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LS PICK

When poets and lyricists have long dictated it, who are we to argue that the rains have some uncanny relationship with cobalt shades? This monsoon, set aside your personal favourites, and experiment with the blue colour pallete; right from powder blue at one end of the spectrum to midnight navies on the other. Opt for blue saris in slightly lighter shades for daywear in comfortable, breathable cottons, taants and kotas and team them with sleeveless blouses that are perfect for the heat. Remember that cool down as the earth may after a feisty downpour, there is little respite from either the soaring temperatures or sweltering humidity, so your best bet would be to keep make-up to a refreshing minimum.

Monsoon album

They determine our menus and change our playlists; giving life where there is none and bringing it to a standstill where it exists aplenty. The monsoons, when they come, are all encompassing. As they cleanse our cities and subject us to mood swings, our wardrobes too are overhauled to accommodate the rains and represent the dark skies.

In a sequel to last week's issue, this edition of our monsoon bonanza focuses on the fashion beckoning of the season. Together with the talented team at Dressydale, we catalogued a depiction of the love-affair between the monsoons and the colour blue. Flip through pages 5, 6 and 7 for Star Lifestyle's photo article on the downpour of blue from our skies right into our wardrobes.

-LS Desk
Photo Courtesy: Dressy Dale

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LS PICK

The shades of azzuri can be incorporated into ensembles for more casual settings as well, translating sheer fabrics such as chiffon and georgette into day-wear tops and kurtis. Leggings have liberated wardrobes across the globe for several seasons now; be sure to cash in on the comfort they have to offer by giving our local tastes a trendy spin by pairing them with tops, kurtis and kameezes alike.

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LS PICK

Because the summer wedding season is slowly creeping up on us, a wise man's idea would be to keep a few evening-wear options in handy. Steer clear of heavy, burdensome fabrics this season that will go easy neither on your skin nor the eyes of those in your vicinity. Opt rather for lustrous silks in broody blues and complementing blouses and jewellery. The less is more adage applies once again for make-up and accessories, with our pick being frosted lips and dramatic eyes for the former and fresh season's flowers for the latter.

 

 

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