StylePile Magazine

Micro pleats are shaping up to be the silhouette of the season. Graduating from their preppy vibe, the signature school uniform style got a high fashion treatment this season.

These new pleats are feminine, modern and move effortlessly through your entire wardrobe. They also pair flawlessly with just about everything in your closet be it a tee for the weekend or a structured blazer for work. We can’t get enough of these fab folds and have picked up a few pieces that are guaranteed to sharpen your summer style game:

Vero Moda Dress (Rs. 1886; Myntra.com): A sleek blazer will give this dress a little substance to make an easy transition to your nine to five. 

Forever 21 Pleated Shirt (Rs. 1219): The gorgeous color of this blouse is a sweet treat to your wardrobe in this scorching heat. Contrast the flair of the top with a fitted skirt or temper it with a pair of sleek pants, either way you can’t go wrong.

Floral Pleated Skirt (Rs. 2895; Koovs.com): This brilliant print from Henry Holland is playful and fresh - twirl in this skirt during the day with a simple white tee and platform sandals or go bold for the night by throwing in another print into the mix.

Asos Cami (Rs.1000 approx): Billowy shape and the black trim give this pleated top something extra - just the right details to dress up at night with sky high pumps and leather skinnies or pare down with a your favorite jeans and birkinstocks for the day.

Miss Bennett Skirt (Rs. 999; Jabong.com): During the day, play to the easiness of the maxi skirt with pieces such as an open knit sweater and a sling bag that are just as effortless to pull together.  Statement jewels and high-impact platforms mixed with a crop top can take this skirt from daytime sweet to night time sassy. 

Chemistry Skirt (Rs. 449; Fashionara.com): You can keep it classy and team the skirt with a chiffon top and pointy pumps or you can choose to edge up your pleats with punky-meets-prep pieces, like a white button-down, leather jacket and pair of motorcycle boots.

Summer dressing is all about ease, comfort and ventilation and this season we have our eyes on the eyelet fabric. The laid-back cousin of lace, eyelet is one of the one of the prettiest and breeziest fabric that feels fresh and distinctly girlie. We have picked up a few perforated pieces that flirt the fine line b/w playful and polished and are a surefire way to up your summer style game:

Eyelet Shirt (Rs. 1,119; Myntra.com): 
This top with its dark saturated hue is a great way to bring summer style to the office - partner it with tailored pants and a blazer for a sophisticated look with a hint of girly. 

Forever21 Eyelet Dress (Rs. 1800 approx.): 
This eyelet frock is absolute perfection – fun, flirty and not the least bit stuffy.  Contrast it with edgy heels and a box clutch for the evening and wear it with denim jacket and raffia wedges for a pretty day-time look. 

Eyelet Trim Tunic (Rs. 745; Koovs.com): 
A punchy hue and a trendy silhouette make this blouse perfect for everything from brunch to cocktails. Take it for a night out by teaming it with skinny jeans and a pair of statement heels and tone it down for the day with white jeans and flat sandals. 

Eyelet Graphic Top (Rs. 1099; Inonit.com): 
A summery cut with all the pretty eyelet details we love. You could wear this with everything from jeans to shorts and skirts.

Eyelet Sleeveless Top (Rs. 2500 approx; Asos.com): 
The easiest way to integrate the summery fabric into your wardrobe — on a cool top that goes with nearly everything in our closets.

Zara Pencil Skirt (Rs. 2990): 
This Zara midi skirt is a major eye candy. Play up the sexiness of the skirt with a structured crop top and ankle strap heels or mix it with sporty pieces for a more causal take.

The often overlooked overalls are making a grand comeback with everyone from celebs to street style stars taking a sartorial risk on this adult version of your childhood favorite.

The perfect hybrid of your favorite jeans (or denim cut-offs) and a glam jumpsuit, the modern overalls are not only chic but surprisingly versatile. They may seem tricky to pull off, but the key is to find good proportion and fit. Our carefully selected pieces will defintely convince you to to welcome the denim onesie back into your wardrobe:    

Zara Denim Overalls (Rs. 2990): 
Denim overalls are this season’s boyfriend jean. Try these with a striped tee, a fedora and slip on sandals for an easy go-to weekend look.

Mango Denim Overalls (Rs. 3990):
Embrace your own version of the utilitarian trend and go for an off-duty model look - this white pair will look fun and flirty with a floral crop top and wedges. For a night out, keep things edgy by adding a touch of leather via fitted top and ankle booties.

Forever 21 floral Overalls (Rs. 1559): 
If you're not into the long denim variety, this floral piece with a shorter, girlier cut is a trendy update. Not only does it show off your stems, but it looks even better dressed up with a tee and a pair of great heels.

Polka Dot Overalls (Rs. 1600; Koovs.com):
The perfect piece to have a summer fling with – try layering this easy going number with a graphic tee and cool kicks to add a cool flair flair to your laid back look.

Grid Print Overalls (Rs. 3500; ASOS.com):
Walk the line between dressed down and pulled together with this grid patterned pair. Outfit them for the day with a crisp button-down shirt and chic slip-on sneakers. And put a dressy spin on this slim cut pair with a pair of pumps at night.

Yellow Linen Dungarees (Rs. 1199; Stalkbuylove.com):
These sunny yellow dungarees are a stylish twist on the classic version. Wear them with a white tank and flats for a cool casual look. Add heels and a printed top for a fashion-forward evening ensemble.

Fashion world may have been embracing modesty off-late with demure hemlines and lady-like silhouettes but this season designers celebrated the female form by cutting out a sliver of fabric and focusing on the gorgeous gams.  We are talking about the red-carpet gown trend that is infiltrating our day-wear and cocktail hour – the glorious leg-baring skirts.

 A strategically-placed high slit is the perfect way to show a little skin, while sticking to that longer, cool hemline. The amazing thing about this leg revealing cut is that you can dress it down with a slouchy sweater for brunch or jazz it up with a crop top for a night out. We have rounded up few of our favorite picks to help you test the trend out:

 

Zara Skirt (Rs. 2,890):
Step out with a sassy strut in this cheery yellow skirt.  Make a major statement in the evening by teaming this with a fitted bralette and chunky heels or inject a little sex appeal into your day wear by wearing with a simple white tee and flats sandals.

Jersey Midi Skirt (Rs. 1,495; Koovs.com):
Wear this skirt with neutrals, such as a black silk camisole and nude sandals, for a feminine and subtly sexy daytime look.

Sisley Skirt (Rs. 1999; Myntra.com):
This leg-baring skirt is an excellent after-dark alternative to your regular LBD. Dress it down with a vintage tee or a silk camisole and minimal heeled sandals for a look that makes sure all eyes are on your legs which is the point, isn’t it?

Forever 21 Slit Skirt (Rs. 1100 approx.):
Keep your warm weather looks light and breezy with a maxi skirt sporting not one but two slits. Simply tuck a tank top, add strappy flats and a mini sling bag.

Polka Dot Skirt (Rs. 1250; Faballey.com):
Spice up your typical Saturday errands with this eternally cool-girl skirt.  Slip on a tank and layer with a chambray shirt tied at the waist and finish with pair of ankle boots.

Floral Skirt (Rs. 1550; TheClosetLabel.com):
Turn your Sunday brunches into a head-turning and eye-rolling affair with this floral stunner. Wear it with a striped tee and flat sandals for staying chic while sipping mimosas.

Shorts are the official summer uniform - they are cool, convenient and comfortable but they can pretty easily tread into the sloppy, laid-back, lounge-at-home category. The key to dressing them up like adults is to opt for bold colors and luxurious fabrics that give this relaxed style a sophisticated uptown spin. We have got some seriously eye catching pieces that will inspire you to bare your legs in the chicest way possible:

 

Zara Shorts (Rs. 2990): 

Lace detailing gives these shorts a sweet feminine touch and the front flap gives them the mini skirt status. This pair will keep you looking good from morning to night without having to worry about keeping your legs crossed all the time. Throw over a chambray shirt and brown leather sandals for a Sunday brunch and jazz them up for the evening by teaming with an equally delicate top in and a black blazer. 

Koovs Sequin Shorts (Rs. 1995):
Sequin pattern, scalloped edges and rich jewel tones makes this pair a show stopper. Team them with a black silk tank preferably with a low-cut back, platform pumps and a berry lip for a fancy after hours look.

Forever 21 Shorts (Rs. 900 approx):
This light breezy pair of geo print shorts would look great with a slouchy tank, ankle boots and piles of jewelry for that quintessential bohemian look.

Mango Bermuda Shorts (Rs. 1990): Knee-length shorts can be a great alterative to your black pants for the office. Just tuck in a white blouse, add a work tote and finish with pointy pumps for a polished work outfit. 

Vero Moda Shorts (Rs. 1195; Shoppers Stop):
If the butterfly print doesn’t make you happy - nothing will. A fun twist on the classic sailor stripes these shorts deliver both on charm and comfort. Pick on the bright chartreuse color and throw on a top in the hue to complete your cheery summer ensemble. 

 

Street 9 Shorts (Rs. 849; Fashionara.com):
These flowing, billowy bottoms are just the thing to slip into for a day of shopping or errand-running because unlike an actual skirt, there's no danger of being accidentally exposed by a sudden gust of wind. We would wear them with a our favorite tee and slip-ons or mix them with a printed crop top and Birkenstocks for that California cool gal vibe.