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Bold & Beautiful: Stealing From My Parents’ Wardrobe

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.I believe that tomorrow is another day & I believe in miracles.”

Hello, lovelies!

Posting after a month (apologies) and bringing to you something great, something new, something amazing!

Colleges are reopening soon and it is time to style everything that you’ve bought during the break. So, I decided to come up with a series of bohemian/Indo-western/not-so-ordinary outfit ideas that will help you stand out of the crowd when you go out. This is the time to use all your creativity and do that one thing we all never thought we, as adults, would never do and that is- steal from our parents’ wardrobe. Yes, you read it right!

For those short on money to spend on shopping, this could be a life saving blog series. I came up with multiple ways to style everything that I could find in my parents’ wardrobe and that included more than my dad’s loose tees and mom’s dupatta. I will show you how to rock those “old-fashioned” apparels in ways you didn’t think you could. 😉

The first outfit in this series is something I always wanted to wear but couldn’t come up with more ideas to style i.e. my mom’s salwar.

In this outfit, I wore a green salwar with a Broshne top from Stalk Buy Love and a must-have denim jacket. For accessories, I decided to go for these very trendy chandbalis with some beautiful stone work and a sling bag with pom pom strap and beautiful embroirdery work. For footwear, I chose the most basic and most stylish, a pair of white trainers that I recently ordered from Koovs.com.

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Photography by Eliza Anjum

OUTFIT DETAILS:

  • Denim Jacket (Sarojini Nagar, Rs 250/-)
  • Black Broshne Top by Stalk Buy Love
  • White Shoes by My Foot Couture (Koovs)
  • Sky blue chandbalis & pom pom sling bag from my Instagram store @SimplyGorgoeus002
  • Salwar (Mom’s wardrobe)

This was the first outfit in my “Stealing from my parents’ wardrobe” series. I hope you liked this outfit. Keep following me for more posts to be updated in this series.

For any sneak peaks & my weekly shoppoing hauls, follow me on Instagram @PrettyLittleVirtuoso.

Thank you for reading!

Stay bold & stay beautiful, ladies!

With love,

Simran Bharti

 

Trench It Up winter fashion trends of 2017

Trench It Up

“I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore.”

Hey, cookies!

A Trench coat or a long utility jacket is an apparel that every girls must have in her winter wardrobe. Not only does a good trench coat make your outfit more fashionable but also, it needs very less accessorizing. Without wearing much, you get a classy winter outfit which is very effortless to put together. You can get these trench coats anywhere online or on any fashion store. Forever 21, Zara and all the other brands have nice collections but if you cannot afford to spend 4,000-5,000 bucks, I have got more shopping locations for you to get these from. As a college student, I know how difficult it is to manage your finances, especially if you are a foodie who loves to eat around and try all the new places around the campus and if you are a shopaholic who just cannot stop shopping, be it online on sale or offline on great deals!

If you live in Delhi, you must have heard about Majnu Ka Tila market. That place has amazing stores where you can find trench coats, shrugs and cardigans at reasonable prices. If you are looking for even cheaper ones, you should definitely head to Sarojini Nagar Market in winters. You will obviously have to look for them but you will find something you love. Trench coats are available there in so many deigns and if you bargain, you can grab them for around 350-400 bucks. Yes, you heard it right.

The one that I’m wearing in this post is also from Sarojini that I bought for just Rs. 350. This is also called a Utility jacket. This one is a military green trench coat/utility jacket.

Let’s see how I styled it:

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Photography by Eliza Anjum

OUTFIT DETAILS:

  • Jacket (Bought for Rs 350 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • White Crop Top (Bought for Rs 100 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • White Heeled Shoes (Bought for Rs 400 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • Be Brave Necklace (My Instagram e-store @SimplyGorgoeus002)
  • Bohemian Ring (My Instagram e-store @SimplyGorgoeus002)

I hope you liked the article. Don’t forget to check out my Instagram e-store @SimplyGorgeous002. All the accessories that I wear in my posts are available there.

Happy shopping, girls!

With love,

Simran Bharti

8 Ways To Wear A Dress In Winter

8 Ways To Wear A Dress In Winter

“People will stare. Make it worth their while.”

Dear all,

I wish you a very Happy New Year! I hope all of you are having a great time. From the past one month, I have been posting on my Instagram profile about something interesting that I have been working on for my blog. This is the article I have been going nuts about. I know it is difficult to come up with a lot of outfit ideas everyday in winters and we all miss wearing our short dresses and skirts when this season comes. That’s where the inspiration to do this blog post came from. I have hardly worn this dress in summer and before I knew it, winter was here and I was wondering if I will have to wait for months to wear it again. So I styled these 8 ways to wear this summer dress in winter so that I didn’t have to wait for months to look my fabulous self. Let’s see how I styled my dress in 8 ways:

1: Wearing the dress over a crop top

If you follow fashion trends, you must know about the trend of those slip dresses that are worn over tees that are so much in vogue now. For those of you who don’t wish to spend a lot of money on such dresses, this DIY should do. You can wear your black or stripped summer dress over a plain white crop top and Voila! You have a stylish outfit ready for you! I have paired the dress with black socks in all the looks. You can either wear thigh high stockings, fish net stocking, plain black stocking, woolen stocking or leg warmers with boots if you like. There are a lot of options available to you!

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Outfit Details:

  • Stripped dress (Bought offline for Rs 250 from Kamla Nagar, Delhi)
  • White Crop Top (Forever 21)
  • Thin Black Velvet choker from my collection on Spoyl App (Account: Sale Sale Sale)
  • Vintage Turkish Rings (Instagram Account)
  • Black Thigh High Stockings (Amazon.in)
  • Black ling Bag (Bought for Rs 250 from Karol Bagh, Delhi)
  • Heeled Oxford Shoes by Knotty Derby (Jabong)

2. Wearing a warm sweater over the dress

This is the most common way to wear your dress during the winter season. A warm sweater, plain black stockings, a cute sling bag and your oxidized silver accessories is all you need to put together when you want to look fab.

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Outfit Details:

  • Off white fur sweater (Bought for Rs 200 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)

3: Wearing a plain blazer with the dress

Ditch your sweatshirt for this classy black blazer and pair it up with your dress. A blazer with padded shoulder is the best kind of blazer that you must have in your winter collection. This is something that you can even wear to your office and to any outing. I have paired up with dress with a black belt to give more shape to the outfit. Don’t forget to carry your “something blue” like I did to add color to your outfit and look sassy!

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Outfit Details:

  • Black blazer (Only)
  • Black waist belt (Amazon.in)
  • Embroidered clutch (Bought for Rs 300 from Kamla Nagar, Delhi)

4: Wearing the dress with a light sweater & blazer both

Another way to look chic while staying warm; wear a light sweater under the blazer. I decided to wear a red colored sweater because that adds more color to the entire outfit which otherwise would have looked very dull. Try adding more colors to your winter wardrobe other than just black, white and grey.

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Outfit Details:

  • Red sweater (Bought for Rs 250 from Funky Store, Delhi)
  • Black blazer (Only)

5: Wearing the dress with a jacket & waist belt

Wear your summer dress with a nice jacket and a waist belt over it to give shape to the outfit. Other than this, you always have the option to accessorize the outfit whichever way you want. I wore a thick black velvet choker with my dress.

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Outfit Details:

  • Plain white jacket (Bought for Rs 200 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • Thick Black Velvet choker from my collection on Spoyl App (Account: Sale Sale Sale)

6: Layering the dress with two jackets

Another way to wear your dress is by layering. You can pair your dress up with a plain jacket and a leather jacket, both! Why go for one when you can wear both, right?

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Outfit Details:

  • PU leather jacket (Flipkart)

7: Adding a little color to your outfit

Instead of going for a plain simple black/white jacket, you can go for something bright that catches people’s eye. A yellow colored sweater would be a great choice for that. I am also carrying a tribal print backpack with this outfit. These kind of faux leather backpacks are trending a lot and look very chic when worn with a dress. You can wear a belt under the sweater and tuck the sweater in as well. That’s what I did in this outfit as well. A messy bun is a perfect hairstyle for this kind of back-to-school outfit.

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Outfit Details:

  • Yellow sweater (Bought for Rs 200 from Funky Store, Delhi)
  • Dressberry Backpack (Myntra)

8: Wearing the dress with a shrug & bohemian accessories

Last but not the least is to wear your dress with a shrug, a waist belt and few bohemian accessories. I wore a grey shrug that I bought from Sarojini Nagar but you can wear it with a more colorful shrug and of course, the chic oxidized silver accessories.

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Photography by Eliza Anjum

Outfit Details:

  • Grey Shrug (Bought for Rs 150 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
  • Bohemian coin necklace (Amazon.in)

I hope you liked the article, girls! If you did, then don’t forget to share it with your friends and like it. Follow me for more on Instagram @PrettyLittleVirtuoso.

Thank you!

With love,

Simran Bharti

A Retro Story

Hello, all!

Here I am with the article that I have been postponing for so long but not anymore! So, this green top that I had bought from Sarojini Nagar two years ago, was lying under the heap of my clothes and I had never worn it much because it didn’t go well with an of the bottom wear I had back then. However, when I recently put it on, I loved how to colour of the top looked so lively and how well it looked. I even worn it to college and got a lot of compliments which I wasn’t expecting. 😛 These knot-tops were not in fashion at the time when I had bought it but now they surely are. Anyway, so the reason why I decided to publish this post was because of this outfit’s retro vibe. The entire outfit is retro. Hence, the name of the article.

I do hope you like the outfit. All the looks that I create on my blog are affordable and easy to recreate and so is this one. It’s very easy to find a knot crop top and a flared jeans. As far as the accessories go, if you like any of them from my blog posts, feel free to drop me a message on the Spoyl App. All my collection is available there under the username Sale sale sale and I can make stuff available for you if it’s out of stock. Other than that, I hope the details are helpful enough. You can recreate these outfits using your own personal style of course because your personal touch is what makes your outfits unique. 🙂

So, let’s see how the outfit looks.

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Photography by Eliza Anjum

Outfit Details:

  • Green knot crop top: Bought for Rs 250 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi
  • Mid Rise Flared Jeans by Miss Bennett London (Jabong)
  • Peep Toes Leather Pencil Heels: Bought for Rs 500 From Karol Bagh, Delhi
  • Bow Sling Bag: Bought for Rs 300 from Kamla Nagar, Delhi
  • Golden Heart Bracelet: My collection on Spoyl (Username: Sale sale sale)

I hope you liked the article. Also, have you checked out my previous article yet? If not, do so. I’m sure you’ll like the 4  Last Minute Indo Western Diwali Outfits I created.

Follow me on Instagram (@PrettyLittleVirtuoso) for more amazing post updates.

Thank you!

With love,

Simran Bharti

Styling Denim Dungaree in 4 Ways

The new trend that is now again in fashion from the 90s is the trend of Denim Dungarees. Denim fabric is everyone’s favourite because it can paired up with almost anything and is the safest option to go for whenever you are planning for an outing and are in no mood to experiment but still want to put up an awesome outfit. The same thing can be said about denim dungarees as well. Girls have not only been wearing denim dungarees with casual tees but bralettes, sports bra, check shirts, plain shirts, tank tops and whatnot. It’s not just about pairing it up with different tops but also about creating different looks using the same apparel so that every time you wear it, it looks entirely different than the last time. This is the best thing about some clothing, you can style them in a variety of ways and still not get bored with them. After all, what is fashion without some experimentation and your personal touch, right?

To share my styling tips while creating outfits and my love for this new trend, I decided to come up with this post about styling denim dungaree in 4 ways using the stuff that I already had in my wardrobe. Let’s check out the outfits below:

Look 1: The One with the very-common stripped top

I have kept this look very casual and funky keeping in mind the wardrobe of every girl. In this outfit, I’m wearing a horizontally stripped top with my Old Navy dungaree, Sonata watch, white shoes and carrying a tribal print backpack that I bought from Sarojini Nagar Market a year ago. These bags can actually carry a lot of stuff and go with all the outfits. Almost everything that I’m wearing is bought from Sarojini Nagar Market and is very affordable. One of the reasons why I’ve started this fashion blog is to show girls that fashion is affordable and it’s not just about wearing expensive branded clothes but knowing how and what to wear to look good.

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Outfit Details:

  • Old Navy Denim Dungaree (Bought for Rs. 300 from Sarojini Nagar Market, Delhi)
  • White Shoes(Amazon.in)
  • Sonata Watch (Flipkart)
  • Tribal print backpack (Bought for Rs. 350 from Sarojini Nagar Market, Delhi)
  • Stripped Top (Bought for Rs. 200 from Sarojini Nagar Market, Delhi)

Look 2: The One with the trending bralette

In this look, I’m wearing a front criss-cross bralette, a thick velvet choker and my truffle collection flats with my dungaree. With this outfit, I’m carrying this super classy leather backpack by Dressberry and I’ve finished the look with my Timex watch.

If you are a fashion enthusiast, then you must know about the latest trend of bralettes. These bralettes are available in a lot of designs but the designs that I would suggest you go for while wearing a dungaree is either a front criss-cross design or the cages one. Other designs, like the pyramid bralette, just won’t go with it. The best thing about the criss-cross bralette is that you don’t necessarily have to wear a net or transparent top to flaunt it. You can wear it with any deep neck top or as a top without making it look too much for college.

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Outfit Details:

  • Old Navy Denim Dungaree (Bought for Rs. 300 from Sarojini Nagar Market, Delhi)
  • Truffle Collection Flats (Jabong)
  • Timex Watch (Flipkart)
  • Dressberry Backpack (Myntra)
  • Front criss-cross bralette (Amazon)
  • Thick Velet Choker (Spoyl account: Sale Sale Sale)

Look 3: The One with the check shirt

I experimented a little with my casual dungaree and got this outfit. In this one, I’ve worn the same bralette (and you are free to wear either a spaghetti top or sports bra inside instead of the bralette) with my check shirt and the same white shoes from the first look. A loose shirt just wouldn’t go with the dungaree so I suggest you tie a knot and wear it the way I did. This way, you won’t have to worry about tucking your shirt in every once in a while, you’ll get the desired fitting, a chance to flaunt your curves even in a dungaree, and another new look for your runway days. Carry a casual backpack and you’re good to go.

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Outfit Details:

  • Old Navy Denim Dungaree (Bought for Rs. 300 from Sarojini Nagar Market, Delhi)
  • White Shoes(Amazon.in)
  • Tribal print backpack (Bought for Rs. 350 from Sarojini Nagar Market, Delhi)
  • Check shirt (Bought for Rs. 200 from Sarojini Nagar Market, Delhi)
  • Front criss0cross bralette (Amazon.in)

Look 4: The One with the Denim on Denim look

Denim on denim is one of my favourite trends and is very much in fashion now. It looks stylish if you carry it in the right manner. My last look therefore is about how you can rock the denim on denim trend even when you’re wearing dungaree.

In this look, I’m wearing my stripped crop top, a full sleeves denim jacket and truffle collection flats with the same dungaree. For accessories, I’m wearing a beaded tattoo choker, my black round glasses, wired headband around my bun, Timex watch and carrying the same black Dressberry backpack.

If you do not want to wear a jacket made from the denim material, you are free to go for the ones that look exactly like denim but aren’t made from the same fabric. They are the best choice for summer if you want to wear denim without feeling suffocated in your outfit in summers because comfort comes first. Do not go around wearing something in which you aren’t comfortable because that way, you’ll end up feeling conscious about your outfit and the confidence just won’t come.

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Photography by Eliza Anjum

Outfit Details:

  • Old Navy Denim Dungaree (Bought for Rs. 300 from Sarojini Nagar Market, Delhi)
  • Truffle Collection Flats ( Jabong)
  • Timex Watch (Flipkart)
  • Denim Jacket (Bought for Rs. 250 from Sarojini Nagar Market, Delhi)
  • Dressberry Backpack (Myntra)
  • BeadedTattoo Choker (Spoyl account: Sale Sale Sale)
  • John Lennon Round Glasses (Amazon.in)
  • Stripped wire headband (Bought for Rs.45 fro, Kamla Nagar Market, Delhi)
  • Stripped Top (Bought for Rs. 200 from Sarojini Nagar Market, Delhi)

Well, I hope you liked the 4 ways in which I styled my denim dungaree. You can do the same with yours using the style tips that I mentioned above.

Keep following me for more such posts, lovelies.

Stay gorgeous!

With love,

Simran Bharti