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Zahra’s Checklist: 6 Trends You DON’T Need To Spend A Bomb On!

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It’s officially summer, and you know what that means right? A new season wardrobe! While you’re thrilled at the idea of buying new things (frankly, who doesn’t love a new set of clothes and accessories?), that also means a chunk of your salary or pocket money vanishing faster than you can say “shopping”. Luckily, you can use this handy guide to shop all the new trends at more pocket-friendly high street prices. Here are all the summer fashion trends you should save money on and the stuff you should consider splurging on as well.


1. Embellished Flats

This is the perfect season for open flats, and there are some great styles you can buy on the high street right now. Choose from embroidered lace-ups to fringed or embellished sling-backs to add to your shoe closet. If there’s one thing you can have fun with this season, it’s funky shoes!


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Forever 21 Embroidered Lace-Up Flats (Rs 1,720)

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Mango Floral Applique Sandals (Rs 3,990)


2. Skinny Scarf

Skinny scarves are all the rage this season, and in fact, you’ll find a ton of tops and dresses with faux neckties built-in to them. If you’d much rather buy a separate piece, choose bright colours or fun delicate prints to offset your everyday outfit.


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Mango Thin Scarf (Rs 890)

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Zara Thin Scarf (Rs 690)


3. Bell Sleeves

Fashion is still going through a ’70s hangover, and what better way to try the trend than with a funky bell-sleeve top? Pair it with cuffed mom jeans or you can even give it a shot with flared denims to really rock the retro chic style!


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Oliv Bell Sleeve Top (Rs 1,199)

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Missguided Bell Sleeve Swing Dress (Rs 2,303)


4. Sneakers

Here at Hauterfly, we’re big fans of comfort mixed with utility and there’s no better thing that epitomises this better than sneakers. White sneakers go with pretty much ANYTHING in your wardrobe, so choose from funky high-tops or Puma’s seriously stylish boxer-inspired Eskivas.


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Zara Shiny High Top Sneakers (Rs 3,990)

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Puma Eskiva Mid Trainers (Rs 5,999)


5. Chokers

Another trend that is still going strong is the 90s, and those utterly cool chokers from the grunge era are all kinds of chic right now. Pick from minimalist metallic pieces that you can layer with longer chains or the cool black embellished ones from Zara.


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Lune Sanya Metallic Choker (Rs 1,350)

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Zara Chokers (Rs 1,490)


6. Statement Earrings

There are a TON of online websites right now that do great jewellery at seriously affordable prices. But if you like stuff that looks slightly different but still doesn’t break the bank, look for statement earrings in bright colours or funky totems that make them stand out.


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Pipa Bella Pink Tetric Earrings (Rs 549)

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Zara Pineapple & Palm Trees Earrings (Rs 990)


Here’s what you should consider spending a little more on, because you’ll get a lot of wear out of them all through the season and beyond.


1. Pajama dressing

Matching separates that look like you’re dressed for a pajama party? Yes, please! There are a lot of trends you’ll roll your eyes at, but before you do that with these pajama-inspired pieces, think about how comfortable you’ll look and feel working a new season trend. A stylish girl can make even a garbage bag work as a dress, so what’s a pair of sleek-looking pajama separates? Opt for ones in rich fabrics to ensure its luxe appeal.


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Zara Belted Blazer (Rs 6,990)
Zara Cropped Trousers (Rs 3,490)


3. Heeled Mules

You can’t escape the popularity of mules right now. From flat to tall, there’s one for every kind of girl. However, I’d say splurge on a nice heeled pair — mostly because you want to be able to walk right in a great-looking pair. The block-heeled variety not only look good you can probably run in them too! A good quality pair will last long, and will become a classic style you can keep going back to season after season.


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Zara Leather Sandals (Rs 4,990)

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Jeffrey Campbell Kenobi Mules (Rs 8,970 approx)


4. Off-Shoulder Tops

It’s the perfect time to show off tanned shoulders, so go out and invest in some really cool pieces that you can wear all year round (I promise they’re not going to go out of trend anytime soon). While there are a ton of really cheap options out there, I think this is a splurge-worthy piece because you can style it in so many ways and pair it with any kind of bottom. I’m going to be investing in some nice off-shoulder dresses too for balmy summer evenings.


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Nasty Gal Off-Shoulder Lace Top (Rs 3,200 approx)

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Masaba Off Shoulder Dress (Rs 5,500)


5. Raw Hem Denim

A good pair of jeans will last you a lifetime (well, almost!) so you should never skimp on this closet staple. The investment means you’ll get a lot more wear out of it for the price ultimately. This season’s go-to style is raw-edged denim, so consider buying a pair in either the skinny style (don’t believe those who say the skinny jean is dead — it’s not going anywhere) or even a flared 70s-inspired version.


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BooHoo Distressed Raw Hem Mom Jeans (Rs 2,395 approx)

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Madewell Demi Boot Raw Hem Jeans (Rs 8,515 approx)


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