Summer is the perfect time show off our fashion side to the world. Whereas, Indian summer can be a bit too bright and a bit sweaty when compared to the West. But, hold on! Fashion does not stop with the changing weathers in India. We, Indians, are always outfit-ready for every pattern of cloud cover.
As we step into our monsoon days, lets bid bye to summer, for now, only to welcome it again next year. And, it is time to look back at the coolest fashion trends that were a hit in this summer of 2018. Following is the discussion of outfits, colors, and fabrics that made itself a ‘statement wear’ for this summer. Studying this trend may help you to be ready well-ahead in time for the next summer. There were a lot of new outfits that not only made heads turn but also promised comfort and coziness to the one wears it.
Some cool trends followed in the last summer are listed below.
The biggest hit of the season was the pastel colors. Simply put, pastels are mild, creamy colors that soothe you on hot summers. Pastel colors trended everywhere from weddings to workplace. The subtlety and femininity oozed through these hues are unmatched with other light shades that were ruling the summer trends until then. When pastels meet the right fabric, it becomes super-ready to be your favorite outfit of the season. Not just for summers, these pastel outfits can be worn any time of the year. These pastel colors predominantly include softer shades of pink, lavender, pistachio, peach, and blue. These colors remind us of all comforting things of summers such as ice creams, cotton candies, cherry blossoms, and beaches. And our Nehru Jackets in pastel shades will definitely make you the diva of the lot!
- Floral prints
Just like pastels, florals are something that makes sure to give you a fresh look despite the hot weather. The once-popular theme of printing florals is back in vogue again, and this time with more details added to the fabric that holds these patterns. These prints also included terrestrial designs.
- Over-sized tees and tops
Indian summer can be too sweaty sometimes. Here comes over-sized t-shirts and tops to your rescue. As these loose cloth pieces trended this summer, you need not find embarrassing to put on one during lazy sunny Sunday. Loose clothes will now keep you feel breezy, yet stylish.
- Experimental geometric frames
Another head turner of this season is the experimentation with different geometrical frames. Kitsch glasses and Gucci frames made a statement this season. So, you have a sure choice to make for sunglasses henceforth.
Last but not the least, our summer favorite and our skin favorite fabric—cotton. Cotton outfits never go out of style, especially for Indian weather. Any outfit made out of cotton suits our skin and skin tone. There is no second thought given over the fabric for summer when the fabric is cotton. Match this fabric with any colors, dark or mild or rustic; it always ends up showing you elegant.
More than every other new trend, it was the pastels that made a big impact in the summer fashion. These ice-cream colors stole our heart once for all.
Our wardrobe is our pretty little asset that we are very much fond of and, of course, proud of. Who doesn’t want to flaunt their expensive ethnic closet at his or her best friend’s wedding? Will there be anyone who doesn’t want to get into his or her cozy hand-woven woolen sweater at the breezy nights of winter? How can one miss wearing those leather jackets on drizzling mornings?
Well, we are so particular when it comes to dressing for an occasion. Be it a wedding or a busy working Monday, we never forget to pick an appropriate outfit for every celebration, weather, mood, and what not.
Thanks to the textile industries worldwide that blessed us with a great number of fabric choices for our wardrobe. Silk, cotton, brocade, woolen, Cashmere are some examples of these fabrics. We look for many details when we choose to buy an expensive outfit. Whereas after buying, we end up worrying the ways to safeguard it. When summer arrives, it is an added task to safeguard your expensive winter clothes along with other occasionally used clothes. Let’s look at some ideas and hacks that could come in handy while storing your clothes during summer.
- Store only clean clothes
Whether it is a winter clothing piece, such as sweater, scarf, Cashmere shawl etc, or any garment for that matter, it is very important to wash the clothes appropriately before storing it. Besides washing, it is also necessary to dry them completely before stacking it up. Only clean and dry clothes can ensure the long-term storage without any damage to the cloth by fungus and moth. Moths are lured by the body perfumes, scents and food odor etc. Drying the clothes in summer can be bit daunting, as the sunlight during these days cannot be very welcoming to the outfits that are vulnerable to fading. If not sunlight, you can always air dry them in your room in order to get rid of these foreign unwanted guests.
- Wrap it up
Wrapping the clothes with another layer of protection can help in many ways to protect your dear expensive clothes. The layer of protection depends on the fabric of the garment. For example, woolen outfits and silk or Cashmere knit shawls must be covered in transparent airtight plastic bags or covers. However, some garments require to be covered by a layer that can give little ventilation. When ventilation is spoken about, it is also important to choose your closet that provides aeration to your wardrobe. As much as a garden, your closet has life too. The closet has to be dry and void of moisture. To ensure a dry surface, chemical desiccant can be used to absorb moisture.
- Fold the right way
There are a lot of options when it comes to clothing. Not all the garments behave the same way, though. Not all are treated the same way, too. Some may need to be folded, whereas some may need to be hanged. The one embellished with stones, pearls, laces etc. need to be protected with acid-free tissue paper in between each layer. Therefore, read the instructions of every garment before washing and storing it.
These are some of the little steps that can be ensured before storing your expensive clothes in summer. So get started to store it the right way, and let your expensive clothes take a long summer nap.
Summer is already around the corner and as it onsets, it brings about a lot of challenges. Be it our skin care routine, work out routine, household activities or clothes, almost everything changes as soon as summer begins.
One of the most important challenge is to take care of your summer clothes effectively. Through our research, we have come across ways in which you can take care of your clothes.
- Separate the Whites
The first step you take is to separate your whites from rest of your clothes. After you are done with it, you need to set the washing machine to hot, and choose a detergent which is an alternative to bleach. You can also add washing soda to boost the whiteness of your clothes and to clean the armpits.
- Dry cleaning
Clothes such as Khadis and silk clothes tend to wrinkle and ultimately lose its glow if you wash them in normal detergent. Thus sending them out for dry cleaning helps keep up the same shine and quality of the cloth material. So get your beloved Nehru Jackets dry cleaned and then wear them with aplomb!
- Avoid washing delicate clothes in your washing machine
lingerie come with warning that say “hand wash”. Apparently, washing machine tends to shrink the fabric and damage it. Hence, hand wash your delicate so that they last longer and their fabric doesn’t wither out.
- Do not leave your clothes in the sun for too long
As observed, keeping clothes out in the sun for too long leads to colour fading. That is why, after your clothes are completely dry, fold them and keep them in an organised way.
- Ironing with care
Learn how to iron clothes according to their cloth material. Adjustment of temperature of the iron will help keep up the cloth material. Generally this is the adjustment for temperature
•Linen: 445° F
•Cotton: 400° F
•Viscose/Rayon: 375° F
•Wool: 300° F
•Acrylic: 275° F
•Polyester: 300° F
•Silk: 300° F
•Acetate: 290° F
•Lycra: 275° F
•Nylon: 275° F
- Dress after make up and hairdo
Cosmetic materials can seriously damage the clothes and thus, dress after you are done with your makeup and Hairdo to avoid any dye or hairspray to harm your cloth.
- Invest in a steamer
A steamer helps get rid of wrinkles while your clothes still hang on the hangers. This way, you can make your outfits ever ready to wear without any need of Ironing them.
As summers are already around the corner, new trends have emerged from across the globe in India. Some of them are rehashed, while the rest are a treat to the eyes. As we enter the new phase of seasons, it is time to adorn ourselves with a new trend of fashionable apparel. Enlisted are the top five trends that will make it big in the fashion industry this summer.
- Jump suits
Nowadays, Jumpsuits are more in trend than they have ever been. They are comparatively easy to wear and comfortable. If styled correctly, a jumpsuit looks amazing. Inspite of a wide range of jumpsuits in the market, looking for a jumpsuit that fits your body entirely can be difficult.
Go ahead and pair up some of your best accessories and shoes with the jumpsuit to stand out this summer.
- Wrap around skirts
Wrap around skirts are the back in trend. From being casual to all sassy, you can pair this up in a variety of ways to steal the show. You can pair your skirt with a top to make go to look or style with shirt, belt and boots for a more formal front.
Wrap around skirts are surely one of the most followed trends this summer.
- Nehru Jackets in pastel shade
Nehru jackets, mostly popularised by the leaders of our nation, are a new trend style available for both men and women. Style it with Kurtis or Shirts while going to a formal meeting. Light or pastel shade khadi woven Nehru Jackets are best suited for summers as they cloth material is season friendly.
- Hot pants or above the knee shorts
What can be better than shorts when it comes to beating the heat in summer? One of the most popularly worn summer outfit, be it casually or formally, are knee shorts. Pairing up summer shorts with long tops make you look elegant and is comfortable enough to give you the freedom this summer.
- Folding Sunglasses
Sunglasses can definitely not be left out of the list. They are a necessity in summer and protect your eyes while adding a sassy look to whatever you are wearing. Coming in a wide variety, you have a lot of options to choose from.
So, get ready to shine and become a fashionable diva!
With changing seasons, we welcome new forms of fashionable and stylish attires as well. When you hear the word ‘Fashion’, the first thing you would think is that it would be related to women. But, this is 21st century where men’s fashion is equally important! So, with approaching summer, men need to change their choice of jackets to look fabulous without feeling uncomfortable. We are going to tell you about top five jackets that are perfect for this summer!
- Relwen Packlight Shell
With a hood, people usually feel that this jacket restricts movement. But, in reality, it provides extreme comfort and movement. It will not make you sweaty during summer and at the same time the hood will protect you from the sun.
- Denim Trucker Jacket
In general, denim would seem a very bad idea for summer but denims are very versatile. They will keep you cool while protecting you from harsh summers. Denim trucker jacket are the trend of this summer for all men! You should definitely keep such a denim jacket in your wardrobe because denims never go out of fashion!
- Slim fit Bomber Jacket
It is one of the most classic type of bomber jacket which looks classy when wore with proper bottoms. A vibrant colour in this slim fit jacket will never do you harm this summer. It is a perfect jacket when you plan for a casual outing with your friends!
- Reversible Water Repellent Harrington Jacket
As it is stylish and reversible, it is a perfect jacket for this summer! Made from water resistant cotton blend, it will keep you absolutely cool and fresh in those hot summer days. Bet if you don’t make heads turn with this jacket.
- Sea glass blazer
Heading for a formal meeting and tired of those traditional blazers which make you feel sweaty and uncomfortable? Here is the perfect blazers for the summer. Made from soft cotton, this blazer will keep you comfortable all day. Once you try this jacket, it is always going to be a part of your summer wardrobe. This is the best formal blazer you can wear during your formal meetings without getting uncomfortable!
These are top trending men’s jacket this summer season. Every jacket mentioned above is worth having in your wardrobe as they will make you look trendy and keep you comfortable this summer season! So, grab these jackets this season and look cool and beat the heat with fashion!