By Maha Asif Rizwan
The sun is unforgiving and the humidity merciless – so really the only reason to love summer is the promise of a varied wardrobe. Yup, varied is the word. You can hop out in a crisp cotton top or layer it up with a funky cotton waistcoat. You can do all you want in summer unlike the winter season where you must bundle up into a jacket to prevent turning into a popsicle. But how do we wear a cape without having people question our sanity? The fabric matters and so does the print and the color. More importantly, if your fashionistas are sporting a cape, so can you!
To plan our summer looks down to the last detail, we at Women’s Own often seek fashion inspiration from our favorite red carpet frequents. From formal to breezy, here’s what everyone’s wearing these days.
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You might wonder what sort of a person would wear sneakers in this cruel heat? A lot of people. Especially those who wish to look snazzy even when they’re just sitting in front of their desktops. This foot accessory has been around for some time now and has become a wardrobe staple!
Yasmeen Hashmi pairs them with a tropical kurta here and breaks the unspoken fashion rule that sneakers and eastern wear are arch rivals and can never be seen together.
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There is nothing known as ‘too much tassels’ this season. Feel free to hang them from you hem, trousers, ears, bags, and sleeves! This little bunch of threads has created a stir in the fashion scene. Sana Ansari’s dreamy Zarqash Lawn outfit is proof that tassels can add life to any look.
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Kaftans are going brighter and more chic this summer. Add a front knot and lime colour palettes to your kaftan up your style game. This Ansab Jehangir ensemble has inspired us to try this nonchalant silhouette which is synonymous to a breath of fresh air in this summer heat.
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If you’re undecided between the sporty look and a chic one, then take cue from Marya Javed and combine the two. Her all-black outfit combines separates from Zara and Mango and is a perfect blend of girl-next-door gone tomboy-rogue.
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Take it from us, the badge is the most trendiest trend out there! It s not something you pin to your bags or uniform, it is a fashion statement. Take a simple shirt, splatter funky badges across it, wear it, and voila you’ve just earned the title of Fashion Queen.
Mehak Saeed styles this Sapphire badges kurta with ripped skinnies for a casually cool outfit that we’d love to step out in.
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Who said fashion was all about sore feet and leg-numbing skinnies? Comfort has seeped its roots into the wardrobe of every fashionista. Alishay Adnan gives us every reason to rejoice with this bang on trend comfortably chic athleisure outfit.
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Just like the fringe, ruffles are every IT girl’s latest obsession. Anusheh Shahid gives us serious outfit goals in this oversized bright orange ruffle top, which is easy to style in various different ways, so go ruffle it up!