By Sherazade Khan
Love shopping, but always find yourself surrounded by the same old white tee and striped palazzos? It is time we introduce you to our favourite summer trends. No one deserves to have a boring existence. Not even you! Yes you, the girl with no makeup and an oversized tee. Oversized stuff is in and so is the bare face look, just spunk it up with metallic sneakers and super glam sunglasses. See, that worked wonders. You only need to keep a tab on what’s trending and you can go from drab to fab!
So, which trend heavily influenced our closet and which barely made it?
Let’s find out!
Shine bright like a diamond without looking tacky because the summer of 2017 saw glitz and glamour like never before. Sparkling jackets, loafers, cross bodies – you name it and it’s trending!
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If nothing else, add some sparkle in your accessories. We love these slippers AND they look super comfy!
Meesha Shafi looks super cute in this sparkly top and channels her own unique style.
Could Mahira Khan get any more stunning? She looks sexy and sultry with the summer sun shining bright behind her, and the various metallic scales shimmering all over.
Kangana shines bright despite the messy hair in this gorgeous Sabyasachi sari. Gosh, look at that border!
Meanwhile, Priyanka Chopra dabbles with futuristic looks in this funky metallic jacket.
Ghararas & Super Wide Leg Pants
Yes, we know this trend has been done to death. But we love how chikan and cotton ghararas are being worn now as regular bottoms. If you don’t want ghararas, then just sport super wide legged pants inspired by the gharara – they’re flouncy and feminine and can fancy up any outfit!
Urwa does it right, flaunting her bright and cheerful gharara on the streets of London! Way to go girl!
Mawra gets playful before Eid in her simple gharara and fun cold shoulder top!
Here’s a monochromatic one by Generation that can be paired with a bright tee to make a real statement!
Rang Ja had a variety of very traditional and even very casual ghararas to choose from and we loved the variation!
Zaheer Abbas tackled some major heat for designing Ajrak bottoms as some saw it as disrespectful, but we love the idea behind it and Momina looks effortlessly chic and stylish.
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Sadaf Kanwal looks so ecstatic and happy in this bright and lively outfit by Sania Maskatiya!
The cold shoulder is so last year, but off-shoulder ensembles are still quite chic if you’ve got the arms for it. Get your tan on and some vitamin D by showing off your collar bones and maybe a little bit more…
Urwa and Mawra – the fashionable duo – are always on point with their trendy outfits! Here they both show off their perfect shoulders!
Mahira Khan goes for a bold look and wears her dress low off the shoulders in a festive colour.
And here she bares just the one shoulder in a fun, playful top!
Ayesha Omar stuns at Jofa’s party in this off-shoulder outfit.
The Summer Jacket
We’ve done a whole article on this earlier, so if you missed it, read it now! This is one piece you must not forego this summer!
Mawra looks super feminine in this sweeping gown-like jacket with a gorgeous abstract floral design.
Zari Faisal does some fun and light summer capes in a variety of prints!
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This sheer white jacket with illustrative line drawings inspired by Gustav Klimt is chic and uber stylish. Get it at Studio S!
The trend has also made its way to the Middle East!
Gender Neutral Clothes
We are so psyched about the denim jackets, oversized tees, sneakers, plaid shirts, dhotis, and kurtas in more masculine cuts.
YBQ’s kurtas and dhotis for both men and women are spunky yet androgynous and that makes them easy to wear. Choose your accessories wisely to make them more about you and less about your brother!
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We’ve got to hand it to the girl, Mawra has ticked off all this season’s trends. Here, she effortlessly pulls off an androgynous athleisure look with her adidas sneakers!
If the tailored trousers aren’t good enough for you, check out those shoes! Aamna Ilyas is so on point!
Deepika Padukone and Natasha Babar of Diva both sport some pretty funky jackets that you could easily swap with your significant other!
These are the trends that float our boat; what about you?