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With the Pride Month on and summers in full swing, there is no better time to soak in some colours. Even though fashion’s new narrative is set to embrace new modes of consumption and production, a bit of inspiration to lift your mood won’t harm. Think of 70s-inspired blouses and t-shirts and skirts in technicolour, and day dresses featuring a spectrum of striking hues – we suggest filling your wardrobe with rainbow-inspired stripes.

Cara Delevingne for Burberry. Image: Courtesy Getty
Cara Delevingne for Burberry. Image: Courtesy Getty

Designers world over have created their renditions of rainbow stripes as a homage to the Pride flag. Cara Delevingne closing Christopher Bailey’s last show at Burberry often becomes a point of reference, but there have been others who have rolled out rainbow-striped finery. Look at Dolce & Gabbana’s floor-grazing, multi-panelled maxi dresses, Tomo Koizumi’s dramatic ruffled costume adorned by Gwendoline Christie at New York Fashion Week in 2019, and Missoni’s signature scarves, hats, and kaftans featuring herringbone pattern.

Here is an edit of evergreen pride-inspired pieces that you can invest in.

Michael Kors T-shirt dress 

Image: Courtesy Michael Kors
Image: Courtesy Michael Kors

How about opting for a soft cotton-jersey dress featuring sequined rainbow stripes. We say it makes for a versatile night look if paired with the right kind of heels.

Priced at: Rs 18,000 (approx)

Available at: Michael Kors

Christian Louboutin heels 

Image: Courtesy Matchesfashion
Image: Courtesy Matchesfashion

A pair of statement Louboutins is an investment forever. How about these vibrant Degratissimo sandals featuring rainbow-hued suede panels for a perfect summer-pride vibe. All you need to do is, throw in a white day-dress with it and you have a winning look.

Priced at: Rs 84,000 (approx)

Available at: Matchesfashion

Missoni straw hat 

Image: Courtesy Neta-a-porter

With beach plans on hold, a bit of inspiration doesn’t harm. This Missoni, straw rainbow palette hat makes for a perfect summer accessory. What’s not to love?

Priced at: Rs 32,000 (approx)

Available at: Net-a-Porter

Paul Smith scarf 

Image: Courtesy Paul Smith
Image: Courtesy Paul Smith

A versatile summer scarf is a wardrobe must-have in summers. Drape it around your neck, wear it like a belt, or even tie it on your hat or bag to make a statement. This rainbow scarf by Paul Smith infuses a certain sense of joy.

Priced at: Rs 23,000 (approx)

Available at: Paul Smith

Nicobar Wristlet Clutch

Image: Courtesy Nicobar
Image: Courtesy Nicobar

This Nicobar, rainbow sequined clutch is something of a must-have. No matter what your style is, this piece will complement every look. It comes with a simple zip closure and can be fastened around your wrist with an attached band.

Priced at: Rs 5,000

Available at: Nicobar

Gucci bodysuit 

Image: Courtesy Net-a-Porter
Image: Courtesy Net-A-Porter

Even in lockdown, everyone has a right to Instagram-worthy pictures. And this Gucci, one-shouldered bodysuit in the stretch fabric is perfect for that. 

Priced at: Rs 47,000 (approx)

Available at: Net-A-Porter

Jimmy Choo pumps

Image: Courtesy Jimmy Choo
Image: Courtesy Jimmy Choo

Rainbow pumps are a classic, and we are loving this modern rendition of the rainbow hues infused in this Jimmy Choo pumps featuring 100mm heels that create a leg-lengthening effect. Think, a full a head-to-toe black ensemble, and just these.

Priced at: Rs 57,000 (approx)

Available at: Jimmy Choo 

Rossie Assoulin shirt dress 

Image: Courtesy Rossie Assoulin
Image: Courtesy Rossie Assoulin

A classic shirtdress is an investment forever. So why not dabble into some striking stripes in a spectrum of hues? This Rossie Assouline floor-grazing shirt dress made in acetate and silk makes for a perfect summer look.

Priced at: Rs 1,13,000 (approx)

Available at: Rossie Assoulin

Paco Rabanne necklace

Just a touch of colour, tastefully done, can deliver a perfect summer look. While we are hunting for rainbow-inspired accessories, this Paco Rabbane silver necklace can be a welcome addition to your edit. Its chainmail structure featuring a dégradé of fresh pastel hues is what we need.

Priced at: Rs 35,000 (approx)

Available at: Net-A-Porter

Burberry T-shirt 

Image: Courtesy Burberry
Image: Courtesy Burberry

Burberry has paid tribute to the Pride flag several times, and this perfect for summer T-shirt comes at a welcome time. Just pair it with classic blue denim and statement pumps; we say tuck it in.

Priced at: Rs 34,000 (approx)

Available at: Burberry 

Staff writer