The end of the year is approaching and the next two months are a busy time of the year for many, what with various festive holidays, christmas parties, weddings and new year get-togethers to attend. It’s also the onset of winter and the time we all heave a sigh of relief for getting a little respite from the heat. The hot chocolate drinks and cozy mornings under blankets are all well and good, but styling for tropical winters (which is my term for winters in Indian cities where it’s only chilly in the mornings and evenings) poses a slight challenge. You don’t want to don too many layers, because by mid-day you’ll want to start peeling them all off. At the same time you want to wear something warm and comfortable and look chic the entire day.Am sure all of us have these specific online stores that we go to for specific items. Shoes from one brand, blazers that fit you great from another store. Frankly it sometimes annoys me to keep ten tabs open and check them all for new arrivals, items on sale, and I’m always wishing there was one store where I could find everything I needed – one store that has my back for all my activities ranging from coffee dates/meetings, work days followed by dinner, friend’s wedding to family functions and parties. And at the same time not compromise on quality or on my personal style. On my search for this utopian website, when I came across limeroad.com, it seemed to fulfill all these requirements, in theory at least. So I decided to test it out practically, and see if I could come up with an outfit, for all the occasions in my social calendar.For my first look, I wanted something that would keep me put together the whole day, as I spent the morning working on my paintings, replying to blog emails, then running errands, and finally ending my evening at my favorite coffee shop. I wore a comfortable black printed kurta, paired with a pair of blue palazzos and cinched it at the waist with a chain belt. I always dress according to my mood and occasion. Since my dressing depends on my feelings and is very spontaneous, it can lead to all sorts of eclectic combinations. The bright blue palazzos only made me want to add a few more hues of blue to the outfit, and hence the blue earrings and sandals. All in all it was definitely the kind of laid back outfit I would have picked for an easy going day!
Kurta, shoes, earrings: limeroad.com | Palazzos: Biba
Photography by: Divya Medikonda