Summer footwear – embelishments!

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As the temperature has slowly started to soar, I have already begun my whining and complaints of how hot it is and how I feel like I am melting into a gooey puddle just after a couple of minutes in the sun. I am all for summer and tropical weather and beaches but sometimes it gets too unbearable, and there is nothing much that you can do about it. When summer comes I turn nocturnal, venturing out only after sunset. Rest of the day is spent being holed up at my desk with work, accompanied by a constant supply of cold drinks, and editing and researching for articles – which is just a fancy term for mindless browsing over various blogs, magazines and shopping sites.

Clothing during summer has to invariably be as comfortable, airy and minimal as possible. There is absolutely no intention of stacking up on accessories either. Just the thought of layering anything, even a simple necklace, makes you want to peel off the layers. The only accessories I have fun with are shoes! You must know by now, that I am a hoarder of shoes and happily so! A girl can never have enough! Embellished shoes are all the rage this season. They add a little sparkle to your otherwise hot and humid day, and they are also the easiest way to add an extra something to your simple summer dress/skirt/shorts. Since I’ve already committed the sin of not shopping for the longest time ever, I didn’t waste any time in putting together a wish-list that would help all you guys with some inspiration as to what style you can go for as well!

Gladiators

  • Consider the shape of your leg before buying gladiator sandals
  •  Knee-high gladiators for long legs and ankle length for shorter legs
  • Also, wear chunkier styles with pants rather than dresses
  • Decide if you want flats or heels. T-strap looks great for flats!
  • When wearing knee-length or calf length, don’t overdo the clothes and other accessories

Embellished Sandals

  • Evaluate your wardrobe before deciding which pair to purchase
  • If your wardrobe leans to the casual side, you can go for heavy, colorful embellishment
  • If you wear a lot of dressy pieces, go for neutral solid color
  • Embellished flip flops are a more casual alternative that you can consider
  • If you don’t want to spend big bucks, buy some beads/studs/stones and do your own DIY!

Embellished Pumps

  • Perfect for a night out where you sparkle in your best
  • Go for quality and make sure the embellishments don’t fall off! 
  • Subtle colors with delicate embellishments are your best bet
  • A six inch heel + striking color might be a little too much sometimes, so opt for a shorter heel when going for bolder patterns

Max fashion festive collection

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With festive season and the wedding season nearly upon us, we can expect to see quite a lot of people dressed in their traditional best. I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with MaxFashion and style two looks from their latest Festive Wear collection. Now, if you have been following my blog long enough you will know that Max happens to be one of my favorite low budget brands. Almost every other post of mine has something from Max. What started out as a pocket friendly shopping experience during college days, continued to be a much loved and regularly visited store for me. It’s one of the best places to buy casual tshirts and casual kurtis, the kind of ones that you can keep buying every couple of months without hurting your bank balance! What I tend to love about Max is that you could give your whole wardrobe a makeover and still be within your budget. They have always been known to make excellent traditional wear but since the past couple of years they have stepped up their game by incorporating almost all the latest trends in their western wear section. 
I decided to put together two looks in complete contrast to each other. Diwali gives you an option to experiment with you style choices like no other festival. You could be dressed traditional and demure or go all out with a bling-bling saree for the night (after all it’s the festival of lights!) or try something eclectic and fun, at the same time giving it a traditional twist.
Look 1
The moment I tried on this black kurti I knew I had to have it! After walking around the store twice and not finding anything to pair it with, I was still not ready to let it go. I decided to channel the inner flower child in me, and pair it with a bright red crushed cotton skirt. I love how the simplicity of both the pieces brings about such a pleasant and unique combination. If you to stand out from the crowd this Diwali, try this look and load on the jewelry. 

Look 2

I love the bright orange kurta and the simplicity of this look. If I was going to spend time at home arranging the decorations, sprucing up the place, lighting diyas – this would be the outfit I would pick. Comfortable, bright and easy to move around in. 

Look 1: Kurta and skirt – Max fashion 
Look 2: Churidar set & shoes – Max fashion
Let me know which look was your favorite! 
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The Forever Trends

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What goes around always comes around in fashion, sometimes in the exact same way or sometimes with a slight twist or addition of its own catering to the changing audience. But there’s no denying that trends that were ‘in’ in the 90’s like crop tops and overalls or the 70’s bell bottomed trousers and retro looks have all been churned out again. I have never been that keen on following trends mainly because I look at my blog, my life and my style as something very personal rather than fashion forward. Yes it’s always fun to try out new stuff and get out of your comfort zone but not to the point of following trends blindly to the ‘T’. Having said that, there are few trends that never go out of style and have become wardrobe staples. Keep these in your closet and you’ll never have to worry about the what do I wear syndrome!

Stripes: Ever since I first started style blogging about three or four years ago, I’ve been hearing that stripes are the best thing ever to happen to fashionkind. Well it’s true. I haven’t come across anything else that is so versatile and chic at the same time.

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Polka dots: A polka dot dress automatically makes you feel all lady-like and a polka dot top or a shirt or even a skirt is just so cute and feminine.

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Denim on Denim: From being labeled as the biggest fashion faux pas thanks to a number of public fashion crimes committed on its name, it has been given a second chance and successfully emerged as a favorite trend.

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All whites: If you can leave aside the terrifying thought of spilling something or getting it dirty or being a total klutz while eating your favorite burger, an all white outfit looks sophisticated as hell. There’s no cooler and simpler way to dress than to go white head to toe.

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Florals: Flowers are pretty. Period. Whether it’s in your garden or on your table in a vase or a bouquet in your hand or on either side of the road during a scenic drive OR on your clothes – they just look pretty and make your day so much better. I challenge you to wear a floral dress and be grumpy the whole day. Can’t do it.. can ya?!

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Maxi skirts/dresses: Whoever invented these, a million girls around the world are fervently offering their thanks to you. It looks flattering on every body type. It can be dressed up or dressed down. It’s one of the most comfortable attires. It comes with pleats, it comes in crushed cotton, it comes in flowy chiffon, it comes in a riot of colors and it is perfect for so many occasions!

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Black and white: The simplest pairing of two colors and it couldn’t look any more perfect.

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Perfect skinny jeans: No matter how many varieties of trousers we try – printed, palazzo, sports luxe – a perfect pair of skinny jeans that fits you like a dream is a must have in our closet! It’s evergreen and never lets you down when you need a quick outfit

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Which of these are your favorite forever trends? 
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