Summer is almost synonymous with florals in fashion, but why don’t we take a step further and catch some butterflies? Fluttering down the runways and red carpets, these pretty little winged insects have been swarming prints and accessories alike. Designers sent the motif in prints (Narendra Kumar Ahmed, Thakoon) and even used it for jewellery (Giorgio Armani, Bottega Veneta).
Katy Perry wore the print in two different ways – in a pastel hued dress and a bright coloured bra top that she paired with a pencil skirt. Alia Bhatt and Elizabeth Banks wore summery botanical prints interspersed with butterflies. The print can take any form, soft and feminine, like Dia Mirza’s dress or bold and edgy like Rihanna’s graphic top. A butterfly motif need not necessarily be restricted to women. Farhan Akhtar wore a butterfly print T-shirt at an event, and you can also get yourself a sports inspired T shirt that’s anything but feminine.
If not prints, then add some bling with butterfly accessories. A pair of butterfly earrings like the one on Amy Adams will surely put a smile on your face. A statement piece of jewellery in this motif complements a solid dress beautifully, while adding an element of fun in a formal look. Wear a delicate butterfly pendant to add a personal touch to everyday office wear and let your inner free spirit fly!
Although the butterfly motif is great for warm summer months, you can carry it off throughout the year as accents. A bright butterfly printed shirt peeking out of a dark jacket will surely cheer up gloomy monsoon days, and a butterfly brooch can dress up any plain outfit.
Our favourite is Sonam Kapoor’s pretty butterfly hair accessory that goes perfectly with the vintage floral dress she wore at her film promotion. The motif fits the fun and girly mood when you go out with your girlfriends; carry a butterfly printed clutch or scarf to go with that sun dress. It’s time to have some fun!