Over the past year, comfort has become the key sartorial priority. The renewed emphasis on ease is here to stay this summer too. As less and light become the preferred approach for this season, designers are reflecting the mood with languid fabrics, relaxed silhouettes and polished investment pieces. Aashni + Co sifts through these wispy layers, flouncy blouses and multifunctional pieces to embrace the sunny weather in style. Here’s a curated roundup of the most covetable newly arrived picks. Ready to embrace summer? We sure are!
The Kaftan-Kurta Update
Kaftans have become synonymous with long summer days. Find your summer soiree inspiration in this modern indie hybrid. Following the fuss-free code of the new normal, Payal Singhal gives a 2021 update to the cult classic kurta set with kaftan-like silhouettes. Take a cue from Diana Penty’s off-duty look in a kaftan-kurta by Drishti & Zahabia to keep it breezy during an intimate outdoor celebration.
Diana Penty in Drishti & Zahabia
Dressing up for home weddings has inspired a slew of easy-going silhouettes. Tarun Tahiliani renders tonal embroidery on a modest tulle dress. Reserve it for a pre-wedding sundowner soiree.
Nothing ushers in the feeling of summer quite like a floral print. Bhumika Sharma pivots towards the comfortable and functional approach with a printed A-line midi silhouette for carefree days.
Always trust an eclectic colour palette to get year-round mileage out of your purchases. The saturated colours on Sabyasachi‘s saris are all about a high impact statement. Primping her summer saris with a sedated palette, Anita Dongre proves that blush tones look even more blissful on sun-kissed skin.
In response to low-key affairs, designers are keeping it pared down to strike a balance between pretty and practical. Koashee by Shubhitaa is in sync with what Instagram feeds have been vibing over — easy-breezy palazzo crop top coordinates. Punit Balana, on the other hand, contributes with nonchalant printed looks for summer weddings.
Koashee by Shubhitaa
Aditi Rao Hydari in Punit Balana
Instantly spirit-lifting, the sleeves of this summer are big on volume. Mahima Mahajan plays up this dramatic connotation to add a flirty vibe to her floral saris while Pallavi Jaipur urges you to ditch the dupatta with season’s It sleeves.
Get your summer season fix with Aashni + Co’s most-coveted looks for the season. Find our edit here.