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The only solution to 99 percent humidity and blazing winds is to wear as little clothing as possible. The return of the slip dress couldn’t have come at a better time - the intimates inspired dress made famous in the 90’s is making a coy comeback with designers falling in love with the glorious feminine silhouette again. With their lightweight fabrics and barely there coverage, slip dresses might not be the easiest piece to style. But fresh updates and thought full add-ons can easily make the throwback style au courant. We have rounded up 6 slinky dresses for every summer occasion: 

 

Forever 21 Dress (Rs. 1100 approx):
Meet your new summer uniform - a spaghetti style number is the route to summer style domination. Worn alone or layered under a jacket, this pastel piece will exude easy glamour every time.

Mango Strap Dress (Rs. 3490):
This dress from Mango achieves the enviable balance between casual but sophisticated and feminine but unfussy. Wear it now with some contrasting heels and a pearl choker and layer it over a turtleneck for fall and accent with some edgy ankle boots. 

Zara Lace Dress (Rs. 2890):
You can’t go wrong with a LBD with lace details for a romantic rendezvous. Skip fussy accessories and let a sculptural choker and sleek mules do the work for you. 

Vero Moda Dress (Rs. 1995; Jabong.com):
Headed for a weekend getaway? Reach for a fun, tropical, punchy print. Let the pattern do the talking by pairing it with simple flat sandals.

Cami Dress (Rs. 1095; Koovs.com):
This bright orange offering at Koovs.com feels fresh while still giving off that quintessential breeziness of a slip dress. Opt for a more grungy vibe by throwing over a chambray shirt and a pair of chunky loafers or let the dress be the standout piece by teaming it with strappy cage heels and a structured clutch.

Dorothy Perkins Dress (Rs. 1795; Jabong.com):
The slip dress and cocktail hour are a match made in sartorial heaven. Seriously, in terms of sheer sex appeal, its tough to rival the basic slip dress. This peach number with its embellished detail is the way to do a slip dress for an evening affair. Just add a pair of pointy pumps and you are all set.

Summer is the season of fun and frivolity - it’s the time to loosen up (literally) and breathe new life into casual wear. Because, in this hot muggy weather, the last thing we want is to commit to anything that’s too tight or too short. Instead, what we crave for is a frock that is both breezy and universally flattering: the t-shirt dress. With its simplicity and versatality, it proves that comfort and style are not mutually exclusive. It's a single item that makes a complete and unbeatably comfortable lookThe mix of straight lines and short sleeves lends them perfectly to any outfit combination. Add sandals and a cross body bag now and ankle boots and moto jacket when the air starts to turn crisp. We've rounded up the best of the bunch to buy right now:

Vero Moda Dress (Rs. 748; Jabong.com):
A sweet everyday dress that gets a girly lift thanks to its bright floral print. This striped version is appropriate for both the 9-5 grind as well as the weekend festivities. Layer a classic white button down underneath it for a little extra polish at work.

Embellished Dress (Rs. 380; Koovs.com):
We love how the embellished detail keeps the dress from being anything but basic. Plus, the color-blocking adds a pop of color to keep the dress vibrant and fresh. Picture this with metallic sandals and box clutch for date night.

Forever 21 Dress (Rs. 1100 approx):
A sporty look for days when both time and patience are in short supply.This dress highlights your legs making it a prime option to accessorize with cool kicks during the day and strappy stilettos for a sporty-chic take on evening wear.

T-shirt Dress (Rs. 450; Shopnineteen.com):
Don’t underestimate the power of a basic silhouette. This T-shirt dress is a sophisticated and versatile adaptation of the wear-with-everything tee. Once you layer on a sleek blazer vest and a swipe of bright lipstick it will march you right to your office door or top it off with a cozy denim topper and slip-on flats for the weekend-errand run.

Two Toned Dress (Rs649; Limeroad.com):
A straightforward silhouette that delivers a healthy dose of neon brights but still doesn’t overwhelm due to it loose fit and light fabric. Extend the weekend in this two-tone dress, which is pretty much the elevated version of your favorite tee. Partner it with a pair of printed Keds to pack a punch at your next Sunday brunch. 

Desigual Dress (Rs. 4000; ShoppersStop):
Desigual brings you a style that translates easily to your day to day, but only takes a hint of jewelry or a stiletto to style it up for dinner and drinks. 

Like all things 70’s fringe too is having its well deserved moment this year. While Fringe’s daring and bohemian vibe might overwhelm some of you, we would like you to consider its sophisticated little sister - Tassel - a touch more subtle, they add flair in small doses to amp up your everyday ensemble. From playfully exaggerated statement pieces to itty bitty accents, tassel accessories pack all the punch into one little piece for you to freshen up your style without blowing through your rent money. We have rounded up a fresh crop of party ready necklaces and boho fab earrings, for you to liven up your accessory game for the season: Mango Waterfall Tassel Necklace (Rs. 2290):

It's hard for a piece to feel sophisticated and genuinely fun to wear at the same time. Multiple tassels make this layered metal necklace a trendy must have. 

Aldo Tassel Earrings (Rs. 720 approx):
Update your look with these gorgeous earrings for a fresh take on cocktail-party attire. While the design is indisputably breathtaking, the aqua tassels add an element of surprise and a certain playfulness. 

Forever 21 Necklace (Rs. 800 approx):
This colorfully tasseled piece might just be the easiest way to add oomph to an outfit. Wear it with a simple white tee and distressed denim to make a modern statement.

Forever New Earrings (Rs. 800):
One well-executed accent can make all the difference in your going-out ensemble. These earrings are an incredibly easy way to add a swingy, art-deco vibe to your look.

Wanderlust Fringe Earrings (Rs. 1199; Koovs.com):
On-trend yet unexpectedly hip, these swingy little adornments are a breezy way to add some zest to your shorts-and-tee uniform. 

Layered Necklace (Rs. 450; Amazon.in):
We're totally coveting this layered, boho-cool necklace. Give an on-trend nod to the 70’s by teaming it with a high-low LBD.

Kerkes Ring (Rs. 699; Koovs.com):
A little shine on your fingers can go a long way. The uncut pearl contrasts with the soft gold tassels bringing classic yet irreverent elegance to this statement piece. 

Gem Tassel Necklace (Rs. 1499; Jabong.com):
Bold, glamorous and elegant enough for a night out, this statement necklace will add a pop of festive to your evening look. 

Haute Hippie vibe ruled the Spring Summer collections with designers putting the sweet ’70s silhouette du jour back at the forefront. And after seeing the skimming and slimming capabilities of these billowing silhouettes on celebs and street styles stars, we are ready to break-up with our skinny jeans and let loose (for the time being at least).

Though the hug-the-thigh cut, combined with a fuller leg is certainly more flattering, flare silhouettes can still be a tricky beast to tame. Proportion is a key to everything and can be the difference between fashion forward and frumpy. Another styling trick for making the silhouette work is to add some extra inches via sturdy platforms or wedges. As with all your favorite jeans, it's what you wear with them that defines their personality. You can go bohemian and pile on loose, slouchy layers with a pair of mid-wash jeans, or opt for a more polished look with dark rinse bottoms and a silky blouse. We have searched the web for the freshest flares in the market for you:

High Waist Jeans (Rs 1295; Koovs.com):
Dark indigo wash like this one from Koov’s is a great office friendly option especially when teamed with a white button down and a polished black blazer.

Mango Embellished Jeans (Rs. 4590):
If the summer’s flared jeans trend is calling your name then look no further than this embellished version from Mango. Make the 70’s feel fresh by pairing it with a simple crop top and some platform heels.

Zara Distressed Flared Jeans (Rs. 1990):
The extra-wide fit of these Zara denims looks both totally casual and exceptionally on-trend and will go a long way in mastering the 70’s inspired double take on denim. 

Dorothy Perkins Jeans (Rs. 2990; Jabong.com):
Paired with a silk blouse and sexy heels, this slick offering from Dorothy Perkins would be our go-to for after dark drinking and dancing. The great thing about these slim cut flares is that you could easily put a nautical spin on them by adding a striped tee and a panama hat. 

Forever 21 Jeans (Rs. 1250 approx):
If the hip-huggers are not your cup of tea, then a loose and slouchy number in lightweight chambray is a great alternative. Team them with a white tee, sneakers and a floral bomber for a next-level take on tomboy style. 

Gap Flare Jeans (Rs. 4800 approx):
This pair from Gap is perfect for that kick-back approach to a weekend ready look.  Pair it with an off-shoulder blouse for a little flirty festival ensemble or add some structure to your look by breaking out a boxy top.

No matter how much we obsess over the hottest runway trends or the glam street style looks, our core style philosophy is still all about dressed up basics. And if there is one summertime staple that clearly shines above the rest, it is the basic t-shirt.

The beauty of a well fitted tee is that there are an infinite number of ways to style one. Let your 9-5 button downs and your night-out tops rest for a bit and explore the myriad styling tricks you can employ to elevate the simplest of your tees into fashion forward outfits: 

Coca Cola Tee (Rs. 850; Faballey.com):It’s not always about fancy bells and whistles - sometimes less  really is more. Take a simple tee like this and make it look like a million bucks by using it to balance out a dressed-up pencil skirt and pointy pumps outfit.

Forever 21 Tee (Rs. 1500 approx):We love a good slogan tee and this one strikes up the perfect summer sentiment.  Wear this to add personality to everything from cutoffs to printed pants.

Zara Mixed Fabric Tee (Rs. 1290):Think a T-shirt is too boring to wear for a night out? Allow us to change your mind. When it comes to after-dark attire, the right tee can definitely give your silky blouses a run for their money.  To give your look some edge, just add leather pants and caged high-heeled sandals with this suede Zara tee and finish with a swipe of red lip.

Only Bird Print Tee (Rs. 1295; Kooks.com):Instead of stuffy button-downs, the brunch-to-beach lifestyle of summer requires a cool tee that looks equally good dressed up with wedges and a maxi skirt as it does thrown simply over a bikini. This bird print version from Only perfectly fits the bill.

Mango Sequin Tee (Rs. 640):A basic tee might feel inherently casual but with the right styling it can take a seat at the grown-up table and take you from work to after-hours drinks in no time. This chic grey tee from Mango goes with everything and can be a building block for multiple outfits. Spiff it up in no time by adding a sophisticated blazer, a polished satchel, and high-heeled sandals 

Forever New Stripe Tee (Rs. 1675):Tap into some French vibes and opt for a classic striped tee. Hands down the easiest print to wear, this tee is one piece that will never go out of style. Its easy and fun to do a little pattern play by teaming the tee with another striped piece. Use it take the stiffness out of a black pant suit and voila your casual Friday’s just got better.