Greeting spring with vibrant colours and new trends is what we look forward as winter comes to an end. It’s time to gear up our wardrobes for the yearly “summer shine”. In this modern era it is important to stay up-to-date with the trending fashion styles. Local fashion designers are introducing medium shirts with cigarette pants while keeping in mind, summery fabrics such as chiffon, lawn, silk and cotton. Last year’s trend of long shirts with culottes seems to have finally come to an end and trendsetters seem to be reversing fashion styles. Designers are now focusing on colours and prints. Medium length shirts with cigarette pants have been hitting the market in a wide range of bold prints and colours. These cigarette pants (also known as pencil cuts) give a sleek and chic look to the wearer especially when matched with the French floral and digital prints that are currently occupying the market. If we take a look at the current trends in bridal couture, royal attires of red tones to tantalizing copper, is the current rage. Lehnga choli’s and gowns are back in fashion, coupled with traditional pieces of jewellery. To summarise, being comfortable in your own skin is the most important trait when it comes to making a fashion statement. Be sure to wear the cut and colour that suits you and the right choice of a designer can help you pull off that effortless chic look that you desire. Published in Daily Times, January 26th 2019.