At best I am a lazy dresser to be honest. Most of my clothes are in the same colour palette of neutrals–black, brown, beige, as are my shoes, so everything goes with everything. But the one thing I know that can spark up any outfit is one kick ass neckpiece. This one though, is not mine, bummed it off my niece who was visiting those days when this was clicked. It is a rasta piece, picked off Hill Road, and just adds that little extra making a plain black top and biscuit trousers a little dressed up. Shoes are white and biscuit wedge heels by Sonali Dalwani of Crimzon.
I completely swear by the power of one strong piece of statement jewellery to pull your look together–it doesn’t have to be something expensive or exclusive or designer, though of course, that won’t hurt. Simple rasta stuff, worn well and with a fair degree of sass can work just as well.
I’m not much of a Biba fan, and haven’t really bought or worn anything from the brand, but this dress with its lovely print, and the fact that it had pockets changed my mind.
I love long dresses, as I’ve said before, and I have a particular soft spot for florals. I particularly fell in love with the flare and the colour combination of this one. I had already packed another outfit for the Women Writers Fest Bangalore, in 2018, but a flight delay meant extra time at the airport and this is what happens. Picked this up on an impulse and loved how comfortable it was. Yes, it is a size larger. In other circumstances, I would have preferred a higher heel with this, but had packed these trusted beige Tstrap Bata wedges so these are what I wore.
Here with the very wonderful Anuja Chauhan whom I was chatting with about her books at the event.
When I’m at work, and this involves interviewing gorgeousness like Tisca Chopra, I prefer to keep it non fuss. This means jeans and a blazer, or a shirt most times, paired with comfortable practical shoes.
For this shoot for an episode of SheThePeople.TV’s BOLD, I opted for a simple white cotton cutwork blazer from Banana Republic with my old, old, old, perhaps prehistoric pair of GAP jeans, paired with simple T-strapped wedge heels from Bata. Yes, Bata is one of my all time favourites for solid, durable shoes that are comfortable and last forever and ever and ever. This pair I find I end up wearing everywhere when I have a long work day in front of me, and know I will be on my feet forever.
I know I’m lucky I can wear jeans for work, and I count my blessings every single day. What is your go to outfit for work?
I don’t do it well, and I have the very rare outings where I need to, but this was one of them. At the launch of Saransh Goila’s wonderful book India On My Platter a couple of years ago, this was me trying to figure out where I needed to stand and how I needed to angle myself three fourth as the kind photographers shouted out helpful instructions. Not a very good pic but the only one I have of only myself of that evening, heaven knows where the pics the paps clicked are.
What I wore : fitted tan trousers, a biscuit coloured satin shirt and golden Catwalk wedges with a bronze envelope clutch. What I love most about this shirt is that it is fitted and it has these generous bishop sleeves. And yes, wedges, as I’ve said before, I’ve quite given up tottering around on stilettos and half cricking my ankle every single time. I find staying in the same colour family is a safe bet most times when you’re confused about what to wear, and a touch of shine in the accessories adds all the glamour you need.
Edited to add: Here, found a couple of the pics the photographers took. Due credit to Hamara Photos.com and SantaBanta.com.