I don’t do fashion, I am fashion. 

I started the style section on this blog after much trepidation. As a style lover, I’ve often thought that fashion can be a bit too discriminatory. We are often misled to believe that you need to be certain size, of certain ethnicity and have loads of cash to spare to enjoy fashion and style, I beg to differ. For me style is also like an art form, you pick up pieces from a plethora of things to create something. Starting this blog has also taught me that it is not so easy to talk style week after week because there are only so many ways to describe clothes. And why do I have so many things going on this in this blog? Because fashion has to do with ideas and I like to make it my own. On that happy note, here’s my top 13 looks of 2013.

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1. Monochrome with a dash of colour:  Stripes with a dash of colour.

2. Fall Colours: To break the bleakness of fall.

3. Colour riot:  Because I love colours.

4. Drama Queen: The quintessential LBD for the drama queen.

5. London Fashion Week: Covering the LFW for the first time.

6: Girl meets Boy: Androgynous Cool.

7. Off-Duty: Casual Chic.

8. Coral Crushing: We all need a bright summer dress.

9. Style Expedition: For traveling in style.

10: Being Goddess: For my inner and outer Goddess.

11. Tartantastic: Gripped by the Tartan fever.

12: The Jumpsuit:  A wardrobe staple.

13. The ever elegant Saree: Because one must never forget one’s roots.

They say human beings have both masculine and feminine qualities in them. In fashion, nothing reflects this universal truth than the quintessential androgyny look. Androgyny and fashion has been doing the rounds for decades. In fact, Hollywood icon Katherine Hepburn was an early pioneer of this look and appeared frequently in the early 1900’s wearing buttoned down shirts and trousers; the last couple of catwalks have proved that this look is not going to die anytime soon. Boyfriend jeans are an easy way to incorporate this look and I am told it is a style darling favoured by women from all walks of life.

But I have always looked at Boyfriend Jeans with trepidation feeling it will not compliment my curves. I thought I will pass on this style and just enjoy seeing other girls prattle around their “masculine” side. However, in the spirit of experimenting I tried on this uber-cool number and BOY am I hooked?

Nothing excites more than a versatile piece of garment and boyfriend jeans are exactly that. You can dress up or dress down and come up with thousand ways to wear this style.

Look 1: Casual Chic

Here, I’ve paired my jeans with a comfy Tee and leather sandals to keep it casual. A big satchel with polka dots brings an element of playfulness. I’ve added some “girly” accessories like bangles, dangling earrings and a large cocktail ring for some feminine touch.

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Jeans and Tee: Ralph Lauren, Satchel: Fat Face, Sandals: Clarks, Watch: Husband’s, Bangles: India, Lips: Creme Del a Femme, Mac, Ring: BHS

Look 2: Femme Fatale.

Here, it is all about channelising your inner goddess and yet keeping the focus on the boy friend jeans. I love the white on white look and this is my own rendition to this trend. A white casual blazer should be a wardrobe essential; it screams of understated sophistication. Throw in some accessories and shoes in eye popping colours like coral and you will feel every bit like a Femme Fatale.

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Jeans: Ralph Lauren, Vest: H&M, Blazer: Gap, Necklace: Fat Face, Wedges: New Look, Clutch: India Mumbai, Shades: Oscar De La Renta, Lips: Bodyshop lip gloss in Deerlicious Fuchsia

Of the two, my favourite is definitely the second look but I can totally see myself pulling the first one when I’ve to run to do errands or simply do some mall-walking.

And to all the girls who think their curves will not let them try this look. Pish-Posh. If you have it rock it 😉