Colours to beat the heat!

Living in a tropical country like ours, the summer heat is nothing new to us. The summer is already here; and ice water, air-conditioned rooms and ice creams are only a few elements that make summer enjoyable for most of us. The warmer temperatures and longer days seem to put a sign of discomfort on everyone’s face, which is pretty much something that everyone has it in this season. This heat influenced discomfort has a cure that could heal the situation. The solution to heal comes in handy and also with style. The choice of colour to match the season is all that takes to save you out of the restless sweat and the beat the heat on the whole.

Neutral colours:

Neutral colours can relieve you well from the atmospheric heat as they do not absorb heat. The best part of these colours is that these are neutral and absolutely subtle. Adding to the relief from heat, neutral colours can be matched in style with nearly any shade and colour. You can couple a neutral colour like the flesh or the skin colour and earthy tan with almost any shade for elegant look this summer. Neutral colours hold real good for your business attire too.

Softly tinted shades:

Not everyone will know what a softly tinted shade will look like, for those people just take your mobile phone, open a picture of yours in a dark colour dress with any photo editing app. and then look for the ‘tint’ option in the colour editing section. Now you’ll know what a tinted shade looks like. These softly tinted shades will provide you with a gentle, subtle look and more importantly keeps you cool. Similar to the neutrals, these shades combine well with most other shades especially with neutral and dark pastels.

The Mid-tone pastels:

In contrast with a traditional real light colours, mid-tones are a bit deep and a bit likely bright. But, not so bright or deep to absorb all the atmospheric heat into the outfit. These mid-tones while paired with white gets you a crisp look, meanwhile with taupe-based neutrals gets you a softer and more comfortable feel along with a graceful look.

Colours gone wild:

Colours, colours and more colours, this is what we have been into for this summer. Get the style right in the summer; it’s all about feeling cool by wearing distinctive hues. Expand the colour options and choices to wild colours like lavender, lilac, mint green, ivory, coral pink and light blue. You sure will feel cool on these colours but it might not suit everyone’s style, be wise with the pick on this summer.

Keep it light or just white:

Is selection of colours confusing you with the fashion shade jargons? Well, there is always a simple colour solution for the summer. Yup, you are right, keep the shade light or just go with white. White has been the most opted colour for summer throughout history and till date. You always have the choice of keeping things simple.

The fashion for you is out here with so many shades to keep you cool all through the season of scorching sun. It’s just your choice to keep it simple or to just give a try on other options available. And, all the best to beat the heat and stay all cool throughout the summer.

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Dress up on HOLI

Being Indians, we have always loved to dress up grand of any occasion we go, but when it’s comes to dressing up for holi, a whole new approach is the need of the hour. With just one more day to go it’s high time to get enlightened on what to wear on this festival of colours. The foremost thing to consider is where you are going on this holi, is it to the full-time fun filled holi celebration with colours or to the evening parties or the houses of the relatives. Here let’s see about the most awaited celebration of colour powders and waters.

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The colourful adventure

To start with the fundamentals apply olive, mustard or coconut oil on your skin and hair, and make sure that this doesn’t mean get soaked with oil. This will prevent colour from seeping through and make it a lot easier to get rid of it later as well. Now pick up a light coloured dress, preferably white and make sure is a perfect fit shirt or t-shirt and not so tight or not so loose. If you don’t have a white one, you can choose wear light shades of green, yellow, blue and pink. You should choose for light colours as the celebration is about colours and they should be visible, in dark coloured outfits colours are not visible enough to prove your celebration.

Be under-cover

It’s always better to wear a full-sleeve t-shirt or shirt so have your skin safe from the chemicals in the colour powders that could affect it. The selection of dress can be old, but not worn out, since a worn out dress can put you in awkward situations when you are having fun running, playing and splashing colours. If you feel your hair is too sensitive of the colours that will be splashed at you please remember to wear a cap or cover your hair with a light coloured scarf. Wearing a scarf can make you look trendy and at the same time have your hair in safe zone. For the selection of pants an old fitting jean will do good.It’s always better to go with cotton outfits rather than clothes made of other fabrics.

Accessories for holi

Make sure you keep your expensive watches, branded sunglasses and designer accessories like handbags, belts and shoes at home. Since you aren't going to manage to keep them safe or dry, please avoid carrying phones and other gadgets and gizmos. The same will go for expensive jewellery. The only accessory that’s advisable to wear is a normal chappal, have in mind to wear normal rubber chappals or the Hawaii or your flip-flops, these will help you enjoy the whole celebration aiding you move free. Strictly say no to leather slippers. That’s it folks, you are all ready for the exuberant celebration of a lifetime. Spread the colours of life into every heart in this holi festival.