Thursday, July 9, 2015

Grab The Top Look Of The Season In Skirts

By Minakshi Pharswal

Skirts are the epitome of sexy and have been graced by beautiful women for centuries now. What’s really astonishing is the choice and variety you can get in the market these days, from the classic skater skirt to the trending maxi skirt and the aptly named flirty skirts that are just the sexiest ones around, the freedom of fashion these skirts offer is unmatched by any other piece of women clothing. However, with such a large variety of skirts available online, the real problem is not one of choice but to decide what to wear, what to wear it with and when to wear it. So what are the hottest trends this season?

Here is a list of some quintessential trends you must include in your wardrobe this season without fail:

Polka skirts

This season, vintage fashion is being revived and has been featured in collections by major fashion designers all over the world. Perhaps the biggest trend of the 1950s, polka prints certainly are no exception. I see more and more of the classic polka used in both the traditional way and also avant-garde fashion.

Styling: Turn up the heat by pairing your black and white polka skirts with free flowing layered top and black wedges. You can go for a sultry yet sophisticated look by combining a flared polka skirt with a full sleeved white shirt and red colored bellies with a matching belt.

Floral skirts

There is no greater way for expressing your love for nature by incorporating floral prints in your attire. But that’s nothing new right? Women have been seen adoring floral printed clothing for years, while the flowery top has been overused so much that it has literally become a cliché to wear one nowadays, pleated and flared floral skirts are yet to go out of fashion and can be considered as the season’s top style of skirts.

Styling: You should never pair your floral skirts with a floral top. Strive for balance and add a hint of subtlety by going for plain and neutral toned t-shirts like white and belly shoes in pastel pink or go bold by pairing flashy colors like red full sleeved tops with black boots.

Skater skirts

Although I love all of the items I have listed, my personal favorite on the list is the skater skirt. I’ve always admired minimalism in fashion, but the way a skater skirt uses its ‘less is more’ appeal as its strongest attribute is applaudable.

Styling: Become a style goddess by pairing a black skater skirt with a white crop top and add grey belly shoes to create harmony in the attire. 

Pencil skirts

Now this one style of skirt is truly immortal; you can wear it any time of the year for any occasion and it still looks breathtaking.
Styling: Hit the club in a beige colored pencil skirt and black tank top. Club it with high heeled black stilettos and sway to the rhythm of your own tune.

Minakshi Pharswal is a blogger working with one of India’s leading online fashion destination. Being a crazy shopper and blogger, she keeps an eye on latest trends in shopping, fashion and accessories and write about them.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Twilight And The Sea

I was born and raised in plains. For a long time, I had no idea how a mountain or sea would look like. But I remember discussing this typical conversation with my friends and sisters all the time - are you a sea or a mountain person?

I said sea because the movies made it look like a million buck serenity. It seemed like the sea would give you all answers you need, that it would help you be. 

Later I went to both mountains and sea and I realized it was the mountains that seemed more breathtaking to me.

Having said that, there is something about the sea. There is something about the vibe on a beach that makes you want to buy a house nearby and strut around in flowy dresses or your usual pair of shorts.

I have seen that no picture, no matter how great the photographer is and no poem, no matter how great the poet is, could ever encompass the total sum of what you, with your naked eyes see and feel when you are face to face with the blue endlessness. I will not dare say that the pictures are bad or the poems are less surreal. I would just say that it may not present you with the beauty, in its totality. You have to go there, to see.

To be continued....

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Overalls

Overalls are a better option as compared to denims during this summer. They are light and look nice. The only thing is, you might want to think about not wearing it when you go for a party and if you have a weak bladder :)

Nothing much to write here. These are one of those pictures I clicked when the sisters were here.

You guys have a great weekend.

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Usual Days

I believe that everyone has a style and if someone made caricatures of people without giving out much description of their faces, we still would pretty much recognize who they are.

I am not talking about how we dress on special occasions. I am talking about that something we put together in a jiffy on a usual day, about those colours and kind of clothes we are drawn towards, no matter where in world we are shopping.

Our usual days bring out our true style in a lot of ways. They select a certain colour, a certain length, a certain fabric, a certain accessory. The usual days are good because we do not have to dress up as per some occasion or person. Those are the days we can just be.

Thursday, May 7, 2015


Happiness: A state we all strive to be in, that gift we get in advance, that  call we wait for, that day we let it go. It is the warmth you feel in an old friend's company, the peace you get in being courageous, the relief that tells you it was all worth it.

Happiness trumps all other emotions. It talks about your innermost fears, it makes you run to reach your home or to be with someone. It dwarfs the setbacks, it archives the heartaches. It keeps you going.

At times happiness comes to you like a wave that consumes everything or that burst of feelings you wish to store in a bottle and keep safe. At other times, happiness comes and sits beside you without making a sound, as if it is waiting for you to realize its presence on your own.

Wish you all a happy weekend. Do what makes you happy. Be with people who make you happy. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

For Lack Of Words

Okay, so last time when I posted about this long, pink skirt, I talked about Economics and Fab India. This time, as expected, I am running out of ideas for writing.

Should I write about long skirts and the way to style them? Should I write about Shilpa Shetty's well designed skirts in Fir Milenge? Should I talk about lengths of skirt and feminism?

Or should I talk about nothing and just say hello? 

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Not That Nerdy

So nerds have actually taken over the world. As the Big Bang stars became one of the highest paid TV actors ever, after signing a new contract to earn around $1 million per episode, it was established that nerds mean cool.

With nerds came nerd fashion. I was never a geek. But nerd fashion strikes me all the time. It does not come naturally to me. But I try, at times.

There is something really cool about the message t shirts, nerdy sweats, shirts that mostly act as a throw on and librarian glasses. 

What do you think?