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12:00 AM, May 16, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:40 AM, May 22, 2017

Vibrant summer and pants brighter than the sun

It is once again the time of the year when everyone loves to bring out their colourful attires to match the lively season. This summer, instead of only opting for bright and colourful panjabis and kameezes, wear pants brighter than the dazzling sun! Pulling off bold pants does require some fashion chutzpah, and when done to perfection can easily transform an otherwise mundane ensemble into something worthy of taking notice.

Electric neons

For some this might be a complete 'no-no'! But with a little effort, anyone can pull off neon pants.  

The first rule of wearing bright colours such as blood reds, vivid magentas, bright yellows or even brilliant greens, is that they must be the only bright element in the entire ensemble. 

For men it is best to avoid any other bright shades in the mix; while for women, similar coloured bags or shoes look presentable.

Pretty pastels 

Pretty pastels 

Pastels are such outstanding colours that no matter how one decides to pair them, they always come out looking gorgeous. When working with pastel pants, prints can be thrown in the mix. 

Opt for light coloured prints and nothing too dramatic, to make the pants the highlight of the show. 

A word of advice - you can pair pastel pants with light coloured shirts, tops or panjabis. However, do make sure to keep the top and pants colours in contrast to avoid looking monotonous. 

Accessorise as you desire, because with subtle colours like pastels, it can elevate the entire look. 



Going bold

These are by far the easiest to pull off and can be worn both on formal occasions and also on casual events. From deep teals, to navy blues, to burgundies and maroons, the options are seemingly endless. 

The best part, you ask? The cavernous colours can be paired with absolutely anything and everything! 

Whether you decide to dress it up traditionally with panjabis or flair your style with a contemporary summer coat, it will not disappoint you. 

Accessories play a big part in the dress-up; pair of contrasting boots, similar toned fedoras or even a stylish watch can help tie the look together. For those who live and breathe denim and khakis this might seem a little out of the blue, but no worries. 

The key is to start small, with baby steps. Start off with deep colours such as burgundies or marsala, and then slowly pave your way up to the eye catching neons. 

All it takes is a little experimenting, some contrast and accessorising. Bright colours do not necessarily mean one must wear neon greens or yellows; it's all about preference and how to incorporate bright colours into the everyday street.

By Anisha Hassan

Photo: LS Archive/

Sazzad Ibne Sayed

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