Brightness that gets your eyes squinting and surroundings that speak bloom! It’s the shift from grey to green, from chill to warmth – from layers to minimalism. It’s the weather of spring, the time to open up to newness and step out into the world of colours. And, when we say colours – they have to be bright and effervescent ones. While neutrals may be your all-time classics, this season is all about being edgy and catchy. So shuffle up your closet, discard the dullness and don fresh trends with an aura of boldness and confidence. So dear fashionista, get going to bring in the latest for your lovely closet! Indulge in the ocean of neon hues and celebrate the season of bloom, for this time these are the two trends that have been embraced by our trend-setters.
Neon is back!
Yes that’s right. After ruling the fashion world for a long time around half a decade ago, the recently held fashion week events in India witnessed lovely pops of these vibrant hues. Lively flares and ruffles with bright tones of pink, yellow, blue and orange held the centre-stage of the Crayola Brights fusion summer collection by Label Ritu Kumar at the Lakme Fashion Week.
On the other hand, the bubbly designer Nishka Lulla had the audience floored with her playful and dolled-up collection of tunics, dresses and skirt-crop top sets detailed with ethno-contemporary patch-work and pleated monotones. Anushree Reddy’s collection of shimmer-detailed bridal lehengas with vibrant pink as the colour theme got a thumbs-up at the runway.
Whether it’s a casual look that you’re styling or wedding attire, neon hues especially pink and orange should rule your outfit selection criteria if you wish to fall into the trend-zone. Keep your make-up minimal for nude lip colours go best with neon outfits!
While flowers seem to be eternally trending, lately our designers have been too obsessed with the magic of bloom and well, these days flower details is not confined to women’s wear, men too have been getting hooked to the power of flora. Designer Sabyasachi Mukerjee has taken his apparent passion for flowers a notch higher with his latest spring-summer collection that is characterized by colourful digital floral prints and panels of bright hues. Even the menswear by the ace designer has bright flowery ‘Cheent’ prints and motifs. He too doesn’t seem to have been able to resist the charm of pop colors and neons, for his spring collection has a generous dose of fluorescents and bright hues – along with his favorite ivory and cream.
Want to cop a vibrant yet demure look in fresh florals. See how smashing this peplum top appears with matching fusion lehenga!
While most of the brands and labels have been hooked to flowers in the form of prints and zardozi embroidery, ace-designer Manish Malhotra has incorporated them with his signature style of 3D embellishments by using bold flower appliqués in his high-end designer drapes and extended-flare lehenga cholis. His signature bridal lehenga worn by Anatara Motiwala – during her much-talked about celeb wedding to actor Mohit Marwah – Sonam Kapoor’s cousin and Anil Kapoor’s nephew – was lately splashed all across the media. And, we couldn’t help drooling at the ethereal pastels and 3D flowers.
Rightfully, the floral trend has caught up and so have the bright hues. Much like every summer, we all look for something refreshing and cool – and what can be better than the flora trend in pastels and neons. Whether its western wear or the Indian wear – a splash of bright hues and flowers is welcome any which way! To help you keep your ethnic closet up to date, Saree.com also has stocked a range of vivid, flamboyant sarees, smart Indo-Western wear, chic fusion lehengas and suave suits.
From your office wardrobe to casual and party wear – there is no dearth of gorgeous trends in ethnic-wear, which will help you keep pace with these designer trends. Also, you can always play with colors or patterns to infuse a personal touch – like this elegant grey printed saree with bold flowers – where we have stuck to the spring mandate of blossoms, but have given it an edge by pairing the trend with a duller background. This kind of trend mix makes these styles appealing for women of all ages as well as for all sorts of occasions. After all, there are bound to be some of you who would rather stick to neutrals (and not neons) at a workplace or meeting!
Star-kids Sporting the Trend
Our adorable Bollywood divas have, as always, been spotted sporting the latest trend in the fashion world. While veterans and established ones will always have us on their list of admirers, these days it is the growing generation of star-kids that has caught our attention. Taking cues from their impeccably styled mommies, these girls have taken on social media with their glamorous looks.
Whether it’s the petite Shanaya Kapoor donning a lilac lehenga with neon pink embellishments or the slender Khushi Kapoor sporting a contemporary floral lehenga with a tube top bordered with flower appliqués; when it comes to fashion and styling the rising stars of Bollywood surely know how to get it right!
Join The Tribe!
If you’re one of those who don’t have a neon or floral outfit as yet, then get one right away! For a fashion enthusiast, there cannot be a bigger nightmare than having an outdated closet. You can add a couple of floral printed palazzo suits to your comfortably stylish casual wardrobe while if you’re planning your look for a friend’s wedding, then chuck your regular palette of red, golden and maroon and pick an edgy neon lehenga. Style your outfits with colorful tassels jewellery and bags for as the trend dictates, this time it’s all about celebrating hues and blooms!