8 trends every fashion lover should own

Boyish Jackets

Though the Bomber Jacket has scored quite a few hits, a quick glimpse at street style across the four fashion-week destinations show that even military-inspired parkas and trenches are hot favourites at the moment.

And if you do buy this trend, DO NOT be dull and wear with denims. To really work it, wear your boyish jacket over your frilliest, girliest, flounciest skirt or dress. Another way is to throw it on over a ruffled top and distressed micro-mini denim shorts.

And that’s how you’ll create maximum impact.

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Shot by Diego Zuko. Image borrowed from Harper’s Bazaar – Read article here 

 

Bomber Jacket | Shot by Diego Zuko | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan
Credit: Harper’s Bazaar | Shot by Diego Zuko

Cropped Jeans

This one’s simple. Keep your skinnies aside for a moment and pull on this trendier alternative to the mom jeans. Wear with a cropped top and a statement slip-ons to get the paparazzi rolling.

New York Fashion Week Street Style | Photos by Sandra Semburg | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Week started by Shivani Krishan
New York Fashion Week Street Style | Shot by Sandra Semburg

Edgy Ankle Boots

While, kolhapuris and strappy sandals may be your safest bet, edgy ankle boots will go a lot further in scoring you extra style points.  Wear with boho minidresses or boho maxidresses depending on your boldness level and get ready for love at first ‘style’. (Stupid wordplay, I know.)

BLACK ANKLE BOOTS | PARIS FASHION WEEK STREET STYLE 2016 | VOGUE UK | CHAI HIGH IS AN INDIAN FASHION BLOG STARTED BY SHIVANI KRISHAN
CREDIT – JONATHAN DANIEL PRYCE | IMAGE – BORROWED FROM VOGUE UK | READ VOGUE’S ARTICLE HERE

Boho Dresses

If you don’t already own these, well, what the hell were you thinking? Go all out and splurge on a couple of flowing, tasselled, printed and embroidered numbers. Wear with edgy boots to turn all the right heads.

Boho Maxi Dress | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan
Credit: Harper’s Bazaar | Shot by Diego Zuko | New York Fashion Week Street Style

 

Oversized Graphic Tees

Graphic tees may be old news but teaming it with something flirty will offer a new approach to the basic. Wear it tucked into a tulle skirt to channel Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dior Debut or choose a floral Forever 21 mini version.

From Maria Grazia Chiuri's Dior Debut | Image Credit: Vogue
From Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dior Debut | Credit: Vogue Russia | See source here

Super-flared pants

Even though I don’t like this trend on me, style editors and front row enthusiasts seem to pull it off impeccably. Wear with an off-shoulder top and pretty kitten heels.

GREEN FLARED PANTS | PARIS FASHION WEEK STREET STYLE 2016 | VOGUE UK | CHAI HIGH IS AN INDIAN FASHION BLOG STARTED BY SHIVANI KRISHAN
CREDIT – SØREN JEPSEN/THE LOCALS IMAGE – BORROWED FROM VOGUE UK READ VOGUE’S ARTICLE http://www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/paris-fashion-week-2016-street-style

The Slip

From slip-dresses to slip-tops, the underwear-as-outerwear philosophy is back and like never before. Toughen up a slip top with leather pants or make a silken slip-dress street-worthy with a leather jacket.

SLIP DRESS WITH BLACK ANKLE BOOTS | PARIS FASHION WEEK STREET STYLE 2016 | VOGUE UK | CHAI HIGH IS AN INDIAN FASHION BLOG STARTED BY SHIVANI KRISHAN
CREDIT – JONATHAN DANIEL PRYCE IMAGE – BORROWED FROM VOGUE UK READ VOGUE’S ARTICLE http://www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/paris-fashion-week-2016-street-style
Slip top worn over white tee | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan
New York Fashion Week Street Style | Shot by Sandra Semburg

Well, that’s all for today. Happy Shopping.

 

Amazon India Fashion Week – Day 1

Hello,

I am going to review Varun Bahl‘s collection for Amazon India Fashion Week, A/W 2016. And tell you how you can borrow from it. 🙂

Day 1

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Amazon India Fashion Week, Autumn Winter 2016, kicked off with Varun Bahl’s collection titled ‘Nocturne’.

Remininscent of a garden at midnight, the collection takes the viewer on a walk through wilderness. Think peacocks, flowers, the outline of a dark twig against the night sky and other motifs and inspiration taken straight from Mother Nature.

 

 

Overall if you were to imagine the collection, picture this. Fluid silhouettes, botanical textures, embellished sheers, tasseled and fringed hemlines, and lots and lots of layering, tiering and ruffling.

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Contrasting hued florals were worn together. Dresses were worn with pants. Fur capes were worn with dresses. Gowns were worn with fur capes. And jackets were worn with gowns.

 

Embroidered flower and nature elements grazed the ends of long sheer skirts. Midi skirts ended with wide fringed hemlines shimmying as the models walked. And tiered skirts, dresses and tops crafted from fluid chiffon-georgette-like fabrics billowed on the ramp.

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But the most striking was the way separates were layered. Longer skirts peeked from underneath shorter asymmetric dresses. And kneelength skirts modestly covered-up beneath sheer floorlength skirts.

Shorter skirts were backed by longer skirts worn underneath. And longer skirts partially concealed shorter skirts worn underneath.

Embroidered sheers were worn over opaque florals. And tasselled underskirts were worn under shorter hemlines.

And to add beauty to all this layer-play  were prints and embroideries of flowers and birds and branches and all things nature.

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There were embellished jackets with sheer sleeves, exposed shoulders and ruffled necklines, flowing sleeves and shimmering dresses, wreaths and textured garden elements…

Meanwhile front zippers on floral bomber jackets added a sporty element to the romance of the billowing skirts.

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As the show proceeded, the garments slowly went from day to night, white florals to dark florals, hints of ornate to full-blown glitter, casual day-dresses to  “lehenga” skirts and shimmering gowns embellished with applique and embroidered flowers.

 

The collection took us to that fated flower garden where the fragrance of a fruit bursting unexpectedly fills the void and silence of the night.

The footwear was kept simple. Models walked in low-heeled patent loafers in metallics, nudes and the obvious blacks.

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“‘I have actually played with the idea of period and age… This is a collection that can be worn by any woman.’

‘… the cuts I have used are both simple and classic, allowing for ease in styling and layering. Frills from straight hemlines were added to bring out a tinge of romance to the walk,'” he said.

All in all, Varun Bahl’s Nocturne is a fluid, embellished collection of dark florals, creatively layered and topped with glitter.

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So what can we learn from Varun Bahl’s collection?

I absolutely love the idea of extending lengths of shorty-short dresses and skirts by wearing a longer (if sheerer) layer underneath.

So, if you’ve got a dress that you think is too short for work, wear a lace, net or crochet skirt underneath to extend the look by a couple of inches.

Not only will it look interesting, you can actually create different looks with the same separates over and over again.

 

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Source (Because I didn’t go for the show) 😉

Indian Express
Hindustan Times
Verve
Economic Times
IANS