Summer Style: Akshay Neelakantam

As the summer sun is rising and showing its might – Hyderabad’s fashionistas aren’t shying away – resulting in the mercury soaring even higher! With a legion of fashion brands both international and home grown sprouting across the country, each upping the ante like never before, the fashion conscious diaspora is having a field day. Be it urbane or ethnic, the idea for the perfect summer look is to keep it clean, uncluttered, hip and cool! Effortlessness is the name of the game, the colours are pleasing to the eye – read pastels and whites, while the fabrics to go to are cottons and linen. Many among our Hyderabad brigade aren’t the ones to lag behind or sit it out, as they know where to go for cladding themselves with style. Presenting 7 Hyderabadis who nail the look every time.

Text: Anahita Ahuja

Photography: Santosh Kumar G

Akshay Neelakantam, Director, Hotel Jaya International

“Being well-dressed gives you a sense of confidence which reflects in your body language.”

Nature: Dedicated, pragmatic, energetic

Sense of fashion best described as: Three Cs – Casual, comfortable, classy

Fashion is: Purely comfort. I would rather wear something I am comfortable in rather than try looking good in something I am worried about. Comfort tends to bring a huge boost in confidence.

Self-rating on the fashion scale: I would rate myself an 8 as I feel there is always a scope to learn when it comes to being fashionable.

Favourite brand: Zara.

Must-have accessory: It is said that you can judge a man by the shoes he wears. My shoes are always on-point.