Of Prints & Patterns

Hey, beauties!

I have this habit of going through my old stuff, ditching my new apparels for some time and trying out the out-dated ones in a more modern way. When we were kids, my dad would always get us variety of new clothes and what was hilarious was that he wouldn’t just shop for us but also, for the future us. At that time, we had trunks full of clothes that didn’t fit us, that my sister and I planned to save for our “future” self. Funny, I know! However, it’s a lot like shopping online for yourself and still getting surprised when your order arrives or hiding few bucks in a winter jacket just so you find the same money next winter. A gift for you by you. I’m still fascinated with the idea and yes, I continue to do so even now.

While going through the same collection that I had saved when I was somewhere around the age of 12, I found this gorgeous green long skirt with the pattern you can completely get lost in for a while. I rarely wear skirts because I find them restrictive and difficult to travel in but this one, I couldn’t take off when I tried it.

My childhood memory of trying this skirt when I couldn’t fit into it and dying to grow up just so that I could fit in it is where my inspiration for this post came from. Hence, I decided to create an outfit that is vintage yet bohemian and something you can definitely wear to college.

In the outfit, I’m wearing a see-through knot crop top, white canvas shoes, a gemstone necklace as a waist belt (kamar-bandh), oxidized silver chandbalis and of course, the skirt from the past.

A fashion tip to keep in mind would be if you are not very experimental with your outfits, then pairing the apparel that has a very strong pattern with something plain would be better. In this outfit, I’ve paired my skirt with a plain top. Had I gone for something else which had patterns too, the outfit would have appeared too strong. I like keeping my outfits simple and sticking to just one statement apparel/accessory. Here, that would be my skirt.

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Photography by Eliza Anjum

OUTFIT DETAILS:

  • Top (Sarojini Nagar)
  • White Canvas Shoes (Amazon)
  • Chandbalis & Gemstone Necklace (My Instagram store @SimplyGorgoeus002)

I hope you liked this outfit and the story behind it. For any sneak peaks & my shopping hauls, follow me on Instagram @PrettyLittleVirtuoso.

P.S: Do not throw away your clothes. Donate them this December and bring happiness and warmth into someone else’s life.

Thank you for reading!

With love,

Simran Bharti

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Basic-ally Breathtaking

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

Hello, everyone!

I’m back with another post. I know it’s been really long since I posted anything on the blog because I have been so occupied with a lot of things lately. The last month has been like a roller coaster of events. I hope your year has been eventful too.

This article features two of my basic shirts that I have paired differently, showing how basic apparels can be made breathtaking using the mentioned styling tips.

In the first outfit, I’m wearing a shirt as a shirt dress with my denim jacket, plain black socks and a bohemian necklace as a belt. While wearing a dress that doesn’t fit your body properly or is of a bigger size, don’t hesitate to go for belts.

For those of you girls who are into chunky accessories or have a nice collection of necklaces you feel you never get a chance to wear, this is your chance to be little experimental and show off your accessory collection. I loved how the necklace didn’t look out of place and was easy to carry around and adjust as well.

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In the second outfit, I’m wearing a shirt dress with a black belt, socks, boots and denim jacket. I’ve kept the first few buttons open to show my bralette’s design. Feel free to go for lace bralettes, chokers and quotation pendants. This shoot was done in the month of January when the weather was cold, hence the boots with the socks. My intention was to show how, instead of wearing thigh high boots with dresses and shorts on a daily basis which might look little over board, you can go for thigh high or normal length socks with your daily-wear boots or block/platform heels and save the money you’d have otherwise spent on the boots that you’d wear just once or twice in a year. But well, I guess it’s a little late for that fashion tip. 😛

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Photography by Eliza Anjum

OUTFIT DETAILS:

  • Shirt dress (Bought for Rs 250 from  Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • Denim Jacket (Bought for Rs 250 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • Check Shirt (Bought for Rs 200 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • Sling bag (Bought for Rs 350 from Kamla Nagar Market)
  • Ring (My Instagram store @SimplyGorgoeus002)
  • Bohemian coin necklace (Amazon.in)
  • Black socks (Amazon.in)
  • Bralette (Amazon.in)
  • Boots from SSS

Anyway, the purpose of creating these two outfits was to show how your simple/basic clothing can be worn in a different style only if you remember to follow few styling tips. All it takes is a little effort to make your outfit more stylish, bring your confidence to a new level and look Simply Gorgeous.

I hope you liked the outfit and found the content useful.

Feel free to like and share the post.

Thank you for taking out time to go through the post!

With love and warmth,

Simran Bharti

Unconventional Ways To Dress Up In Ethnic Wear Kurta with trench coat

2 Quirky Ways To Style Your Ethnic Wear

“If you follow all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun.”

Hey, girls!

In this post, I’ve brought to you two different and new ways in which you can sizzle your ethnic look because wearing Kurta the conventional way is very common. Not that it doesn’t look beautiful the way it is worn but I would love to see your girls dress up uniquely and rocking your outfits. After all, good accessories and clothes only complement the beauty that’s already there, right? 😉 So let’s see how you can transform your Desi look into Indo-western:

Look 1: Kurta as a dress

Wearing my bright yellow kurta with a long cardigan and pairing it up with many bohemian accessories, I went for the western look. I kept my hair open and wore a tiny black bindi that adds all the ethnic vibes that my outfit needed. A slim belt is a great option to give shape to your entire outfit. Just the way boots are worn with dresses, I wore mine with this Indo-western outfit. Does this outfit not look amazing, ladies?

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Look 2: Kurta with Culottes

The way kurtas are worn with long skirts, I wore mine with these denim culottes. I paired them up with my heeled white shoes that are very much in fashion nowadays. I wore the ethnic accessories from my Instagram store collection (@SimplyGorgeous002). If you love them, feel free to order any. Denim culottes were, for me, the perfect way to add the quirkiness to my ethnic outfit. What’s yours?

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Photography by Eliza Anjum

OUTFIT DETAILS:

  • Yellow kurta (Bought for Rs 250 from Kamla Nagar, Delhi)
  • Black cardigan (Bought for Rs 200 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • White Heeled Shoes (Bought for Rs 400 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • Jhumkas & Rings (My Instagram store @SimplyGorgoeus002)
  • Bohemian coin necklace (Amazon.in)
  • Denim culottes (Koovs)
  • Boots from SSS

Don’t forget to share the post. Tag me in your pictures on Instagram if you recreate these outfits. I’d love see how you style your Indo-western outfits by adding that quirkiness like I did.

Thank you for reading!

With love,

Simran Bharti

4 Last Minute Indo-Western Diwali Outfits

Hello girls!

I was so busy planning for some amazing blog posts (that I’ll be posting later) and occupied with my college work that I had completely forgotten to do a Diwali blog post. So, I went through my wardrobe and found this really elegant lehenga of my mom that she had bought after her marriage and then, decided to use that for creating different looks. This is a very old lehenga and I have used all that there is in a lehenga to create three unique Indo-Western looks for the last minute ladies and yes, since the shoot was next day, these outfits are actually last minute. I have also used an ethnic long skirt that was lying there in my wardrobe for years and created a bohemian look for those ladies who do not have any lehenga to create a last minute outfit.

Let’s have a look at the outfits:

Look 1: Wear any long skirt with a blazer & create a bohemian look

I don’t wear long skirts a lot. I found it difficult to even pair this skirt up with a top because I’m not into tank tops and that’s what usually girls wear skirts with. A tank top or tee, a scarf that goes with the skirt and flats. But when you are dressing up for some festival, you dress up properly and you DRESS UP! That being the reason why I added a blazer in this look and the chunky bohemian and Turkish jewelry. You should definitely go for a heavy statement necklace if you want to recreate this look and create your own last minute Indo-western Diwali outfit. 😉

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Outfit Details:

  • Bohemian coin necklace from amazon.in
  • Printed Long Skirt
  • Black Blazer by Only
  • Plain Silver bangles bought for Rs 100 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi
  • Silver Jhumkas for Rs 100 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi
  • Vintage Turkish Rings from my collection on Spoyl App (Account: Sale Sale Sale)

Look 2: Wearing Lehenga’s dupatta as a saree

For those of you who are very much into experimenting and wearing Ind-western look, this is a last minute outfit that you can definitely go for. Using a dupatta as a saree and draping it around your jeans to make it look like a saree. The dupatta that I used belongs to my mom’s lehenga and what I absolutely love about it is the color and fabric that it is made from. Golden jewelry looks fabulous with maroon color and especially a dark colored saree. One fashion tip that you can go for is: if the dupatta you are using is short in length, you can add two dupattas and drape them around your waist like a saree. I kept the look simple and elegant and added minimal accessories. I wore flared jeans in this outfit but you can surely go for a pair of black jeggings or leggings for a better finish.

Fashion tip: Wear the same outfit with a lace bralette for a more festive look.

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Outfit Details:

  • Mom’s lehenga’s dupatta
  • Wired Statement Necklace (Set) from Zylph
  • Curled leaf golden bracelet from my collection on Spoyl App (Account: Sale Sale Sale)
  • Angle wings ring from amazon.in

Look 3: Add an ethnic over coat or jacket to your Western outfit

The most effortless way to create an Indo-western look is by pairing up your ethnic jacket with a black crop top, jeans and any ethnic footwear. I don’t think I need to mention any ethnic accessories because those cute things are obviously necessary to complete the ethnic look.  In this outfit, I wore my mom’s lehenga’s jacket as an ethnic jacket and to be honest, if it didn’t have the embroidered borders, it would definitely look like a plain trench coat. 😛  But it does qualify as a great last minute Diwali outfit.

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Outfit Details:

  • Golden Egyptian Statement Neckalce from Zylph
  • Mom’s lehenga’s ethnic over coat
  • Angel Wings Ring from amazon.in
  • Golden Heart Cuff Bracelet from TrendyWay.in
  • Golden Leaf Bracelet from my collection on Spoyl App (Account: Sale Sale Sale)

Look 4: Wear any lehenga’s blouse as an ethnic crop top

This is my favorite look because of this lehenga’s blouse. The embroidery on it is just beautiful and the best thing about it is the padded shoulders which give it a look of one of those military jackets that have padded shoulders as well. This is neither too much, nor too less for a Diwali outfit. If you have something like this in your or your mom’s wardrobe, then girls, you are all set for Diwali.

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Photography by Eliza Anjum

Outfit Details:

  • Mom’s lehenga’s blouse
  • Golden Necklace from my collection on Spoyl App (Account: Sale Sale Sale)
  • Golden Heart Cuff Bracelet from TrendyWay.in
  • Golden Leaf Bracelet from my collection on Spoyl App (Account: Sale Sale Sale)
  • Black sling bag for Rs 300 from Karol Bagh
  • Golden jhumkas for Rs 200 from Sarijini Nagar, Delhi

Apparel Common in all the outfits:

  • Flared jeans by Miss Benette London (Jabong)
  • Black scoop neck crop top bought for Rs 300 from Big C Mall, Sarojini Nagar
  • Leather Peep Toe Pencil heels bought for Rs 500 from Karol Bagh

I hope this article saved the lives of those broke shopaholics who really want to look good on Diwali without having to spend any more money on shopping. Hoping now your problem is solved.

Do follow my blog for much such interesting blog posts and for any article request, feel free to drop a mail at simran.bharti10@gmail.com

Follow me on Instagram for more sneak peaks @prettylittlevirtuoso because Instagram is my runway. B)

Stay happy! Stay gorgeous!

Happy Diwali to all of you!

With lots of love,

Simran Bharti