Lana Del Ray got the "Summertime Sadness" 8 years ago. But for people living in the hotter regions, it's still the biggest hit (read: problem). Every year, the hot ball of fire gets even hotter, and we can't do anything about it. The sweat, the itchiness, those painful rashes... Ah! It hurts to even think about it. Nevertheless, we have a solution.
This summer, add some trendy pure cotton outfits to your wardrobe. It's the perfect fabric for the season, which by default is designed to keep you cool, airy, and comfortable. Here's a list of 10 pure cotton staples every guy should own!
1. MELANGE Long Kurta for men from Lifestyle (Price: ₹999)
Minimal prints on a pure cotton long kurta will always have our hearts. Some things never go out of style, and long kurtas are one of them. This summer cotton piece is machine-weave cotton, which makes it easy to maintain and wash. It's lightweight, and a comfortable addition, to your summer wardrobe.
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Styling tip: This must-have cotton kurta will give you an edge when paired with slim jeans and Kolhapuri sandals.
2. Urban Ranger Grey Cotton Trousers from Pantaloons (Price: ₹1,019)
Pants in summer can be a painful choice. Not only do they get sweaty, they can also get super uncomfortable. Solution? These 100% pure cotton flat-front pants from Pantaloons. This pair comes with an insert, back patch and side-flap pockets for your essentials. These cotton pants are also mid-rise and relaxed fit; ideal for hot days and look chic when styled right.
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Styling tip: Make these pure cotton pants from Pantaloons your plus-one for casual days at work. And as far as styling is concerned, pairing this bad boy with a plain cotton t-shirt, white or black sneakers and a statement neckpiece is a good idea.
3. Wrangler Check Cotton Shirt for men from Shoppers Stop (Price: ₹1,999)
Check shirts are man's best friends, but they can be your BFF if you play the cards right. We suggest checkered shirts in genuine cotton fabric, and you'll be golden all summer.
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Styling tip: Pair this pure cotton checkered shirt with black denim jeans, sneakers and a strappy bracelet for the best results. Another way to go about it would be to add layers. You can wear this shirt over a black t-shirt, black jeans and sneakers for an even better look and feel.
4. Blue Knit Joggers by Indian Terrain (Price: ₹1,049)
Summers and jeans don't go together, and that is why we need something comfortable. Enter: joggers! To be precise, pure cotton joggers from Indian Terrain. It's a relaxed fit summer bottom wear for men with a soft elasticated band held together by a drawstring fastening. This cotton outfit will not only add a splash to your everyday wardrobe, it will also keep sweat at bay.
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Styling tip: Give your summer clothing a boost of urbane charm by styling these blue joggers with a black regular fit t-shirt and trendy sports shoes.
5. Allen Solly White Graphic T-Shirt for men (Price: ₹899)
100% pure cotton, trendy, relaxed fit, cool graphics and modestly priced. If that isn't your perfect summer outfit, then we don't know what will be. And the fact that you can recommission this tee as loungewear for those hot lazy days at home is more comforting than finding gold.
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Styling tip: At home, you can take it easy by matching it with a pair of really cool shorts or PJs, and funky sliders. However, if the plan is a few kilometres away from your house, regular fit jeans and white sneakers would look the best.
6. Light Blue Cotton Shorts from Celio (Price: ₹999)
Cotton shorts with inseam waistbands are hard to find. But it looks like we did our job pretty well. These pure cotton shorts from Celio are a lightweight, soft, and durable summer piece every guy should have in his closet. And fret not, it will fit just right... neither too tight nor too loose!
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Styling tip: Wear these pure cotton shorts with a printed dark blue t-shirt and espadrilles for a casual summer look.
7. Cotton Kalamkari Short Kurta for men (Price: ₹1,490)
Hand block prints are precious, and this short kurta for men is the epitome of just that. It's also one of the great examples of sustainable fashion which BTW is being appreciated worldwide. The ethnic motifs on this summer outfit make a fashion statement you can't refuse, while the mandarin collar and rolled-up sleeves on this pure cotton piece make for a neat ensemble. And if you're a fan of kurtas, this is a great addition to your collection.
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Styling tip: Style this pure cotton outfit for men with a pair of blue slim-fit jeans, Kolhapuri sandals and a beaded bracelet.
8. Wildcraft Solid T-Shirt for men (Price: ₹699)
Light as a feather and trendy as always; this solid plain cotton t-shirt is the best summer pick for men. It has accurate seamless stitching, a perfect v-neck and supreme compact yarn for a soft feel.
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Styling tip: Basic tees go with everything. This will look great with a pair of black slim jeans, white sneakers and a minimal bracelet. However, you can also try colour blocking with it. Wear it with bottle-green joggers and white sneakers for best results.
9. Half Sleeve Cotton Shirt from Park Avenue (Price: ₹1,899)
A slim-fit half sleeve cool yellow shirt with cotton-y comfort, is everything you need for hotter days. The button-down collar makes it a much recommended desk-to-date outfit for summers.
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Styling tip: Make the best of this casual cotton shirt by pairing it with grey/black chinos, white sneakers and a super-chic timepiece on your hand.
10. Printed Cotton Pyjamas from Shoppers Stop (Price: ₹999)
It's time to lounge in style! Say hello to these cutesy print PJs from Shoppers Stop. It's a pure cotton resultant that is airier and highly absorbent. The summer-fit is made from top quality fibres and fits perfectly.
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Styling tip: With these cotton pyjamas, go where your heart takes you. However, if you still need advice, a black or white plain t-shirt and flip-flops are a done look.
Summers are tough, but your summer clothes aren't supposed to be. Lucky for you, you can depend on this list of pure cotton outfits for men.