Without a doubt, your local mall or favorite boutique is the place to go for checking out the top trends. But if you don’t have time or patience, there is a better way for you to shop. With the summer months coming up, chances are you’re planning a vacation get-away, maybe have a wedding or two to attend, or just want to celebrate the glorious season that it is.
So, give a nod to spring, and move on to summer, and it’s time to freshen up your look with new ware (and wear’s!) brought to you by the Fashion Design Council of India, as reported by the Touch18 website. The most important bit of fashion advice is to make sure that you’re comfortable wearing what you’re in, otherwise nobody’s happy. While staying comfortable, making a stylish statement is probably on your to-do list as well. So, if your wardrobe and mood needs a boost; here are some great ideas, straight off the runway! Happy shopping, fashionista!
Radiant Orchid is the Color of the Year 2014
Lucky you, Pantone has announced Radiant Orchid as the colour of 2014 In Pantone’s poetic words, the lovely bloom of a Radiant Orchid is a refreshing burst of colour that will make you stand out in a crowd, and demonstrate to the world that you have a sense of style. Radiant Orchid is a color that can be matched easily with some of the neutrals in your closet, and will inspire some of your go-to pieces that may seem rather tired. When you can purchase a few quality items with the colors of the season, you’ll feel like a fashionista, even if you’re on a budget. So, who doesn’t want all of those luscious descriptors to be a part of their wardrobe? And doesn’t this just sound like summer? Plus, your skin gets a healthy glow when you wear this colour.
According to Rediff, when shopping online, many fashionistas like to seek out discount coupons that are available across a variety of major online retailers, for example, people often search for discount coupons for the products available at Myntra, since Myntra happens to have a fine collection of branded clothing at affordable prices and people would love to get additional discounts on those items. Myntra lets you sort through the items based on color as well, that way, you can find your signature pieces first, match skirt with shoe, and then move on to the more basic pieces. This sorting tool makes looking good incredibly easy, saving you time and keeping you happy. No more fighting through crowds to get the items that you like!
Dress up like a Bollywood diva, and replace your skinny jeans with palazzo pants. Palazzo, meaning cowboy, are pants that give a nod to the Wild West of Yesterday in America, and have an attractive high-waist, making you look taller and leaner. If you’d like to add variety and creativity to your wide-legged trouser look, go for the kalidaar variants and fabric choices that many fashion designers are offering. It’s an incredible blend of East meets West fashion collaboration! Palazzo pants are versatile and fashionable, and can be worn to that summer wedding or luncheon. For paring ideas, check out iDiva. Stunning!
According to the Business Insider, crop tops will make it really big in 2014. They have become the rage and fashionistas can’t seem to get enough of them. Are you daring enough to wear one? They can be stylish or sporty, depending on the material and what you pare with it. Mindy Kaling, Indian star of the US sitcom, “Mindy” received a lot of buzz when she wore a crop top on the red carpet recently. Known for her curvy body, Kaling encourages all women to be brave and wear what speaks to them, including these short tops! Crop tops are a hot fashion statement. Adventurous!
Kurtas Are in
No longer taking a back seat, trendy and modest, form fitting kurtas and spare lines will announce to the world that you’ve arrived. Kurtas can be conservative enough for the workplace, yet versatile enough for a night out on the town. Sleek.
Versatile Skirt Lengths
Like many women, you may not feel comfortable in the hyper mini, and would prefer something with more coverage. Trends show skirt lengths are running the gamut, and that the knee-length skirt, which offers more coverage, is making a comeback. Similar to the kurta, the A-line skirts are popular for work and more conservative events, whereas the ankle-length skirt is more whimsical and casual. The bottom line is that you have your choice between something that’s longer than a midi and shorter than the ankle-touch.
Borrow this trend from your man as it’s going to get hot this year. Be it on your LBD, skirt or the romantic dress, pleats are perfect to add a touch of femininity to the silhouette.
Top off the Look with Jewelry
One thing that will never go out of fashion in India is jewelry. But style and patterns keep changing as per current trends. This year, designs inspired by nature, history and abstract art are going to be popular. But gold is still out of bounds for many and classy silver may soon become the preferred metal.
Stay On Top of the Trend
The bottom line, after browsing the fashion sites and identifying trends that are appealing, online shopping sites can keep you in the know as new collections are available, so you can stay stylish and on trend!