It seems like every summer pieces of Indian culture and style make their way into western fashion, from “ethnic” jewelry to colorful embroidery and silk prints. Over the last few seasons two styles that have really emerged are jodhpur pants and the topknot hairstyle, which paired together make fashionistas look more like Sikhs than hipsters. That said, I think it’s fun that people are looking to different cultures to set new trends and experiment, and as someone who had to wear shalwars for family events I love that jodhpurs are in, however hard they may be to pull off.
Here are seven styles that look great with sandals and a soft blouse or tee.
Gap Button Hem Jodhpur Trouser, $60 at ASOS
Vince Linen Jersey Sweatpants, $168 at Shopbop
Diesel Black Gold Pollies Pants, $250 at SSense
Very by Vero Moda Harem Trousers, $85 at ASOS
Young, Fabulous & Broke Knit Harem Pant, $50 at Revolve Clothing
Alexander Wang High Waisted Pegged Tuxedo Pants, $425 at Shopbop
Modal Harem Pant, $25 at Victoria's Secret
One of the most exciting and inspiring things about current fashion is the prints. Due to new technologies in textiles and computer graphics there is no limit to the range of prints that can be created. I especially love the intricate and expressionistic prints of Tsumori Chisato.
3.1 Phillip Lim Printed Silk Dress, $650 at Net-A-Porter
Alexander Wang Croc Print Dress, $420 at La Garconne
Anna Sui Embroidered Chiffon Dress, $500 at Net-A-Porter
Hervé Léger Printed Bandage Dress, $1850 at Net-A-Porter
APC Madras Cocktail Dress, $270 at La Garconne
Tsumori Chisato Feather Ruffled Tunic Dress, $703 at La Garconne
Erdem Candra Silk Print Dress, $560 at Net-A-Porter
For Memorial Day weekend my husband and I were invited to our friend’s beach house in Bodega Bay. I am seriously looking forward to relaxing on the beach, barbecuing and catching up with old friends. And three days of beachside holiday weekend means three days of beachside outfits, so here are my picks!
Juicy Couture Embroidered Cotton Dress, $280 at Net-A-Porter.
Havaiana Slim Flip Flop in Light Golden, $24 at Boutique to You.
Designers Remix Beach Bag, $110 at SSense.
Wendy Nichol Black Diamond Spike Necklace, $368 at SHEboutique.
La Mer Waterproof Watch, $60 at Urban Outfitters.
Aqua Stud & Mirror Bangle Set, $28 at Bloomingdales.
Milly Crochet Cotton Beach Dress, $195 at Net-A-Porter.
Emmanuelle Khanh Plastic Sunglasses, $137 at Farfetch.
Milly Ikat Print Bikini, $110 at The Outnet.
7 For All Mankind Jane Espadrille Wedges, $220 at Shopbop.
Gap Floppy Straw Hat, $30 at Gap.
Citizens of Humanity Wyatt Shorts, $343 at My Theresa.
T by Alexander Wang Striped Classic Tank, $80 at Kirna Zabete.
BC One For the Road Sandals, $51 at Zappos.
Sea of Love Mini Shell Charm Necklace, $138 at Madison LA.
Alex & Ani Rush Endless Hoops in Coconut Cream, $58 at Max & Chloe.
Raffia Crochet Bag, $62 at Athleta.
The playsuit, the jumper, the romper.
Whatever you call them, they’re stylish, playful, cute and incredibly diverse. Pair them with long necklaces, bracelets and sandals.
TIBI Silk Print Playsuit, $345 at Net-A-Porter
Crinkle Drawstring Romper, $49 at Arden B.
Steven Alan Lou Lou Woven Playsuit, $250 at Net-A-Porter
Chloe Belted Cotton Playsuit, $365 at Net-A-Porter
Spot Bow Pocket Playsuit, $55 at Topshop
Lace Trim Playsuit, $100 at Topshop
Alexander Wang Baggy Romper, $420 at La Garconne