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Colours, two-tone detail, statement piece, must buys… Your summer list is here! Text: Shruti Gattani

1. The Sure-shot Winner

Fierce, bold colours still continue to dominate catwalks and fashion shows, and as Indians, we love this trend. In fact, for us there is an overdose of colours – from clothes to accessories to home décor to even infrastructure, all scream out loud in the boldest shades. We are moving into times, where these colours will define your personality. Thus picking up from there, why not give an orange twist to our wardrobe. Beat the sun with sunshine pantones (orange and yellow); while just add a dash of pink, red Tonga V Waist and green for that perfect colour-blocking. And yes, Plain Tangarine this trend is not only for girls. Take note boys, brands Pants this summer have got the brightest stripes and tees ` 1500 for you too. What’s better, you can team them with any (mind it, any) accessory, taking the entire look up a notch or two.

Bright Shades

United Colors of Benetton Sleeveless Top With Tie At Neck

` 1699

Adidas Yellow Round Neck T-Shirt

` 799 Adidas Neo Sleeveless Printed Multi Top

2. The Must Follow

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The site, which has made shopping easy with just one click, has an equally awesome trend-creating twitter presence. With their witty and humorous tweets, @JabongIndia’s innumerable topics have trended at the no 1 spot in India and across the world. Some topics like #WorstValentineGiftIdeas, #DumpHimIf, and #iDOit have created such hype that they got more than 10,000 mentions. This put our Social Media Administrator in a fix of whom to select as winners of the ‘whopping amount vouchers’. Nevertheless, we always came out of these situations smoothly, thanks to which the efficient administrator never got abused and stalked upon.

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Silverswan Hip Length Lime Green Cotton Top

` 899

3. The Fashion Icon Hot Legs: Check. Tiny Waist: Check. Golden Locks: Check. Dimple Smile: Check. Deepika Padukone has it all, from an impeccable style to the biggest films to boy-toys. Riding high after the success of Cocktail in 2012, this year too looks equally dazzling for this leggy-babe. With three blockbusters in pipeline – Chennai Express, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and Ram Leela, she seems all set to rule 2013. And thanks to that, we are eagerly waiting for the film promotions to kick-start. There is never a fashion day-off for this once-upon-atime model. Whether it’s an award appearance or an off-duty street style look, Miss Padukone’s effortless sartorial choices always scream, ‘I’m sexy and I know it’. An inspiration for many youngsters, she’s the new age Greek Goddess with an extra dollop of sexiness.

Deepika Padukone

4. The Style Focus Here’s an enlightening fact that peplum, derived from Greek word ‘Peplos’ has been a part of the style department since 500 BC (the Classical Period). From Victoria Beckham to Blake Lively, DeepikaPadukone, SonamKapoor and Freida Pinto, these A-listers have all adopted this overskirt trend and looked every bit of a chic diva on the red carpet. French Connection, Femella and Gritstones to name a few have come out with stylish peplum designs Gritstones Sleeve that are must buy. Less Solid Blue Top

` 700

French Connection Short Sleeve Off White Peplum Top

Peplum

` 4499 French Connection Knee Length Sleeve Less Fuschia Dress

` 5999

Femella Bottle Green Peplum Top

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5. The Go-To Brand True to its style, the house of Vero Moda showcased yet another stylish, elegant and fresh collection. Their Spring/Summer 2013 is bang on trends as they highlight stripes, stylish casuals, colour-blocking, floral prints and sheer, and bringing all this in the limelight is British model, Poppy Delevingne – the face of the brand for 2013. They’ve got designs in easy-to-wear silhouettes, thus bringing the famous trends of this season to everyone’s closet. So if you are looking for pretty pastels, soft and demure dresses in lace, Vero Moda Cool flirty florals or even if, Black & White Stripy Top With you are planning to Vero Moda Neon Detailing hop onto the bright Beautiful Blue Top ` 1295 brigade, or want to With Elasticated Waist Band own a trendsetting ` 995 monochrome piece, then Vero Vero Moda Blue Moda is your go-to brand.

7. The Two-Tone Detail

Vero Moda

Monochrome

There is nothing more attractive than the black-and-white detail in shoes, bags and clothes. The classic and classy trend is taking over high street by storm. As shown on the runway, go with the monochrome style this summer for an after-party or for a stylish day at work. Trust us, simplicity still is a game changer and hasn’t lost its chicness. This detail can be in the form of stripes, polka dots or varied prints, and you can smarten up the black-and-white pieces with bright bags, colourful watches, or neon chappals.

Tonga Sleeveless Striped Black Dress With Bow Belt

The Denim Engineers White Slim Fit Casual Shirt

` 2200

Arrow Black Silk Tie

` 1699

` 1449

Front Frill Playsuit

` 1695

Vero Moda Super Chic Black & White Dress

` 2295

6. The Bold and the Beautiful Want that outfit-transforming impact, then a decoration in the form of a timeless wristwatch or an unconventional printed bag is the answer to your question. They have the uncanny ability to instantly elevate any attire, apart from setting all eyes on you. However, if these fashionable accents don’t excite the hipster that you are, then we recommend buy gear4 portable speakers or the very cool twisted watches from Breo and change the definition Diesel Black of a statement piece. Oh yes, people are going to notice you for Analog Watch ` 10495 owning one and that’s what you want, right?

8. The Chunky Headphones

Statement Piece

Skullcandy

gear4 Street Party Size ‘O’ Black Portable Speakers

` 4600 Breo Twist Multi Digital Watch

` 1574

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Jimi Hendrix said, “Music is my religion” and the writer of this article lives by this quote. If up to her, she would spend her entire salary on these headphones. The Utah-based company always surprises its customers with new line-ups and beckons every music-lover to save up and buy their skater-esque and quirky headphones. Unlike other companies, these guys never compromise on sound and styling. The clarity is crisp, colours are sporty and the overall make is the best in the industry. Not to forget, they’re comfortable and sit well over the ears.

Nida Mahmood Orange Jeeb Tote Bag

` 1500

Skullcandy Aviator Red Wired Headset

` 10799

Skullcandy Green Wired Headset

` 1754

Skullcandy Mix Master Red Wired Headset

` 17999

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