By Rozina Bhutto
What do you crave most on a hot, sunny day? Apart from spending the entire day staring lovingly at our air conditioners, we need clothes that don’t cling to us. Something airy, breathable yet sartorially relevant because while our Amma’s kurta might seem comfortable, it cannot be worn in public. Enter this gorgeous flow-y dress sported by Ayesha Omar. The Bulbulay star was recently spotted looking like a modern, funkier version of Hera (who FYI is the most beautiful goddess in Greek mythology).
Clad in an ankle-length Generation dress with a simple blow-out perfect for the summer and heart-shaped sunnies from Zari Faisal, one of the most fashion savvy Pakistani artist sure knows how to grab our attention. Hence, we decided to decode the look for all you eager souls out there who secretly wish to be featured in those glossy fashion magazines.
The simplest way to achieve the look is to buy that floral dress and those heart-shaped aviators while they’re still in stock. For those of you who wish to customize the look then head to your local cloth market, buy your favourite print(s), and head to your master saab.
Pro tip: You might want to add a bit more volume to those sleeves and to your hair to up the drama quotient.
Next up, slather on a BB cream, preferably one with a SPF, dab a tinted lip balm on your lips AND cheeks. Yup, the creamy texture adds a nice glow to your face unless your sebaceous glands are super active.
While you’re on your online shopping spree, place an order for funky khussas on Jooti Shooti or drop by at Uzma Centre and put your rusty bargaining skills at use and grab an armful of Peshawaris and peep toe khussas. Also, get hold of a tan bucket bag to complete the look.
Our picks: Bobbi Brown’s BB cream, Pink Lovebug Sunnies from Zari Faisal, Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm, Body Shop’s lip and cheek stain, Body Shop’s All-In-One face base, Jooti Shooti’s nude peep toes, Oriental Flight Flare Dress from Generation, and a bucket or this fringed messenger bag from Forever 21 (you can ask online pages like Zensky or Amor to import these goodies for you). If you’re in Karachi then visit Aashiyana to buy printed fabric at reasonable rates.