I just realised that I like starting my pieces with philosophies and analogies about life. ‘Oh life is so funny’, ‘Oh life is like a big bundle of poop’ and other crazy ideas. Today I’m not going to do that because every moment in life is precious and I do not intend to waste a single one.
When I had to decide what I wanted to do next for the ‘one-week’ series I had a million (actually, like 5) ideas running in my head but I wanted to do something that generally poses a little problem in front of people. Pieces they find hard to style. And I noticed that most of my friends just couldn’t decide what to wear with flared bottoms, that too after 2 years of contemplating if they actually wanted to get it or not. I hated bell bottoms as a teen because they hung on my skinny body like the most unflattering piece of clothing ever! This time when they came back, which was about 3 years ago, I forced myself to give it a try. My body is the same but I think with a better fit and tricks to styling I have managed to make them work for me.
Now, let me make one thing very clear, the title says ‘bell bottoms’ but if you go by the fashion dictionary that the IT girls follow, here I am doing all kinds of flared bottoms like a boot cut, a fringed hem, a flounce and other technical names I am unaware of.Why? First, I do not have so many ‘actual’ bell-bottoms. Second, I wanted to give it some variety.
In these series, I like keeping my Mondays towards the most formal side and slide over to the weekend in formal-to-casual fashion. So I decided to go for a classy emerald green shirt, with a pussy-bow (which btw, is THE shizz right now!) paired with a light blue pair of jeans I absolutely love. And breaking the ‘brown and black do not go together rule’ I did just that with my shoes and bag!
I felt like a kid ready for his Taekwondo classes in this one and I will take that as a good thing! Monochrome Tuesday, as I call it, was finished with a long white shirt and pair of extra-flare pants in black, toppled with a belt which actually makes all the difference.
Keeping the third day more casual and what the millennials refer to as ‘chill’, I took out the bootcut pair that I painted with roses long back and paired it with a basic white tee and Chuck Taylors! The sweet pull-string bag from Pero was a much needed detail here!
For the longest time I didn’t know when and how to wear these velvet pants and now I don’t seem to get enough. I actually posted this look as an ‘ootd’ sometime back and because of the positive response received, I decided to repeat. A pair of velvet pants, a grunge tee and a jean jacket wasn’t enough to make a statement for me so I added this, very ethnic, bag too!
This has to my favourite look of all and I can’t believe I have never worn it before. And trust me, dress-over-jeans is actually quite an easy trend to pull off. It only looks difficult. I knotted my maxi dress to make it appear much shorter and wore my fringed (at home) pair of pants, finished with the coolest looking everyday slippers and a not-so-everyday clutch bag!
For Saturday I picked a pair of dungarees and as opposed to a regular t-shirt, I decided to go for a rather cute, off-shoulder top that I had just cut off a jumpsuit. A small bag and fringed flats added for the brownie points!
For the last day I want to go all Caribbean for some reason, if that’s even a reference. But if you follow too many Latinas on social media, you would understand. I wore a very peppy printed shirt and instead of buttoning it up, decided to go for a knot at the bottom. The same blue pair of jeans I love, a belt hanging like a statement accessory, a pair of tie-up sandals and a home-made bag finished the week for me!
This was it ladies! I really hope you guys enjoyed this story. Please do let me know through your feedback. It will mean the world to me.
Photography credits, as always, to Karanvir of Einsjordan, whose work you must, must check!