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SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015

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One floral button down, three ways

Rock the boardroom This one’s strictly for interiors with A/C. Layer under a linen blazer, add just a touch of edge with some dressy blue jeans, and slide into a pair of killer nude pumps and you’re ready to talk some stats.

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n Sabrina Fatma Ahmad Got that floral button down you grabbed from Doja, which looked great while it was on display, but gave you immediate buyer’s regret? Don’t worry. We’ve put together three ways you can wear it and look completely different.

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Linen on you

Lunch with the ladies Pop the collar, knot at the waist, and pair with a high-waisted pair of palazzos and some floaty espadrilles and take this baby out to lunch with the girls.

Perfect to a T Florals? Check. Fun, fruity colours? Check. These linen tees are oh so on point and versatile. Wear them as-is with jeans or layered under an open denim button-down during overcast days, or those super comfy viscose joggers from Urban Truth.

The Chill Life Button it all the way up to the top, throw in a sparkly statement necklace, and pair with a casual pair of joggers and some sandals, and this is an everyday look with a little something extra.

Kimono over Another garment that’s quickly caught on is the kimono jacket. It’s easy to wear, adds visual interest to an outfit, and is flattering on bodies that want to hide a few pounds. Choose a bright colour if you want to party.

Summer’s must-haves

n Sabrina Fatma Ahmad Even with the intermittent bouts of rain, the weather’s been hot and muggy, and it’s hard to stay stylish when rivulets of sweat are rolling down your back. Lucky for us, we have breathable fabrics to wick away the perspiration, and none does it better than linen. Stock up on this season’s must-haves and beat the heat in style.

Tunic Turns Is there ever a garment better suited to the sweltering streets of Dhaka than the tunic? This linen number in a sharp, cool colour ought to take the heat down a notch. Pair with leggings, palazzos, or even some pattiala shalwars, and you can go through your day in comfort.

Jump for it If you really want a look that goes from boardroom to the dance floor, it’s gotta be a hot jumpsuit. Layer under a linen jacket for work, and wear by itself, and with some killer heels when you’re ready to party, and you can’t go wrong.l


31 May, 2015