Street style: Earn your stripes

THE VERSATILITY OF  stripes never fails to surprise us. Depending on the colours, thickness and repetition, stripes lend unique identities to clothes.

creative-1 (1)Our street style lensman caught guests at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai and at the Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week in Delhi sporting ensembles that reflected a fascination for stripes. The dresses, skirts, pants, cropped tops and jackets seemed to  indulge in a stripe orgy.

The tremendous advantage stripes offer to your look is that they can give illusions of slenderness or broadness where ever needed. Again, while vertical stripes can make you look taller, horizontal stripes cuts down on height.

Top it off with baseball caps

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The unassuming baseball cap has got a nod of approval from across design houses this season. Tibi, Lacoste, DKNY and Rodarte have given a glamorous spin to its drab old sporty version, taking it forward from its luxe avatar.

Rihanna’s fondness towards the trend shows that they are more than just sun-protecting accessory. Likewise celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Miley Cyru, popularblogger Sussie Bubble have been sporting baseball caps. Amongst the men who can’t have enough of the trend are Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Johnny Depp.

Baseball caps can certainly give a va-va-voom spin to your casual as well as formal look! And the good news is that they are easy to style too.

Try teaming a printed flowy dress with a matching monotone beanie.

The pop-of-colour trend will take a whole new dimension when a bright cap gets teamed with muted hues.

Quick fix your bad hair days with a fun cap.


DIY turban

BAD HAIR DAYS in sticky summer heat? Just grab a scarf and convert it into an uber cool turban to keep your hair in place and get that boho chic look while at it. Learn how to tie a turban in this video, try it at home, and send us your pics to We would love to see how you rock this look.


Keeping cool with cotton sarees

WHEN IT COMES to sarees, look no further than Vidya Balan for inspiration. Among her bodycon clad peers, she has made the saree her own and has become the ambassador of this six yard wonder, even internationally.


There are sarees, and there are crisp, cotton sarees that are so earthy and elegant that they look great on women of all ages. This summer, ditch those synthetic ones in favour of cotton sarees and give them your own special touch. Instead of a regular blouse, wear the saree with a crop top, a button down shirt or even a light jacket.


Cotton sarees are great to experiment with, since they don’t slip and slide like chiffon and silks, and the fabric keeps you cool in summer. You can wear them all day long. So refresh your office wear and sport a saree today.