Holiday wear

Sakal Times
Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Some of you must already be packing your bags to head to your summer holiday destination. We make your work easier by telling you what your holiday wardrobe essentials must entail

Whether you’re jet-setting away on a family vacation, going to an exotic getaway with your girl gang or enjoying a romantic break with your beau, you’ve got to pack just the right holiday essentials in your suitcase. But how to pick the right summer essentials, you may ask. Narendra Kumar, creative director of Amazon Fashion, tells you how you can elevate your fashion game with the hottest summer must-have items.  

Rock that ’90s fashion: With ’90s nostalgia hitting a fever pitch, don’t be surprised when you spot high-neck pieces hitting the market. Pair them with tropical shorts or a skirt to rock the ’90s look! This look can also go from day to night in a jiffy, if you don’t have the time to change. Just add a statement necklace or dab on some glittery eyeshadow to amp up your look. 

Summery denims: With temperatures soaring through the roof, it’s safe to opt for a pair of ultra-light denims and put away those black skinnies. They are summer’s most easygoing essentials, have endless potential and are versatile. Pick up a light-coloured denim shirt with floral embroidery and pair it with classic white sneakers. 

Crossbody style: If you are looking to invest in a hand bag for your vacation that you can wear practically anywhere and everywhere, look no further. A mini crossbody bag is both functional and stylish. A pastel coloured bag is the perfect addition to your summer holiday dressing.

Jog it up: Not just gym attire, joggers are now a wardrobe essential for a more casual and relaxed look. Pair them with a clean, slim fit t-shirt, sweatshirt and sneakers, and amp up your casual style.

Bright sneakers: Gone are the days when there were limited options for colours in shoes. But now funky sneakers in mustard yellow, olive green and electric blue do complement your blue jeans and basic tee look. Neon sneakers look great too.  

Nothing but net: The beach is all fun and games until you have to figure out what to wear apart from swimwear or that sarong skirt. Ditch your usual beach wear and don a trendy net dress over your bikini to ace your vacation style.

Fly athleisure: The athleisure trend shows no signs of slowing down. You want to be comfortable when you’re flying, but what if you could combine comfort with style? Sport this athleisure gear for long flights and rock your airport look, celeb style!

Colour block: Colour blocking has always been the trend that can look classy when it’s done with neutrals and daring when you mix and match from opposite ends of the colour wheel. Think electric blue with ochre yellow or lavender with burgundy. Your choices are limitless.

Brighten up your backpacks: Carting around your holiday essentials just got stylish with bold coloured backpacks. A travel must-have needn’t always be in a neutral shade. Score brownie points on your hiking style with a handbag in a bright yellow or orange colour.

Summers bring the urge to cool off. So head for the exotic beaches of India for exciting vacations. Keep your look beachy and go for relaxed styling. It’s all about fun silhouettes and bright colours. Kamakshi Kaul, VP Design Head, Max Fashion, shares a few tips to make you beach ready.
Resort style
Ace the resort look with breezy dresses, strappy off-shoulders and wrap-around skirts. Let nature be your inspiration and revel in floral fashions that are sure to make you smile. Let your personal style shine through even as you let your hair down and live the beach life.When you step on the beach in a tropical print dress with thin straps and lots of swirl you will turn heads. Off-shoulders are perfect for an evening out. Set the mood on a romantic walk with a button-down skirt. Don’t forget those conversation starters — graphic tees that make statements.

What to pack 
Don’t forget your accessories. A straw hat with a wide brim can work double shifts when paired with a scarf to match your outfit. Carry a beach tote during the day and a party sling for the evening. When it comes to footwear, don’t compromise on comfort. Jogger pants simply have to be there. Match with a pop over shirt for casual chic.

What colours to pick
It is all about bright colours like bubblegum pink, absinthe green, deep mint, grenadine red or dusky citron. Stand out against the emerald sea in vibrant hues. 

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