How to layer like a pro

Hello everybody,

I hope you had a glorious weekend. So, if you’re bored and want to try something new this Monday, why don’t you try layering – a trend that’s suddenly gained focus?

To layer, no need to buy anything. Walk into your closet and stare at what you already have. Look for graphic tees, jackets, plain white tees, oversized boyfriend shirts, strappy dresses and silken slips.

Basically what you’re looking for is a combination of the following:

A: Something boyish

B: Something incredibly sexy, strappy or girly

C: Basics

Now, look at these images that I have borrowed from Vogue – and see how many of these looks you can channel today.

Graphic Tees

Wear your graphic tees with contrasting separates – a skirt or a blazer, for maximum impact.

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Strappy Slips

Layer your strappy slips with a plain white tee or toughen it up by adding some leather.

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3. Jackets

Wear a lot of jackets. Use them to layer and add interest to your everyday attires. Indians, yes, I know it’s hot for a jacket, but if you’ve ever fought with a colleague over the AC temperature, you know indoors, even India can be shivering cold. Yes, so buy some jackets to channel workplace chic.

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4. The boyfriend shirt

I decided to layer my white sundress with an oversized boyfriend shirt for just the right amount of playfulness. The best part? It covers the love handles and muffin-tops while accentuating the girlishness of the dress.

Wear an oversized boyfriend shirt with a sundress and white sneakers | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan

Well, that’s all for today. Do try any of these outfit ideas, take a picture, upload on Instagram and tag me at @shivani_krishan

Lots of love, and Happy Monday. 🙂

Shivani

 

Trend alert – Layering

I don’t know if you guys have been following the Amazon India Fashion Week, A/W 2016. Even I’ve been trying to catch it in bits and pieces, frantically googling in between chats with my mother, deciding which designer’s style resonates with me.

Irrespective, one trend caught my eye. A trend that cut across designers and days and sensibilities.

Layering.

Longer skirts and pants worn under slightly shorter hemlines.

Designers experimented with fringes, tassels, net, sheer and florals, layering contrasting separates, one on top of the other for an unexpected and refreshing twist.

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Even though many designers experimented with this, Eka and Anavila actually ruled this trend.

Check out glimpses from Eka‘s collection below.

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I love the nightwear-meets-nomad vibe that I’m getting from this refreshing set of oh-so-comfy outfits.

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Don’t you feel like snuggling into these and going off on nap-mode?

Meanwhile, Anavila with her collection “Folk” has done the incredible once again.

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She’s teamed sweaters and sneakers with sarees and managed to make it look so chic!

Wow. I absolutely adore her style sensibility.

Can’t wait to wear those pleated pants/skirts under a shorter saree!

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And don’t miss the gorgeous french braids.

God! I just can’t stop staring at her collection. Especially the second outfit from the left… that jacket!!

The Amazon India Fashion Week had some pretty incredible collections this time. I will soon be doing a roundup and giving you guys tips on how to incorporate hints and bits into your own wardrobes.

Until then, enjoy this post. And think up, how you will layer up your skirts and dresses this year.

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Image source: Verve