In full bloom

You can be Miranda Priestly of Devil Wears Prada and roll your eyes and call this suggestion ‘groundbreaking’, but there is no denying that floral and foliage prints instantly set you on a summer vacation mode - well, let’s say staycay mode for now. What’s more, the timeless appeal of this trend ensures stepping out in style is fail-proof.

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The supersized sleeve

Statement sleeve silhouette is by far the most striking trend this year. From elaborate elbow-grazing, balloon-like puff sleeves, super-sized trumpet sleeves and massive bat wing shoulders to statement bishop sleeves, voluminous puff sleeves and padded shoulders, this trend infuses easy glamour into everyday wear pieces.

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A nod to net-work

Whimsical yet comfortable, soft and airy, netting appears to be the material of choice for several designers this season. Whether used for all-over see-through garment construction such as a skirt or simply as a detailing element, or in a crochet version, it adds frivolous and flirty fun to your summer look. And, yes, great for layering as well.

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Sorbet in the spotlight

From Paris to Milan, the runways of most fashion shows were splashed with sorbet shades. And why not? Reminiscent of summertime and childhoods spent outdoors enjoying ice lollies and candies, this is one colour palette that is calming and refreshing all at once. From mint green, powder blue and lime yellow to watermelon reds and guava pinks, the summer sorbet palette is unparalleled in its delicately pigmented hues which are calming, soothing and refreshing all at once.

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Easy glamour makes sense

After a year of being in joggers we are ready to dress up this summer. And if you are worried this period of quarantine has played havoc with your plans of maintaining your weight, then don't be. The sartorial trends this season are not only forgiving in terms of fit, they are loose and relaxed, too, creating a soft silhouette.

But mind you, loose, relaxed silhouette does not mean that summer wear this year has seen a compromise in high fashion. Details such as voluminous sleeves and oversized bows instantly lend laidback glamour to everyday wear.

Adding a feminine touch to flowing skirts, wrap dresses and midis are strategically placed frills and ruffles, fringe detailing, feather-trimmed hems, elegant ladylike prim pleats, fantasy balloon volume sleeves, sheer fishnet/crochet detailing or retro net panels.

The fashionable asymmetric hemlines etc., are all being used by designers to elevate the everyday wear garments into the new-age fashion statements.

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