#InstaSummer: Soaking Up Celebrity Style

#InstaSummer: Soaking Up Celebrity Style

Marv D'Souza
Summer style tips through celebrity Instagram pictures. (Pic: Beyonce & Jay Z from Beyonce's Instagram)
Summer style tips through celebrity Instagram pictures. (Pic: Beyonce & Jay Z from Beyonce’s Instagram)

Woah! The heat is making its presence felt. Cotton, colour and the calm ocean breeze is what we need. The latter may not always be accessible but the rest is. I looked at a ton of celebrity Instagram pictures to weave out a strong summer style file, just for you. So pay attention because you’re gonna be looking mighty fine by the end of this!

Summer style tips through celebrity instagrammed pictures. (Pic: Beyonce's Instagram)
Summer style tips through celebrity Instagram pictures. (Pic: Beyonce’s Instagram)

Let’s start from the top!

1. Hats

Cowboy hats can be cool! (Pic: Ashton Kutcher's Instagram)
Cowboy hats can be cool! (Pic: Ashton Kutcher’s Instagram)
That big fine hat of ex-Miss India & Fashion model, Kanishtha Dhankhar (Pic: Kanishtha Dhankhar's Instagram)
That big fine hat of ex-Miss India & Fashion model, Kanishtha Dhankhar (Pic: Kanishtha Dhankhar’s Instagram)
Rocking her floppy vintage hat. (Pic: Florence Welch of FATM's Instagram)
Rocking her floppy vintage hat. (Pic: Florence Welch of FATM’s Instagram)

You gotta have a great hat. Trucker, floppy, straw, baseball, cowboy or whatever floats your boat. Get your hands on a couple of cool hats. Summer time officially calls for the best head-gear to make their presence felt!

2. scarves and bandanas

Taylor Swift brings the head scarf. (Pic: Taylor Swift's Instagram)
Taylor Swift brings the head scarf. (Pic: Taylor Swift’s Instagram)
Gotta have a head scarf and some swagger! ( British model, Jordan Dunn's Instagram)
Gotta have a head scarf and some swagger! ( British model, Jordan Dunn’s Instagram)
The Biebs got growl! (Pic: Justin Bieber's Instagram)
The Biebs got growl! (Pic: Justin Bieber’s Instagram)

Moving on, you now need a couple of scarves and a few more bandanas. Tie ’em on your head or knot them around your neck. Bandanas in graphic or scarves in vibrant prints, bring them out. Don’t be afraid to tear up your old chiffon dress to make a few. And don’t limit yourselves. Scarves make great belts. In fact, I knew a girl who would use them as key holders. (Ask me how!)

3. statement HEADGEAR

Lindsay Lohan rocking a freakin' cool headgear (Pic: Lindsay Lohan's Instagram)
Lindsay Lohan rocking a freakin’ cool headgear (Pic: Lindsay Lohan’s Instagram)
Do it like the Queen of Pop (Pic: Madonna's Instagram)
Do it like the Queen of Pop (Pic: Madonna’s Instagram)
A tiara brings joy, always! (Pic: Rihanna's Instagram)
Go big with crown or go home! (Pic: Rihanna’s Instagram)

Or you may skip them all to just rock tiaras or hair accessories like Lindsay Lohan, Rihanna and Madonna!

4. sunglasses

Musician, actress and full time fabulous, Monica Dogra (Pic: Monica Dogra's Instagram)
Musician, actress and full time fabulous, Monica Dogra (Pic: Monica Dogra’s Instagram)

Now bring out the ‘sunnies’, shades, goggles, kala chashma or whatever you may call them! There seriously is a whole lot to pick, from wayfarers, aviators to old school Lennon frames. The season’s all about the neon-tint and shapes.

5. Bikinis, swimsuits and shorts

Hot shorts for the summer (Pic: Beyonce's Instagram)
Hot shorts for the summer (Pic: Beyonce’s Instagram)
Floral for summer? (Pic: Rihanna's Instagram)
Floral for summer? (Pic: Rihanna’s Instagram)
Soakin' up some sun (Pic: Anushka Manchanda's Instagram)
Soakin’ up some sun (Pic: Anushka Manchanda’s Instagram)
Sunshine and some tan! (Pic: Miley Cyrus' Instagram)
Sunshine and some tan! (Pic: Miley Cyrus’ Instagram)

Are you with me? We’re now headed to the beach, so grab your bikinis and sun-tan lotion. You gotta have some sexy swimwear for the summer. And of course, you know bikini tops look swell with a pair of ripped shorts.

6. sexy sundresses and cover-ups

A gorgeous printed flowing sundress for the pool (Pic: Kelly Rowland's Instagram)
A gorgeous printed flowing sundress for the pool (Pic: Kelly Rowland’s Instagram)
Here's a sexy way to work a cover-up (Pic: Nicole Richie's Instagram)
Here’s a sexy way to work a cover-up (Pic: Nicole Ricthie’s Instagram)

After the beach, come the cover-ups. Sundresses in jungle prints are a must for the summer. You gotta have the flowing full-length and few sexy shift dresses for the post-dip chill-out sunset parties!

7. man shirts for the girls

Agy Deyn knows how to work in a man-shirt (Pic: Agyness Deyn's Istagram)
Agy Deyn knows how to work in a man-shirt (Pic: Agyness Deyn’s Istagram)
She has her version on the checked man-shirt (Pic: Nargis Fakhri's Instagram)
She has her version on the checked man-shirt (Pic: Nargis Fakhri’s Instagram)

Do not forget the quintessentially cool checked man-shirt for the summer!

8. Groovy Prints for the boys

Rock star, Brandon Flower and his starry shirt (Pic: Brandon Flowers' Instagram)
Rock star, Brandon Flower and his starry shirt (Pic: Brandon Flowers’ Instagram)
Bros in 'Flos', Shannon and Jared Leto (Pic: Jared Leto's Instagram)
Bros in ‘Flos’, Shannon and Jared Leto (Pic: Jared Leto’s Instagram)

Speaking of man-shirts… Boys, it’s time for you to bring out the prints. And not the cheesy Hawaiian themed ones but some groovy tropical prints with brilliant colours like rock star brothers from 30 Seconds To Mars, Jared and Shannon Leto, and lead vocalist for The Killers, Brandon Flowers.

9. Flaunt ’em Nail-art

Drew B's got her nails done ( Pic: Drew Barrymore's Instagram)
Drew B’s got her nails done (Pic: Drew Barrymore’s Instagram)
British pop sensation, Lily Allen got a serious nail-art fetish! (Pic: Lily Allen's Instagram)
British pop sensation, Lily Allen got a serious nail-art fetish! (Pic: Lily Allen’s Instagram)
Neha Dhupia's got nail love too! (Pic: Neha Dhupia's Instagram)
Neha Dhupia’s got nail love too! (Pic: Neha Dhupia’s Instagram)

Why leave the nails out? After all, attention to detail is the true mark of a fashion junkie, isn’t it? MissMalini loves her nail art too! Check it out here.

10. Coloured hair and short crops

Go globally pink like Lizzie (Pic: MSMR's Instagram)
Go globally pink like Lizzie (Pic: MSMR’s Instagram)
Take a big coloured chunk (Pic: Katy Perry's Instagram)
Take a big coloured chunk (Pic: Katy Perry’s Instagram)

Would you colour your hair for the summer? We’re not talking subtle but something radical like the Lizzy Plapinger from MSMR or Katy Perry. There is nothing like bright colours to get you through the summer. But a loud coloured head isn’t for everyone. So what? You have the choice to go graphically short. Most hair stylists in India would recommend the short length, especially, if you live in areas with high level of humidity.

Play colours and skin this summer! (Pic: Ali Zafar's Instagram)
Play colours and skin this summer! (Pic: Ali Zafar’s Instagram)

In a nutshell, the summer calls for sun on the skin. So, step away from the whitening products and get yourself some vitamin D and a lot of colour! Tell us, what your favourite summer style statements are, in the comments below! Stay tuned for all things summer, style and super fabulous, right here on MissMalini.com!