Think of ethnic wear, and the first thing that pops up is a range of heavy, embellished, OTT garments and outfits. While lehengas, sarees and shararas are and will always be desi favourites, Indian wear is not limited to these fashion pieces. Ikats, indigo, khadi and pure cotton are cult-classics in summers and there is something for everyone. Whether you like going pastel during the hot weather or stay true to your favourite blacks and greys, you can pick a fantastic piece of clothing from TC46’s curated summer collection. So, head on over to your go-to online shopping destination, (or give the Red Dot Shop a try) and get the best of summer fashion at a reasonable price!
10 Affordable Must-Have Summer Fashion Pieces
1. Blue Woven Cotton Striped Flared Pants – Tijori
Chic and comfortable cotton pants are all the rage this summer. The soft, soothing, pastel colour makes you look cool and cotton fabric makes it summer-friendly. Wear these with the matching top for the pantsuit or the ubiquitous white top to complete the look!
Price: Rs 1,249
Style Tip: Pair it with a white short kurti, strappy heels and a jute bag!
2. Black Spaghetti Strap Kurti – The Hand Made Store
This black cotton strappy kurti with wooden buttons detailing is all you need for a minimalistic chic look yet super comfy to wear in this hot and humid weather. This handloom piece is made with 100% natural cotton, is natural dyed, hand-spun and handwoven. The button detailing at the front makes it a classic addition to your wardrobe.
Price: Rs 2,999 (Rs 1,999 after discount)
Style Tip: Pair it with your favourite white leggings or chikankari pants and juttis to complete the look.
3. Black Ikat Wrap Top – Prayas
This black Ikat A-line top with pleated detailing will help you maintain an elegant look all year long. This Black Ikat silhouette is a stylish option for everyday go, and the slit sleeves give it a unique charm. Fashion trends may come and go, but Ikat fabrics have always stood the test of time.
Price: Rs 2,199 (Rs 870 after discount)
Style Tip: Team it up with trouser or just your favourite pair of denims with heels and metal hoops for a chic look.
4. The Trendy Violet Cotton Kurta – Tjori
This violet kurta with pintucks and gathers on the front is a graceful summer kurta, with elegant piping on the neck. It is 100% cotton with a round neck and fabric buttons. This is perfect for summer with an A-line fit and no sleeves.
Price: Rs 1,249 (Rs 799 after discount)
Style Tip: You can style this with your favourite culottes and a pair of flats with a round bag.
5. Grey Ikat Short Kurti – Prayas
This grey sleeveless short top in Ikat from Andhra Pradesh is a classy choice. The resist dyeing technique of Ikat used to create the designs on the fabric has stood the test of time. Made to help you maintain an elegant look all year round, this top is great for work. Being 100% cotton, it keeps you comfortable yet brings in a sense of groundedness, a necessity for 2021.
Price: Rs 1,899 (Rs 759 after discount)
Style Tip: Pair it with your favourite pair of trousers or your go-to denim choice. Team it up with some classic flats. Watch this video for more kurti styling tips.
6. Pink & Green Floral Block Printed Flared Cotton Slub Skirt – Tjori
This cute striped skirt with detailing is perfect for all body types. A skirt is a saviour during the hot weather and this one’s perfect for a day out. The delicate floral design adds the right pop of colour to the white. Keep it stylish on your next brunch with the besties!
Price: Rs 1,449
Style Tip: Pair it with a formal blouse for work, and with mules and a clutch for an evening out!
7. Orange & Yellow Cotton Striped Halter Neck Flared Dress – Tjori
This lovely dress effortlessly combines the traditional art of hand block printing with a contemporary halter neck design. Handcrafted in pure, premium cotton, this dress features cotton fabric with an effortless style. The colours give a sorbet vibe that’s perfect for the summers!
Price: Rs 1,399
Style Tip: Go for a pair of white sandals, dutch braids, minimal hoops and a tiny strap bag.
8. Women Yellow Printed A-Line Dress – Sangria – Myntra
Give your closet a makeover with this stylish Sangria dress. Whether you’re going to an art gallery opening or the theatre, wear this floral printed A-line yellow piece. The mandarin collared, midi length dress with short sleeves has one thing every woman loves – pockets! The flared hem makes it a summer favourite.
Price: Rs 1,499 (Rs 599 after discount)
Style Tip: Pair this dress with platform heels and a trendy clutch. For a more casual look, go for white sneakers.
9. Blue Printed White Cotton Buttoned Down Shirt – Tjori
This classic button-down shirt with black piping accentuates any attire. Made with premium cotton fabric, it has a light sheen that gives an ultra-luxurious look. The white with blue designs give a summer in Greece vibe and the sleeveless feature makes it light and breathable.
Price: Rs 1,149
Style Tip: Add a pastel skirt or pair it with your favourite shorts this summer. Don’t forget to add a pair of sunglasses.
10. Off-White Woven A-Line Cold Shoulder Midi Dress – Prayas
This off-white, self-design, A-line midi dress with gathers is a summer delight. The off-shoulder neck with shoulder straps gives it the perfect breezy vibe. It has some great summer-appropriate features like three quarter bell sleeves, elasticated below the bustline and a flared hem woven legacy.
Price: Rs 2,699 (Rs 1,079 after discount)
Style Tip: Opt for nude strappy heels, a statement finger ring and a black ikat bag to complete the look.
Summer isn’t just the time to sit in your shorts and tees or pyjamas. Explore a world of stylish yet comfortable clothes in buttery soft fabrics that are light and breezy. Pick one of these items, give it a try and tell us in the comments below which one was your favourite.