11
April
2014

Summer fashion tips for boys and girls

By: SliceofRealLife

designer devika sethi, summer fashion tips, fashion tips for boys & girlsKeeping comfort the key essence this summer, men should opt for light pastel shades, like natural fruit colors, floral hues and tones, combined with earthy tones. The fabric choice should be soft cottons, soft linens, fine rayon and khadi, to sport an easy going, refreshing and confident attitude.

A few must haves in a man’s closet: 

A pair of vintage Warby Parker or Police polarized sunglasses is essential this time of the year. Canvas plimsolls , slippers, trainers, sandals, loafers, moccasins, formal, casual and deck shoes in clean, simple designs make a variety of perfect summer footwear for men, paired with either no show socks or colorful funky printed socks for the not so modest.

Give the dark denim a break with distressed slim fit jeans for the day time and keep the darker denims for evenings. A few pairs of Chino or Zara shorts will go a long way toward keeping your summer vibe looking versatile. Show off your confidence with bright khakis, which are a nice way to add a hint of color.

Pair the denims with stylish canvas and leather belts to add character to the ensemble. Men can never go wrong with short sleeve button down slim fit shirts, in bold checks or plain pastel shades. Another rich and trendy look for men is new in vogue horizontal striped shirts. Hot Tees!

T shirts look the best in simple graphics, short sleeves, hitting barely below the waist. 8 must have summer t-shirts for boys!

1)      A big bold graphic tee.

2)      The surfer graphic tee

3)      Old school stripes tee

4)      The 70’s ringer tee

5)      The suit jacket tee

6)      The perfect v neck tee

7)      The vintage rock n roller tee

8)      The pocket tee

For a perfect summer day, snag a couple of swim shorts in multiple colors, which boys can match with their tropical drink of choice lounging by the pool. To complete the summer closet, boys should upgrade their backpacks to something that not only looks office appropriate but is also rugged and stylish.

A few dos and don’ts to keep in mind:

Always stick to the light pastel color pallet.

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Avoid wearing darker shades during the day, especially black and dark chocolate brown.

Always wear your clothes with a cool and confident attitude!

The sun kissed look for women this summer!

Drench the summer sun this season with a drizzle of fresh colors, floral prints, splash polkas, ombre dyes from bright to pastel shades on flowing breathable fabrics like soft linen, cotton, georgettes, chiffons, etc.  paper-finishes, micro reliefs and organdies complete the picture.

Keeping the style extremely feminine this summer, women should opt for beautifully crafted, relaxed silhouettes like swinging skirts, flowing tops, bodices combined with narrow pants, shorts, rich fabrics and embroideries.

The color pallet would comprise of intense pastel shades such as vanilla, sky , rose, apricot, lilac, mint, aquarelle, like water colors, sea green, algae, violet behind glass, with white crème’, skin and caramel as compliments.

A few must haves in a woman’s summer closet: Summer sundresses!

We can’t seem to steer away from gorgeous floral, pastel, sleeveless, sundresses this season, especially when the humid summer sun sets in. A classy shift dress and shirt dress, which is a perfect day to evening wear in simple single tone colors.

Colorful, printed, shaded and plain maxi dresses can never go wrong this season. Fun printed, slightly baggy jump suits and play suits in light colors and soft fabrics. Soft linen parallel pants in natural fruit tones, floral shades or earthy prints, combined with colorful camisoles, tan tops or plain fitted shirts and t shirts.

Washed out denims, jeggings, roll up jeans and shorts, paired with cute cropped tops. Give your feet a refreshing treat with skin and blush colored sandals, peep toes, funky and colorful espadrilles or even comfortable slip on’s, which summer are friendly and extremely stylish.

A tote bag either, pleated, printed or plain, which would add a fun character to your summer wardrobe. Aqua and mint shades give your swim wear a splash of freshness and a sun kissed glow. Last but not the least, vintage over sized polarized sunglasses to complete the glam summer look!

A few dos and don’ts in mind:

Wear the right neutral shade based on your skin tone.

Do not over accessorize your ensemble.

Avoid wearing very frilly dresses.

Always emit confidence with whatever you wear!

Inputs from Designer Devika Devika Sethi

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