Summer is all about “less is more.” Be it stripes, florals, peekaboo sheer dresses, graphic bold prints on short skin-showing skater skirts, or the radical mix-and- match boho look, just remember to stay ahead with a no-holds- barred demeanour. If you dare to bare and want to send those mercury levels soaring further, then keep it effortless and casual. Fling a sheer slip with high slits in light fabrics over your shorts or ripped jeans for a chic layered look even during the hot months, or keep it simple with linen palazzos and flowy, flared long tops in quirky prints for an edgy look, or better still keep the comfort factor intact with throw-and- go spring-summer dresses that can last you through the monsoons. Take a cue from these savvy, au currant go-getters from Bengaluru, as they decode their summer staples with RITZ.
Text: NAMITA GUPTA
Photographs: FAHEEM HUSSAIN
Dr Mikki Singh Gupta, dermatologist, Bodycraft clinics shares some of her summer staples that keep her cool and chic.
Claim to fame: Mikki loves her job as it gives her a high every time her clients leave with a smile feeling satisfied. “They love coming back to me as I make them look and feel beautiful, but it also means that I have to be at my presentable best and stay in sync with the latest style trends.” Mikki’s admission that she has always been a shopaholic is evident, with one look at her never-ending walk-in closet. Her wardrobes are stacked with some of the biggest luxury brands and top notch designer labels money can buy.
Style statement and summer state of mind:
“This summer, stripes are back in a big way. There’s also a fashion obsession with shoulders that’s trending in a big way; cold shoulders, flash dance shoulders and sleeve slits look great. Yellow is my favourite hue and it’s also the colour of the season. It’s a colour that makes me sunshine happy. For this summer, I’m wearing a lot of branded and comfortable shirt dresses, culottes, cold shoulders, high-waisted linen pants and cotton shorts with sheer shirts on top,” shares Mikki.
Decoding Mikki Singh Gupta’s look in this photograph
I picked a Ted Baker culotte jumpsuit as it has a casual chic look and is also very easy breezy for the summer. It can be perfect day wear as well as evening wear and will take one from work to a night out with ease. I’m wearing a Breguet watch and Louis Vuitton shoes. My sunglasses are from Chloe and the bracelet is from Whistles. I’m carrying a Chanel boy handbag to complete the look.