Spring/Summer Trends 2017

Trends come and go but trendy doesn’t mean stylish. Not all the trends will please your personality or style. I personally don’t adopt each trend and I like to develop my own style that transcends many seasons. It doesn’t mean you should not follow new trends. Each year I pick a new trend or two and personalize it according to my style preferences. I have been following New York Fashion Week (NYFW), Paris Fashion Week (PFW) and have seen below trends for this season. Also, I have listed a few websites I like to shop from.

Head to toe florals

Warmer weather, blooming flowers, flip flops and green grass – Florals are probably my favorite for spring & summer. It is something that really works for me. Here are some of my favorites for floral collection –

Ruffles, Frills and Bell Sleeves

This is the most hyped trend of the season- many of my favorite fashion bloggers are already taking this trend to another level. I am not sure how it would suit my personality but I am thinking to give it a try.

Big Bold Stripes

It may look less appealing at first but I already have styled one outfit with big bold stripes, I really liked it. I will be exploring more of this trend in spring. Here are some of the options –

Denim everything

Denim is still going strong from last summer, but now it is available in prints, soft denim, overalls, with patches, embroidery and gems as well. I do have some pieces from last year which I will be restyling. Options:-

Khaki

Yes, it’s back but with a modern twist. I remember seeing khaki pants in the last decade. I like the new look of it, especially as a jacket or a dress. There are Khaki jumpsuits and shorts, skirts in the market too. Here are a few options –

Gingham

We saw a glimpse of this print last year but it has made its way back in this year. I do have a crop top I bought in this print last year but I am seeing a lot of gingham dresses, tops online. Here are some of the options to shop from:

Color Block

I don’t have anything in my wardrobe with color block design. I will definitely be trying this new trend and see if it works for me. Here are some options to shop from:

 

Peace,

Richa

 

Disclaimer: Opinions and views expressed above are all my own and I am not getting paid from any of the websites. These are just some of my favorite brands and websites to shop from. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Self confidence is the best outfit, rock it and own it.

Confidence may not bring success but it gives you power to face any challenge.

One of the things that held me back from pursuing my dreams for many years was fear of failure. I clearly remember the day I did my first fashion post on Instagram and Facebook; it wasn’t easy to put myself out there. Constantly thinking what other people think made me anxious but I can say I have come far since that day. I may not be successful yet in this new venture but I am improving, my confidence keeps growing every day. Confidence is the ability to feel beautiful without having someone to tell you.

Outfit details –

Turtleneck White Top– Forever 21 (Here )

Multicolored Wool Skirt – Forever 21 ( Sold out everywhere)

Sunglasses – Quay Australia (Here)

Studded Sandals – Chalotte Russe – sold out  (Similar Here)

 

Be Humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character ~Melanie Koulouris

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Re-purposing old clothes

Good morning 🙂

Nature never ceases to amaze; love it when it feels like summer in Feb. I love warm weather but I had one question in mind – what do I wear on such a beautiful day?

I went through my winter wardrobe and wasn’t convinced with any outfit that would do justice to this weather. Voila, I found a summer outfit I had completely forgotten about. I decided to change it up a bit and restyled it for a warm winter day.

Do take a look at the transformation of a summer black dress into a casual, chic winter outfit.

Summer Look –

Dress- Forever 21(Sold out, Similar Here)

Fringe Bag – Stalk Buy Love (Here)

Slippers – Charlotte Russe (Here )

Sunglasses -Provogue

Warm Winter Look –

Dress – Forever 21 (Sold out, Similar Here)

Turtleneck – Forever 21 (Here )

Backpack – Kate Spade (Sold out, Similar Here )

Ankle Boots – Forever 21 (Sold out, Similar here)


Please let me know if you would like to see more of such posts. I have great ideas on re-styling and re-purposing old clothes.

Peace,

Richa

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Indo Western Fusion

Hello and Namaste 🙂

Someone once told me that Indian women look more striking and elegant in Indian wear like sarees, suits and lehengas than in western wear. I didn’t agree much at the time but now I would and the reason would be that we are most comfortable and confident in our ethnicity and culture. Since confidence is the key to look beautiful, I would say we Indian women do look the best in the Indian wear, at least I feel this way. The beauty and glow comes from within when we are dressed in ethnic attire.

I recently visited my family in New Jersey to celebrate my niece’s 2nd bday and the theme was Indian Ethnic, hence this post. I wanted to show additional outfit options when you don’t have many Indian outfits and can do fusion of Ethnic Indian & western. My style has derived from Punjab. So I would mix and match some of the outfits that are common in Punjab.

Outfit 1 –

I am most excited about this one because I designed and stitched it myself. I spent a month in India (Punjab) last summer where I learnt how to sew and while learning, I made a few outfits myself from the scratch.

I found a light blue/turquoise fabric in floral print in the local market. We decided to make a flared skirt out of it and we call it “Lehenga” in India. I paired it with cut out shoulder crop top in hot pink made from silk fabric. Of course, you would want to dominate the Indian ethnic side and for that, wear all your jewelry and bangles to make it perfect and glittery.

Here are some of the looks:-

 

Outfit 2 –

An Indian girl should at least have a white and a black skirt (lehengas) in her wardrobe. I bought a black raw silk skirt recently from India and it is so versatile that you can wear a heavy embroidery blouse or a plain crop top to dress it up or down depending on the occasion. I paired it with a halter neck crop top from forever 21 and wore some silver antique jewelry with it to keep it simple.

Outfit pictures –

 

If you would like to know how I choose my fabrics or designs, I can do a separate post about it. Please let me know :))

Richa

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Spring/Summer Color Trends 2017

Hello 🙂

I just wanted to share something different this time, and with new York Fashion week (Women’s) wrapping up today, I thought I would show the way and see what colors would be trending this Spring/Summer 2017.

I have recently started referring to the “Pantone Fashion color report” for the color trends. We all will be seeing all the spring/summer styles in the market with these colors in 2017. The colors truly express the nature,  some are so vibrant and lively, and some of them are earthly tones and soothing to your eyes. To me, these colors totally express the water, earth, fire and air – the four elements of the world. I have already seen “Primrose Yellow”, “Pale Dogwood” and “Island Paradise” in the Market  a lot and I do own some of the pieces in these shades. I am sure all of us have found at least one favorite color in the palette below. Unlike trends from past few years, we will see a lot more colors this season.

Source – https://www.pantone.com/fashion-color-report-spring-2017

My next post will be about the “styles that are trending spring/summer 2017”.

Stay Tuned!

Richa

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Valentine’s Day 2017 Inspiration

Happy V-day Loves!

Red is the color of love and it’s one of my favorite colors too. However, I didn’t want to go all red this year. I chose a navy blue dress with red bag and red pumps. It wasn’t easy to find perfect red bag but I was lucky to get my hands on to the Aldo’s new V-day collection – this perfectly sized red bag with a little bow is to die for.

Also, I bought this dress in sale. I didn’t like it at first but when I tried it on, it fit perfectly and I like how it sits on my body. I like the length of the dress as well. Mostly I don’t find mini dresses because I am petite (5’4″ Under). Also, check out “Express” new Petite collection if you’re under 5’4″.

here’s the complete look –

 

Outfit Details –

Dress –  Here

Bag – Here

Shoes- Here

 

 

 

 

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Fall to Winter Transition

Happy Friday Loves!

I know how frustrating it can be to continuously think and plan your outfits for winter. You want to bundle up in the cold weather but also want to look stylish. I found an easy way to use some of old fall outfits and turning them into winter outfits.

Here is the outfit I restyled from fall to winter –

 

Outfit Details –

Black Striped Shirt-Here

Grey Skater Skirt – Here

OTK Boots –Here

Crossbody Bag – Nine West

Parka – Michael Kors

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Winter Look book 2016/17

Winter is here!

Only thing I love about winter is the winter fashion and style – Coats, Long boots, Sweater dresses! However, it can be overwhelming to spend so much on the winter outerwear and accessories. I found some real nice pieces which are affordable and stylish. You just need a few staples in your wardrobe and you can rock the winter.

Outfit 1 –

Sherpa Coat – Lulu’s Here

Pants – Zara – Sold out ( Similar here – Here)

Boots – Nine west – Sold out (Similar –Here )

Outfit 2 –

Shearling Wool coat –  Forever 21 Sold out ( Similar Here)

Olive Green Dress –  Marshalls Sold out (Similar Here)

Studded Sandals – Chalotte Russe – sold out  (Similar Here)

 

 

Outfit 3 –

Double Breasted Pea Coat –  Forever 21 Sold Out ( Similar – Here)

Blush Pink Sweater – Target Sold out ( Similar Here)

Jeans – Aeropostale – Here

Black Pumps – Nine West  – Here

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Diwali Look Book

Hello my beautiful friends!

Happy Diwali to everyone! 🙂 

Diwali has been a very special holiday for me – family reunion, Rangoli colors and truly a festival of lights. I have never been interested in firecrackers anyway. Diwali 2016 has been no different than any other diwali except that we celebrated with my sister who has been living in the US.

Day time look –

While we were preparing for the festivities to begin, I wanted to dress up for the occasion but also look subtle and simple at the same time. so I decided to wear a plain white kurta with burgundy leggings (perfect for fall weather). I got this high slit kurta designed from near by tailor. I borrowed these beautiful earrings (Karigari) from my sister and they went perfectly with my dress.My sandals are from Michael Kors.

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Night time look – 

For a beautiful diwali evening, I wore this beautiful cold shoulder silk crop top and White skirt with bronz leaf kind of detail to it. I bought this skirt from my hometown – Jalandhar from a private boutique and I got silk crop top stitched by a tailor and design was inspired by bollywood actress recent post. I totally loved how cold shoulder trend could be turned into a beautiful ethnic outfit.

Here are the pictures –

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FALL’in Love – Fall edition 2016

Fall/Autumn is my favorite time of the year currently because there’s very less of it that we experience in India. Now that I am in the US, I want to explore every bit of it. There are so many things about this season that I adore – Crispiness in the air, falling leaves, Change of colors, Pumpkin Spice Latte, beauty all around but Fall Fashion the most. Below are the few Fall essentials/Fall favorites of mine that I would like to show you.

Look 1 – The most common and my favorite – Plaid. If I wish, I would incorporate plaid everywhere – in home decor, scarves, coats, bags :).

Shirt – H&M

Boots- Nine west and

Bag -burgundy Satchel from Michael Kors.

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Plaid and Booties

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Look 2 –  Duster Coat 

It is an essential in your wardrobe, not just fall but you can throw it whenever it gets chillier in the summer evenings. It is very light if you have to pack it for travel. I totally love the color of this, it screams fall to me.

Top – Forever 21

White Jeans – Xpose

White sandals – Michael Kors

Duster Coat – Kazo

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Look 3 – Black leather Jacket with Blush Pink Skirt

I recently bought this beautiful Leather Jacket from Urban Outfitters. It was a bit expensive for my budget but I have waited to buy a perfect one for a long time. With the quality Urban Outfitters offer, I am sure it will last me for a very long time. See below on how I have paired it with.

Off Shoulder Black Top – H&M

Blush Pink skirt – Forever 21

Black Leather Jacket – Urban Outfitters

Blush Pink Pumps – Zara

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