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Hot looks to try this summer

By Anita Aikara
Last updated on: April 12, 2016 16:41 IST
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Wondering what were the big style takeaways from the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016?

Take a look!

1. Frills out, fringe in!

Earlier this year, former Victoria's Secret Angel, Heidi Klum was the cynosure of all eyes when she strode the red-carpet at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards dressed in sexy, low-cut, shimmering fringe Marchesa gown.

Heidi's fashion outing in fringe set the trend for summer.

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Image: Heidi Klum at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards. Photograph: Mike Windle/Getty Images

"Fringe is really dominating the global runway," reveals fashion designer Nikhil Thampi.

This summer we’re taking inspiration from the free-spirited Bohemian fashion of the 70s.

As the temperature rises, ditch your woolens for a lovely shimmer dress with a fringe hemline like Lisa Haydon.

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Image: Lisa Haydon in a fringe dress by Monisha Jaising LFW 2016. Photograph: Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016

A little imagination goes a long way when it comes to fashion, doesn’t it?

You can be creative and instead of attaching fringe to a dress or skirt, try it on a bag like Spanish model Marisa Jara.

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Image: Marisa Jara's fringe bag at the Madrid Fashion Week last month caught our attention. Photograph: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

2. Get some pastels

Pastels have been around for a few seasons now, but it is booming this summer.

Blush pink, baby blue and buttercup yellow; these colours are sure to cool you down on a hot sunny day.

You can keep it short and simple with a pastel yellow dress like this one!

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Image: A model dressed in a pastel green dress by Rahul Mishra. Photograph: Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016

Or look pretty in peach with long flowing skirts.

Fashion designer Sweta from Garo says, "For summer the colour palette will include a lot of pastels.

"Pastels combined with white work really well and gives the outfit a fresh feel. As for the fabrics, silk and cotton work really well in summer."

In the mood for florals?

Try teaming pastel floral skirts with matching crop-tops. You can also tie your hair in a half-knot, as its comfortable and trendy.

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Image: Models dressed in lovely pastel skirts from Neeta Lulla's collection. Photograph: Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016

Headed for the beach! Then don't be afraid to go bold.

Be the best dressed beach babe in this pastel swimwear.

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Image: A swimwear from fashion designers Shivan & Narresh's collection. Photograph: Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016

3. Maxis and dresses

This summer, printed maxis seem to be bursting through in a big way.

Maxis and flip-flops make for the ideal summer outfit, and it's soon becoming a wardrobe staple for the summers.

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Image: A model dressed in a maxi by Anita Dongre. Photograph: Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016

And they happen to be a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, who customised the maxi by altering it.

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Image:Kate's printed georgette dress by Anita Dongre makes for the perfect summer outfit, doesn't it. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

4. Wear some Kimono sleeves

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Image: Models dressed in kimono sleeves as part of The Quirkbox's summer collection. Photograph: Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016

It is kimono sleeves for the summer. The length of the pants is going shorter, and everything is about comfort wear.

You can also choose to dress in a Kimono wrap dress too!

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Image: A model dressed in an outfit by Sahil Kocchar. Photograph: Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016

5. Pyjama suits

Summer is the time to unleash your casual self and power suits are being replaced by comfortable pyjama suits.

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Image: Will you wear this pyjama suit from The Quirkbox's summer collection? Photograph: Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016.

Rixi Bhatia from The Quirkbox feels that pyjama suits will work well for the season.

"As for fabric, it's about 100 percent cotton and chanderi. The colour palette is moving towards vintage colours," she adds.

6. Prints you can wear to work

Thinking of investing in a pant suit, then settle for a printed one.

Rest assured that it will carry you through the summer, you'll be able to make a fashionable statement in it too.

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Image: Kalki unleashes her inner diva in these lovely printed pant suits by Masaba Gupta. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Kalki/Instagram

If you don't fancy wearing a suit, try prints on your blouse like Maria Goretti.

Prints can be worn on just about anything, including your cloth potli!

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Image: Maria Goretti dressed in a kumbhi sari by Wendell Rodricks with a printed blouse. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Maria Goretti/Instagram

Fashion designer Priyangsu from Garo says, "The kind of prints varies with each season. And this time I think that the prints are getting bolder. The prints are either mono-colour or two colours."

Still confused how to wear prints?

Take a cue from Alia Bhatt.

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Image: Alia Bhatt rocks prints. Don't miss how she is wearing two different colours on her feet! Now that's about creating a trends of sorts! Photograph: Kind Courtesy Alia Bhatt/Instagram

7. Denims are here to stay

Here's some good news for people who can't get over denims.

Give the good old ones a fresh twist by wearing them with a sari like Mini Mathur.

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Image: Mini Mathur shows you how to wear a denim linen sari with jeans. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Mini Mathur/Instagram

8. Sheer

Sheer is good for summer and works brilliantly on dupattas and saris.

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Image: Check out Mandira Bedi's traditional outing in a black lehenga with a white choli. Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

If you fancy a sheer sari. Then this one is meant for you!

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Image: A sheer sari teamed with an embroidered blouse by Payal Singhal. Photograph: Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016

9. Shararas

Divya Reddy, a fashion designer from Hyderabad says, "In summer you'd like to wear something more comfortable, especially something like ghararas or shararas.

Wear a pair of white shararas, and you'll surely stand out in the crowd.

You can choose the cotton ones for comfort.

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Image: Models dressed in shararas during fashion designer Anand Kabra's fashion show. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

10. Crop tops with lehengas

High-waist lehengas and crop tops, along with a drape that looks like a dupatta is what fashion designer Divya Reddy advices for the summer bride.

She says, "They are something that will be easy to wear for brides this summer, and they look dreamy too!"

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Image: A contemporary lehenga by Anita Dongre for the bride who loves to experiment. Photograph: Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016

If you're in the mood to experiment, try an off-shoulder crop top with a floral lehenga!

It works well with the season.

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Image: Floral lehengas are back in vogue! A creation by Neeta Lulla. Photograph: Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016

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