Friday, 24 June 2016

BIBA Spring/Summer Collection

Hello Chicas,

Like any other Indian girl, I too love buying ethnic clothes, be it for a special occasion or for casual outings. And speaking of ethnic, the very first thing which comes to my mind is BIBA. While wandering around a mall, the BIBA store is something which always manages to catch my attention. I have been always been a big fan of BIBA and most of my ethnic purchases are made from this brand. While shopping for Indian clothes, I always look for quirky, innovative prints with vibrant colors and BIBA happens to offer them all.

BIBA is the most loved ethnic fashion brand in India with multiple stores around the country as well as an online shopping portal of its own. They offer a range of products, but today I'll be talking about their recent Spring/Summer collection of kurta for women. Nothing is more comfortable than a kurta in this hot and humid weather. And with BIBA's new range of kurta one can combat the heat in style. With an array of styles to choose from, BIBA offers the chicest kurta without burning a hole in your pocket. The price range, which starts from as low as 500 bucks, BIBA surely has something for everyone. Their new collection is all about bright spring colors like yellow, orange and green. They have also incorporated the latest trends like button down kurtas, asymmetrical hemlines, pastel shades which adds a modern twist to the Indian attires. I have listed down below a few of my favorite picks.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

A Neutral Saga

Hello Chicas,

Neutral colors continue to dominate the fashion industry after taking over the fall fashion last year. I'm personally all about wearing bright and loud colors so this time I thought of trying something different and challenged myself to create a look with neutral colors.

So, what are neutral colors?

A color can be considered as a neutral on the basis of how effectively it blends into with other colors. Neutral or universal colors comprise of black, white, grey and brown. Different tints of the above mentioned shades is also referred to as neutrals, like, ivory, cream, tan, camel. Although they may sound dull and boring to many of us, but styling them is the easiest job. Also, one cannot ignore the fact that these colors are so versatile, I mean we can just throw a pair of beige shoes on any outfit as they go with almost every color.

Why neutrals?

  • A neutral outfit can be one's go to to look. They literally go with everything and anything. 
  • One can wear them again and again, unlike other outfits in statement colors which cannot be repeated often.
  • Neutrals are versatile as you can wear them a number of times with other neutral as well as bright colors thereby creating multiple looks.
  • Neutrals are always on trend and can be worn all year round.

How to wear neutrals?

  • For someone who is not yet ready to give into this trend, they may experiment with different shades of colors like navy blue or pale pink which are also neutrals.
  • Neutrals build the foundation of our basic wardrobe. Buying basic tees or trousers in tan or military green is the best way to incorporate them in our daily wear.
  • Neutral accessories are the best investment. They go with most of the outfits and helps to achieve a sleek look. Footwear, belts and handbags in neutrals are classic buys and never go out of style.
  • One can also add a pop of color to a neutral outfit. A red blouse with a white skirt or a tamarind tote with an all black ensemble will break the otherwise monotonous look. 
  • Special attention must be given to the fit and shape. As the color is not the major focus here so, naturally the attention diverts to details like fit. An ill-fitted neutral outfit can make one look sluggish.
How did I wear neutrals?

Coming to my outfit, I chose a pleated maxi skirt in olive which has buttoned sides and an attached buckle belt to it. I was pretty happy with the color and the material of the skirt, but something which totally annoys me about maxi skirts from Forever 21 is their length. They are abnormally long, like even after wearing a pair of 5 inch heels. Anyway, being a petite I am used to this situation so got the skirt customized by a local tailor. I have paired the skirt with a peach floral print top which has a round neckline and bell sleeves. The blue floral motifs on it added a pop to the outfit. Accessory wise, I have again opted for neutral colors, a brown tassel sling and a black choker. Finally, a messy braid and coral lips completed the look.

Photo Credits: Jyotika Baijal

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

It's Raining Ice-Creams

Hello Chicas,

Being a big foodie, summers have always been synonymous with ice-creams for me and that's the reason when I came across this beautiful maxi shirt dress with over all ice-cream print on it, I couldn't afford to let it go. Plus, the pastel baby blue color is such a refreshing treat for the eyes. I have been pretty much obsessed with shirt dresses these days as they are absolutely perfect for the current weather. Also, they are quite versatile as they can be styled in numerous ways. As a shirt dress is basically a longer version of shirt, one can dress it up by wearing it as a dress along with some statement accessories or dress down the look by layering it over our everyday outfit for a more casual look. They come in a variety of shape and length, thus giving one ample options to choose from.

Coming to my outfit, I have accessorized it with these really cute heart shaped sunglasses and a white box purse. For footwear, I have opted for Roman shoes which are back in vogue. A dainty charm bracelet and pink lips completed the look.

Photo Credits: Jyotika Baijal