In many places across the globe, people are posting pictures of themselves in stylishly cut coats or large fluffy jackets, cursing either the extreme cold or the snow. Boy, if only I had that complaint!! Bring in the most snow-hating person to live in hot n humid Kerala for a while and she’ll fall head over heels in love with the snow!!!
Anyway, the climate in Kerala isn’t too bad nowadays, though you’d still look like a freak if you wore a coat or jacket. A light cardigan is more than enough for the slight early morning or late evening chill. Today, for a change, it is slightly colder and windier than usual. A welcome change!!
I’ve had this black cape for a really long time, but hadn’t worn it much due to said hot and humid weather. So I brought it out when I was visiting my parents last weekend and I enjoyed wearing it. I didn’t realize how versatile it could be :-).
I wore it with a printed kurta and blue bootcut jeans. This kurta is one of my favorites because of its cheerful print (and the fact that it has lots of pink and purple in it :-)). It’s got puffed sleeves too, which you can’t see in these pics. Maybe I’ll do another outfit post with it just to show you the sleeves!!
Here’s a closer look at the happy print:
This cape is more like an asymmetrical cardigan, but thinner. It has two long pieces of fabric in the front to tie it up, and it would help in creating a completely different look. For now, I left them loose.
Due to the all-over bright print, I kept accessories to a minimum.
|Please excuse the messy hair - I was having a bad hair day (like most days :-()|
Black cape: Pantaloons
Printed Kurta: Max
Blue Jeans: Wrangler
Red Sandals: Lifestyle
Earrings: Don’t remember
Black Clutch: Mom’s
Pink Bangle: Fabindia
I’ve just recently cleaned out my wardrobe, considering that sale season is near :-). I’m disappointed to find so many pieces that I’ve used very rarely, like this black cape. I’m lost when it comes to styling many of them and feel like I’ve fallen in a fashion rut of the kurta-chudidar combo. I’ve already pinned a lot of inspirations, but trying to get those styles to work with what I have is confusing, to say the least. It only makes me feel like I need to buy loads of new things, which is definitely not what I want to end up doing.
Have you guys faced the same problem of trying to using your existing clothes to get the style of your fashion icons/Pinterest inspirations? How do you deal with the ‘I don’t have anything to wear’ scenario?