Summer dressing in difficult, especially in a place as humid as Goa. All you know is, how much ever great your outfit looks, you’ll land up being a sloppy mess within minutes of stepping out! Over sized outfits, natural fabrics, bright colours and summery prints could be just some of your options. I stopped by at the Max fashion store of Mall de Goa and picked up a bunch of outfits to add to my summer wardrobe. I could mix and match them and I’m sure they’ll help me sail through these hot months.
The collection is extremely chic, has something to fit in every budget and stocks varied sizes – basically, something for everyone! The store is conveniently located and spoils you for choice when it comes to not just clothing, but other accessories like shoes, belts, bags and the rest. You can even shop from the Max Fashion India website online (which I usually do) and they deliver within a few days. The apparel is true to size, and the sizes are the same throughout the label. My absolute favorites are their shorts, but I love their Indo-Western outfits too. Here are some of the looks I created wearing Max:
Summer look #1: Colour-blocking this summer
Summers are for colours. This outfit is just a classic example of how you can include your spring style essentials into your summer wardrobe as well. Colours, prints and embroidery – this outfit is perfect for a day out with friends or even while running errands! Who can go wrong with crop tops for the summers? Wear it to the beach or wear it to brunch, by just styling it a little differently.
While denim pants are a strict no-no during summers, culottes are life! This elegant silhouette accentuates your body and makes you look flawless while you’re struggling to beat the heat. Additionally prints and patterns help camouflage sweat way more than solid colours would. Throw in a simple, sturdy pair of jootis to complete this Indo-western look!
Summer look #2: Easy breezy summer dresses
While natural fabrics are breathable, they are way less stretchy than synthetic fabrics. So the trick here would be picking a size or two bigger depending on what you’re comfortable in. This floor length maxi dress with buttons in the front was perfect for me. You can easily slip into it, though it has a very high neck. It had attached sleeves, but who needs sleeves in summers right? Also, the colour works wonders while you’re trying to beat the summer heat. And if you love to feel the air circulate in this hot weather, this Indo-western dress is your go-to option for all of the summers.
I threw in this printed multi-coloured scarf which adds the pop of colour and makes the otherwise simple outfit stand out. It also changed the look of the outfit when worn differently. For example, tie it round your neck or hang it on your handbag, while running errands or heading to a casual meeting. Or convert it into a headband by simply typing it around your forehead to add a boho touch to your summer look. I threw in my basic tan Kolhapuri jootis, which are super comfortable and make the entire look seem effortless and elegant.
Summer look #3: Shorts and a summer themed top
In the weather that we have in Goa, shorts are wardrobe staples and you can never go wrong with them, almost all round the year. A good pair of ripped shorts in a dark colour goes on almost any type of top or tee! Considering there’s almost no winter here and summers only get hotter, how about wearing your favourite summer prints to distinguish your style for the summers?
Here I am wearing a trendy cold shoulder shirt as a coverup on a basic black spaghetti top. You could just use it as a coverup over your swimsuit at the beach while you munch on watermelon and sip on your mocktails too! I threw in my favourite red sneakers to add that sporty feel to the outfit, also giving it an edge over the rest for days when you have a lot of running about to do!
Styled and modeled by: Flexcia D'souza
Photography by: Ghananil Naik