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.
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.
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.
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
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.
A perfect summer day is when the Sun is shining bright, the wind in my hair and my best outfit on. Although, I always seem to get confused with the styles out there; do you? So I present to you my awesome, affordable and trendy ideas that you can rock this summer too.
Trend # 1 Cold Shoulder/Off Shoulder
2016 is all about those shoulders, don’t be afraid to show yours. I bought so many off the shoulder tops/cold shoulder dresses and have so many ideas to style them. I guess I should just a separate post on this trend :P.
Trend #2 Gladiator/Boho
Let your shoes do all the talking and Gladiator Sandals are the way to do it. Gladiators are the hottest trend this season. It can be worn with a pair of shorts, a white slip dress or the way I did it below. I bought my gladiators from Charlotte Russe and paired it with a beautiful off shoulder bohemian dress from Hollister.
Trend # 4 Crop Tops
It’s no secret that crop tops are a huge trend which is still going strong from last year. Opt for high-waist bottoms if you’re shy. Try a full sleeve crop top for little colder weather and rock the look. For a more feminine look, wear a matching bottom with it. There are no rules for wearing crop top, if you don’t want to invest in it, go for an old buttoned up shirt and DIY a crop top and give it a try. Here’s how I styled them :
Trend # 5 Slip Dress
The most comfortable yet Chic is what I call a slip dress. I bought a long slip dress which gives it a look of maxi dress.
Trend # 6 Lace ups/Crochet/Scallops/Little White dress
Lace ups + little White dress equals perfect. I got this dress from Charlotte Russe and it was just so perfect. White Angelic dress along with scalloped detail on the bottom gives it a little edge. It is perfect for a beach day, a Sunday brunch or even for a date night in Summer.
Trend #7 Tie Dye
Tie Dye is back. I remember dyeing my clothes in various patterns & colors with my sisters during summer break in 90s. I see the market is full of Tie dye crop tops, tank tops, skirts, maxi dress and slip dresses. There’s a lot to choose from but here are my ideas of how you can buy a slip dress in tie dye to combine two summer trends and minimalizing your wardrobe. It looks super trendy, breezy and is also pocket friendly.