I have one confession to make just before this Valentine’s Day, that you’ll never find me in a full red outfit on this day or any other given day for that matter. It’s just that, I’m not very fond of the colour red, when it comes to outfits. I do have a lot of footwear, bags and accessories in red though. I’m simply not that person who would paint the town in red, just because it is Valentine’s Day. For me every day is a day I celebrate love, be it friends or family, I don’t need a reason to express my love, neither do I really need a special day, to pamper them wit gifts.
So this post is going to give you an idea, of the outfit I plan to wear this Valentine’s Day. Yes it is Blue and Yes it is printed! No surprises there! Since we are already witnessing warm weather in Bangalore, I say we have already transitioned to Spring/Summer. But still there is a cool breeze in the air early in the morning, that is very inherent to Bangalore’s weather; which I’ve been witnessing for the last 25+ years. So this look is definitely a transition look, where you will still see an outer layer to keep you warm in the cool breeze, while the other layers are playful and light. So should you feel warm at any point of time, you can shed the outer layer and do away with just the other 2 light layers.
The Idea was to mix prints, with a little bit of Leather, giving the look a gypsy vibe. So, the Bandhani prints were my first choice, in order to capture the Indian Gypsy vibe. A thing to note is that this is not the cotton Bandhani / tie-dye material but the Satin one that has just the Bandhani / tie-dye Prints on it. The material is very fluid and easy to manage and perfect to capture the maxi top trend. So, I got the Bandhani material custom-made to a Maxi top to fit me perfectly, paired with a white velvet legging the outfit is perfect for a transition into Spring / Summer season where these 2 layers are light yet will keep you warm. Since there still is a chill in the air here in Bangalore, the addition of a Faux-leather jacket was surely called for. The footwear I paired here was a white one with silver animal Prints, it sure gives the look a very urban casual and laid-back feel
There has to be bling factor in the outfit if I’m talking about giving the outfit a Gypsy feel, hence the trinkets in Silver that completed the look. I picked this three layer sterling silver necklace, which I had purchased on my shopping spree, during one of my travels to Jaipur. The sterling silver rings were purchased during one of my several Goa Retreat Visits during the past years.
Photo Credits: Haarika Fotographie
Bandhani Print Satin Maxi Top – Custom-Made | Black Faux Leather and Suede Jacket – Courtesty of Ami Clubwear similar here | White Velvet Leggings – Commercial Street, Bangalore | White Faux Leather Snake Print Strappy Sandals – Courtesy of Ami ClubWear | Straw Handbag – Courtesy of AmiClubWear | Sterling Silver Necklace – Jaipur | Sterling Silver Rings – Anjuna Flea Market, Anjuna, Goa
I hope this refreshing and experimental Valentine’s day look gave you an idea that you need not stick to the reds and pinks all the time for the VDay. And that experimenting can be fun for a change, and this look is definitely not for the hight-street fashionista, but for those non-conformists like me, who are ready to experiment even on occasions that call for chic dressing. The main intention was to bring in my style influence that is inherently Indian to light, and show you how it could be turned into an Urban Chic one, even while dressing for romantic holidays like these. Do leave me your comments here and do not forget to follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Bloglovin | Pinterest