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A good pair of jeans might be our go-to denim piece all year round but the hot sticky days of summer demand something more easy going and airy. Keeping in tune with the recent takeover of fashion by the ’70s, the denim skirt is one such iteration that provides the casual-cool vibe of denim without compromising on the comfort factor.

You may be surprised to find that this swingy version of denim is just about as versatile as your go-to skinnies. You could wear it virtually with anything from a cropped knit to a classic striped tee. Edgy, preppy or polished whatever be your personal style statement, the new batch of bottoms in the market have something for every taste:

Forever 21 Skirt (Rs. 1500 approx):
A midi style like this calls for lace-up sandals and a statement necklace - perfect way to pull off the trend for a summer gathering. Transform this casual piece by pairing it with a sophisticated silk top and low heeled sandals to freshen up your cubicle game. 

Zara Patchwork Skirt (Rs. 2990):
Give the denim number the spotlight it deserves by keeping it super simple with styling. Just throw on a white tee and a pair of sneakers and you are all set to stroll the streets in style.

Mango Distressed Denim Skirt (Rs. 2990):
Go monochrome with sleeveless chambray shirt knotted up front or pair it with a graphic tee and your most amazing heels for a high-low mix with staying power.

Spring Break Skater Skirt (Rs. 950;
Create an eye-catching combo by partnering the skater skirt with an embellished sweatshirt and cage heels. Give the whole look a grown-up boost from a crisp white button-up peeking from underneath. 

Zara Frayed Skirt (Rs. 2990):
A little rough around the edges the skirt still manages to look polished with its demure length and full silhouette taking the frayed look to a whole new level. For a breezy and boho vibe team the skirt with an embroidered peasant blouse and gladiator sandals. 

Vero Moda Pencil Skirt (Rs. 3495;
A classic pencil skirt is a staple for all things work friendly and figure flattering. This  lighter wash version from Vero Moda is a sleek and sophisticated denim option that is as feminine and sexy as ever. Dress it up with a blazer or down with a pair of kicks to stay on trend.

Nothing signals the arrival of summer quite like the little white dress. A fresh, cool alternative to your everyday frock, the LWD is an incredibly versatile summer wardrobe staple. From a classic white pump to metallic accents to fun pops of color, everything works like a charm with the LWD. Whether you are looking for a casual version that is a step up from your basic white tee or in the mood for something festive, we have an array of clean and crisp offerings that you would want to live in all summer long. 

 Zara Patch Dress (Rs. 2890):
This quirky cool patchwork dress from Zara makes it easy to channel your inner tomboy. Create a trendy paring by wearing your favorite slip-on sneakers with it or opt for edgy white pumps with studs for a more fashion forward feel. 

Mango Beaded Dress (Rs. 1990):
This oversized bohemian design form Mango is lightweight enough to throw on for a day at the beach, but can also be easily dressed up with standout accessories.

Forever 21 Pleated Dress (Rs. 2400 approx):

Turn up the heat in this eye catching and flirty version from Forever 21. Accent it with bold red lips and a printed clutch to pack a fashionable punch at your next dinner date.

Lace up Sleeve Dress (Rs. 4500;
Although demure in silhouette, the lace-up sleeves on this dress add a subtle hint of sexy. Partner it with white ankle strap heels and a nude lip for an impeccably chic look. 

White Embroidered Dress (Rs. 795;
This breezy white dress provides the prettiest kind of seasonal style. Liven it up for any kind of summer fete with bold-hued sandals and a fedora.

Layered White Dress (Rs. 1099;
This lacy Summer-perfect dress is cut out for much more than the Saturday-to-Sunday hangouts. Give it a pulled together spin by layering with a polished blazer,leather tote and sophisticated heels.

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;
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;
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;
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;
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;
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;
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;
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;
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.