The lazy girls’ guide to smart-budget summer dressing!

Summers might not be as pleasant as we would want them to be, although,¬†you cannot deny the fact that unlike winters, you can go ballistic shopping for tops, bottoms and comfortable footwear at rock bottom prices, while you get your summer wardrobe ready. Agreed? ūüėÄ

“I have compiled 7¬†different effortless looks, with some summer essential inexpensive clothes and accessories!”

This post took me the longest of time to prepare and deliver, for I wanted to write something different and do something unconventional with the images this time. To begin with, if you are someone who cares about how you look when you step out of the house, but dread the process of getting dressed, especially during the summer season, where all you want to do is be indoors in the comfort of your AC and cooler, then this one is for you!

I have compiled 7¬†different effortless looks, with some summer essential inexpensive clothes and accessories, I picked during sales and from street stalls. Along with a few simple, yet edgy summer hairstyles and make-up to help guide you style your look. So, let’s get on and let the images do the talking now!

Look 1:   The  Cool  Blue  Cotton  Jumpsuit

Purchased/ Obtained from: Sarojininagar (New Delhi),  Price: INR 350/-

Cotton and the color blue are your best friends for summer. Get your hands on a comfortable cotton jumpsuit and style it with your favorite pair of flatforms.

Similar Styles Available: Here and here

Hair And Make up: Half Messy Bun / Nude eyes with lots of Mascara, nude lipstick

Look 2.   The  DIY  Coachella  inspired  look

Purchased / Obtained from: Boyfriends T-shirt, Price: INR 0/-

The next best thing to thrift shopping, is to put in a little extra effort and DIY a men’s T-shirt. There are so many things you can do to an old T-shirt your boyfriend, brother or your male friends were going to discard anyway. Pair it with ripped denim shorts (DIY again) and throw in some chunky accessories with a pair of converse/sneakers and you are good to go.

Hair And Make up: Simple messy Pony-tail /  Nude lipstick and eye shadow, lots of mascara.

Look 3.  Some  Old  School  Swank!

Purchased/Obtained from: Dungarees-Sarojininagar (New Delhi)/ Sports Bra: Shillong,  Price: INR 550/-, Sports Bra: INR 110/-

Similar available here: Here and here

And we are back to our same old goody denim Dungarees. Pair them with a funky cropped top or sports bra and you are ready to hit the streets!

Hair And Make-Up: You can leave your hair out occasionally or pin it up on one side/ Light Coral pink gloss, minimal flush pink blush and a thin streak of eye liner.

Look 4.   The  Sporty  Charlie

Purchased / Obtained from: Both purchased during Myntra Sale, Price: Less than INR 1000/- combined

Similar available (Top) : Here and here / Bottom: Jogger Jeans , Slim Fit Mid Rise Jogger Jeans

Bring out the tom-boy in you in a numbered Tee or cropped top and team it with a pair of denim joggers and kick-ass bright Kicks!

Hair And Make-up: Messy Pony tail / Nude Eyes, bold lips.

Look 5.   Almost  Formal

Purchased / Obtained from:

Shirt-Another gold from my brother’s wardrobe, Denim skirt: Sarojininagar, New-Delhi (DIY)

Similar available: Here and here

Price: Shirt (Uncertain), Skirt: INR 600/-

The drop-shoulder shirt style hit the runways this year and this is a trend I absolutely LOVE! Just grab an over-sized shirt, pull it down by the shoulders and you are done! This look goes best with skirts and to acquire a more formal look, pair it with pencil skirts and get ready to become the ‘Office’ Diva!

Look 6.   The  Rockstar

Purchased / Obtained from: Shirt-Max, Denims: Mega Mart, men’s section.

Similar Available: Here and here

Price: Approximately 1200/- combined

Slay¬†the 90’s double-denim trend in a pair of DIY’d bf ripped denims, studded denim shirt and rock-em heels! Don’t worry tapering or double cuffing your denims any-more, its way too passe.

Hair And Make up: Low messy pony tail / Nude eyes (or you can go smokey too) with bold red lips.

Look 7.   Boho РFantasy

Purchased / Obtained from: T-shirt dress – Myntra Employee sale, Footwear – Commercial Street, Bangalore, Jute Bag: Janpath, New Delhi.

Simliar available: Here and here

Price: Dress Р INR 150/-, Sandals- INR 120/-, Bag РINR 300/-

One can never go wrong on a dainty short summer dress. My advice would be to look for short shift dresses in light/neutral colours and team them with a pair of strappy sandals. Chunk the look up with loads of metallic or oxidized jewelries for that boho touch.

Hair And Make up: Messy top-knot / Kohl smudged eye and peach lipstick (depending on the color of your dress).

Hope you guys enjoyed the post, I would love to hear your thoughts so do leave your comments below, or shoot me an e-mail for styling tips.

Until next time,



Concept, Styling, Modelling, Edit: Smita Roy Majumder

Photography: Team S&T

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