Soaring Summers


“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

For the ones living in the Tropical lands, Summer is mostly a euphemism for “Scorching”. Add to that, the high levels of humidity and Summer days become anything but pleasant. Despite the discomfort, the positive part remains that the season brings with itself longer days (yes, that’s a luxury and something to rejoice), mangoes and chilled desserts. The only thing one requires in order to endure the unbearable heat is a well sorted wardrobe. It is extremely important to strike the right balance between comfort and style.

When it comes to summer dressing, breathable fabric like cotton and linen are almost undisputed and mandatory. I also incline more towards flowy dresses and skirts and avoid anything that sticks to my skin. This dress from Ethnik Yarn is almost like an answer to my Summer Fashion Prayers. It has all the elements that I love: comfortable, dressy and the dash of Indian-ness. Despite the mercury levels crossing 40 degrees Celsius, the dress was extremely comfortable in prancing around the city. My favorite part about the dress would be the Kalamkari “Radha-Krishna” patchworked in front. This makes the dress edgy in a very Desi way. I also fell in love with the flow of the dress which almost made me feel like a summer princess.

For this post, Dialifestyle has collaborated with Gupshup Avenue to showcase the Sping Summer ’16 collection of Ethnik Yarn. While I opted for the easy breezy summer dress, she went grunge with a quirky Owl Prints and Kantha crop top. The soaring mercury levels never stopped our soaring spirits as we jumped, danced and twirled under the sun.

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Outfits by Ethnik Yarn

Concept and Direction: Kinkinee & Pooja
Photography: Darshana Banthia

Do let us know how you plan to beat the Summers this year!

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