Fall Colours

Fall Colours

As much as I love the novelty of Fall–the crisp autumn leaves fallen on ground, the nip in the air and sunlight playing hide and seek. I dislike the sudden burst of cold biting my senses and the general greyness. The best way to inject some colour and break this greyness? Bright coloured trousers and a statement bag that can double up as a conversation starter.

Fall Colours

Fall Colours

Here, I’ve paired coral trousers with a simple striped tee. I’ve used a scarf and sun glasses for it was one of those brilliant sunny, fall day. Finally, there’s the star of the show–the bright, bold, fun lizard bag by Christopher Raeburn for Amex UK—a big highlight at this year’s LFW.

A fun bag like this can up the ante on any outfit, don’t you think? So, tell me how do you stay cool and hot in autumn?

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Trousers: Gap, Shoes: Next, T-Shirt: Ralph Lauren, Scarf and Earrings: Gifted, Bag: thanks to Christopher Raeburn & Amex UK, Shades: CK

And would you dare to don a bold, uber-cool bag like this?

The Chic Worker

Fashion and comfort rarely go hand in hand. But when I am travelling, comfort becomes the biggest driving factor. Sure, jeans paired with eye-catching T-shirts and shoes is the most conventional way of travelling but my conventions have always been a bit unconventional.

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As you probably already know I rarely shy away from experimenting. So, I opted for these super-comfortable pajama-style trousers as opposed to jeans. In any case, how “experimental” can one get in one of the fashion capitals of the world?

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I love a good underdog story; even when it comes to clothes and this trouser perfectly fits the bill. It is comfortable yet with oodles of attitude. I’ve paired it with a simple vest, a hat and gladiator sandals. I’ve tied a Chambray shirt around my waist giving my seal of approval to the 90’s grunge style which is making a strong comeback (plus Europe’s weather is unpredictable and its best to carry some sort of layer always).

The Chic Traveler

Trousers and hat: H&M, Vest: BHS, Shirt: Next, Bag: Gap, Gladiator Sandals: Random Shop, Shades: Oscar De La Renta

So who says comfortable has to be boring? With wee bit of imagination you can make even “comfortable” fashionable and ensure that you never have to travel in discomfort.

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Jeans: Dorothy Perkins, Top: Next, Belt: Primark, Shoes: Dune, Jacket: Gap, Bag: Next, Blue dainty neck piece: Swarovski

 

When all else fails; throw in a trusty jacket over a pair of black skinnies (or anything) for an effortless look. A Pinstripe jacket like this one is a wardrobe hero that can elevate any look. Tucked-in hair, showcased on the catwalk at Mulberry, will add an element of mischief.  Perfect for days when you really have to get ready in under five minutes.

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If work is your worship then you’re the work Goddess and a Goddess knows how to keep it strictly business yet be chic.  For an easy, semi-formal look I opt for feminine button downs and flattering skirts.

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Pink shirt: Gap, Skirt: Hobbs, Clogs: Clarks, Bag: Deichmann, Belt: Peacock, Bangle: India and Watch: Hubby’s 

Here, I’ve paired a baby pink polka dot shirt with a  more formal skirt. Minimal accessories and sensible clogs will see you happily nailing the semi-formal look. And ladies who love pink–here’s a happy news: pink is the new black for AW’13. The runway for AW13-14 was inundated with dreamy blush pinks to dusky rose shades. Definitely a sign of happy times for me.

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Dress: India, Earrings and dancing girl necklace: Barcelona, Bag: Gap, Sandals: Clarks, Watch: Swatch, Shades: CK

 

Summers invariably mean florals for me. With temperatures soaring (finally) in this part of the globe my inner flower child is only delighted. The easiest way to look smoking hot in hot weather? A cool flowery dress and a great attitude.