The colour white best epitomises the Age of The Great Reset brought upon by Covid-19. Start the new year on a clean slate but if white’s too stark, refresh your palette with easy hues such as cream, ivory or eggshell. A pop of colour wouldn’t hurt either.
Apart from keeping the sun’s rays at bay, hats are a nifty indoor trick for bad hair days, especially when you have to go on a video call unexpectedly. Put one on to hide your bedhead or jazz up your look. While bucket hats reign, jaunty berets, statement trucker caps and even Willy Wonka- inspired top hats laden with scarves vie for attention.
Utilitarian is major for Spring/Summer 2021, with pockets stealing the limelight as designers explore this hands-free idea that’s been given a modern-industrial upgrade with sleek lines and refined materials. Perfect for stashing your new essentials (hand sanitiser and a spare mask, apart from the usual cards and keys) and keeping them close at hand.
Designers have rediscovered the polo shirt. Missing from fashion’s radar for the past few years, the top has found new resonance in #WFH times with its ability to straddle both smart and casual. For a high-fashion take, Hermès, Bottega Veneta and Valentino propose cosy knits, while Prada suggests a sheer rendition.
As staying indoors is the new norm, relax the rules with this Spring/Summer staple ranging from thigh-grazing shorts to below-the-knee bermudas. However, designers show that they don’t always have to be laid-back. Amid Zoom meeting-ready options, Dior Men’s black shorts look dressy and elegant paired with a white shirt, an elegant neck scarf and a cummerbund.
(Main and featured image: Dior Men; all other images: Brands’ own)