It’s that time of the year again when the sun is out in its blazing glory and Global Warming no longer seems like a hoax. The only way to beat the heat is to update your wardrobe—if nothing else, it is a worthy distraction. Throw out your winter blacks and dowdy neutrals this summer and re-haul your closet with these fresh new hues that will put you in a vacation mode. Here’s what’s #NowTrending.

Earthy Tones

Earthy Tones On Karan: T-shirt, E.T.A; shorts, s.Oliver; watch, Fossil; shoes, Pavers England On India: Dress, Oasis; bag, Caprese Winter neutrals are pale and dull, but summer opens up a fresh colour palette, adding life to the day. Tones of burnt amber, ochres and sienna are perfect to play with, especially if your separates consist of beige shorts and khaki chinos. And ladies, if you’re going to opt for brown, make sure you opt for dainty floral prints and pops of coral.

Stripes and Checks

Stripes and Checks On Karan: T-shirt, s.Oliver; shorts, Jack&Jones; watch, Casio On India: Shirt, L.O.V; shorts, Oasis; watch, Fossil All-white-everything is too predictable an outfit choice. If you must pick it, however, make sure to pick of-the-moment patterns like stripes and checks. Team it with otherwise basic separates or go bold and juxtapose with a bright solid hue.

Peachy Keen

Peachy Keen On Karan: T-shirt and trousers, E.T.A; shoes, Metro On India: Top, FG4; skirt, New Look; watch, Fossil; bag, Caprese; shoes, Tresmode  One colour that works this summer like a salve on a sunburn is cheeky peach. It has a way to instantly elevate your outfit and complements every skin tone perfectly. The key rule to pull off this trend is to team a solid separate with a pattern. Tan accessories go best with this colour.

Blue Jean Baby

Blue Jean Baby On India: Top, Global Desi; skirt, AND; watch, Fossil On Karan: Shirt, Nuon; watch, Fossil No matter what the season or the temperature outside, denim never goes out of fashion. With the soaring mercury, though, you’d do well to opt for lighter versions like chambray. The god is in the detailing, so look for perky tropical prints or dainty lace trims. And in case you needed any cues on how to make these styles work for you, here is a behind the scenes glimpse Photographs by Rohan Hande; Models: Karan Dawar (Runway Lifestyle Events) and India Woods (TFM); Hair and Make-up: Junior Quieros (Inega Modelling Management); Productions: Apoorva Singh; Styling: Kavisa Rebello; Fashion Assistant: Nicole Fernandes; Video by Silver Lining Productions