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Pinking up the pieces

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Photography by Marcos David

I’M WEARING: Kurta (awami by Amir Adnan) / Skinny Jeans (Cotton on) / Kolhapuris(Nagra) / Ring (Flea Market) / Black cuff (asos) / Key cuff (Disney) / Shades (factorie)

One of my favorite pieces from my wardrobe has to be this pink military inspired kurta that was designed (not by me) while I worked as a designer for Amir Adnan. Almost an immediate buy, surprisingly I haven’t donned it for many occassions. Part in the spirit of Mardi Gra and part just because I wanted to, the kurta tunic from the sub brand ‘awami’ is fun majorly due to its striking color. Hints of print via trim avoid it from going overtly serious. With a cloudy day at behest, it was a perfect excuse to for this cotton tunic that is easy and breezy… literally. Who said you need to feel all 50 shades of grey?? just add in a splash of color..hehe. Going with the contrast of oversize-streamline , because it looks good, I paired the kurta with a pair of skinny jeans from cotton on that still fit me despite all the binge eating I have been upto (need to stop that). Pairing it up with kolhapuris, I finished it up with a cuffs and a statement ring. The ASOS black cuff has just become my go to, and along with that I picked up this key shaped adjustable Disney cuff which reminded me of Maliha Rao because of the inscription MADE IN WONDERLAND.. hehe go read her about her and you’ll know why. A statement ring and reflective aviators from factorie accenting the look, tied it all perfectly.

A Formal Affair

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Photography by Marcos David

I’M WEARNG: Button Up Shirt (yd.) / Vest ( Face IT) / Pants (Yellow) / Belt (Levis) / Boots (asos) / Ring(flea market)

For some with wild or longer hair as mine, going formal in an attire becomes a sort of a nightmarish task. We tend to look like a cross between count dracula and mad men rolled into one. However one needs to accept the hair as they are without trying too hard to tame them down (yes it takes a lot of time to make peace with wild hair with a mind of their own). Doing so provides what you wear with a perfect contrast to clean lines making you not go a bit too overboard. It is dapper in its own way. Pairing a darker tone of a blue with a tiny paisley print with a vest works within this look. A tiny print over a formal color like blue makes for a perfect alternative than the usual corporate stripes and checks and this shirt from yd. fitted the bill. Vest is a sort of must-have for those living in hot climates and want to avoid going the suit-route. Vest adds a formal dimension and elevates the look. I usually prefer my sleeves rolled up, but go ahead and button them all the way down (maybe I should try that!! food for thought). Blue and brown always works… its like one of those classic combinations and chinos are a perfect alternative to dress pants. Rounding off the look with classic black boots from ASOS and you are pretty much ready to roll. A ring or a watch ( i still have to find the perfect watch to suit me) finishes this look just right. You don’t need to break new grounds for a well styled look.

Geeked Out

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I’M WEARING: Button Down Shirt (Cedar wood state) / Chinos (Zainab Market) / Socks (next) /
Desert boots (1st step) / Bowtie (Stoneage) / Cuff (ASOS) / Ring (Flea market)

Some days I just feel like creating a character of sorts, dressing up as that character and playing upon the traits in your own spin always results in some interesting looks. For this look, I went the geeky route, with wild hair inspired by a friend’s animation character of a crazy genius that she made quite a few years ago (I just shook my head wildly :P).  With a polka dotted button down and plum colored pants, I rounded off the look with some laced up navy boots and cobalt blue socks. Adding in a bow tie, I went for a polka-on-polka  effect with a navy dotted bowtie from stoneage along with big square shaped specs to bring out the nerd in me (which I do tend to be). A cuff from asos and a statement ring was just enough to add in a bit of quirk in accessories.

Directional

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I’M WEARING: Button-up shirt (yd.) / Jeans (levis) / Socks (next) / Desert Boots (1st step) / Cuff (asos) /
rings (Flea market finds)

 People like me usually tend to avoid pants like white denim for one sole reason…we are hyperactive enthusiasts so what and where might happen to them is a series of unending questions. White denims, as much as people might fear, are not that tricky to pull off. I paired it up with a blue button down (some colors just work) from yd. The arrow motif shirt coordinated perfectly with the pants. The cotton shirt was more than perfect for a bright sunny day. Adding in that pop of color were the red socks that added a bit of a surprise element to the whole outfit. It is always fun to draw attention to subtle details when you have a color based outfit going about and the socks just provide that. I rounded off the look with with navy desert boots. With a look like this the accessories needed to be restrained and thus a couple of rings and a black cuff from ASOS  is just enough to perfectly finish things off.