Category: spring/summer

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How to wear the DENIM trend for the curvy girl

That’s how funny an actual candid pic looks!

                                                                                        Outfit details:

                                                                                 Jeans : Levi’s curve id
                                                                           Tank top : Marks & Spencer
                                                                                      Shirt: Benetton
                                                                              Bag : A shop in Malaysia 
                                                                                  Footwear : Westside
                                                                                       Watch : Aldo
              

DENIM is the biggest trend this season. And we couldn’t be happier. I have always said that I am a denim girl and you would always find me in a denim. Denim is a versatile wear and it can be worn in many ways and at any time of the day. Dress it up or dress it down, it can be styled in a gazillion ways.
Jeans are my most favourite thing and a wardrobe staple. I just cannot do without my favourite pair of Jeans. And my go-to brand when it comes to denims is Levi’s . Even though there are several brands now which sell good quality jeans, I’ll always go for Levi’s. I wear the curve id range, bold curve. If your butt is heavy then this is what you should be wearing. Even though I wear bold curve, I need to wear a belt because the jeans fits me perfectly at my hips and is loose on my waist. Trust me I do not exaggerate when I say I have a KIM K butt 😀 .
I prefer wearing a darker shade as it camouflages my problem area. But I did buy a lighter shade denim which I dint wear but I turned it into distressed denims which I love to wear though that’s rare too. Well the point is that you need to camouflage(cover/hide) your problem area.
Flare pants are back and I love flared jeans. But I haven’t gotten my hands on them yet, hence I am wearing my lovely skinny jeans. This is a very casual way of wearing your jeans. I shall try to post outfit pictures where I style my denims in a completely different manner.
Fake it till you make it! 😉

                       Till the next time,
                                                                                          Sindhu

Summer style guide for college girls

I did my graduation in Delhi and I was lucky enough to experience all the four seasons. The transition from summers to winters demanded transition in our wardrobe too ofcourse. But being in college, I was generally seen wearing sweatshirts and light sweaters in winters and tank tees with denims and flip-flops in summers. I had a very basic style and I feel bad for not experimenting more with my wardrobe. College is a creative space and you can try looking stylish and trendy without being OTT.

Hence I am sharing a few tips and ideas to dress trendily to school and college.

1. OUTFIT:

  • Stick to light weight fabrics. Avoid anything that sticks to your skin. Cotton is the best fabric for summers.
  • Avoid dark colours, especially black as it is a conductor of heat. Wear bright colours and pastels. As you are all college goers , wearing bright colours adds the fun element in your outfit. Just avoid extremely neon’y shades.
  • If your college isn’t very strict about the dress code, then wear colorful shorts with tank tees and flip-flops. It gives a young and sexy vibe. And for those who cannot wear shorts, you can experiment with palazzos, cropped pants, khakis (very trendy this season) , and the never disappointing denims.
  • Denim overalls are back! And college is the best place to wear them. You can pair them with nothing but a basic white tee. Add a hat and converse shoes and voila you would easily be the most stylish girl in your college.
  • Wearing shirts with denims gives a good semi-formal look. To make the look more stylish, wear colourful plaid shirts with acid wash jeans.
  • If you are like me and feel the most comfortable in kurtis during summers, then take some inspiration from celebs like Anushka Sharma in band baaja baraat . I loved her college style. She wore colourful short kurtis with cropped denims and jootis and kolahpuris. You can also wear chikankari kurtis with salwars.
2. ACCESSORIES :
 
  • Accessories are an essential part of the outfit as they complete a look. As you are college students, sticking to understated basic accessories is the safest thing.
  • The most important summer accessory is the SCARF. It goes with almost everything and is a necessity during summers. It gives protection from sun-tan and adds a stylish vibe to the outfit. Wear a colourful or quirky scarf to improvise your outfit.
  • BACKPACKS have become a rage. And college students can ditch their oversized totes with chic backpacks. Big designer brands like CHANEL made backpacks look so cool. You don’t have to go to Chanel, lot of smaller brands have cute and quirky backpacks now.
  • HATS have become a rage too. They look so dope (I cant’t believe i’m saying dope!) . Wear hats with denims . Please avoid anything offensive written on the hat though! (e.g sexy,f*ck. Ya we know you’re cool like that!)
  • There are lot of cute and quirky hair clips available in many colours. Accessorise your hair with these cute things.
  • SUNGLASSES is a staple and buy them in all shapes and sizes. Period.
3. FOOTWEAR:
 
  • Flip-flops are your best friends. They are very comfortable and are very casual too.
  • Dear girls please don’t wear those flotters. Leave it for the boys. And please don’t wear crocs too. Also avoid anything leather or rexin as they will make your feet smelly and sweaty.
  • Thong sandals of all kinds is my absolute favourite.
  • You can also experiment with moccasins , loafers and slip-ons which are not very heavy and made of light fabrics.

4. MAKE-UP & SKINCARE:

  • Do not leave home or any place without SUNSCREEN. I have always avoided sunscreen saying it greases my skin. Buy a matte base or gel sun protection and apply it before ten minutes you leave your home.
  • To give a more put together look, use BB creams. They moisturise the skin and in addition to that some of them have good SPF.
  • Avoid a dark or a very bright lip colour in college. Wear nudes and light pink shades on your lips and tinted lip balms are the best.
  • As you might be sweating a lot, buy waterproof make-up.
  • Experiment with bright colours on your nails.
  • Always keep tissues with yourself to wipe off sweat and there are brands which sell rose water in spray bottles which are handy and help keep your skin fresh and hydrated.
These are a few tips that I feel can be useful to young girls who go to college and are always confused about the type of clothes they should wear and the accessories they should carry. I hope this was helpful. If you have any more tips that you know, please do share and I shall add them and credit you too. If you need any help or questions shoot me a mail or catch me on fb or Twitter. Link is mentioned below.

                                                                               Till the next time,
                                                                                                       Sindhu


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LOVE THY LOOK #7

Hey you guys. I can’t believe it has been two years since I have posted anything in this series. I feel bad for not doing so. I love this series and I promise to post every week. For those who are new, you can see a few posts in this series HERE .
So this time instead of one look, I have three different looks which I absolutely loved. They are easy to interpret and very stylish and trendy. I chose these looks so that people of all ages and styles can know what to wear for summers which is comfortable as well as fashionable.

LOOK 1- Roshni Chopra ; LOOK 2- Jacqueline Fernandez ; LOOK 3- Priyanka Chopra

LOOK 1:

Roshni Chopra wore a white embroidered kurti with churidar and completed the look with mojris and an ethnic sling bag. She wore her up and made a beautiful bun and kept the accessories simple. This is my most favourite summer look. It is easy and fresh and moreover it is striking without being over the top. Miss Chopra, we love thy look !


LOOK 2:

Jacqueline Fernandez took her pleated midi for a spin. She wore it with a cut-out crop top and black pumps. No accessories and just a watch. The make up was perfect. Dewy, fresh and simple. I love how coral, nude and black go together so well. The look is again simple and fresh yet doesn’t compromise on fashion. Miss Fernandez, we love thy look !

LOOK 3:

Priyanka Chopra attended Anil Kapoor’s party wearing an outfit that’s very trendy. The 70’s are back is what the people in fashion are saying and Priyanka heard the message loud and clear. The 70’s are incomplete without flare pants and she chose to wear the trend. I love the boxy top with that cute faux fur heart (assuming its fur.it looks like that). Summers and updos go hand in hand. Love that she kept the look simple. Yet another miss Chopra, we love thy look !






Love thy look is a segment where I post looks donned by celebrities. The specialty of this segment is that I only post looks which are wearable. Its a means to show people how they can wear looks sported by celebrities in their day to day life.




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Manish Arora – The king of kitsch

The name Manish Arora is associated with kitsch, glamour, quirk and colour. His designs are psychedelic. If you want something grandeur, magnificent, graphical and completely over the top, then Manish Arora is the word. When people said he was a fool for leaving Paco Robanne, he just went ahead and created beautiful collections for his own label. When its Manish, expect a lot of colour. Although I love his beautiful creations, too much colour and quirk is not my style. I always get mesmerised by his collection.But I can never imagine myself in his creation because that’s just not me.
But his stint at the recent fashion week where he showcased his spring/summer 2015 collection, I was in awe. It was a jawdropping experience. Manish Arora never fails to create magic and his runway collection was nothing short of that. When you hear spring/summer somehow the word pastel does come to your mind. Surprisingly he kept the colour palette understated and stuck to beautiful pastel and metallic shades. I fell in love with the clothes the moment I saw the colours. He din’t shy away from colour, he just opted for subtle tones. Beadwork embroidery dominated the clothes. And when you thought sheer wouldn’t stay in fashion, Manish Arora presented a collection featuring sheer in every possible way. Appliques with embossed and over the top designs added the required glamour. He never fails to express Indianness in his design and lord Krishna and maa Kali’s faces were aptly placed in the clothes. The clothes were fluid, relaxing with palazzo pants, maxis, sheer sweatshirt and capes. And that was not it, accessories form a major part of his collection. He expresses his love for quirk and fun through accessories. Who doesn’t lust over his accessories for amrapali. This time he accessorized his clothes with over the top,heavily beaded and embroidered metallic hats. Can someone just get me one of those hats. Pretty please! Oh and how can I forget to mention the shoesssss!!!The models strut the runway in flatform, gladiator kind in silver toned metallic shoes . For a shoe lover like me and for someone who loves comfort and fashion, these shoes are nothing short but a dream. These are my dream shoes.
All I would like to say is Manish Arora never fails to disappoint us and takes us on a magical ride and we never want to come back from that space. Even just looking at his collection and writing about it makes me feel like Rihanna. Cheers to THE KING OF KITSCH.

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MAX- Spring/Summer ’13

 

Spring is officially here and after the gloomy and dark winters all of us need a wardrobe intervention. Yes we all have our summer staples like the whites, neons and florals. But trends like monochrome, stripes, graphics rocked the runways this year. I need all of ’em in my wardrobe and so do you. But building a new wardrobe is definitely heavy on pocket. But that does mean we have to compromise on being trendy.

MAX clothing store is our knight in shining armor in this case. MAX’s spring/summer collection not only has reasonable clothes but also they are bang on trend. You will see a hell lot of neons, pastels, graphics, peplum and everything you like. And if you thought they only made fashionable clothes for the ladies, then you are absolutely wrong! They have a huge collection of stylish clothes for men and children as well.

floral and emerald green peplum with pops of neon
printed crop trousers( monochrome) and shorts
floral kurtis and bright coloured chappals and bags
pastels and pleated skirts
breezy colours with graphical prints
summer is incomplete without crisp white shirt and dresses. p.s love a guy who dresses like this!
high waist shorts and stripes
lovely colours
loving these shorts for men
how cute do these kids look? love the girl’s chappals

I know looking at all these pictures must have tempted you to buy all of them. I want to grab all of it. I cannot pick a favourite because I like everything.

You can visit their facebook page where they run really cool contests all the time- MAX fb page
You can also have a look at their website- here

So what are you waiting for? Head to the nearest store and grab ’em all. After all ‘Its not JUST fashion!’

                                                                               Love, Sindhu