In summer, choosing the right kind of clothes is very important, especially when you are planning outdoors. Whether you are going to your regular college or office, or a special party, or for a weekend getaway, if you are not dressed comfortably, you will feel restless, let alone enjoy anything. Now, there is a dress code everywhere. You cannot go to your work or university in vest and shorts, just because you feel comfortable in them. Another important factor is, are you comfortable wearing these clothes? If no, you cannot wear them when you are on a weekend trip either. So, what to wear this summer which will look fashionable yet comfortable? Here is a list of 8 awesome ethnic outfits and trends to rule this summer. Follow them and prove that you don’t need to wear western outfits to be fashionable.
- First and foremost factor to feel comfortable is, choose your fabric carefully. Remember synthetic clothes will make you feel more uncomfortable. Cotton, silk, jute or khadi works best in this season. Cotton has always been a favourite of the designers. This summer you can choose a sleeveless top of cotton to pair with long flowing skirt that looks like a ghagra. Pick up a kalamkari print top. It is quite in fashion; dyed with vegetable colours, they are eco friendly as well. This is an apt dress as regular wear in scorching summer.
- Summer means a series of wedding invitation. We keep wondering how can someone choose this time of the year to get married and feel pity especially for the bride who has to put up with heavy bridal wear, jewellery and makeup with a smile on face. But you can attend the party and enjoy it when you have dressed accordingly. Simple linen saree with border and pallu work with designer blouse is an easy option. Bengali Dhakai saree with minimal makeup and simple jewellery can also nail a perfect wedding party look. As for men, khadi or simple silk kurta can be magical. Do not go for tussar or heavily embroidered ones. With sweat plops, you would not be a pleasant sight.
- Choose sheer white linen kurti and team it up with matching cotton leggings, trousers or even churidar. A stroll can be a fashionable accessory with it as well as a means to protect your hair and face from dust and sun.
- For formal occasions, do not go for pure or raw silk. They stick to your body. Rather you can go for silk blends like butter silk or ghicha silk. They are light and have flowing texture. These fabrics are very much in fashion, so you will not look out of place either. You can choose saree or even better, if you take a dupatta of this fabric and wear it with cotton, linen or khadi salwar suit.
- For college going generation, cotton kurti with printed palazzo pants are both comfortable and stylish. As they put it, being “carefully careless” is and has always been “in”.
- Be careful while choosing colours. Pastel shades are comfortable in summer. When you are wearing linen, select shades like nude, pink, pale blue, beige etc. They are cool colours and cause less sweating.
- Stay away from bold motifs. Give in to floral as well as our very own kalamkari. You will feel the difference in your skin.
- And finally one fashion tip. When attending a wedding party this season, if you are not comfortable, do not go for lehenga or heavy saree, no matter how close you are to the bride or the groom. Go for salwar suit or simple sarees in khadi or crepe. This will spare the unnecessary volume which makes the wearer uncomfortable in sultry evenings.