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Embroidered with love

on
10/29/17
Hello there, welcome to your weekly brew of the fashion market! Have you observed the surge in embroidered pieces this season? It's presumably the biggest trend this fall. And rightly so, as it gives the perfect pop of colour to otherwise plain surfaces. And I say surface, because this trend is seen not only in tops, jackets and skirts but also on bags, shoes and hats. Wardrobe staples, such as a plain white t shirt, shirt, leather jacket and jeans are seen donning embroidery work. 
The choice of design in all retail and high street fronts seems to be floral embroidery. Seen in all bright colours, this technique gives a contrasting effect which is fascinating to look at. But how do you wear it? The easiest way to do so would be a plain white embroidered shirt. And that's what I have chosen to style in today's post. 
Today, I've chosen to style a button down cropped shirt with floral embroidery on the chest area. I've paired the crop shirt with a maxi skirt which is black in colour and has a small slit on both sides. To give a shape to my curvy frame, I’ve tied the bottom of the shirt into a knot. Tinted sunglasses added a classy edge to this look. Since the embroidery was yellow flowers, I chose to add yellow floral danglers as my earrings. I also added a black statement to match my skirt. Black sandals completed this look.
Scroll down to see the entire look and I hope you like it. Would you favour the embroidered look this season? Comment below and let me know! Catch you later, loves!
Cropped shirt- 109°F
Skirt- River Island
Tinted sunglasses- Forever21
Clutch-
Earrings- Life
Necklace- H&M
Sandals- Jabong

Keeping it elegant this Diwali

on
10/18/17
Namaste, my loves! Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Diwali and a prosperous year ahead! How are the preparations going? I’ve had so much fun redecorating my room this season because I had a proper direction of what I wanted to do. So if you’re interested to see how I decorated my room, please mention in the comments below and I might just make a post about it! However, today’s post is going to be an outfit post of what I am wearing this Diwali. Before I start, let me give you a short insight on what the major fashion trends are for ethnic or Indian wear in 2017.
2017 trends for Indian wear are all about relaxed silhouettes and playing with layers. Giving a new edge to your kurta by pairing it with a lehanga or wearing a salwar with palazzo pants are just some of the layering options you can choose from. You will also get to see a lot of metallic fabrics in the foray this season. Other than metallic, bright and popping colours are also seen these days in the market. Bling, in the form of sequins, appliques & other ornamentation are seen in a lot of pieces this season. Another major trend seen is pairing a crop top with a lehanga, which gives the outfit a more casual, yet chic look this festive season. Also seen in the market are cut-out shoulders, high necklines & mesh fabrics so you have a lot of options to choose from.
This year, I, my sister and my mum went to Hyderabad to visit our relatives. We took out time one day to check out the local market for traditional wear as my sister had a function she had to attend and needed 2-3 outfits for the occasion. The market was so vast and the options were endless. It surely felt like heaven because whatever store we went to, there were such beautiful pieces and we just couldn’t make our minds on what to pick. I asked the shopkeeper that I wanted to see some simple pieces for myself because I didn’t want any fancy or heavy set which I wouldn’t be able to wear later on.
After trying on a few pieces, I came across a silk anarkali set which was really simple but looked so gorgeous. The top part comprised of a fitted blue sleeveless blouse, with tiny teardrop shape embroidered all over it. The blouse ended in a belt with gold embroidery and mirror work and the skirt was plain silk of bright pink colour. A pair of blue leggings and a bright pink dupatta completed the outfit. Because of it’s breezy silhouette, it gave the lower half of my body the right curvy shape, which was so flattering. I chose to accessorise the outfit with a pair of statement earrings and  gold sandals. The outfit style, design and fabric gives a south Indian feel to it.
Scroll down below to see the outfit snaps!
Anarkali set- Hyderabad market
Earrings- Kashish
Bangles- Crawford market
Sandals- Inc.5

Colour blocking this fall

on
10/2/17
What’s cookin’, good lookin’! It’s October, which means it’s officially fall season. Time to bust out those comfy oversized jumpers, cardigans, leggings & booties! For those of you, who want to know what fall is, do head over to my previous post.  Let me start today’s post by adding that I love colours. I love looking at them, mixing them up & wearing them. Which is why I have decided to dedicate a post on how to colour block this fall.
Colour blocking is essentially pairing the opposite colours in a colour wheel to make complimentary combinations. The idea was inspired from a painter, Piet Mondrian, who is best known to use the same colour scheme in his paintings. His lozenge paintings in the mid-1920s inspired Yves Saint Laurent’s The Mondrian Collection, a collection of dresses created as homage to the work of several modernistic artists. This style of dressing was also inspired from the Pop art movement that began in the 1960s that translated to Mod Fashion(or Modern fashion), which included mismatched solid colour separates, composed of blocks in different hues.

Today, the colour block trend has come a long way from just wearing coloured separates. There are various ways in which one can colour block- wearing the same colour head to toe, but in different hues; wearing mixed colours from head to toe; or balancing different colours with neutrals. Today I’ve worn different colours from top to toe. And how did I manage to pull that off? Scroll below to see! 

Full sleeved t shirt- Elle
Skirt- AND
Clutch- Flaunt by Femina
Pumps- Vero Moda
Necklace- Thrifted at Bandra Hill Road market
Wasn't this fun! These colours will add just the right pop colour to your fall wardrobe. Hope you liked this little colour blocking experiment and are excited to try it for yourself. Till then, see you next time!

XO.
Pranita