How To Stay Stylish This Summer

Chappals vs Stilletoes and brings you a style diary for how to go through summer in style!
Read on to find out the key pieces to add to your closet this season and cool off with our carefully curated sartorial list.


How to rock summers in a stylish way!
What do you love the most about summers? Definitely, not the weather! But this torrid climate surely allows one to experiment with so many styles and attires. One can easily be boho to preppy as the season allows you to get into the skin of your look. Yes, summers are all about style in shorts and skirts, and girls just love to go overboard. However, there’s a lot more to summer dresses for women. Without waiting much, let’s decode the best of fashion this Spring/Summer 2015.
Warning: Don’t get carried away, girls!

Skater dresses – be lady like
Skater dresses are simply ooh la la! Be it fit-and-flared, pleated, with frills or in aligned silhouettes, it looks good on petite girls as well as a bit curvy girls. It can be party wear as well as casual wear. Team it up with nice necklaces in beads and chain. When it comes to footwear, your flip-flops and flats will also look lovely, and you will thank yourself for trying this look.

Shift dresses – smart as well as chic
Shift your focus to shift dresses, and you will love the idea. The shift dresses are perfect for girls who struggle to keep their waist size in shape. Since shift doesn’t streamline in the middle, it looks wow on any body shape.

Jersey dresses – bold and beautiful
Jersey dresses are kinda maxi dresses but are more lightweight because of the fabric they are made of. Girls who love to flaunt their bold side are happy to sport it during summers. Team it up with denim jackets and shrugs and look feminine and chic.

Culottes – the new wave of the season
The season may be high on shorts and denims, but the newest trend to grip the style world is the easy-breezy culottes. The retro style of divided skirts from the ‘70s is back with a bang, and everyone is wearing it with élan including Victoria Beckham. With their semi-formal yet lovingly casual look, culottes look best with crop tops and shirts. Call it crop culottes or simply culottes; it can revamp your summer wardrobe.

Maxi skirts – playful is the way of styling
Maxi skirt has come as a boon for Indian females who are heavier at the bottom.  The style not only suits curves, but also sits well on a lean frame adding weight and flair. Maxis are simple, easy to carry and again can be worn in many styles. One can go for gypsy to formal as well as resort to semi-formal look. If you are a rebel enough then maxis with boots could be also your style. This summer, try maxi skirt and even dress if not anything.

Pleated skirts – be the sunny, preppy one
Unleash the sunshine school girl in you and go for summery pleated skirts. The style is in, and it has nothing to do with your age. When Kajol can do it with aplomb, so can you. Try colors like white, yellow and even prints. Pairing it with crop tops and shirts is the best option. Go for sneakers or shoes if being preppy is your way, otherwise a nice pair of stilettoes or pumps can do full justice to your attire, making you look all prim and propah – all set to steal the show.

Long kurtis and cotton maxi attires – let the desi in you shine
The fusion of long kalidaar kurtis and maxi attires works very well with Indian females who try to strike a boho or desi look. What’s more! Any girl, plump or petite, can go for this style. Have a look at this Sangria cotton dress available online at and you will love it.

Now, you have many options to try out this summer. While crop tops, shorts, ripped jeans, flowy tops, mid-length kurtis and churidars are common outfits, go for styles that can make you look hip and different in the sea of well-dressed girls. Always remember, as said by the celebrated designer Yves Saint Laurent: “Dressing is a way of life”. Embrace a new side of yourself and dress-up well as it brings a stunning confidence in you, making you smile, always. Make hay while the sun shines.

Author’s bio:
Usha Lakra is a stylist/fashion blogger working with India’s leading e-commerce company. She has been writing for celebrity fashion and is an avid Bollywood buff. This fashionista likes to go for fusion looks and is happy incorporating different style elements. Here she has written on summer dresses, and what’s hit this Spring/Summer.


So, rush over to and revamp your wardrobe with stylish outfits for summer!
Enjoy the season and stay fashionably cool!!!