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Get your pedicures ready ladies, it's sandal season! The easiest way to garner a little extra attention this season is with a flash of eye catching extras below the ankles. Varying in color, boldness, and price tag, we have found the coolest summer kicks that will elevate your warm weather look:

Zara Sandals (Rs. 2890):
Clean classic leather, bold colors and fun accents like beads and stones will add flair to any outfit.  Just make sure wear them with something short to keep the focus on your feet.

Mango Platforms Sandals (Rs. 7990): 
For girls who want some extra height without the agony of balancing heels. Perfect for a lazy brunch and day of shopping when paired with a flared mini skirt and a knotted tee.

Aldo Sandals (Rs. 5400 approx.): 
Playful and pretty, these color blocked heels will give you that lift and will add just the right pop to your outfit.

Forever 21 Peep-Toe Heels (Rs. 1980 approx): 
There is no simpler way to take your summer look to the next level than with a sleek multi strap heel in a neutral hue. They add just the right amount of unexpectedness without being too in-your face and would work from 9-5 and beyond.

Gladiator Strap Sandals (Rs. 1599; Koovs.com): 
These wild and wonderful heels are definitely not for the faint of heart, but they will certainly make a statement no matter what you pair them with.

Sandy Wedge Sandals  (Rs. 2790; Trunklabel.com): 
Distinctly seasonal and effortlessly chic these heels with the mix of neutral straps and printed base gives your look an edge. 

Cythiaa Sandals (Rs. 7000 approx; Steve Madden):
Prefer a monochromatic wardrobe? Meet your new go-to printed heels. They will look just as good with jeans and tee as they would with a LBD.

Tan Sandals (Rs. 1519;  Jabong.com): 
As much as we love a high heel, summer time demands cool, comfy flats that let your feet breathe.  These shoes kick up a standard pair of neutral sandals with an on-trend pastel hue and braided details.

When the temperatures soar, the last thing we want to do is fuss about our clothes, so staying chic and fashionable all comes down to the right accessories. For a season that’s built on fun under the sun,we have shortlisted our favorite summer extras will take you stylishly through every barbecue, beach day, and tropical getaway:

Forever New Sunglasses (Rs. 1800): 
As much a necessity as a fashion statement, never step out in the sun without your favorite pair of sunglasses. This mint hued club master style will lend a carefree cool girl feel to all your summer looks.

Mango Tote (Rs. 1990): 
Stripes are inherently Summer-ready, especially when done in nautical blue. The bold stripes will get you noticed and the roomy shape will give you enough space to carry all your summer essentials.

Zara Slip-ons (Rs. 3990):
As easy to slip on as flip-flops but infinitely cooler. Let your feet catch that much-needed summer breeze in these striped platform sandals.

Scarf (Rs. 595; Koovs.com):
During the summers, a scarf is more of an outfit-maker than a necessity. This striped warm-weather iteration is airy and super-light making it plane-to-pool ready.

Forever 21 Hat (Rs. 1000 approx): 
Whether you're looking to protect your skin or to elevate your jeans-and-tee combo, hats are destined to be your go-to accessory this summer. A straw fedora like this will keep you stunning in the shade all season long. 

Aldo Espadrilles (Rs. 4000 approx):
Summer is all about easy dressing then why wear heels or wedges when a pair of flats like these look polished and feel way better on your feet. Thanks to the classic cap-toe and a leather upper, this pair from Aldo is chic enough to escort you from the boardwalk to dinner without a hitch.

Vichy Sunscreen (Rs. 890; Nykaa.com):
When its comes to summer beauty routine - less is always better but one integral product you should not skip on is a good sunscreen. This one from Vichy is a nice matte option with a high SPF content that will give you the protection you need without clogging your pores or leaving a greasy shine.

Water Bottle (Rs. 1516; Flipkart.com):
There is no magical elixir that does more wonders for your body and skin than water. Carrying your own water bottle makes sure you stay hydrated on the go and when it looks as cool as this one you can do it in style.

 

 

T-shirts like jeans are a wardrobe style staple. Not only is this closet classic endlessly versatile and effortlessly wearable, but it also happens to be both crazy-comfortable and available at every possible price point. Mixing carefree elegance with a youthful aesthetic, a cool tee is an easy starting point for a no-fail outfit formula that you can wear from a date night to bed and back again. We have rounded up a few of the not-so-basic options that add a little more oomph to this quick and simple piece:

 

Forever 21 T-shirt (Rs. 1000 approx):
Nothing says carefree like a T-Shirt and jeans combo. Play up the bright hues in the shirt via a neon-yellow shoulder bag and printed slip-ons to elevate this tee from ordinary to awesome. For a more trendy take, opt for pieces like slouchy boyfriend shorts and sexy cage heels.  

Indian by Manish Arora Tee (Rs. 2590 ; Myntra.com): 
Pack a citrusy punch at your next cocktail party with this bold embellished tee from Manish Arora. Make this quirky piece the highlight of your outfit by teaming it with an all white ensemble of skinny jeans and heels or team it with a flouncy, bright-hued skirt and balance everything out with a distressed-denim jacket and awesome accessories.

Tropical Print Tee (Rs. 1000; Koovs.com): 
For an effortless summer look, just add a breezy mid-length skirt and finish off with a little sophistication via a great pair of espadrilles.

Mango T-shirt (Rs. 1790): 
Just because it's nighttime doesn't mean you have to kick that T-Shirt to the curb. Dress up the look with simple black pants, pointed pumps and statement earrings for a casually cool play on girls'-night-out gear. Punctuate with a bold red lip tint for an understated sexy look that is always a winner. 

Zara Tee (Rs. 2290): 
We like to think of this tee as the "TGIF" shirt. Fitting for casual Fridays at the office but equally as excellent for the night at the bar. The appliqués not only add texture but also a strong personality to the simple white piece. Make it a part of a completely monochromatic look by wearing it with white bottoms skinny or wide-legged for a look taken straight out of a fashion editorial. 

Slogan Tee (Rs. 800; Faballey.com):
For a slick spin on office attire, tuck this cheeky print tee into a sleek black pencil skirt.  Ankle strap heels, structured satchel and a chain link necklace give the finished look its professional polish. 

Plaid might rule the fall runways, but gingham is the king for the spring season. These petite checks are more town than country, despite their cli·chéd picnic theme association. Gingham is as cool and confident as it is sweet and retro and is super easy to dress up or down thanks to its simple and timeless weave. We have shortlisted our favorite pieces and some tips on getting the cheerful checkered pattern right. 

Zara Shorts (Rs. 2890):
Zara brings you a fresh iteration on the classic, preppy print. Mix it in with a denim a shirt and boyish brogues for a modern take on the trend.

Mango Top (Rs. 2290):
Add drama to this gauzy gingham top by contrasting it with a pair of floral pants. Finish off the look with some polished flair with a sleek watch and black tote.

Forever 21 Shirt (Rs. 700 approx):
A knotted button down lends a cool-girl touch to a gingham button-down. Pair it with a voluminous A-line skirt, bright pumps, and a swipe of red lipstick to complete the feminine vibe.

Scarf (Rs. 175; Freecultr.com):
This adorable scarf in an unexpected chirpy yellow is the perfect summer accessory. Team it with a white tee and boyfriend jeans and some cool heels.  

Nineteen Dress (Rs. 604; Myntra.com):
The most lovely of ways to go gingham. Balance this sweet checkered dress with sporty add ons like converse sneakers - preppy and way more comfortable than pumps. 

Bag (Rs. 1295; Fashionara.com):
This white bag with a hint of print will lend the freshest and preppiest tilt to whatever you have on. 

With the longer days and warmer nights of the summer season, it’s time to tuck your basic black back in your closet and experiment with some serious color. Since Pantone announced Radiant Orchid as the official color of 2014, this royal hue has been taking  off - no matter the exact shade or intensity, its proved to be an attention-getting color palette for the season. 

The hot pink-infused purple is an enchanting floral hue that exudes femininity. This particular shade of purple is soft enough to emphasize a sweet, feminine sensibility and cool enough to balance edgier add-ons for a surprise twist. This multi-faceted hue is seductive when combined with red, pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink and can be partnered with neutrals like grey and black for a universally flattering appeal. We have shortlisted our favorite purple buys to enhance your wardrobe's palette for the season: 

Zara Top (Rs. 2990):
Nothing says "sweet" like a flowy top in a light fabric. We'd wear this wispy top with a pair of printed skinny jeans and bright pumps to look chic from 9-5 and beyond.

Forever 21 Romper (Rs. 1800 approx):
Liven up this solid-hued romper with fierce accessories like metallic pumps and a box clutch.

Sling Bag (Rs. 698; Myntra.com):
A cool clutch is an accessory that helps bring together an entire outfit. Pump up a LWD with this pint sized purse in punchy purple.

Two Tone Dress (Rs. 1695; Koovs.com):
The lace bodice, the eyelet skirt, the pretty color — there's so much to love about this dress - perfect for ladies who love some girlie flair. 

Aldo Shoes (Rs. 3500 approx):
These radiant orchid sandals with printed heel will make any boring outfit stand out. They'd look great with wide legged pants and dresses alike.

Shopnineteen Dress (Rs: 719; Jabong.com): 
We love the shape of this vibrant dress - an oversized cut and A-line shape instantly provide a cool-girl vibe to this flowy purple frock. Get creative with your accessories to take this dress from the beach to the backyard barbecue.