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The one and maybe the only good thing about the sweltering heat is that it allows us to put a little leg reveal back on the dress-up menu. And there is no better way to reintroduce your stems to the sun than by stepping it up with eye-catching bottoms. Whether you like your shorts tailored or relaxed, printed or solid, long or well, short, we have a style for you. Liven up your summer style with our picks below:

Zara Suede Shorts (Rs. 5990):
Put a summer spin on this high rise version with a tucked in sheer white top and chunky heels or enhance their retro chic appeal with a knotted top and some cool espadrilles.

Print Shorts (Rs. 2200; Koovs.com):
This pair features a cool print with a relaxed vibe - a sure win-win. They would look fabulous with all your basic tanks. 

Vero Moda Sequin Shorts (Rs. 1995; Jabong.com):
Sporty in cut but undeniably feminine in spirit, these shorts are the best way to get those limbs noticed. Pair them with a simple tee and ankle strap heels for a fresh and flirty style. 

Forever 21 Pinstripe Shorts (Rs. 1000 approx):
You can never go wrong with classic stripes and this pinstripe pair will look equally cool on the sand and the sidewalk. Give them a fun loving flair by teaming it with a cool tropical print or wear a chambray shirt for a more subdued take on stripes. 

Mango Leather Shorts (Rs. 5590):
A dressier pair that will work for day as well as nighttime outings. For a slick and sophisticated take pair them with a slouchy tee, tuxedo jacket and black pumps or exude effortlessness in a cropped top and low-rise booties. 

Snake Print Shorts (Rs. 1400; TheClosetlabel.com):
Relaxed in cut but totally wild in print, this snakeskin print pair will look impeccably chic with some sleek black add ons. 

Floral Shorts (Rs. 1500; Faballey.com):
It’s hard to think of a more verdant way to dress up your legs than a hearty dose of  tropical blooms.  Whatever you pair them with, make sure yo accessorize with a margarita. 

Zara Print Shorts (Rs. 2990):
Summer will be so much more flirty in these cool printed shorts. Go extra fresh and pair them with a matching top (Rs. 2990). To give them a polished feel, add a simple white tank and a black blazer.

There are very few pieces of clothing that have a distinct personality and look even better with age - a denim jacket is one such classic staple that we turn to for its attitude. A perennial crowd pleaser, a denim jacket is the key to finishing off your casual summer style. Pair it with a flirty sundress or casual separates, a denim coverall makes any outfit feel laid-back and effortless. Whether you are looking to breathe a bit of life into an old standby or in the mood to expand your collection, this week we have got the full jean jacket scoop with everything from lighter washes, distressed finishes to sleeveless iterations.

Zara Jacket (Rs. 2990):
No matter what you pair it with, a white denim topper feels fresh and effortlessly cool. Add dress pants to make it office appropriate, or slide into a full skirt for the perfect Sunday brunch outfit.

Mango Jacket (Rs. 3490):
When the good old blues don’t do the trick, throw a non-blue jacket into the mix. It'll still lend that same kick-back vibe, but with a fresher flair. Drape this over a flirty monochrome ensemble or button it up underneath a peppy blazer. You could also take it to work by pairing it with a sophisticated pencil skirt and a pretty top. 

Forever 21 Bomber Jacket (Rs. 2100 approx):
The bleached indigo accents add an eye-catching detail and a little extra oomph to keep the topper non-fussy. Work your true-blue topper with leather pants and ankle boots for a rocker vibe or drape it over your shoulders for an updated, model-off-duty vibe.

Distressed Denim Jacket (Rs. 2500; Koovs.com):
Ultra light color and distressed details make this jacket a cool option as the breeze gets warmer. Opt for a sporty aesthetic in a grey tank dress and high top sneakers or take the denim jacket on an avant-garde ride with a pair of high waist pleated pants and slip ons.

Vero Moda Sleeveless Jacket (Rs. 2895; Myntra.com):
When the temps soar to an unbearable high, turn to the denim jacket's cooler (literally and sartorially), younger sister: the denim vest. Wear it to lend some edge to a girly look or add structure to something whimsical. 

Mango Jacket (Rs. 4590):
Updated details modernize this old-school style. The frayed edges give it a touch of rugged, hippie glamour, while the voluminous shape will work well to balance a pair of slim fit bottoms. We would love to layer it over a long summery white tuinc and denim cut-offs or layer it over a staple LBD to keep the look more casual and happy hour friendly. 

Print Blue Jacket (Rs. 1499; ursense.in):
Mix up your look with a topper that makes a statement. Try a piece with a funky print for a time when the basics just won't do it. We believe, it’s always a good idea to have something over-the-top in your arsenal and this kind of pattern behavior is something we highly encourage. 

Forever 21 Hooded Jacket (Rs. 2000 approx):
Casual Friday just met its match with this blue-jean baby. Wear it to add laid-back flair to a flirty pleated skirt or double down with a pair of darker wash jeans.

In the hierarchy of accessories, sunglasses are right there on the top. Come summers and they become as much as a necessity as a fashion statement especially as they not only protect your peepers but also add an extra dose of cool to any ensemble. This week we bring you some major eye candy which has more than enough personality to punch up any outfit.

Zara Sunglasses (Rs. 1690):
Extend your craving for vibrant hues beyond your typical wardrobe staples with this color blocked pair. These bright hues don’t just pep-up your shades but will also boost your whole look. Go matchy-matchy with a red lip to create your own red-hot moment in the sun.

Mango Aviators (Rs. 1490):
It doesn't get more classic than a great pair of aviators. The multi-hued mirrored lenses mimic beachy hues and lend a very-of-the moment feel to them.

Forever New Wayfarer (Rs. 1800):
Go on an instant vacation with a fresh pair of bright white frames. These cool wayfarers will not only brighten up your style but also your mood.

Aldo Embellished Sunglasses (Rs.1000 approx):
Step outside the box with these funky shades from Aldo. Thanks to its quirky shape and floral embellishments, this pair is equal parts opulent and unique.

Forever 21 Round Metal Sunglasses (Rs. 500 approx):
Take a page from the Olsen twins style book and go for a pair of unconventional round sunnies for that carefree, cool-kid-on-the-block vibe. This gilded pair might take some getting used to but are perfect for the girl whole really wants to shine.

Jeepers Peepers Cat eye Glasses (Rs. 1695; Koovs.com):
Channel old hollywood glamour and mystery with a pair of posh cat-eye glasses. The thick black frame feels a bit retro and makes them a perfect compliment for wide leg jeans and midi skirts alike.

With a jam packed social calendar for the coming months, we are all about fuss-free. easy-breezy outfits in summers. While a maxi or shorts take care of the clothing, it’s the shoes that make or break an outfit. With our hands full of iced lattes, who wants to deal with painfully skinny stilettos or has the time for laces or straps.

Spilling over from last year’s ugly-but-comfy-shoe trend, the cool kid shoes of the season are the slip-on slides. Designers took a sartorial trip down the memory lane and created the perfect lazy girl shoe by giving your trusty pool slides a second life. Emphasizing comfort and luxury, the summer slides provide a happy harmony between mules and birkestock. With a  silhouette is so simple and versatile, these babies will make any outfit feel more current yet incredibly convenient. This week we bring you our favorite easy, walkable styles for all occasions:

Zara Metallic Slip-on Sandals (Rs. 3990):
We are obsessed with metallics right down to our toes. The shiny gold finish gives the basic slip-ons a city-slick makeover that would work just as well on the beach as they would about town.

Mango Leather Slides (Rs. 5590):
These leather slides from Mango are the perfect cross between espadrilles and sandals. The metal studs amp up the pair and will act as a focal point for an all-white monochromatic look. 

Aldo Slides (Rs. 3000 approx):
A little embellishment goes a long way. These Silver stunners are sexy and practical and will allow you to glide effortlessly across the dance floor and to the after party without sacrificing any style.  

Forever 21 Crisscross Sandals (Rs. 1000 approx):
Everyone needs a simple pair of white sandals and these crisscross slip-ons will draw welcome attention to your fresh pedicure. Wear them to lend a casual flair to full midi skirts or style them with modern geometric prints and sharp tailored wide leg pants for a fashion forward feel that’s right for the office.  

Qupid Stacked Slip-ons (Rs. 2200; Koovs.com):
Tread into cool girl territory with these stacked floral slip-ons. The patent straps accented by a thick floral sole has the power to make any outfit effortlessly more rad. We would suggest contrasting this tomboy style with a dainty sundress. 

Blue Button Sandals (Rs. 1499; Jabong.com):
The cool blue hue along with embellished strap gives these slides a little something extra to set them apart from the rest. Wear them to add a little intrigue to your LBD or play up your off duty look complete with crossbody bag and distressed tee.

Fall may have brought us some proper plaids but the spring season is all about its warm weather cousin - Gingham. The feminine and flirty print is ready to give Breton stripes a run for their money and replace them as your go-to print this season.

Blown up in size or sexed up in sheers, this season's iteration of gingham is as cool and confident as it is sweet and retro. From glamour girl to urban hipster whatever be your style, we have rounded up pieces that will draw out gingham’s vintage charm:

Zara Skinny Trousers (Rs. 2890):
In the spirit of ‘go big or go home’ we would suggest pairing these neutral hued pants with a bright kaleidoscope printed top for an unexpected pattern clash that will lend an edge to the outfit’s conservative silhouette. 

Kanika Goyal Top & Kanika Goyal Skirt (Rs. 1300 & Rs. 3500; Jabong.com):
Stay ahead of the style by channeling a double dose of the retro appeal with this cropped top and pencil skirt set. The slim fit skirt and the cheery sunny hue of the top counter the traditionally feminine feel of gingham with a figure flattering silhouette and strategic flashes of skin.

Dress (Rs. 1199; Shopnineteen.com):
The bright blue dress is the most lovely of ways to do gingham. Give these teeny tiny checks a blast of modern energy by pairing it with slingy cocoon coat in a contrasting print or you could dress it up with espadrilles and this utterly feminine dress would become the prettiest cocktail look for a pool party.

Mango Bermuda Shorts (Rs. 2990):
Refresh your spring bottoms with this gingham find from Mango that you can wear from brunch int he morning to cocktail hour in the evening. Throw a band tee and a pair of slip-ons for a casual laid-back look while sipping mimosas and go for a pair of bright pointy pumps along with a one-shoulder top for a smoldering evening look. 

Skater Skirt (Rs. 722; Stalkbuylove.com):
Slip into the trend with an everyday skirt style that you can mix and match with your printed tops or finish just like so, with a classic collared button-down.

Romper (Rs. 1450; Faballey.com):
This red gingham romper will lend a pop of color with the freshest, preppiest tilt to your summer wardrobe. Just add a pair of strappy sandals and a sun hat to complete the look.