“For me, fashion is comfort. As the days pass and my body evolves, I believe that anything that makes me feel good and safe is fashionable for me. However, there are certain outfits that are my favorites and I think over time this list will grow depending on what I am exposed to,” said Zaina Jarjina Mahbub, a 16-year-old student studying at Sir John Wilson School.
Summer in tropical countries like Bangladesh can be overheated. Therefore, stacking your wardrobe with bright and vibrant kurtis can help up your fashion game. You can buy them from well-known places like Aarong, Jatra, Kay Kraft, Yellow, etc. The most demanded kurtis are block prints on A-line kurti, Pakistani kurti with floral patterns, short kurtis with classic embroidery, etc. , the color blocking and pastel colors of these kurtis make them very attractive. With a budget ranging from Tk 1,500 to 5,000, you can get beautiful kurtis to be your fashionable partner this summer.
Solid color tops and t-shirts
“I love plain t-shirts and think they are also very versatile. You can pair them with different pants and layer them however you like. My favorite outfit for this hot summer is an oversized plain t-shirt with trousers and a shoulder bag. A pure delight!” said Falak Haque, a fashion enthusiast who dreams of becoming a designer when she’s ready for college.
People can enjoy it for men and women from Noir, Roar, Cats Eye, Ecstasy, Richman, Le Reve, etc. The budget can range from 1,000 to 10,000 Tk depending on the work that is put into the top or the tee. Some of the trendiest tops are cotton shawls, silk shirts, floral boat neck tops, linen off-the-shoulder tops, pastel colored corsets, etc. Depending on what’s floating on your boat, go ahead and make that purchase because it’s never too late to look brand new!
Bell bottom and more
Some fashion items are timeless beauties. Bell bottom pants are exactly that. Whether it’s the rock and roll era of the 80s or the moment of awareness and acceptance in 2022, it’s a choice for everyone. These pants can be worn with both Western and Eastern clothing. It is available in all the stores mentioned above and can be purchased within a budget of 1,500 to 3,000 Tk. Some other types of trendy pants are cotton cargos, straight jeans, baggy pants, baggy pants, etc. As the young thug says, “In my world, of course, it doesn’t matter. You could be a gangster with a dress, you could be a gangster with baggy pants.”
So choose your pants according to your top outfit. If you’re feeling chic, opt for baggy pants. If you’re feeling stylish, opt for bell bottoms. There may not be a solution to every problem, but there are pants that add a touch of pizzazz to every occasion.
Sunglasses and sunglasses
Can you imagine life without sunglasses in this summer when the sunlight hits your face every time you go out? Since you can’t, why not make it a fashion statement too! Sunglasses like thin sunglasses, neon sunglasses, aviator sunglasses, single lens sunglasses, etc. are very trendy right now. International brands like Gucci, Prada, Chanel and many more are famous for having the most fashionable sunglasses but in a very high price range.
If you want something locally made and easily available, you can visit Goggles, Miniso, Yoyoso etc. to get a pair of shades in the range from Tk 800 to 2000.
Amrin Tasnim Jaima, a digital content creator with nearly 20,000 followers on Instagram, said, “I don’t and never will leave my house without my sunglasses and sunscreen. The sunglasses I own don’t not only make me feel protected from the sun but makes me feel like a diva on the runway I love it and honestly there is no end to accessorizing me when it comes to these mini but impactful accessories”.
Going forward, scarves are another accessory that makes you look good on a whole new level. How you wear it, what you wear it with and when you wear it is up to you, but layering your top or kurti this summer with a scarf is something you should consider. You can get a scarf from a local store or those mentioned above in the price range of 1,000 to 2,000 Tk. The hottest scarves right now are chiffon scarves, silk scarves, cashmere scarves, pashmina scarves, etc.
As stated earlier, fashion is a comfort, but it has an influence on the people, places, and things you surround yourself with. Wear what makes you feel good, confident and bold. Fashion is an endless school of thought, the understanding of which varies from person to person.
Photo: Sazzad Ibn Sayed
Makeup: Sumon Rahat
Styling: Sonia Yeasmin Isha