The best remedy for Mumbai's summer heat and humidity is to be as far away from it as possible. Aim for the hills, where there's always a nip in the air; or hit a pristine beach, so you're never too far from cooling waters. But let's be honest, a getaway long enough to skip the summer entirely is pretty farfetched. So, start with the next best thing. A wardrobe overhaul. Designer Rajesh Aiya, who since 2008 has been designing for the first family of music-the Jacksons, believes strongly in the psychology of dressing. "Cooler colours make you feel cool. And when you're going to a party, remember you're not just dressing for yourself but also for your host. Dark colours can be jarring in the summer, even in the evenings," says Aiya. Dress sensibly, eat the right foods, pamper yourself and make sure to give your home a small heat-proof makeover. Here are some fun recommendations.
FashionGo Boho Chic
It's all about showing off your shoulders this season and LoveGen has an interesting range of designs. The Dolly Sidhwani, Bhavana Pandey and Nandita Mahtani run fashion house is fresh, feminine and flirty this summer. Quirky prints, tie and dye, aztec, floral and abstract motifs rule this season's collection. Details lovegen.com Instagram @lovegenration
Best Foot Forward
Pastels and florals may be summer staples but have you considered sporting the trend on your feet? Go ethnic chic with Shilpsutra's summer collection of pastel jootis, which come in colours ranging from ivory, bubblegum pink, whiskey creme to French blue. With pretty Victorian- inspired floral patterns and quintessential Japanese bird designs, Shilpa Agarwal gives the Punjabi jootis a contemporary and seasonal spin. At Amara, 1/ 3/ 5, Kwality House, Near Crossword Book Store, Kemps Corner, Mumbai Details shilpsutra.com Facebook facebook.com/shilpsutra Instagram @Shilpsutra Price Rs 1,299 to Rs 2,999
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