Of shirt dresses

everyday style, fashion

At L’Affaire Godrej The Trees yesterday, in a Global Desi shirt dress. Yes, it is a size bigger, I prefer to wear something a little looser than my size so I can grow into it. Seriously though, it just feels more comfortable in the humidity of Mumbai to allow for enough air circulation. Paired this with an oxidised silver knot neckpiece, a structured taupe Da Milano bag and my good old brown suede Catwalk clogs that don’t really go with this, but are sky high and darned comfortable, despite the high heel. No pockets with this one. Damn.

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Red checks and denim

everyday style, fashion

I’ve always been a great fan of the red check and denim look. I think I’ve always owned a shirt with red checks, forever and ever. Oh well, ever since I was in college I think. The style is resolutely the same, a red checked shirt with tiny buttons down the front, fitted a bit. I wear these with either tan corduroy jeans or plain medium wash denims. Sometimes, I throw on a denim jacket. If the jeans are ankle cropped skinnies like these from Only, I will wear my high clogs (from Catwalk), or risk looking like something on a toothpick. This is a safe look that always works for a casual day out, without too much thought going into it.

And, as always, big sunnies, and a bigger smile, if I don’t hate everyone on and their grandparents on that particular day.

Long, flowing and so, so, comfortable

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A million thanks to the kind soul who clicked it at the Women Writers’s Festival, Delhi in March 2018 and sent it across to me.

A lovely black flowing maxi dress from StalkBuyLove, with a cinched waist, a floral print and comfortable puffed sleeves elasticised at the elbow. (Have I mentioned that online shopping sites are my weakness, though I still can’t seem to get the fitting quite right, and end up ordering a size bigger most times).

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Wore this with a silver braided choker and my all time favourite platforms. Here I am with two fab authors, Aditi Mathur Kumar and Shuchi Singh Kalra.

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And because I am a firm believer in repeat wear, I brought it out again for the Bangalore Lit Fest in November 2018, where I ditched the choker (to be honest, I forgot to pack any accessories), and paired it with tan clogs, and a structured Hidesign bag in the same shade as the florals. This was a panel on the art of the crime thriller with Bhaskar Chattopadhyay, Sophie Hannah, Philip McLaren and moderated by Nilanjan Chaudhury. Nice?