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One Kurta Three Ways. Hacks for a serial outfit repeater. #StyleGameStrong

 

I have always sorta-kinda-been in denial about being a fashion blogger. In my head, these superstar girls I follow are true fashion bloggers, not me. Like I toh barely even get there. Until ta-da this post! So easy, you absolutely have to try it!

Merging the trends of maxi tops and fusion kurtas, my designer created this beautiful classic white kurta for me. The see through georgette and the sexy sleeves makes the bottom pop, with almost any kind of pairing. Be it palazzos, Patiala salwar, slim fit pants or even a skirt or lehenga. Wear it with a printed salwar to the next Ganpati pooja you attend, or pair it with your hot fit denims and sky high heels to impress you girls on your next brunch outing. Have a look at the images below and you’ll be surprised at how a simple investment can go a long long repeatable way.

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Not explaining the mandatory twirling.
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Silver pretty jhumkas from Lajpat Nagar market, Delhi.

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Patchwork Salwar from Law Garden Rd, Ahmedabad.

Chappals from La Jodi, Bandra, Mumbai
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Lipgradation by Maybelline on my lips, matching bindi and aztec earrings (gifted)

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Jeggings- H&M; Shoes- Forever 21, Glares: Roadside, Goa.img_4854

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Bomb photography by Kruthika Pillai; Assisted by Sakshi Nahar; Also, hair extensions were not so bad, such a game changer, ever tried?

Let me know if you are a serial outfit repeater too, so we can share ideas of doing it without getting caught. The pressure is immense to not look the same on snap chat twice, and you get the drift. Hence, this blogger feels post comes your way urging you to invest in staple garments that can be played around with, without too much stress and guarantee you some self love and extra likes on your next upload too.

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One dress four ways. Easy tips for effortless style!

It’s a horrible thing we have started doing, this whole Instagramming and snap chatting OOTD pictures. It adds layers of doubt in the decision to wear an outfit again!

If it has a picture taken and uploaded somewhere, I tend to let the picture do it’s social media time and more before even considering wearing it again, and when I do, it must be with a completely different audience.

Stress.

In all that self-created drama, let’s look at wearing a simple maxi dress repeatedly and stylishly! If you have a plain dress you know you can do oh-so-much with it, but here is a dress I love and the print is quite unique which not only makes it amazing but also makes it so difficult to repeat!

Layering is everything:

No rocket science there, throwing on a shrug or a jacket you know will change the look drastically. These days girls are wearing t-shirts over maxi dresses and using the dress as skirts, go figure! And, I was hesitating to put on a sweatshirt over my dress even while freezing. Hmm. Jugni issues. Layering makes styling an outfit easy, play with lengths, fabrics, styles too.

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Added a simple cotton shirt and tied it up at the waist, very art-class look feels nai?

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The big messy hair is all thanks to our ever so unpredictable monsoon weather. yes, I’m kind of Monica Geller-ish with my hair when it gets humid. IMG_3032-Edit

Keeping the accessories same, I tried a dress on dress. Denim over a cotton maxi might sound off but actually looked pretty cool. It not only changed the look of my maxi but also allowed me to wear my denim dress again. See the denim dress post here.

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How about a semi-formal jacket? Spunk up your maxi dress look with a full close button up or zip up jacket and change your look completely!

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Jewellery is everything! While trying to establish a particular look, the accessories you pair together really adds up to your look. I tried two different themes with dull gold and oxidised silver too. Keeping in mind the print of the maxi dress with those little coins can be turned into something ethnic, I liked how it added up. Do you?

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Hope you could get some ideas on how to style your favourite dresses by just mix-matching elements from your already infinite wardrobe! Unless you are Sonam Kapoor then all this is kinda not needed bro, cause you got it all in your walk in (apartment size) closet.

Dress: Bandra, Mumbai

Sunglasses: Missamore

Accessories: Thrifted- Bombay & Delhi street markets

Location: MG Road, Pune

Photographer: Kruthika Pillai

You may also like this post on repeating a dress guiltfree!

 

 

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Sunshine Girl: Should you invest in a bold coloured long dress? #HellYes

Whoever said we need to stick to basic colours for flowy dresses was completely wrong. Highly inspired from Sonam Kapoor’s NYE dress is my boat neck yellow wonder.

Although I haven’t worn it out yet, I’m hoping to inaugurate this one soon enough. In my head, I am IIFA green carpet ready, for a swanky brand launch, or even a bloggers event; obviously for family events and weddings too.

The bold statement that you will make by sporting a colour like this exudes confidence, poise and style like no one else around you. Don’t hesitate carrying this outfit in the day or night, all that matters is how you carry yourself. Believe and shine on firefly.

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Okay, maybe only the colour is Sonam inspired. Cause, real life problems is not a thing for her. But, wearing a gown like dress in a colour like this is a first time for me. And I am thrilled to have invested in it!

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Kept the shoes nude, you musn’t want to add another colour to something already so bright and happy.

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Mandatory poses while wearing something long and flowy. #PrincessFeels

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You’ll be surprised to know how cheap the fabric cost is, go hunt a pretty colour in any fabric that promises a great fall and get this made. Also you can hunt for something similar in the malls. Dekhlo bhai. IMG_0426-1

I love it, don’t you? Tell me what sort of looks and posts you’d like us to work on, talk@jugniandco.com

 

Location Credits: Madness, Koregaon Park, Pune.

Photography: Kruthika Pillai

Make-Up: Jugni.

Outfit: Ginni’s Couture Designs

Until next time, Stay Jugni <3

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#MaaKaWardrobe Revisiting the classic saree!

From school and college farewells to debutante-like nights with the relatives or formal work events. If there is one thing that saves the day it has to be you mother’s saree. A dozen ways to drape it, so many types and forms, she has gone the whole 9 yards to fill her wardrobe with amazing pieces that you would kill to own.

Even if you are not the saree type, admit it that you have always admired mom in her gorgeous timeless sarees and how each of her old outfits have their own history. With the saree I have worn below, I felt like I was living mumma’s newlywed phase. More than 25 years old this is one of the first ever Satyapaul sarees of the family.

The modern newspaper print and the light flowy styling made it way ahead of its time and the perfect gift from Dad to Mom. #Pyaar It’s amazing how well it has been wrapped and covered and maintained till date. Bonus: It made me look like a spitting image of Mom. Check it out.

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There is a lot of hype around the humble saree, it has an honest potential to get you ready and best looking for all kinds of events. With Sonam Kapoor’s wacky drapes, you could even wear it to brunch! Don’t hesitate trust in your #maakawardrobe and give one a chance.

P.S: No matter what you do, do not tear/burn/spill over your Mom’s saree.

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All White, So bright. #SummerWeddings #MaaKaWardrobe

Still looking to add to your wedding wear collection? You absolutely must invest in an all white piece.

Be it an Anarkali, a pretty gown, a straight kurta or a lehenga. The possibilities to style an all white outfit are unimaginable. Here you will see my first time experimenting with an asymmetric Anarkali. The wow-factor remains the fact that it is all white and I can style it completely differently just by alternating add-ons.

Dupattas, earrings, makeup, footwear and other accessories are the real style quotient sometimes, hence details are everything. Pay close attention 😛

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Best part about creating the kurta was the fact that I had an old semi georgette saree lying around in the house until my designer from Ginni’s couture creations came up with this. We stuck to classic detailing with pearls and a hint of gold to go with the old saree border. Always believe in the power of #MaaKaWardrobe

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I feel so incomplete without my Mumma’s bindi, each time I wear Indian.

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Adding an entire layer of georgette over the old saree made the outfit more elegant and royal! Keeping royal in mind, I had to try on a look which stuck to ultimate classics and no bright added tones.

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Major Sonam Kapoor vibes were being felt with the styling of this look, also made me quite proud of myself.

If you are one of those who think white will enlarge your body shape or anything on the lines, kindly drop that silly idea and try this. Also, i really think i can dye this into a completely different shade someday and flaunt it all over again!

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Notice how the draping of the dupatta can also impact your look so greatly.

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With my favourite photographer in the world, Lakshya Manwani Photography.

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Don’t doubt yourself when putting on some extra blush. Afternoon events will only enhance the face further with just enough dosage of Pink! <3
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Kept it easy, with my favourite old jooti. Gold. Forever.

Wouldn’t you share this post with someone looking for wedding wear ideas? or just cause you love Jugni & Co so much?

 

 

 

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Pondicherry wich gal mithi mithi bol! A breakdown on South India’s traditional saree!

This is not a sponsored post, this is not a drill. This is a little informative and more entertaining than ever. Read on!

Jugni & Co founders recently took our first trip alone to Pondicherry! Yay! Bucket list is finally shorter! *phew* the pressure social media creates is immense nai? While we strutted around in the mini french colony that India boasts of it struck us to do a full post on the classic south Indian saree. And no, kanjeevaram is not the only types of saree they have. So many varieties, so many stories behind them, here is a breakdown on my favourite one!

The garment we are referring to is traditionally called the Mundum Neriyathum (or its modernized version –Kasavu Saari). The origin of Mundum Neriyathum can be traced back to third century BC when Shramana tradition was spread all over Kerala. Shramanas followed a simple lifestyle. They used to wear hand woven cotton cloths which is yellowish off-white in colour. The gold borders were added on later, when we spoke to locals we figured how this beauty has been worn to temples, weddings, special occasions and even in routine.

Have you ever noticed the traditional attires all across India, You can see that locals tends to wear fabrics with colour contrasting to the landscape of that region. For example, the colourful Rajasthani/ Kutchhi styles match the desert landscape of Rajasthan; or radiant traditional dress of Kashmiri women contrasting with the whitish landscape of Kashmir. Likewise, the off-white coloured Mundum Neriyathum contrast well with vivid landscape of Southern India!

 Ok, I know we were not exactly in Kerela, but then again how often do we take a trip to the south and when would we get to do such a fun shoot? Then sprang in visuals of Sonam Kapoor dancing to Gal Mithi Mithi Bol, and the wedding scene from 2 States; and all i wanted was to try this look! Surprisingly, we got this ready saree for only INR435 and the readymade blouse for another INR 200. Holii stepped in to provide us with beautiful bags to complete this look.

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Buy this clutch from here: http://www.holii.in/Products/Holii-Bags-Clutches-and-Small-Bags/Holii/CEDAR-03-CLUTCH-MULTI/pid-10984736.aspx

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Had to do a little bit of bhangra.

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Unfortunately, you can’t see the traditional mogra hair do on the back of my head, but it looked stunning and if I had a smaller face i would prefer tying up my hair in a bun instead of the braid.

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The beautiful blue bag is from the all new exclusive spring summer collection of Holii bags, check them out on instagram or www.holii.in

Buy this bag here http://www.holii.in/categories/Holii-Collections-Spring-Collections/cid-CU00232598.aspx?RSS=pgZZ1QQdivZZ2878858_CU00232598QQsortZZPASCQQviewZZHQQtabidZZ0

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Disclaimer: I don’t know much about the fabrics, sarees and authentic details about this trend. Points mentioned here are purely out of our little research 🙂

 

But, tell me; have you tried a traditional attire somewhere you travelled? Like the pahadi dressing up north, or the tea gardens inspired dressing, or anything that made you feel like doing a little happy dance? Also, wouldn’t you try on a saree like this one on your next occasion. I think it’s ideal for summer weddings too!

 

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Flower Power.

Did you know, ‘flower power’ was a term coined as a means to transform war protests into peaceful affirmative spectacles. Hippies embraced the symbolism by dressing in clothing with embroidered flowers and vibrant colors, wearing flowers in their hair, and distributing flowers to the public, becoming known as flower children

Overall exuberates a lot of power with a strong non-violent ideology. The trend became huge in the late 1960s and the 70’s fashion wave is all about florals! The best part about such clutter breaking trends is the way they make their way back into our lives. 2015 has been seeing a lot of the 70’s vibe. From our very own baba sporting the floral trend to all over the runways, though trends like these take time to trickle down to the aam janta like you and me, it’s here and it looks like it is here to stay.

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The floral trend helps in adding a little elegant spunk to any attire, (indian as well as western outfits) be it the little flower tiara or fresh flower bracelets that we see on mehndi functions at weddings. Florals are not just for spring, they are an all time hit now! Short printed dresses look adorable on any day, and then there is the maxi floral which I just cannot seem to get enough of!

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Take dresses like these to the next level, with sharp makeup, sky high heels and an attitude that will make everyone stop and take notice when you walk in looking like a million bucks!

Also, don’t forget that the flower power still symbolises so much history that you must feel like you are embodying a movement, a rebellion of sorts. For freedom, beauty and your own right to kill with cuteness! Go, be a gulaabo. #shaandaar #idea

Dress from Diva’s Pop Up, Shoes: Westside stores; On my lips: Ruby Wood, MAC Cosmetics; Stunning Photography by: Lakshya Manwani Photography; Location: Shahpurjaat, Delhi.

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How to nail the desi look, always.

If there is ever one particular look that I will always be sure of, it is the desi look.

Rarely can you go wrong with a good kurta and leggings, top it with a bindi and you are all set. The ideal bahu look, or meri-shaadi-karado look or simply a Piku inspired look will leave you surprised with its ease and simplicity. Each body type can flaunt a particular kind or drape of a kurta. The quintessential chudidaar-kurta-duppatta took a much needed turn when it upgraded to kurta and leggings, with or mostly without dupatta it’s sure to make you look formal and adarsh all at once.

Currently the market trend is super long straight fit kurtas, those that go upto your ankles with leggings barely visible. Anarkalis are on their way out and are making appearances only at weddings or occasions. Kurta with Palazzo pants is also an interesting trend that not only elongates your whole look but also adds so much elegance to your style! We are hoping to do a post on that soon. Jooties, Kolhapuris, two strapped chappals or small heels work well with this kind of a look. I’m wearing Kolhapuri with wedge heels which help me make the look a little semi formal and better posture is guaranteed with the comfy heel!

Wear it to a routine work day or even a date to give those pants and tops a break and your onlookers a pleasant surprise. Accessorise it with tiny jhumkis or lots of bangles and you’re sure to be a head-turner. Little girls on their traditional day at school, girls in college, or even your mum is seen sporting this look with equal panache and grace. It’s so comfortable that you could do absolutely anything in it. (Have you seen aunties jumping in a pool with kurti and leggings – umm don’t do that ok?) Also I introduced my Dadi Ma with leggings and she loves how wearable and sturdy they are, with the fabric not tearing, the fitting almost always perfect and no strings to be tied. Safe to say it’s a fashion element fit for all ages.

Make it a part of your routine, you’ll be surprised how less you need to work on this look to look fabulous. Are you as #DesiLook inspired as I am? Tell me in comments below, also share it with your girlfriend who rocks this style!
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Kurta: Thrifted, Leggings: Westside Stores, Footwear: Abba, Bindi and Bangles: Local Market, Bag: Splash. Photography: Kritika Chanchlani

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