Nida Mahmood shorts, Forever 21 top, Nine West sandals

When I was thinking about how to style these shorts, my first thought was to pair them with a white shirt. But their vibrant color and playfully retro print begged for livelier companionship.

I fished out this really old purple top from the back of my dungeon of a closet and was instantly reminded of summers in India. Together, the ensemble is my throwback to fragrant alphonso mangoes and ripe, luscious jamuns. Ah, summer!