Outfit of the day for the uninitiated

Co-ords are becoming the heatwave’s hottest trend.
Dia Mirza Rekhi
Dia Mirza Rekhi

BENGALURU: When in doubt go for a co-ord...that seems to be the new fashion mantra. The whole buzz around co-ords is quite understandable too. At a time when fashion has become extremely fluid with no rigid rules of colour coordination, sometimes it’s nice to have a less complicated, single-colour ensemble: a co-ord set. While the set is fuss-free, there are many ways to glam it up and make it fun as their OOTD (Outfit of the Day for the uninitiated)

Breaking the monotone of white, blue and any earthy colours, socialite Ila Naidu made it fun with a bright pink jumpsuit. “It was lunch and I wanted it to be a bright pop with a summer feel. Adding further colours to contrast the pink, I paired it with my multi-colour bag and Louboutin heels,” she says.

But if you are someone who loves to stick to classics, accessorising with jewellery is a good idea. Stylist Anugrah Samuel Phillip suggests some ways to glam up the co-ord in an understated way: If you are going for whites and minimalistic gold jewellery like hoops, don’t hesitate to stack it up. But don’t overdo it. Say, you are going for some earthy tones like brown, then pair it with accessories which are neutral so it does not overpower the subtlety of the colour.”

As the heatwave continues to batter the city, co-ords are slowly making their way into office wardrobes too. Celebrity stylist Varshini Janakiram says it’s not difficult to make co-ords into work wear. “People love the monotone styling for most occasions.

Be it workwear, casual wear or even for traditional wear, people are styling it with the same colour, same fabric top to bottom,” says Janakiram, further adding, “Fabric matters the most. If it’s workwear, you get either a tweed or suit fabric. When it comes to a casual look, sets made out of linen are still the most comfortable. They can be found in almost all retail brands right now.”

Vibrant floral prints or geometric patterns are the best match for your summer wardrobe. New York-based fashion stylist Nagashree Gururaj says, “Florals are good for summer and lift your mood immediately but if you don’t style it well it might look slouchy and give a nightwear look. So make sure the hair is neatly done and accessorise it with a smart bag to avoid that overly casual look,” says Gururaj.

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