Since using two distinct patterns might clash with each other, black makes for the perfect balance with any print, embroidery or colour.
- Accessorize in Black
If you feel that a whole outfit in black might just be too intimidating, you can accessorize in black too. One of a kind chikankari or chanderi black dupattas are versatile statement pieces that go with almost any other colour.
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