Shorts for Summer!

Fashion, indian fashion blog, myntra, shopping, sponsored post, summer, wishlist
Shorts and skirts have always been synonymous with summer. They are comfortable, cute, airy, makes it so much easier to ride a bike, sit, stand, run and do absolutely anything inspite of the heat. Also you get to show off a gorgeous summer tan from your most recent beach vacation.  As the temperature gets soaring higher and higher, I have started packing away my jeans and trousers and replacing them with printed shorts, lace shorts, denim and so on! From the time Myntra has launched their shopping app, I haven’t been able to resist browsing through all their summer collections every day.

Style has always been a way to tell the world who you are without having to speak. I always believe that any outfit you wear is an extension of your personality. For someone like me who relies heavily on visual stimulation, playing dress up everyday according to my mood is the best way to project how I am feeling. If someone had to look at my pictures and put my style under a category they would say its simple, casual and experimental. Those words pretty much sum up my personality as well!

Come summer, I tend to go the same route again – casual, simple and experimental. A lot of people restrict their options for styling just because they think certain types of clothes have been stereotyped for certain types of personalities. You can look simple and elegant whether you are wearing a full-sleeved dress or hot pants or a backless blouse and saree. It all depends on how you style and carry the outfit. Similarly you don’t need mile long legs to wear shorts and look good in them. You just need to pick the right style for your body type and wear them like you own them (not the other way around!)

Myntra has stocked up on more than 2000 styles of shorts and skirts on their app for you to explore. Here are some of my favorite picks and how you can style them for different occasions! 

 Active shorts from Only: Summer is no excuse to skip on your workout. Yes, the heat and the sweat might make the thought of walking away from your air conditioned bedroom unbearable, but that’s the reason you have cute options like these right? Priced at Rs.747/- there’s nothing like a bright cheery pair of workout shorts to get you moving and grooving. Plus you need to have those legs ready to flaunt them all summer!

Printed black shorts from Tokyo Talkies: They’ve got some really good options in both plain and printed shorts. The plain ones can easily be paired with a bright tee and maybe a blazer if it’s not too hot. I’ve always been a fan of printed shorts, and these black ones are a steal at just Rs.524/-

White lace shorts from Only: You can’t do summer without at least one option of white. With a pretty lace hem, these can be dressed up with a summery top, fancy flats and a pair of sunglasses for an evening dinner. Only has always been one brand that’s up-to date on the latest trends and they have some really good pieces for the summer. This pretty number is priced at Rs.2495/-

Blue and white skort from Belle fille: This brand is a new discovery of mine. And I have just one word to say about their collection – amazing! I literally couldn’t choose which ones I liked more. The options are endless, for every occasion, mood and body-type. The blue and white skort was something that attracted me instantly. The stripes make it look all the more cuter and this can be style in many different ways. Priced at Rs.1079/- it’s totally worth it!

High waist printed shorts from Belle fille: For a slightly bohemian look, this pair of high-waisted shorts priced at Rs.1079/- would be a perfect pick. Whether you pair it with a crop top or a long, loose white shirt half tucked in, it won’t fail to make a statement. Belle fille is one brand with endless options specially if you are looking to update your summer wardrobe with plenty of shorts!

Denim shorts from Only: Your shorts collection can never be complete without a pair of well worn denim shorts. When in doubt, always go back to classics. Invest in a well fitted pair of denim cut-offs, and you are set for almost any occasion!  This pair is priced at Rs.2295/-

If you are still looking for options and inspiration, have a look at the below video on ideas for how to style your skirts & shorts for this summer! 


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Shop through an app!

Fashion, indian fashion blog, myntra, online shopping, sponsored post
My day typically starts with my phone and ends with my phone. Whether it’s for a quick check for new emails, a browse through instagram or facebook, or reading the news and interesting articles while having breakfast – I don’t think I can live a second without my phone. I use it for everything right from replying to mails, chalking out to-do lists, scheduling meetings, scanning documents, browsing videos, being up-to-date with all my social media accounts and last but not the least – shopping!

As a blogger, my work schedule can sometimes get crazy with no time to sit and breathe. There are days when I am at an early morning shoot, followed by a quick breakfast, rushing to meetings, making calls while in the car, planning the next shoot, jotting down ideas for posts – all while I am on the go. Needless to say, shopping happens when I am on the go as well. I like to keep myself up-to date on what’s new and what’s on sale on my favorite shopping sites. You never know when I might need to source something for the next shoot or when I might spot something that I love on sale or when I might come across something so quirky that it instantly gives me an idea for the next shoot.
With more and more retail stores like Myntra coming up with exclusive apps for shopping, the need to open your laptop keeps decreasing day by day.

Access from anywhere, anytime
Like I said, my whole professional and personal life is run from my mobile (sounds dramatic I know, but it’s true to an extent!). I need to be connected 24×7, and there are many instances where the thin line between using social media for recreation and for work keeps getting blurred. Spending additional time on my laptop is something that I try to avoid, more so because my shopping urges tend to hit me at the most unexpected times – while in the car, when eating at a restaurant, or when am simply too lazy to walk three feet and get my laptop while am on the bed. Why go to all that trouble when I can shop from the comforts of an app, from literally anywhere!

Stay logged in all the time and faster checkout
Shopping through an app is definitely way faster than trying to browse through your laptop. Just one click to access the store, another couple of clicks to select your products and you pay in an instant. Personally I hate logging in to my account each time, and since I have too many accounts to even remember them in the first place, this works for me! Instead of typing in every mail id that I could have possibly registered with, or trying to generate a new password every time, I can actually breeze through the checkout process in a matter of minutes.

App-only discounts and offers
I am a huge discount shopper, and am always on the lookout for coupons and deals while shopping. Apps like Myntra usually provide exclusive discount coupons which are not available anywhere else. So there’s your chance to snag that dress you’ve been eyeing for so long or a pair of heels that you’ve secretly been hoping will go on sale so that you don’t have to break your account over them.

Sharing is easy
Social media, email, and instant messaging – with an app for everything on your mobile, sharing your finds with friends and family (or your readers if you are a blogger!) is so easy. Each time I find something that I like, or I put together a look with products from a website that I feel might inspire someone; I tend to share it on my social media channels, sharing is caring after all!

With the ease of shopping through an app and the convenience of selecting any product that you want, app shopping (yes I just made up that word) is here to stay!