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#BringTheKurtaBack – Styling your favourite kurtas in simple new ways.

Remember how there was this whole phase where kurtas were only sported by the journalist-artists-NGO volunteers, or at least people judged those to be in this profession.  Then came a phase when TV serials brought the Anarkali with leggings trend. Then came the never ending straight kurtas with palazzos. Somewhere in this race of trends, the basic Lucknowi kurta was amiss.

When I was 6yrs old, my mum would dress me up in pretty pastels Lucknowi kurtas with matching bindis. It was adored by all of us, she wore similar kurtas too and we gave Mom & Daughter goals to everyone! My association with XOX fashions gave me a chance to relive those fun style days all over again, this time trying different tips and tricks!

The Classic:

If you are not digging the palazzo trend, bring out your Patiala salwar. Get a basic white/ offwhite intricately embroidered Cotton kurta, while using a bright dupatta to complete the full ethnic look.

Also, do you have a full ghungroo jooti yet? it’s everything I needed to finish this style.

 

Taking cues from Alizeh in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, the following looks I am thrilled to share with you!

The Badass:

Doing the old school kurta legging is too basic for you? Go badass with a smart jacket leather (only if the weather permits) or any other with skinny fit denims & solid bellys.

Top it off with reflectors and you’re good to go!

The Everyday-Cool:

Go back to college with this look, your favourite old pair of jeans and sneakers will keep you on your toes and ready to do all your chores with ease. Add cat eye glasses and a big tote bag for the final chic elements in your style game.

Follow XOX Fashions here and check out their ever-updating collection and place your orders already!

Stylist: Sakshi Nahar

Photographer: Sahil Shah

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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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Desi cutesy bag- Mahabaleshwar Market.img_4853

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.

Love & Life Style

Ode-To-Saheli. This Friendships Day, it’s all about twinning with your BFF.

You know how we girls get about having the same top, or the same dress as anyone else. Literally, if a girl will walk past me on the road wearing the same dress as I own, I am instantly adding a mental note to go and burn the dress from my wardrobe and never wear it again. Wait, please tell me I am not the only one who does this.

I’m just going to assume that we all do get a little panic-y when we see others picking up similar stuff from racks to the trial rooms. I have even seen people dropping the outfits at the billing line cause someone else picked it. In frenemies too,oh-it-is the ultimate revenge to buy something just like hers and wear it before her. But, the whole scene is a 180 degree shift when it comes to my bestie.

My BFF is like a sister from another mister, so when I go shopping, I un-hesitantly pick two of a kind. And yes, sometimes we try and wear it separately but most days we wear it on the same day same time and totally slay with our twinning! We take on the risk of looking like band-walahs, but the attention and the cute ass pictures at the end of each twinning day are totally worth it. Have a look at my Ode-To-Saheli

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Because we need to be on first name basis with bollywood A listers, an ode to fortnightly catching up on cosmos and filmfares and more.IMG_9943

Because we need to strike lame poses and cute-sy locations. An ode to changing bbm display pictures every 2 hours.

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Because we need to watch Rakhi Sawant videos and also memorise newest item songs so we can sing them to each other. An ode to crappy lyrics and amazing memories.

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Because we need to gulp down gallons of coffee to bitch about the world around us. An ode to looking fabulous while battling our own inner demons.IMG_9982

Because we all need our BFF to get through life one day at a time. This friendships day, write an ode to your saheli and solemnly swear to continue being absolutely unadulterated bad asses for the next 82 years.

 

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Also, why don’t you dress alike and share some of those killer moments with us? Find us on Instagram, facebook or snapchat : rashika14190

Photography: Aishwarya Bhoir & Gaurav Rasane

Styling: Sakshi Nahar

Internet Famous T-shirts: Pantaloons India

Yellow Print Kurta: W, Lifestyle Stores.

Accessories: Our own.

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Summer Weddings: Here’s your something blue.

Something old, Something new, something borrowed and something blue!

Even though this was said as the good luck essentials a bride must carry on her D-day, what’s stopping from carrying the luck around on every single day. Umm, not meaning to offend any tradition here, but it’s so cute and the quote plays on my head randomly. Hence the following.

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If you haven’t done straight cut long kurtas yet, you are running over a few years late on the trend. Got this simple fabric from a local market and made an interesting neckline which was enough to dress it up.

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While kurtas like these will look great with pallazzos, the good old leggings didn’t disappoint me here either.

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Paired with multi coloured kolhapuris from Abba, my look was completed with a traditional jhumka that I picked from a recent trip to Delhi.

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An outfit like this fits well on smaller wedding functions like roka, engagements or just about anywhere you think you can pull this off. A little late into the season I still think investing in a pretty shade of blue with a long kurtacan be work anytime of the year.

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Photography by: Kruthika Pillai

Location Courtesy: Madness, KP, Pune.

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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

This post is a part of our first brand collaboration. Check out the full post here
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Turning Green.

Everyday as i dress up, i feel like i am walking on a thin line. I want to be dramatic yet subtle, I want messy hair that look styled, I want to remain current but not desperately trendy, most of all I want to feel like I inspire, not just be inspired!

Then i thought the most inspiring people I know, were at some point inspired too, hence the key was to feel inspired and walk on that glorious path to make people feel the same way. Everyday as I dress up, I wish that I inspire someone, to make that Kohl line deeper, to wear that accessory they think won’t suit them and to walk, walk with so much confidence that every passer by is filled with the same elated feeling!

This outfit is all of the above! It is so simple you’ll be surprised why you didn’t think of doing this earlier. Task for the day was again to be able to repeat the same piece of garment in ways that the ‘look’ will not seem repetitive. We’ve kept the make-up basic with lots of kajal, lip balm and clean strokes of mascara!

The first one is a easy day look. Walk onto campus/office looking elegant, and so-dressy that they won’t be able to stop their heads from turning.The huge tote makes it easy for you to dump in your laptop/books or even an extra pair of shoes, and also pulls down the formal-ness of the suit. It’s casual, flowy and I love imagining how well the georgette will move when you walk in it! Don’t forget to add a little trinklet on your bag too (if it’s a plain one like this) or do a nice big mirror work jhola in multi-happy-colours!

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The same throw on jacket can be worked into a family function or luncheon. I couldn’t resist the big silver jhumkas I had, they transformed the look to ethnic and festive in seconds, the hyper kohl eyes looked great and I went all in with the multi coloured jootis.

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How about wearing the exact same outfit to a day out with the girls? or maybe your first ever kitty party? I swapped the jootis to nude-comfy-heels and wore a statement neckpiece, one big enough to look like I cared to dress for the event and simple enough to make it look effortless! After all the game is to be able to say “Oh, this, i just threw it on!” and don’t forget to “#IWokeUpLikeThis” when you post it on your SM platforms 😛

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Don’t turn green with jealousy each time you think you don’t have new clothes, surprise yourself with these game changers, as i’d like to call them, that let you play with your outfit as per your outings/occasions. And want to know the best part? No these are not leggings, these are my favourite pair of denims also the jacket has been created out of an old dupatta! So casual and so comfortable, I wouldn’t mind doing anything in this outfit; if black base is not your thing,you can also do the same by wearing a nice deep blue denim with a similar colour ganjee on top!

BTW, is it just me or you too can’t resist twirling around every time you wear something like this? Would you try a look like this? Tell us in comments below!

Ganjee: Black Basic from Just Casuals, Denim: Forever 21, Georgette Jacket: Custom Made (Inspired by Anupama Dayal Designs), Jootis & Silver Jhumka: Lajpat Nagar, Delhi, White and gold neck piece: Sarojini Nagar, Delhi, Nude-Pink heels : Head Over Heels-Westside Stores.

Killer photography by Kritika Chanchlani