For me, airports are a favourite spot to people-watch and strut around in style. While traveling, I always opt for low-maintenance comfort that packs a punch.
A soft knitted top, comfy jeans, shoes and a hold-all bag is my favourite go-to look. A knit fabric can help you to deal with the brisk temperature of the aircraft preventing your skin from becoming dry.
And what if you are traveling to (or from) a colder climate? Simple, layer yourself in some warm numbers.
How do you decide your travel outfits and what does traveling in style mean to you? Do share your thoughts 🙂
Look 1: Knit top- Vero Moda, Leather look jeans: Levis, Suede Bag: Next, Long chain: Camden Market, Shoes: HnM, Mac lippy up the amp.
Look 2: Vest and T-shirt (Inside): New Look, Jacket: HnM, Jeans: Levis, Shows: HnM, Bag: Next, Coral lippy by Maybelline.
Weekends mean an extra dose of well-deserved laziness. Sleeping till the late hours, gorging on some warm brunch and sauntering around the park. My attire too takes on a “relaxed” approach during weekends because let’s face it–we all deserve a break 🙂
Blouse: Hnm, Jeans: Levis, Bag: Gap, Belt: Next, Shoes: Columbia, Watch: Titan, Bangle: Primark
It is all about embracing your casual side and letting (for once) comfort take the lead. Here, I’ve combined a playful polka dot blouse with a classic blue jeans. A comfy pair of shoes will take you through the park to the mall and all the way to coffee with friends in an understated style
Shades: Oscar De la Renta, Coral Lippy: Maybelline, Chain and Owl Pendent: Gift
What does weekend mean to you and how do you do casual for weekends? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.
Spring has always been associated with regrowth, rejuvenation and resurrection. In India, there are many festivals that celebrate this season of hope.
In Kerala, situated in India’s southern most part, spring is celebrated with a festival called Pooram–a festival dedicated to goddess Kali or Durga. The invincible goddess of destruction from Hindu mythology.
I was lucky enough to experience the festival for the first time in Malappuram. Here’s a glimpse.
Bootham or Pootham: The mythical warrior of the Goddess.
Chaliyan’s (Weaver’s) horse: The horse which brings prosperity to the town. Four men shoulder this horse and run around, a popular myth is that if the horse breaks during the run, it can bring ill-luck to the town.
dance of the divine
Setting the stage
Coco Chanel once famously said, “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Now, who could argue with an icon like her? I definitely feel that every girl should have an ensemble that feels like a perfect marriage between class and fab. Yes, I would love to have a Chanel trousseau in my wardrobe but times are tough. And tough times call for smart measures.
To emulate the Chanel mantra, I’ve combined a black lace pussy-bow blouse with a dip hem skirt to re-create my own classy and fab look right from the British high-street.
There is something so subtly romantic about the pussy-bow blouse, it is timeless yet feminine whilst a dip-hem skirt lends an ethereal charm yet is modern and trendy. A waist-cincher is a must-have to accentuate those curves.
Lace insert blouse: Next, Dip-hem skirt: Topshop, Belt: Jane Norman, Clutch: Gifted, Kitten heels: Dune
Earrings: Topshop, Coral Lippy: Maybelline, Green Kohl: L’Oreal
What makes an outfit classy and fabulous for you? And how do you give a classic twist to a trend. Would love to hear your thoughts.
Fashion has such a lovely habit of repeating itself. One of the top trends for Spring/Summer 2013 is neon. But did you know that Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli first popularised “shocking pink” fashions in 1937? The 1980s saw a revival of neon colours when it was used in everything from skirts to jackets and now in 2013 it seems neon is here to stay.
A bright pop of colour that can elevate any look and really make you stand out of the crowd. I don’t even remember if it really left the fashion fabric but the present take on it is to keep it feminine, sophisticated and balanced.
As a person who loves colours, I couldn’t be happier but I would definitely stay away from really bright bordering on garish neon and go for slightly-washed look. Here’s how:
As balancing is the key here, I have balanced this neon pink skirt with a well-fitting striped T-shirt (combing the two key trends of this season neon+stripes).
A balloon skirt might not be the most-flattering silhouette for a curvy, hour-glassed girls like me but what to do if you are an impulsive shopper? I’ve thrown a dark blazer to balance out the proportions. Bunching the sleeves of the blazer like this gives it an added edge don’t you think?
Striped t-shirt: Gap, Skirt: Thrift store, Suede Bag: Next, Blazer: Next, Ankle Boots: Watch: Swatch, Tights: Marks and Spencer,
And here’s some trivia about Neon. The term was first coined in 1898 and pop-culture guru Andy Warhol used a silk screen pink neon cow design in 1966.
Now, would you be joining the Neon Bandwagon and how would you make this trend your own? Do share your thoughts.
P.S. Please do share your thoughts so I know I am not talking to a void 😉