RunwayMeet Sara K

A floral printed summer IFW trend by Sayantan Sarkar

RunwayMeet Sara K

l like to keep the blog up-to-date with the latest fashion trends from Asian fashion weeks in India. As a result, here's your next instalment for this week of practical fashion and trends you can wear in the UK l have selected especially for you.

The best and easiest way to brighten up your wardrobe is to add prints to your outfits. You don’t have to look plain and boring in summer anymore, I would highly recommend in investing in navy trousers (it’s the new black) or any neutral colours such as, cream for the base of your outfit. It’s as simple as buying plain trousers and adding a matching top to compliment the colour of your trousers.

Sayantan Sarkar Lakme Fashion Week

Sayantan Sarkar at Lakme Fashion Week showed us how to look great casually this summer without looking like a Christmas tree or splashing out on expensive garments. Sarkar combined prints and plain fabrics by combining no more than two colours and added a patterned or floral fabric that complemented the base colour. 

l particularly love viscose printed fabrics because it is comfortable, oh and you are bound to look gorgeous in the summer season in patterned chiffon. Both fabrics are perfect for this hot weather.

If you aren’t sure about patterns you can begin with playing with floral patterns, for example last year l looked through my wardrobe and realised it was boring to my standards and l wanted to brighten it up. l came across some beautiful floral fabric from my local fabric shop when l was passing by and l had to buy, however l left the fabric stored away in a box unsure what l wanted to create.

Sara K Blog's floral creation

Then a few days ago l was flicking through ASOS’ spring edition which came thorough the post a few months ago and was inspired by the fab floral prints yet they were all simple tops, vest or blouses. Personally, for me most floral garments on the high street and some Asian outlets have too much going on with the patterns on the fabric. Instead l decided to take inspiration from the magazines and create a simple boat neck top and use it as a base to experiment and style something unique l could dress up for the evening and dress down for work wear.

My top tip is to not be afraid be bold and wear fashion out of my comfort zone, always experience and try to find your own fashion identity. 

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