7 wardrobe staples for Ethnic wear – India

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Ethnic wear has always lured me towards it time and again, from the summery colorful kurta & patiala to boho chic long skirts , from the oh-so-hyped anarkali to the sarees in rich vibrant colors. They bring a fresh change to the usual western wear dressing. I enjoy varying my style from chic uptown girl to a desi belle on weekly basis. In my attempt to do so, it makes it imperative for me to know what’s in my wardrobe. The eternal question comes back again is how do I create a basic wardrobe for ethnic wear.

But before I brief you on 7 wardrobe staples for ethnic wear fashion , these tiny little monstrous questions might be jumping in your head. So read on.

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1) Kurta – The prime ingredient of any ethnic wear fashion fix starts with purchase of colorful Kurta.

You can buy different kind of Kurta depending on the following criteria to create a big collection

Style – A line, Straight cut , Anarkali

Length – Long , knee-length , short length

Sleeves – Full Sleeves, 3/4th Sleeve , Half sleeve, Cap Sleeves , sleeveless

Fabric – Cotton, Linen, Chikankari , Kashmiri , Chiffon, Georgette , Silk ,Khadi , Jute

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Silk Kurta

Buying tip – The first buy has to be white , cream , black & maroon Kurta. Then you can keep adding different colors & styles. Always prefer solid colors to prints as it gives you more permutations to style. My favorite shopping place to buy different kurta would be Cottons, FabIndia & Anokhi for the solid colors. Quirky prints can be tried at Biba & Global Desi.

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Black Silk Kurta – Red Dupatta

White is the must have ladies. Grab it in all possible fabrics – cotton, linen, chikankari , Kashmiri , Georgette & Silks. They are the best investment ever.

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White Kurta with Chanderi Pink Dupatta

2) Leggings –   I remember how in my childhood days, we would get Churidar stitched from tailors – yes , all of you might have worn those shabby , loose from the knees or maybe extremely uncomfortable & tight fitted churidars. Since the time knit fabric came into picture , life became easier for all . Leggings are a boon & saviour from all of the tailoring hassles. Grab them in all the colors possible colors.

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Leggings – different colors

Buying tip – As the Fashion Basics buying rule commands, start with neutrals like off white , black , maroon & brown. You can then proceed to red, mustard yellow, green , indigo blue , rani pink and so on. My favorite pick ups have been from Cottons & Biba.

3) Patiala – They have so much room , I can breathe well and I can move however I want to 🙂 What more do I want ? They are an alternative option to leggings.

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Nargis Fakhri in Patiala & white Kurta

This entire look has an air of elegance & sublime beauty to it. It’s so chic & comfortable.

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Kareena Kapoor – Flaunting Patiala & kurta looks

Kareena Kapoor has been, I think ,the official brand ambassador of this Fashion trend. She sported this look for couple of her movies – “Bodyguard” & “Jab we met” being the major ones.

Buying Tip – Do check the fall of the fabric while you buy. Stiff fabrics will make you look broad. Try loose cottons & satin silks. As usual begin with Off white,  black , maroon, indigo blue & then shift to pink, red & green colors. I have got the best ones again from Cottons , FabIndia & Anokhi.

4) Salwar Suit – Once the separates are sorted, we can now move on to buy few classic salwar suit sets. They come handy when you have to attend a friend’s engagement or a religious ceremony or a Diwali party. If you haven’t bought one yet , then you are reading the right blog.

Salwar suits can be bought on the basis of following criteria –

Style – Anarkali , Straight cut with churidar , short kurta style with patiala , angarkha

Fabric – Cotton, silk, chiffon, Georgette

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Sonam Kapoor – anarkali suit

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Deepika padukone – White Anarkali suit

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Alia Bhatt in a Red Anarkali suit

Buying Tip – Pick up fabrics according to occasions. Select a style that suits your body type as well. For eg – Anarkali is a big no for heavy busted women , Straight Kurta are a No for Pear shaped women. Steer clear of too much of detailing, you don’t want to be a christmas tree.

5) Heavy Dupatta – A colorful dupatta increases the style quotient of any salwar suit. You can always mix and match lot of these dupatta. You could take your pick from heavily embroidered Phulkari or Kutchi work dupatta, a Bandhani or a leheriya , chanderi silk or even an ikat dupatta. Indian textiles gives you a wide array of options to select from.

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Phulkari Dupatta – Punjab

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Leheriya Dupatta – Rajasthan

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Chanderi Silk – Madhya Pradesh

Buying tip – Have fun with colors. You can go overboard with embroidery , hand work & fabric textures. Yes, they come a little expensive but you could think of it as heirloom pieces. They can be best bought at the state shops promoting Indian crafts. Oh, also please do check out Patan na Patola stoles , they are gorgeous.

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Patan Patola – red stole from Gujarat

6) Saree Blouse – I am sure all of us own that one golden blouse which seems to go with everything and anything for the wedding festivities. Before we start making big purchases on these fineries, I would suggest to go for one golden blouse, one black blouse and one off-white blouse. These 3 are neutral colors and typically gel with all sarees. Since color blocking is still a big trend, you can then experiment with various contrasting colors or maybe go with a light-dark monochromatic scheme. You could get them stitched by following criteria –

Neck line style – High neck, boat neck, halter neck , deep V neck , backless

Sleeve length – Long sleeves, 3/4th sleeve , half sleeve, cap sleeve, sleeveless, one shoulder , corsets , halter neck, noodle straps

 

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Gold basic Blouse

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Black Blouse – Shraddha Das flaunting Blue saree

Buying Tip – Invest in good quality fabric. Stay away from tacky , shiny golden fabric. Matte finish always looks more elegant and suave. Ensure the fittings are done well , not too tight that your bulges seep out and not too loose for people to have a peep in 🙂 Hail good tailors , if they exist !

7) Skirts – Long and knee-length ethnic skirts seem to be the flavor of Indian fashion industry now. It’s a middle route for those who don’t want to dress in a western outfit and yet look stylish. Various Fashion brands have now been introducing long skirts as a fashion must have in their spring summer 2014 range. Brands like Biba , FabIndia, Anokhi , Vintage Earth , Pantaloons & Cottons come up with an interesting range of skirts. My favorite place turns out to be a Rajasthan state-run handicraft store which has beautiful block printed skirts.

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Long embroidered skirt – denim trend

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Block printed Long skirt

Buying Tip –  Start with Indigo Blue , maroon , mustard yellow, pinks & greens and then build around it . The idea being typically long skirts are available in Indian textiles with natural vegetable dyes, so a certain color palette flows in it. They come in soft fabrics, crinkled fabrics , silk & satin as well. Choose the fabric according to the occasion you plan to wear it for. Cottons for the regular wear & silks for the occasional wear.

So ladies, rummage through your wardrobes, take inventory, make a purchase list and go shopping. Or are you plain lazy to go out in this heat ?

If yes, then go through these 3 super links I like for Ethnic wear :

https://www.jaypore.com/

http://www.voonik.com/women

http://www.indianconceptsonline.com/categories/Womens-Wear-Women-Corporate-Wear/cid-CU00037370.aspx#

Hope you enjoy browsing through these sites and end up shopping some of the 7 wardrobe staples for Ethnic wear Fashion in India. Next post will be on basic footwear a woman should have , besides the 50 extra heels that we have 🙂

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Spring Summer Fashion Trends 2014 – Sheer

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I come home in the morning light
My mother says, “When you gonna live your life right?”
Oh, mother dear, we’re not the fortunate ones
And girls, they wanna have fun
Some boys take a beautiful girl
And hide her away from the rest of the world
I want to be the one to walk in the sun
Oh girls they want to have fun 

 

Sheer is one of the hottest trends for Spring Summer 2014. I get quite perplexed on how to wear it as a daily wear. Unless you are a celebrity or a socialite who hobnobs quite regularly in various soirees , wearing this trend could be a little tricky. So fellow women folk out there, let your creative juices flow and see how you could team it with various bralets, nude shorts or colorful pop up elements .

The bushy browed young ex-Victoria secret model Miranda Kerr was a heavenly delight walking on the ramp for Stella McCartney at the Paris Fashion week SS 2014.

 

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Miranda Kerr – Stella McCartney SS 2014 – Paris Fashion Week – Sheers

The intricate detailing , fluid silhouette and the sheer fabric – it all teamed up to one expression – HOT.

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Miranda Kerr Close up Stella McCartney 2014- Sheer

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Mulberry Spring Summer 2014 – Sheer Stripes

Mulberry showcased the surreal pastel trend mixed with sheers in stripes. It called for a visual delight in its own way, the floaty drapes oozing sex appeal in a very demure way.

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Beyonce -Sheer white dress at the Grammy Awards 2014

Sheer is having a major moment on the red carpet. Whether it is a gown with a backless vibe or a sheer panel around the cleavage, the trend is still here to stay. Beyoncé also showed off the trend, in a sexy white floral Michael Costello backless ensemble. If you have it, you flaunt it – Well this seemed to be the theme of this gorgeous white dress.

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Sheer pastel dress by Elie Saab -2014 trends

If there is anything to do with embellishments and intricacy of the detailing in the western Fashion world, Elie Saab just knows which buttons to press it right. This ethereal coral pink sheer dress with floral embellishment is but just one of the examples.

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Manish Malhotra SS 2014- Lakme Fashion week – Blush pink sheer skirt

And in the Indian fashion world, Manish Malhotra would be the undisputed King of the sheer trend. Recently showcased at the Lakme Fashion week, this blush pink floral work lehenga translated the sheer trend in Indian wear aptly. Teamed with a very chic blouson , this ensemble could be easily carried from day to-night by changing the accessories.

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Manish Malhotra Lakme Fashion week 2014 – sheer mocha lehenga

Teamed with the solid background of mocha-cinnamon fabric, this lehenga by Manish Malhotra takes the Indian wear to a different level. Teamed with a peter pan collared halter blouse , it makes a chic mix for a contemporary Indian wear.

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Deepika Padukone in a sheer Dolce and Gabbana gown

Deepika Padukone has evolved in both her acting and styling skill sets eventually. She has given some knocking public appearances in the recent times and sheer has been her way to go. Of course all will remember her famous gold gown from the recent Film Award functions but I loved this more, the green sheer gown from Dolce and Gabbana.

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Monica Dogra in black sheer Veda Raheja SS 2014 collection

She is stylish and very individualistic, maybe that’s why she managed to grab my eye balls. She is experimental in her looks and has a very boho chic vibe to her dressing. So to see Monica Dogra in this stunning sheer black gown by Veda Raheja was an absolute delight to my stylist eye .

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Sonam Kapoor wearing a sheer blouse and Saree-dhoti ensemble by Tarun Tahiliani

And while we are talking of trends, we can’t miss past Ms.Sonam Kapoor for her sartorial sense. Trust her to try off beat styles and carry them with such oomph. This particular Tarun Tahiliani ensemble took the Indian fashion world by storm. Sheer black blouse with dhoti styled saree – no one but Sonam Kapoor can do justice to this piece.

While I have tried putting up the looks that caught my eye across the Fashion weeks and celebrities, here are some style tips that you could use to wear the Sheer trend.

  1. Invest in a sheer ivory / black blouson top. You could team it with maxi skirts, pencil skirts, colorful shorts or wide legged pants.
  2. Team lace tops with sheer skirts or use sheer as a panel in skirts.
  3. Sheer blouses can be worn well with chic chiffon sarees. Floral prints from Garden Vareli or abstracts from Satya paul or even a street find 🙂
  4. Sheer palazzo are a great way to amp up your style quotient. When in doubt wear a pair of nude boyfriend shorts inside.
  5. Sheer backs , sheer cleavage , sheer thigh slits are classy ways to add a dash of sex appeal to your ensemble.

I hope you had fun reading this post and you got inspired enough to make a purchase of your next sheer outfit.

If you have any styling queries or want product reviews – do write to me at drpatel.falguni@gmail.com and I will be happy to answer them all.

Till then , feel free to share the post if you like.

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Spring Summer Trends 2014 – Prints

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Picture yourself in a boat on a river, 
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies 
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly, 
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes. 
Cellophane flowers of yellow and green, 
Towering over your head. 
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes, 
And she’s gone. 
Lucy in the sky with diamonds 

Prints have been dominant in Fashion since 2000 BC. Till almost 18th century flora was the main inspiring motif in prints. With the advent of technology and globalisation, prints saw new patterns being developed. Artists/ illustrators/graphic designers find inspiration in anything surrounding the daily life. From a creatively simulating object of art to a psychedelia inducing trance music, from banal objects of daily life like camera, ludo, fan, spectacles, bicycle ( Yes, these were the elements doing rounds since last 3-4 years) to picturesque landscapes. Through re-imagining the mediocre, the ordinary became playful and even precious.

Prints are BIG on trend yet again for Spring Summer 2014. Lets see how the international and the Indian runways were filled with it.

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Manish Arora Spring Summer Trends 2014 – Prints

I was definitely bowled over the eclectic mix of colors against the pristine white backdrops in few designs of Manish Arora. He style involves rich palette of psychedelic colours and kitsch motifs in garments that combine traditional Indian crafts like embroidery, appliqué and beading with Western silhouettes

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Mara Hoffman Spring Summer 2014 Trends – Print

Mara Hoffman – my new favorite designer from New york fashion scene to watch out for. She has a very boho chic style inspired from world travel, nature and photography. Chic patterns and cuts in a riot of colors. Katy Perry, Halle Berry, Megan Fox, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Drew Barrymore, Lauren Conrad, Eva Longoria Parker are a small list of her clients.

 

 

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Mara Hoffman Spring Summer 2014 Maxi Prints

 

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Mara Hoffman Spring Summer 2014 Prints

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Valentino Spring Summer 2014 – Prints Trend

Valentino showcased a collection with a mix of North African inspired embroidery and prints , rich in colors and fluid in silhouettes. I loved the mix of rich colors against the backdrop of neutral black color.

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Masaba – Spring Summer 2014- Prints

Masaba has been the unofficial Queen of prints in Indian fashion Industry. She took the fashion world by storm with her bold patterns and bright color combinations. At first they looked very runway-ish to me, gradually I fell head over heels in love with this outlandish concept of wearing a camera print or a mythologically inspired print.

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Wills Fashion week – Spring Summer 2014

Yogesh Surendri, Pankaj and Nidhi, Anupama Dayal , Masaba and now Quirk Box are the few Indian Designers who have treated prints as their main forte.

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Pankaj and Nidhi – Wills Fashion week – 2014 Spring Summer Trends Prints

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Deepika Padukone – Spring Summer 2014 Trends – prints

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Sonam Kapoor – Spring Summer 2014 Trends- Print

And this is how our very own Bollywood fashionistas wear this Spring Summer 2014 Trend of Prints.

To end this section on the Prints trend , here are 5 Style tips that you could turn handy for you –

  1.  Pick one Printed maxi skirt that you can mix and match with solid colored tops .
  2.  Invest in one blouson top – maybe African or oriental inspired print . This could be a chic evening wear option with classic white pants or colored pants if you want to go bold.
  3. Pick a pair of printed colorful palazzo’s. Bright reds, pinks, blues, greens, indigo and yellows are the color to go for. Printed pants isn’t my style at all. ( if you have skinny legs, then and only then you can wear this trend, or else you might just look like “tangdi kebab” dressed for a carnival )
  4. Printed jacket can add a color and print pop up to a neutral outfit.
  5. Printed Saree in bold colors is a must have 🙂

Hope this helps you revamp your wardrobe, remove those prints from last few seasons, see which fits the bill and then style it a little differently this season.

Watch this space for our style review of the few famous Indian brands in the coming few posts. I am excited about it 🙂

Keep smiling and keep it stylish.

 

 

 

 

Spring Summer 2014 Trends – Florals

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Well if you feel the wanderlust
Just grab a car or hop a bus
In every town there’s excitement to be found
So much is happening
Don’t miss the joy of spring
The world’s in love just look around

Spring fever comes to everyone
Spring fever, it’s time for fun
Get up, get out spring is everywhere

Florals have been a classic ageless trend which is always around the corner whenever Spring season breaks in. It exudes the freshness, colors and closeness to the Mother Nature. Inspirations are derived from countless flora surrounding us , from ditsy daisies to bold carnations, from exotic lotus to heady fragrance emanating sweet peas.

The history of floral in fashion stems way back to the Egyptian period. Real flowers were used in garlands and wreaths or worn as a single flower or leaf. The Greeks also used flowers for adornment and in the Roman Period floral inspiration was worked into royal crowns.

It is thought that the first floral printed fabrics originated from the East, with ornate designs sold to Europeans at very high prices. It was a symbol of status to wear a floral pattern, unlike its commonplace on the high street today.Gradually the European’s figured the weaving techniques and started creating ornate floral designs on luxurious textiles.

So let’s have a look at the Spring Summer 2014 trend – Florals

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Spring Summer 2014 trends Floral runway

White and floral mix never go out of Fashion and Style. They both together are a must have, I would say.

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Spring Summer Trends 2014 Floral- Venexiana New York Fashion week

Venexiana’s Spring Summer 2014 Collection just revived back the memories of luxurious drapes mixed with florals. Venexiana is known for its exquisite fabrics, dainty ornate embellishments and flows. What better way to pep up some spirits after a hot languid summer afternoon than these flowy breezy maxis?

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Spring Summer 2014 Trends Florals – New York Fashion week

A tea dress, a Short flowy dress, a midi skirt and Kaftan’ish dress . All had tangerine orange, peach and Whites as the base for Spring Collection. All I could associate this with would be fragrant sweet peachy peonies.

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Spring Summer Trends 2014- Florals Wills Fashion week – Anupama Dayal

The Indian interpretation of florals is captivating. We Indians definitely know how to use the burst of colors. Anupama Dayal showcased the best collection of florals for Spring Summer 2014 – Wills Fashion Week. The usage of colors and fabrics was oh-so-pick-me-up-now kinds.

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Spring Summer Trends 2014- Anupama Dayal – Indian floral Lehenga

This surreal powder blue lehenga with floral prints makes a perfect evening wear for a friend’s spring wedding . Again an exotic piece by Anupama Dayal, Yes , I seem to be smitten by her floral collection.

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Spring Summer 2014 Trends- Chanel – Katy Perry and Rita Ora

The Hollywood A-listers are flaunting this trend with new age designs in Black and white. Katy Perry and Rita Ora at the Chanel Spring Summer 2014 Show.

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Spring Summer Trends 2014- Kayley Cuoco aka Penny -Big Bang Theory

Kayley Cuoco aka Penny cuts quite a striking picture in this floral gown. Though I must admit it would look better in a costume themed party, but well its Penny, everything’s forgiven .

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Spring Summer 2014 Florals – Michael Kors – Blake Lively, Freida Pinto

How can you go without mentioning Blake Lively on a fashion blog ? She and Freida Pinto both looked fresh and bubbly with their florals in the front row for Michael Kors Spring Summer 2014 runway show.

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Spring Summer 2014 Trends Floral – Neha Dhupia

The floral trend is not necessarily a floral print , but also a floral embroidered work. The beautiful white sheer fabric has exquisite floral embroidery and Neha Dhupia carries it with such an Elan.

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Spring Summer 2014 Trends- Floral – Sonam Kapoor- Abu Jani

And there we go overboard on anarkalis 🙂 Floral embroidery in beautiful spring shades put together on our very own “Anarkali”. Sonam Kapoor adorns this brilliantly hand crafted piece from Abu Jani collections.

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Spring Summer 2014 Trends- Anupama Dayal- Sonam Kapoor

And finally , Anupama dayal seals the floral marks with the fashionista Sonam Kapoor. The vibrant florals make an interesting base for the earthy indigo jacket styled together. A fabulous outfit put together for Summer afternoons 🙂

After having checked the runway, Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities using florals , why not invest in some basic pieces which can last you forever ?

List of Must have’s for Summer florals –

1) Floral Tea dress for a casual brunch

2) White Maxi dress with floral embroidery/floral burst of colors for an evening out

3) White Peasant Top with floral embroidery

4) Bright Floral Long skirts for Indian Summers

5) Vibrant Floral waistcoat to style up a plain white shirt and denims.

6) Floral chiffon saree in pastels 🙂

7) Floral accessories like flip-flops , hair pins, hair bands, Tote bags etc.

If you have any Stylish picture of yours in Florals, do send us to publish on our Blog. We would be featuring it under the section Street Style.

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Stay Stylish and Keep Smiling.

My cloud has a Silver lining

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As much as I am a Bohemian at heart and very much free-spirited , a part of me is control freak to keep everything possible around me in order . This carries forward in my style also , boho-chic but clutterless

We have been covering the favourite must have’s in jewellery section. While we are at it , we can’t miss the statement neck pieces doing rounds all over the globe. That we will cover in next post. We will be checking up silver and beaded jewellery in this post.

As much as I love jewellery , I still have not developed the taste for real ones. For me Since the time I understood Fashion , jewellery was more about fun,creating an identity ,changing it as often as possible. So if you did notice, I still haven’t ever mentioned about real gold or diamonds . I am not the gold or diamond girl , I am a pearly girl who loves dull gold in fashion jewellery , who loves statement neck pieces and grungy jewellery . I love and drool over colorful beads with a touch of silver , black and red threads to it. Favorite color of beads being turquoise blue. It is like the black color of jewellery, fits with every colored dress.

We all keep hoarding fashion accessories we buy through the years. Those street picks while holidaying somewhere just for the memories , planning a girl’s day out in Mumbai to Causeway Colaba just to pick some colorful budget knick knacks to gallivanting the flea markets for those antique silver pieces . I have done it all and treasure them still ( Though I still don’t store them so well ) .

Wear this ethnic silver neckpiece with a black/white sheath dress . Alternatively use it as a statement piece to pep up a plain white tee . Traditionally this neck piece will look gorgeous on a chiffon saree with a lace high neck blouse just like how Sonam Kapoor styled it.

Silver jewellery looks best with turquoise beads added to it. It has been my personal favorite and I stock a couple of them . I use it to dress up a simple kurta and patiala , wear it on spaghetti and long skirts , on chiffon sarees and chic dresses.

I love this piece for the sheer design and color usage. Simple pattern, no fuss , just colors doing the talking.

Besides turquoise blue and silver combinations, Red is another color which gels well along with most outfits.

I am sure most girls would be having these couple of pieces which are shown below. They are super budget buys, anywhere in range of Rs.200 -1000.

Lastly this one piece is absolute stunner. Hope you also like it. Silver maple leaves with red beads.

 

So that’s just a little bohemian side of me who loves few silvery pieces and some colorful beads to bring added color to my wardrobe.

See u guys again with a new post in few days 🙂

Bling it on

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Continuing with the love for fashion jewellery , after the classic and ever so chic pearls , the second metal closest to my heart would be some dull gold bling. Initially like everyone I too was pretty apprehensive to carry off such bling  pieces through the day but after experimenting it for couple of times , dull gold fashion pieces won my heart hands down.

A statement chain with charm pieces or a quirky pendant , kitsch bangles over a watch and a sexy bracelet with chunk bangles in colors … All this would just perk up any dress. They can transform the dullest work wear to smart fun wear .

This is how my favourite blogger  BEE from  http://atlantic-pacific.blogspot.in/ wears it ever so gracefully and stylishly. Mix multiple dull gold bangles , bracelets and watch together to create your very own individual identity.

Our another favorite style icon Sonam Kapoor too uses gold bring really well. Thanks to her Stylist Pernia Quereshi who has been doing her looks majorly. You could also check up Pernia’s latest venture  here http://perniaspopupshop.com/

Gold bling with sexy cocktail dress be it off shoulder, one shoulder, tube or mandarin collar.. It’s a sure shot attention grabber.

The third favorite stylist is Rachel Zoe of course .. She has made an eminent name for herself in past couple of years with her TV show. She also uses Gold in good dosage for styling. Black dress or black blazer with breeches mixed with statement gold piece ~ instant power dressing with feminine charm .

How can we miss the queen of eccentricity ? The “who-gives-a-damn-attitude” girl .. Our very own Sarah Jessica Parker aka Carrie Bradshaw 🙂 Stylise a simple monochromatic day dress with little gold bling and you are ready to carry it through the evening without having to change.

Have a look at the gorgeous Anne Hathaway‘s styling. You could style up a high glam long gown with stunning gold piece , stylish up-do to give you a neat look.

Lastly you could also glam up a printed dress with gold long bling neck piece to lend it an instant dressed up look just as BEE does it.

I hope you had fun going through my personal favourite jewellery styling options.

Keep reading, liking and commenting 🙂