By Mahvish Ahmed
If there is one trend that you’d be able to identify as the key silhouette of the season, it’s got to be the cold shoulder. 2016 saw 80’s style come back with a bang and store racks across the world saw cold-shoulder pieces fly off at jet speed. The style is feminine, breezy and sexy, without being too revealing. It works the street just as well as it does on the red carpets and blends in with desi kameezes to appeal the more conventional fashion palette. Here’s some style inspiration on how to rock the cut-out shoulder trend the desi way.
BEACHY DAY LOOK
While the weather is still warm down south in the country, this off white chikan top with flutter sleeves by Daaman helps to sooth our eyes with its cool hue. Team this up with a pair of distressed jeans, truck art khussas by Chapter 13 and wear your hair in light waves to create the perfect day time look.
ON THE GO WORKING GIRL
This blue chambray button down top by ICON Clothing would work perfectly with a pair of white culottes. Get your darzi to stitch a comfortable, wide legged pair for you! To add some street style to your look, sport a pair of white sneakers from Sapphire and go for a half top knot to strike the right fashion cord. There – you’re bang on trend!
Need some more colour? Black, white and red is always a classy combination so how about this ‘Splendid Red’ kurta by Sapphire paired up with black organza strip straight pants? Slip on a pair of black and white Samyies by SOMA and add a fishtail braid to your hair for that extra oomph you need when dressing up for a casual dinner with your friends
GROWN UP SEXY
Block printing is one of the arts indigenous to our part of the world but when trendy motifs are combined with contemporary cuts by Blocked Textiles, the kurtas turn out to be so much more fun and simply irresistible. Pair this blue block printed top with mermaid pants to create an old-school voluminous look with a modern twist. What you need more is a pair of gold peshawari chappals by Turbooz Shop and your hair to be tied into a messy braided bun to create an oh-so-fashionable look for that tea at your friend’s place.
FRUITY FUN TIMES
If your personal style is more flirty and feminine, then what would be better than this plain coral pink top from BOHO by Sania? A girly cold shoulder top, a pearl embellished tulip shalwaar from Image Fabrics and these cute metallic lily flats by SOMA put together create the ultimate fashion collaboration. Go for a bouncy, outwards blow dry and let your hair do the talking for the day. Crisp and fun, this is our favorite look!
Wearing a sari with a ruffled cold shoulder blouse gives this classic ensemble an instant upgrade. We love how Generation has added a touch of youthful excitement to a sari. So when shopping for trendy cold shoulder tops, don’t forget to pay heed to this black beauty. To impeccably pull off this cold-shoulder-blouse-paired-with-a-sari look, we say get your hands on some blingy, traditional kundan khussas from Uzma Market (Karachi) or place an order online for the Gold Macedonia khussas with SOMA. A casual, messy bun would just be the perfect hairstyle to go for to turn up the heat at your next GT!