Hey Peeps! Lately, I have realised that I have invariably cut down on the number of fashion blog posts this year. However, I have been sharing quite a few of fashion and styling “how to” posts on my Instagram feed. I was travelling and enjoying the month of love and unfortunately couldn’t share spring look this year. The mercury climbed to 34 degrees and it’s officially summer in Bangalore. During my last trip to Bangkok, I could get my hands on co-ord dresses, in December. I know how have I been waiting for spring/summer to try out my co-ord dresses.
Time to Coordinate
With the summer sun scorching us, we feel like trying out effortless breezy dresses. How about trying co-ord dresses this summer? I am an immense fan of co-ord dresses and I have bought 4 till now for this summer. I have already worn 2 of them during my previous trips, you can find them on my Insta feed. Since I was travelling and love wearing minimal during travel I could not style and showcase them. I will quickly take you to 2 of my favourite looks with co-ord dresses for this summer.
Dress Down with Co-Ords
During summer wearing layers or complicated outfits is out of the question. Don’t you feel like having a carefree summer without discounting on the style quotient? Co-ord are so much fun to dress in. You can absolutely pull this off without worrying about picking up different separates and having to club them together. A complete fashionable set makes our life easy. I prefer to wear a co-ord dress whenever I am in rush and I am clueless what to wear.
I decided to wear a brimmed sun hat along with this co-ord set. Hats are an ideal accessory which works throughout the year.To be precise, there are different types of hats for winters, summers and spring. Always select a lighter hat for spring and summer. During summer, it helps to protect your skin and hair from UV damage. You can opt for a brimmed or extra wide brimmed sun hat as per the protection required during summer. If you like this look you can try it for your beach vacations too.
Opt For Bright Colours
I was on a vacation last week to Kerala. It was sunny and invariably every one of us got tanned. My skin tone has become two to three shades darker and uneven compared to my regular skin. You know de-tanning is not a one day game and even summer has heralded in this city.
Bright/light colour outfits always reflect light on to your skin. The more the heat is absorbed, more is the reflection. As a result, these bold bright colours make you look hotter.
To hide the tanned body and make me feel pretty as always, I decided to pair them with peppy colours. This long shrug is netted and helps my body to take fresh air in. At the same time, it covers and protects my body from sun rays.
Is Co-ord dress hard to find?
Yes, I agree with the difficulty in sourcing a co-ord dress. Every brand has very few co-ords. Brands seem to be testing waters now. So how can you find them? It’s not difficult at all. Every store, be it Forever 21 or Westside has lots of tops and bottoms in the same prints. Try and pair them together. If you are not comfortable wearing a shorts/ skirt, go for palazzos. Palazzos are so comfortable yet chic for summers.
A Pair and A Spare
We girls always complain about having no clothes for occasions and hate buying a dress. Problem with having a dress is, once worn, it is marked and etched in everyone else’s memory forever. Ah! don’t you hate that.?
I hate to keep spare outfits in my wardrobe feeling it’s pretty and still can’t use it. Twin sets are more versatile than any regular dress. Especially during travel if you want to travel light and look beautiful every day, carry a co-ord set.Believe me, you can pair both the top and bottom separately.
Wondering how. will it make you look different with the same outfit on the same trip? While co-ord set is a complete set in a single colour and print, try a contrast look to make it offbeat. For example, I am wearing floral shorts and top combo. How about using the shorts with a solid colour off-shoulder top? Do you still think it looks same? If you are not able to imagine the look and want to me to cover this topic on my blog separately, do let me know in the comment section below or Instagram DM.
Until the next time!