Voila people, I know that you are already perspiring but the hot and humid weather is not the only cause behind this, maybe the ladies out there are sweating due to the irksome task of deciding the best summer outfit for themselves. Surely, I understand that when the temperature is about to hit half century and the earth is heated up like a tandoor, one has no desire to dress to impress, rather everyone should make it a point to feel as comfortable as the can to beat this heat. But should we compromise with our good looks just to make ourselves comfortable? My task it to provide you with some clothing solutions that will make u look gorgeous and at the same time will beat the heat.
The most crucial fact often ignored by all is that beauty is what you feel from inside, hence to look beautiful one should always feel beautiful. To look picturesque in these summers every girl should initially abandon all blacks, blues and greys during day time. It’s a scientific fact that dark colours absorb heat whereas lighter shades such as whites, yellows, fuschia and nude tones reflect the sunlight. After choosing the colour palate, the focus should be upon the fabric. Surely, synthetic garment is not an intelligent choice.
One should have thorough knowledge of their body type, a lean body can carry almost every outfit with ease, be it tube tops, crop tops, t-shirts or jump-suits. The main problem arises for the “pear shaped bodies”. The heavy lots should refrain from wearing baggy clothes and even body hugging apparels as well.
No need to feel bad about those few extra calories u have stored, as a little extra is always a bonus, you can look for dresses like tunics, cotton-Kurtis (not forgetting to pair it up with jhumkis), horizontal striped t-shirts, floral printed/ plane shirts.
All this can be paired with summery leggings, jeggings, capris and even shorts and skirts. You just got to feel like an artist and creatively match your garments with one another to make your wardrobe a masterpiece. Skirts alone can do wonders to your look, there are so many different styles, shapes, colours and prints.
My personal favourite is the pencil shaped skirt with a long slit paired with a contrasting spaghetti top along with some good accessory and not forgetting a pair of sunglasses.
Also there are so many substitutes to a pair of jeans such as trousers, plazzo pants, capris and shorts which are not only more comfortable but in my personal opinion look more stylish.
So why to fuss over those tight mass of cloth when you have so many exciting and beautiful options handy.
What are you waiting for ladies, hurry up, get set for these summers in a totally redefined mind-set and new ideas for your wardrobe in your mind. But don’t forget to apply a generous amount of sunscreen to ban the harmful rays of sun that could hinder your saga of getting ready for this weather. Remember, if you got it you gotta flaunt it.
Our skin needs extra care during summer. Harmful Sun rays can cause aging before time, wrinkles, tanning and dehydration. Therefore it’s essential to protect your skin. Don’t forget to put on sunscreen before leaving your home and if possible carry it with you, so that you can apply it again, if needed. Use shades to shield your eyes and hat or scarf to protect your hair from harmful Sun rays. You can use natural face packs to reverse the damage caused by scorching sun.
De-tanning Face Pack: It normal to get a tan during summers. Use these simple homemade packs to remove tan.
- Plain Yogurt/curd & Besan/gram flour Pack: Yogurt has amazing health benefits. Not only it’s a great source of calcium and protein, it also has Vitamins A, B, E and C, lactic acid, zinc and phosphorus. It removes dead cells, moisturizes & softens your skin, smoothen fine lines, tightens the pores and gives a healthy glow to your skin. Besan on the other hand helps in removing tan and making your skin tone lighter. It absorbs excess oil from skin; therefore it’s also good for treating pimples.
Ingredients: Plain Yogurt (curd)- 2 tablespoons, Besan( gram flour)- 2 tablespoons
Mix both yogurt and besan. Apply the pack on a clean face and neck for fifteen to twenty minutes. Remove the pack gently with water and pat dry. If required follow it up with a moisturizer.
- Yogurt and lemon Pack: Lemon acts as a natural bleaching agent and has Vitamin C which helps in cell renewal. Goodness of yogurt and lemon juice removes tan and brightens your skin naturally.
Ingredients: Lime juice- 1 teaspoon, Plain Yogurt- 1 tablespoon
Blend the ingredients. Cleanse your face and apply pack for ten to fifteen minutes and wash it off with water.
- Cucumber Pack
Ingredients: Cucumber- 1
Grind cucumber in a blender or grate it. Smear it on your face for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
Face pack for Glowing Skin: Dry skin is quite a common problem in summers. Get rid of dry skin using this pack:
Honey, Yogurt and banana Face pack: Honey is a natural moisturizer and Banana is loaded with amino acids, antioxidants and vitamins which are great for a healthy skin. This pack does wonders to your skin.
Ingredients: Half banana, Yogurt- 2 tablespoon, Honey- 1teaspoon
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them properly. Cleanse your face and smear the pack on face & neck and wash it off after fifteen minutes to get naturally glowing skin.
Face pack for Blemish Free Skin: Blemishes are spots or marks on the skin that includes age spots, acne, and pigmentation. Try these packs to get flawless skin.
- Besan, Malai and Milk face pack
Ingredients: Besan – 3 tablespoons, Malai-1tablespoon, Milk-1/4 cup and turmeric-1 pinch
Combine all the ingredients properly. Clean your face and apply the pack for fifteen minutes. Gently remove the pack with water by using your fingers in circular motion.
- Cucumber and besan Pack:
Ingredients: Cucumber-1, Besan- 1 tablespoon
Grate the cucumber and squeeze out the juice and add besan to make a paste. Wash your face and apply it on your face for fifteen minutes and wash it off with water. Regular use of this pack will help in removing blemishes from your face.
In addition to that drink plenty of water (6-8 glasses) every day and also add fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet to have a healthy glowing skin during summers.
Mizwan Welfare Society was established by well-known poet and social activist late Kaifi Azmi in 1993 to empower the Rural Women. After his demise in 2002, Veteran Actress Shabana Azmi and her god child Namrata Goyal carried forward the legacy. In 2012, Fashion designer Manish Malhotra supported the cause by adopting the chikankari centres which created employment opportunities for women.
The Mizwan Fashion show was held on Saturday 4th April, 2015 in Mumbai. The show saw the legendary Bollywood celebs coming together to support the noble cause. They walked the ramp with their children presenting Ace designer Manish Malhotra’s designs. He gave the traditional chikankari a modern avatar by using floral designs and applique work on crop tops, jackets, saris for women and bandhgalas and sherwanis for men. Here are the best moments of the show:
Watch the highlights: