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Summer Wardrobe Essentials

By Shweta Kulkarni, 27 Jul, 2021
  • Summer Wardrobe Essentials

Embrace the sunshine in style this year with our list of wardrobe essentials for summer.


Summer is here! And the good news is, with the easing of the Covid-19 restrictions, the 2021 Summer is certainly looking brighter than the last year. The sunshine is calling you, and you must go!

However, after spending most of our days the previous year in loungewear and PJs, it is natural for us to wonder what to pick up now before we set out to soak up the sun. Well, worry not, we have got you covered with our list of wardrobe essentials for the summer that will let you off the 'what do I wear?' hook, and help you make stunning style statements.

Whether you are headed to the beach, partying outdoors, catching up with your gang or going for a brunch, we have gathered a list of a few trending summer staples that will keep you looking seamlessly chic and cool. Check it out…

Classic Cover-ups

You will not understand the obsession over cover-ups until you try one. A perfect swimwear accompaniment, a good kaftan/sarong/ swimsuit cover-up is a must-have in your closet, especially during summers, when we are driven by an insane desire to dive in the pool or head to the beach. A nice cover-up not only does what it supposed to but also adds a bit of oomph to your swimwear. A tunic or a shirtdress, or a sarong will keep you comfortable moving around after a swim.

The Long & Short Of It

When something is pocket friendly, comfortable and available in a choice of styles, it has to top our list. The midi-shorts aka the mid-length shorts are hot on the fashion circuit and a definite must-have in your summer wardrobe. Not too long, neither too short — the midi shorts are edgy, comfortable and extremely versatile, which can be worn in various styles, from morning till evening. You can even give your casual mid-length trouser shorts a high-fashion twist by pairing them with a matching blazer. Ideal for a day at the beach, as well as a fun trip with friends — mid-length shorts are too cool to be missed this season. The floral print and white laced midi shorts are delightful summer essentials.

Mini Madness

Mini dresses and ultra-miniskirts are a sure shot way to keep cool and chic even on the hottest days. And the good news is they are making a major comeback this season. They made an appearance all over the Spring/Summer 2021 runways with their fresh and versatile appeal. Available in a variety of styles and fabrics, minis are the star this summer season.



Nail It With A Hat

A sun hat not only provides you with all the necessary protection but is also a perfect way to complement your summer ensemble. It gives you the vibe and adds a stylish finish even to the basic outfits.


Wide-leg Fancy

Wide-leg trousers have made a cool comeback this season. The over-sized bottoms may not seem that flattering at first glance, but believe us they scream comfort and style when styled the right way. Be it your 80s inspired office trousers, cropped culottes, wide-leg denim — they are all part of the dress code this season. You can pair them with bralettes, crop tops, t-shirts, blazers, and even sneakers to make some interesting fashion statements.


Embrace The Crops

It is not summer without crop tops and bralettes. Yes, crop tops and bralettes are still a hit this summer and just can’t be skipped from your must-have list. From plain to colourful, simple to complex, there is plenty of variety to choose from, and you can add your own spin to them, as they can be styled in several different ways. Crops pair well with high-waisted shorts, denim, skirts or trousers, and you can always throw a jacket over for an edgy look or pair it with a blazer to make a uber-cool statement. If you are creative enough, you can simply pull out some old crop from the wardrobe and style it in new way, or simply revamp your old tees/shirt into crops using easy DIY tutorials available online.

White Summer

White jeans are one of those fashion picks that we eagerly wait to put on. They are undoubtedly a spring/summer essential, which has boundless styling possibilities. Cooler than the usual darker shade of jeans – a good pair of white jeans is sure to brighten up your summer. They may not be flashy, but they sure do add tons of sophistication to your summer wardrobe.


Walk On

Chic, comfortable and a summer staple, walking sandals have never gone out of style, and are summer staples that every woman needs. After months of winter, summer is the time to go for long walks and enjoy the sunshine, and nothing beats the feeling of slipping your feet into a pair of comfortable walkable sandals. The best part of this footwear is that they go along with every summer outfit you wear.

The Big Shade Theory

Nothing screams ‘summer’ quite like oversized sunglasses. Oversized sunglasses not only protect your eyes from extremely bright light but also blocks heat to keep you up and going all day long, and guess what? They are trending too. So, just grab a good pair of big shades and make it your bright gateway to say hello to the sunshine.



Bag It

From the beach to running everyday errands to long walks with a friend — a tote bag is a summer companion that is not just stylish but also practical. It can carry everything from your swimwear, beach towel to laptops to books. Moreover, you can go on all season with a bright tote, and it will match up every outfit. So, if you still don’t have a tote in your wardrobe, it is about time you invest in one — as this one is never going out of fashion for sure.

Summery Swimwear

What’s a summer without a dip in the water. Be it for the beach or a pool party, swimsuits should have a permanent place in your wardrobe during summer. If you are a fan of a one-piece swimsuit, then the good news is they are up in the trend. If a bikini is your thing, then be assured, they never go wrong. For the ones wanting to keep up with the trend —Swimsuits in sophisticated animal prints, bright hues, metallic shades, frills, one shoulder, and soft-to-touch fabrics are pretty much hot on the fashion radar this summer.

Jewellery Always Fits

You ain’t done dressing for the summer till you add a touch of accessories that suits your personality. Even if it is a small piece of wooden pendant or bracelet, summer brings the perfect opportunity to wear those rare pieces of art. So, ladies get your treasure box out this summer.

Dress up For The Season

After endless months of being trapped in our homes, it is time to celebrate in the sunshine in our pretty summer dresses. Sundresses are summer staples that effortlessly spells comfort and chic at the same time. If you have a summer dress in a comfortable fabric in your wardrobe, you are all covered for the summer. Strappy dresses, intricate back detailing, dresses with cut-outs at the waist, floral prints, in soft fabrics have hi-fashion’s seal approval this season.



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