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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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

 

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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