Fabrics may come and fabrics may go but there’s no denying that cotton and linen rule the summer scene! Relaxed and effortless, this breathable fabric offers umpteen chic and on-trend options with t-shirts, shorts and trousers. Here are our favourites...

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Pencil trousers

Add some colour to your work wardrobe with this pair of yellow pencil trousers. Made of soft-touch woven cotton its perfect for the summer and even when it comes to Friday dressing, no, denim doesn’t stand a chance.

Pair this one with a white shirt and tan sandals.

3,196; Available on asos.com

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Linen shorts

Wear it with a blazer to work, with a printed t-shirt for a weekend out or with a button-down shirt for a fun day out with friends. So there’s no reason you should not make this one your go-to for the summer season!

1,348; Available on asos.com

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Off-duty

Opt for this comfy pair of pants while running errands or a day out. Take things up a notch by pairing it with a crop top and Chuck Taylors for summer weekends.

1,499; Available on jabong.com

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Crop top

No better way to beat the summer than a crop top in pastels and florals! Pair it with white shorts or a skirt for brunch with your girlfriends.

2,799; Available on jabong.com

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LWD!

Wear this little white dress for a dinner out with family or on a causal Friday to work. Enhance it with a pair of statement earrings and platform wedges.

₹3,300; Available on cottonworld.net.