Summer looks for the girls that live in all black

Time and again, I have laid focus on how fashion is subjective. Fashion is so much about experimenting and also identifying your own sense of style.

Also, won’t you all agree when I say that the secret of stylish and affordable wardrobe is knowing how to wear the same pieces over and over, while making them look new and different? Do you not feel that there are a few styles you keep going back to? Like something you relate yourself so well with?

Today’s looks are such styles, I feel so strongly about!

If offered a single piece of clothing that I would wear for the rest of my life, I wouldn’t think twice and call for a black shirt (my dad’s shirt to be specific πŸ˜‚) Black is life. I have worn a black shirt all my life, quite literally.
I don’t remember a day when I went for shopping and didn’t pick a black piece be it a shirt, a top or whatever it may be. When we hear the term black, we instantly think of any outfit we want to wear to a dinner/cocktail party etc. It just doesn’t come out naturally to us to wear a black dress to a brunch or a day outing, leave aside wearing them on a bright sunny day.

And hence I had this urge to create a fuss free black outfit look which is easy on us even on a sunny summer day.
If you have followed me on instagram for sometime now, you know that how much I love wearing my dad’s shirt. Well he doesn’t know about me wearing his shirts. (I’ll probably be found hanging on the howrah bridge if he gets to know about this. πŸ˜‚)

Everybody knows how to styke a white shirt, We have seen numerous blogposts on wearing a white shirt but didn’t read about anything on styling a black shirt. No doubt black shirts can be worn in the same way. You might have even tried one or two yourself. If not, you can do now.

Let’s get going –

Ever in doubt of what to wear? Two words to remember black and basics. And you’re set!

Look 1 : Wear the shirt as a jacket

Not everyone feels comfortable in a short or a sleeveless dresses. What to do? Denim jackets may not be too comfortable to carry in summers. Instead going for an oversized black shirt can compliment the look well. Just like I have paired my little pink dress with this oversized black shirt to complete the look.

Look 2 : Basics

The first step of organising your closet is to have the basic pieces. Whether you have to go for an outing with your friends or to an office party or a date, basic pieces can do wonders. Like, for this look I wore my pink dress as a top with a DIY skirt and wore the black shirt over it. Spice up with some accessories and you’re done!

Some say that it may be a bit much, black on black, but I say you’re crazy..

When have you ever regretted sporting an all black outfit. I’ll answer that for you, never!

Look 3 : Off-shoulder

I came up with this one once when I was confused on what to wear on an outing with friends. This look is quite simple and best for those times when you’re going out. All I have done is pulled my shirt down from the back (giving it a more classy look) and paired it up with the same DIY skirt. Completed the look with a statement neck piece.

Look 4 : Tie a knot

I can live my whole life in an oversized shirt, specially when I’m talking about summer heat though not everyone can pull off an oversized shirt easily. Want to know a simple hack?

Just tie a knot and wear it as a crop top over your favourite pair of denims and add some accessories to compliment the look. Ta-da! You are ready to slay.

Look 5 : Belt it up!

Get an oversized black shirt, roll up the sleeves and pair it up with a skinny jeans. Add a belt and a pair of stiletto and you are good to go.

SHIRT : Raymonds (Dad’s shirt)

DENIMS : Pantaloons

SKIRT : DIY (made out of an old jeans)

DRESS : H&M

ACCESSORIES : Fuzaa_fashions

So what do you all think about these looks? Still have a doubt of wearing black in summers? Let me know in the comments section below which look did you like the most and how you like wearing black in summers.

Until next time,

Stay beautiful.

Much love! πŸ’‹

With a flower in her hand 🌻

“Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you planned:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.”
– Christina Rossetti

You know when the season changes and it feels like summer? Haven’t summer just bragged in? I mean, just last week I was still carrying a jacket with me and now out of nowhere I feel the need of all things cold. Although, I do prefer summer over winters because of the kind of clothes we can wear in this season.

Coming back to the outfit for today, it is one dress and two looks scene.
Pants have always appealed to me more than skirts (Like, Yes! I love to dress up but you know pants are always more comfortable. Don’t you agree?) Though I have never been a very feminine girl BUT I have my moments. Moments where I want to feel like a young, blossoming lady, with table manners. And floral wrap dress has been one of my favourite trends this spring. Florals are all about having fun with fashion and embracing the joy and romance of spring. I love how they’re super flowy and feminine but also quite comfortable. Flowers will forever be considered as the incarnation of spring, it seems to be a bit familiar but never falling far from extraordinary.

I picked up this floral print wrap dress from Myntra, Miss Chase (you can find the dress here) and I’m super excited to continue wearing it into summer!

Carrying the first look I feel fearless, happy and all other good things but how can I forget my pants. Yes! For the second look I chose to wear the dress as a top.

So here’s my photo story on how I feel when I wear this dress, Beautiful!

Florals not only make me feel pretty, summery, feminine but also ladylike, (with table manners!) as I have already mentioned. A simple floral wrap dress, like I’m wearing here, is enough to take you to a field full of flowers, bathing in the sun, fighting bees and praying that a butterfly sits on you.

And here we come to an end. I hope you like the first transitional summer looks! Please do lemme know in the comments below.

Until the next one,

Much love! πŸ’‹

Holi outfit and hairstyle ideas

“Rang barse bheege chunar wali, rang barse
Are kaine maari pichkaari tori bheegi angiya
O rangrasia rangrasia, ho
Rang barse bheege chunar wali, rang barse..

Sone ki thaali main jo na parosa
Are, sone ki thaali main jo na parosa
Haan, sone ki thaali main jona parosa
Are, khaye gauri ka yaar balam tarse rang barse
Holi hai!!!
O, Rang barse bheege chunar wali rang barse..”

Holi, a spring festival celebrated in India. It signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive. Yes! The festival of colours is here. Don’t we all love this festival? Unlike other Indian festivals Holi fashion demands a twist. There is no way you are wearing things as you wear for other Indian festivals. Here, you need to go out and get all messy with colours and water and yet look your best! Sounds difficult? Not really!! I have got you some easy and comfortable styling tips. So make sure you look good and at the same time feel good this Holi!

Go ahead and have a look at the list that will not only keep you on a safe spot but help you look your best in the holi party.

Outfit Ideas –

1. A plain white anarkali suit with colourful dupatta! Team it up with kolhapuri sandal to complete the look. Simple, elegant and ready to go!

2. If you love experimenting, this one’s for you – pair a straight long kurta with denim shorts.

3. If you are not going the traditional way, denim shorts is the best thing to grab. Team them up with a white tee or t-shirt and for something different add a colourful cape!

4. For a more easy and carefree look, go for an oversized tee paired with jeans.

Hairstyle Ideas –

1. A side braided fish tail.

2. Half up bun. Oh! You can see them everywhere.

3. Again, if you love experimenting go for two french braids. The bohemian vibes this hairstyle gives. 😍

4. Two buns up if you’re going for something modern and not traditional.

5. Messy bun, no doubt is a saviour for every occasion.

6. And if you want to leave your hairs open try experimenting with a stole or a bandana. You can also try a Rajasthani pagadi with a nose ring to slay the look.

Skincare

1. Put double layer of coconut oil all over your body and most importantly your hair. The oil acts as a protector and do not let the color stay nor lets it penetrate into the skin.

2. Use moisturiser which is highly hydrated and have spf because you’re going to be out in sun all day. And the layer of moisturiser will protect you from chemicals that colours are made of.

3. Instead of lipstick try to go for lip balms. Apply a thick layer of balm on your lips and don’t forget to carry it with you.

4. How much we hate when the color refuses to go away from the nails and no amount of nail colour remover can remove it. So, take out the darkest nail colour that you have and apply them on your nails.

Pro-styling Tips –

1. Wear sunglasses – go for a classic aviators or the most awesome sunnies that you own. Also wearing sunglasses will not only make your outfit better but will protect your eyes from the harsh chemicals of the colors.

2. Holi is probably the only day you can show off your flip-flops (with a ‘good grip’ so that you don’t slip) in public. Avoid wearing heels if you love them a little too much to save them from getting coloured.

3. Don’t wear any thin material clothes, because that can make you feel uncomfortable once you are all wet.

4. Make sure to cover your body as much as you can so that you will be less tinted.

5. Carry a small sling bag to keep your phones and other important things safe.

So that is all you can do to look your best and stay safe. Until then have fun and look your best. Happy Holi to all!

Much love! πŸ’‹