Blogtober Day 25: Diwali Outfit Ideas

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Hi! Welcome to day 25 of #blogtober. We’re almost coming to the end of this month long journey!

With the festivity buzzing, I had to do an outfit post. It’s that time of the year when dressing up becomes a lot more fun. You can rock that desi avtar at Diwali parties, card parties, and family dinners.

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Warm tones of mustard, ochre, and yellow, are the pick of the season.
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6 Amazing Festive Outfit Ideas 

1.Lehnga Love

For all you shebang lovers, this festive season look stunning in a light and wearable lehnga. It isn’t your wedding so you can keep the fabric and design simple, like printed cotton, gota patti, or bandhni lehnga. They’re perfect for a new bride or for someone who loves lehngas and needs a reason to twirl!

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Wear lehnga – Instagram – Repeat 🙂
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Want to wear a lehnga, without all the fuss? Try a cotton lehnga choli!
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2. Sharara – Sharara

The hottest trend is sharara set. Wear it for card parties or a family get together and you’ll surely make heads turn. Go for a heavy gota patti sharara with simple jewelry and jutties, or team up a cotton sharara with silver jewelry for that boho look.

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Such a bright pop of sunshine!
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Simple yet stylish, crushing on this sharara set!
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3. Fusion Tadka

If you’re someone who likes fusion dressing, then this Diwali wear something indo-western! Team up a basic crop top with brocade pants for a modern vibe or go a tad bit desi with a cape and dhoti pants. For a chic crisper look, pair a heavy skirt with a basic white shirt and statement neckpiece and you’re ready for Diwali party.

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As sexy as it can be! This pant saree is goals!
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Totally Boomerang Worthy!
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4. Swirling Skirts

How about ditching your pants? Don’t get me wrong, I meant slip out of pants and put on a skirt. There isn’t anything more comfortable and elegant than a skirt. Pair your favorite skirt with a jacket kurta for a puja, with a bralette and a net dupatta for friend’s Diwali party, or with a boxy top for a more formal look.

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This look can totally pass for indo-western as well!
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Skirts and capes, a match made in heaven.
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5. Quintessential Saree

Can any festive outfit post be complete if we don’t mention saree. Experiment with something new this festive season. Try pant saree or ruffle saree (so much in trend).

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If you havent fallen in love with ruffle saree, now is the time to experiment.
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And if you think these are too OTT for you, wear your trusted cotton printed saree. Ajrakh, Dabu, bandhni, there are so many traditional forms! Have fun with quirky prints or go bold with print on print with your saree and blouse.

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Quirky is the new sexy.
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6. Suit Suit Karda

Tenu suit suit karda!!! Play it simple with a palazzo suit set. Ever so stylish and classy. For days when you want to look put together yet don’t know what to pick, a palazzo suit set is the best bet. You can amp up the look with heavy jewelry and heels, or go subtle with jutties and light jewelry.

Indian Diwali outfits
Ditch the reds and pinks and look stunning in black this festive season.
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Gota patti, leheriya, indigo dabu, kalamkari, chanderi… the list is so long. Choose a light breathable fabric for maximum comfort and add drama with dupatta, jewelry, or your make-up.

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You can never go wrong with bright pink, so festive and pretty.
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Go all out and experiment with your look. Hope you like these Diwali outfit ideas and these will make your Diwali a lot brighter.

See you tomorrow with yet another interesting post! Bye….

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Blogtober Day 5 – Curvy Girl Dressing Guide

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Hi everyone! Its #blogtober Day 5 and today we talk fashion!

It’s right that fashion has no size, but when you dress according to your body type it just accentuates your curves and enhances the overall look. If you’re a plus size girl or a curvy girl who’s somewhat apprehensive in trying latest fashion trends, then now is the time to break the shell and embrace those curves.

curvy girls dressing guide
Its not about what size you wear. Its about how you wear your size.

The 6 Step Curvy Girl Dressing Guide

1. Dress as per your body shape

Not all of us have the same body shape. Find out what’s your body shape – rectangular, apple, pear, or hourglass, and then dress accordingly. Choose fabrics, cuts, and silhouettes that highlight your strong features and conceal your flaws cleverly.

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Fashion has no rules, just follow your heart and be comfortable.

If you’re bottom heavy, avoid wearing skinny fit denims. Opt for boyfriend jeans or mama fit denims instead. For all you beauties with apple shaped body, flowly silhouettes starting from your empire waistline will look flattering.  Next comes hourglass body shape – dresses that cinch your waist, wrap tops, and high waist pants look great.

Curvy girl dressing tips
Skinny is sexy, curvy is sexy, Body positivity is uber sexy.
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2. Invest in the right lingerie

Cannot stress enough on how important it is to wear the right lingerie! If you have heavy breasts invest in some full coverage bras with thick straps for great support and shape. Seamless panties or tummy tuckers work great when you’re wearing a fit dress.

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All you need is some love and the right lingerie 😉
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3. Slay with skater dresses

Skater dresses can be a curvy girl’s best friend. The A-line silhouette works beautifully to highlight your curves. You can wear a mini skater dress to flaunt your toned legs, or go bold with an off-shoulder or halter neck look for that added oomph.

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I’ve layered my basic skater dress with a floral kimono.

4. Break the rules

Curvy girls shouldn’t wear stripes, big floral prints aren’t for you, color blocking will make you look bulkier….aahhh! Dress up the way you like and don’t let fashion rules define your style.

Layer up a horizontal striped top with a solid colored kimono to amp up a basic look. Go bold with florals, just remember to balance it with one basic element in your outfit.

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Stripes or bold prints – you can wear em’ all with style!
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Experiment with color blocking and monotone looks, you never know which style strikes a chord… Layering is such a fashionable way to conceal your problem areas. Wear a shrug over a dress, or over your basic denim and graphic tee to add an edge to the look.

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Layering done right…
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5. Accessorize it right

Adding the right accessories can take your look a notch higher. Style a V-neck top with a statement neckpiece. A bold chunky bracelet is a great idea to deviate attention. Belts also make a great accessory and for curvy girls, broad belts do the trick.  And girls, how can your forget your bag? Carry a large tote or a boho handbag for that added element in your look.

dressing tips for curvy girls
This minimalist look has my heart!
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6. Keep it simple and straight

Well defined straight kurtis or simple shift dresses and button down shirt dresses work extremely well with curvy girls. You can experiment with the print or layer it up for fun.

Pair your straight kurtas with slim fit pants or churidars for more definition. You can also cinch your waist with a broad belt to accentuate those curves.

curvy girl dressing guide
The eternal charm of a straight kurta!

Find out more about the 5 must have dresses this season in this post.

Hope these tips help you find that confidence to wear something that you’ve been wanting to! Why let your size be your definition, you’re way beyond that…

Happy styling! And I’ll see you tomorrow for Day 6 of #blogtober.

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5 Must Have Dresses for Summers

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In this scorching heat all we want is comfort! But on days when you have to step out and look a little presentable, dresses come to rescue. Whether it is an airport look you want to ace, dress up for a party, or just heading out for coffee, these pretty dresses would be your perfect companions for instaworthy #OOTD.

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Browse through these 5 must have summer dresses, and pick your fav! Source – laceandlocks.com

5 must have summer dresses

1. Maxi Dresses

Starting with the epitome of summer fashion – maxi dresses. They are cool, easy breezy, and perfect for this blazing heat. A big plus if you get them in breathable fabrics – mul, linen, and cotton.

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Summer staple – Maxi Dress 🙂 Source – looksgud.in

The good thing is, you can dress ‘em up or play casual. Accessorize with silver jewelry for a fusion look! Wear them with block heels to a lunch meeting or with slip-ons for a casual day outing.

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Effortlessly chic in a maxi dress!
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2. Shift Dresses

This is just a fancier name for straight boxy dresses. They are perfect casual wear, but you can give them a semi-formal look as well. Pair a breezy shift dress with a big tote, sneakers, and tassel earrings – there I sorted your airport look.

how to style shift dresses
Easy – breezy and oh so comfy! Shift dresses are pure summer love.

If you’re someone who is a little conscious about your body, then a shift dress would be a great pick for you. It isn’t body fitting, so you can look stylish and also keep the sweat at bay in this heat.

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A little red is always a good idea.

3. Bodycon Dresses

A bodycon dress is an ideal way to flaunt your summer body. It sits on your curves beautifully and accentuates them to make you look super sexy! Wear it to work with kitten heels and a printed blazer on top.

how to style bodycon dresses
Don’t shy away if you’re a plus size. Flaunt it with confidence.
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You can also style your fav bodycon dress with sneakers or tie-up flats, messy bun, and boho accessories for a movie date or brunching with your girls.

bodycon dresses
Let this be our inspiration for the next summer!
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4. Shirt Dresses

Cruising through summers one shirt dress at a time!! Cotton and chambray shirt dresses are a savior. Pair them with heels and statement earrings for a well put-together look. Or style them with flip flops and beachy curls for a fun shopping day out.

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Shirt Dress + Stripes – What’s not to love in this outfit!
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Out of the 5 must have summer dresses, shirt dresses are my favorite. They look good on all body types, so ladies go on and look stunning.

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Crushing over my faavv shirt dress!

5. Skater Dresses

For the perfect date night look, a skater dress is what you need. It is chic yet cute, indeed raising the style quotient.

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Bringing sexy back with skater dresses!
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For a more formal look, pair a skater dress with heels and a structured bag. Wear this look for a day event or at work. You can also pair them with sneakers for a more chill vibe!

how to style a skater dress
Movie date outfit inspiration!
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Hope these looks inspire you to add a lot more dresses to your summer wardrobe! Let me know which of these are you crushing on the most!!

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Top 5 Ethnic Wear Trends to look out for in 2018

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Hi y’all!

New year brings with itself new beginnings and new fashion trends. As the winter sun will make its way for vibrant spring and dreadful summer, it is time to reinvent your closet with some ethnic trends.

Here’s a forecast of all the ethnic wear trends for women in 2018 that would amp up your style quotient.

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Find the hottest ethnic wear trends for 2018.

Taking you through the top 5 ethnic wear trends for 2018.

1. Kanjeevaram

From the runway to the ramp and shaadi pandals, kanjeevaram sarees have been reigning the fashion world. They are an epitome of classic beauty. When you’re confused on what to wear for a wedding, a kanjeevaram saree always comes to the rescue.

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Deepika Padukone slaying in Sabyasachi!
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Pair them with a beautiful contrast colored blouse and temple jewelry to get that desi girl look on point.

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The eternal charm of kanjeevaram sarees.
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PS – Don’t forget to raid your mom and grandma’s closet to find some amazing kanjeevaram gems. 

2. Sharara Sharara

2018 is the year for shararas. Going by the fashion forecast for 2018, shararas are going to replace palazzos and become the hot favorite. Perfect for that feminine feel, shararas are here to stay.

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Perfect amalgamation of style and comfort.
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Wear them with a cotton kurti for a casual look. Or style your shararas with silk and embellished kurtas for a more festive feel. Beautiful jutties, traditional polka jewelry, and a classic potli would be perfect accessories to complete this look.

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Dance the night away with a comfortable sharara!
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3. Ruffles

Ruffles have quickly become that one trend that everyone wants to experiment with. Be it classic ruffle sleeves or a boho chic multi ruffles skirt, all of this is making way from the runway to our closets.

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Crushing over this sassy Divya Reddy creation.
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Ruffles and Purple – two of the hottest trends for 2018.
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Ruffles on skirts add a lot of drama and volume to the overall. Look. Pair your ruffled lehnga or skirt with a crop top or a crisp white shirt. Add a statement neckpiece or chaandbalis to take the look to another level.

4. Floral Lehngas

It is time to give those heavy lehngas a skip! Floral lehngas are one of the hottest ethnic wear trends for women in 2018. Perfect for wedding festivities – haldi, mehndi, and even the wedding night itself.

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Add a pop of sunshine with a pretty yellow lehnga.
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This is what summer dreams are made of. Anushree Reddy and her bomb floral lehngas!!!
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Whether you’re the bridesmaid or the sister of the groom, there is a perfect floral lehnga for everyone. Match your floral lehnga with a solid colored crop top, a flowy cape, or a high neck sleeveless choli for that sassy carefree look.

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Break the monotony of floral and pastel with some ethereal darker hues.
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5. Long jackets

Long jackets are one ethnic wear trend that a lot of women love. It goes well with all body types. And adding a long jacket is a great way to add layers to your outfit as well.

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Summer layering on point.
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Opt for a sheer long jacket over a crop top, or an embellished/ embroidered long jacket with a long slit. Pair it with wide legged pants, ripped jeans, or even skirts.

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Add dimension to a simple outfit with a long jacket.
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My favorites from the list have to be shararas and kanjeevaram silk sarees. Do let me know which of these ethnic wear trends are you most excited for!

 

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7 chic ways to style your denims

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“Love is like Denim, it’s always in”

Our love for denims has evolved. From those flared jeans in 90s to skinny denims or the rugged ripped ones, there is a type of denim for everyone.

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Contemplating life and other black holes.

Denim is a way of life and you cannot escape it. During the harsh summer or the humid monsoon, you tend to stay away from denims. But with these styling tips you can wear denims in a lot more creative ways.

For all those wondering how to give denims an edge, here’s some inspiration.

7 stylish ways to wear denim this season.

  1. Overalls 

Cannot define how much I adore denim overalls. They are synonymous with cool and classic. This season denim overalls have made a huge comeback and happiness knows no bounds.

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Vacay vibes on point!

Style them with a lace crop top or a plain tee, and make a supreme style statement.  Add dainty accessories and keep the look light and fun.

Denim overalls indeed make the picture perfect casual Instagram worthy outfit 😉

how to style overalls
This ripped denim overall is love at first sight .
Source – sivanayla

2. Denim Shirts 

For those days when you haven’t waxed or are not in the mood to dress up, a denim shirt can be your savior. Raid your boyfriend’s or even your dad’s closet and you’ll find the treasure of denim shirts.

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Rocking the denim shirts and howwww!

It also works beautifully to layer with a bralette or a vest. Wear silver accessories, put on a bright lipstick, dash of kohl, and don’t forget your pretty smile!

3. Ripped Denims 

Everyone is going crazy about ripped denims. The trend has become a favorite of celebrities from all over the world.Wear them with fishnet tights and a hoodie for a boho chic look. Or if that’s too daring, you can flaunt ripped denims with a bodysuit and a kimono.

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Layer it up and amp up your style quotient.
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And how can we forget the quintessential style statement – ripped denim shorts. If there is one thing that you cannot forget to pack when heading for a vacation, it has to be these trendy shorts. Wear them with a kaftan, a bikini top, a crop top, or just a slouchy tee!!

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Denim is like fine wine, it only gets better with age.
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4. Denim Dresses 

Denim dresses redefine comfort. Perfect for a casual day out, lunch date with friends, or a movie outing. Play it cool with sneakers and a messy hair look, or look on point with killer heels and a box sling, the choice is yours.

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Mumma being the perfect muse 🙂

This season experiment with not just prints, but also cuts and styles. Replace your normal dress with a denim shirt dress for a brunch look! It’ll look super stylish and you’ll be comfortable all day long.

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Sailing through summer, one shirt dress at a time.
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5. Boyfriend Jeans 

These are perfect for summer. Baggy and comfortable, you can rock them with a loose t-shirt or a dainty crop top. Boyfriend jeans or mama jeans are a great pick if you have a pear shaped or an apple shaped body.

Mama jeans
Jeans are always a good idea.
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You can accentuate your curves by pairing it with a bodysuit and style the look with heels. For a more casual feel, pair boyfriend jeans with a graphic tee and sneakers!

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Damsel in Denim
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6. Denim on Denim 

You can never go wrong with denim on denim look. This is my favorite way of styling denims. Wear a baggy denim shirt with a denim skirt and you’ll have all eyes on you.

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When RiRi flaunts it, you know its here to stay.
Source – travelshopa

And if you’re not the denim skirt type, then this next style will be fab for you. Well fitted denims paired with a denim shirt, an evergreen classic choice.

Deepika Padukone
The queen of Bollywood slaying the denim on denim look

7. Denim Skirts

Last but not the least, this is one of mumma’s favorite style – denim skirts. These come with a tag of nostalgia, don’t they somehow remind you of 90s music videos. Wearing a basic denim skirt with a solid colored t-shirt is great for a casual day out or for college!

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Fashion fades. Denims are eternal.
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You can also style your short denim skirts with a ruffled off-shoulder top for the perfect vacay feels.

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Perfect for a beach vacation! Whatsayyy??
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Let me know which of these is your favorite style and how do you style your favorite denims. See you soon!!!

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Ikat Magic: 5 ways to wear ikat this summer

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Ikat is a specialized dyeing technique native to southeast Asia. The simplicity, intricate patterns, and riot of colors make ikat a fashion statement in itself. Ikat is the perfect example of ‘simple is the new classy’. Making waves on the runway and the fashion circuit; we’re crushin’ on this beautiful art form.

How to wear ikat
Beating the heat in this comfy ikat tunic.

There is an unmatched rustic feel to ikat. The apparent blurriness to the design symbolizes the extreme difficulty weavers have in dyeing the fabric. Go bold with ikat accessories.

ikat jutti
The Ikat Triangle Jutties by Fizzy Goblet are pure love!

If you want to include the ikat magic in your wardrobe, but are confused how to do it, here is some inspiration.

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Vision – Phenomenal

5 ways to include ikat magic in your wardrobe.

  1. Ikat Dresses

On a hot summer day the pleasure of a cotton maxi dress is unmatched. Look stylish and be comfortable in an ikat dress this summer. Keep it casual chic or go all ethnic, the streets are your runway!

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Summer dreams are made of sun, sand, and midi dresses.
Source – TheLoom

Perfect for a brunch date with your girlies, or even a causal day at work. Glam up the look with statement earrings and a vibrant lipstick!

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Peachy hues, beachy feels.
Source – Jaypore

2. Ikat Kurtas

Kurtas and summers are a match made in heaven. Wear them with palazzos for work or denims for college, there is no looking back from the inevitable love for kurtas. On days when you don’t feel like dressing up, yet want to look put-together, an ikat kurta can come to rescue.

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Power dressing gets a whole new feel with this prettiness.
Source – TheLoom

Pair them with palazzos for an easy breezy look. Choose a basic black or blue, and they’ll be evergreen.

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Having a basic black kurta is a must.
Source – Jaypore

3. Ikat Accessories 

There can never be a time when we girls say ‘I have enough bags’. For all you fashionistas, this season invest in an ikat bag and make heads turn wherever you go.

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Fashion on fleek with this classic ikkat messenger bag.
Source – Nappa Dori

You could buy a big ikat tote and pair it with your favorite summer look, a stylish ikat messenger bag for that crisp formal look, or the love.

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Always classy, and a little bit sassy.
Source – Uzbek Alive

Or how about giving your basic jutties the twist of ikat. Pair them with denims or saree and they’ll surely make a bold style statement.

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Pink love!
Jutti Love!!
Source – Fizzy Goblet

4. Ikat Blouses

The suave and class of a saree remains unmatched. Style your solid colored saree with a contrast ikat blouse for that added charm. A simple cotton saree paired with a contemporary ikat blouse and silver jewelry will amp up your style statement.

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Simple is new chic! This sexy ikat blouse will make your saree look all the more fancy.
Source – Ajio

You can also pair an ikat blouse and the saree of similar colors for an overall effect. Give the outfit an edge with bold accessories.

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Such prettiness, much wow
Source – houseofblouse

5. Ikat Tunics

The one thing, after maxi dresses that we love in summers is comfy tunics. Pair them with your favorite ripped denims for a casual outing. Give Friday dressing a twist with the stylish ikat tunic.  Pair it with slim fit trousers for a crisp semi-formal look.

ikat tunics
Life isn’t all black and white. It i a million grays you cannot find.
Source – Ogaan

 

cotton tunic
Giving formal wear that desi vibe feel.
Source – FabIndia

The good thing about tunics is that you can wear the long ones like a dress. Pair a straight fit ikat tunic with white sneakers for that perfect casual vibe.

ikkat dresses
This stunner from Jyapore has my heart.

I hope this was enough inspiration to make you fall in love with this lovely trend. Also let me know which of these ways are you most excited to try!!!

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