I usually find myself gravitating towards boho, travel inspired clothing and nothing gets my goose more than prints and cotton layers, embroidery, an eclectic mix of jewellery and leather, and mixing traditional pieces with modern styling. This outfit came to me instantly while trying to put together looks for this shoot, and it was all from existing things in my wardrobe, put together in a slightly different way.
The antique silver belt I’m wearing is one of the most versatile pieces of jewellery in my closet, I can add on my jeans with an oversized white shirt, to an Indian anarkali around the smallest part of my waist to secure my dupatta, to a t-shirt or shift dress for a little cinch action and just about anything else you can dream of. I bought it at a roadside stall in Goa 🙂 In this case, it turned a simple white top into a unique peplum. I truly believe good style doesn’t have to be expensive, it’s all about how you mix and match your pieces, and interpret them in different ways.
You can create this look for yourself, simply take one of your printed maxi skirts (preferably with a slit), add a neutral but cute top, strappy gladiators or ankle boots and bunches of jewellery! Especially something around your waist, a cute belt or something with coins. If you don’t have a backpack, replace it with a slouchy boho bag that has tassels or embroidery. Mix different textures and prints in your outfit; smooth, embroidered, beaded, leather, canvas, metal etc for a unique look thats all your own. Hair looks best natural or braided, and makeup should be soft and neutral, you don’t need much.
Tip for a low maintainance hair girl like me- After washing your hair, use Moroccan Oil or a similar hair serum the size of two peas and evenly distribute though hair. Let hair air dry for approx. 20 minutes or till it is 50% dry and proceed to gently brush out the tangles. Take a centre parting and gather hair neatly at the back of your head, twist in a spiral shape until it naturally curves into a tight, round bun. Secure with rubber bands or U pins. Leave for as long as you can, ideally 1.5 hours + for hair my length and thickness, but it will vary for everyone. When you’re ready to head out undo the bun and gently open up the waves with your fingers, spray some hairspray on your palms and gently crimp your hair in an upward motion, reinforcing the natural wave of your hair, and taking care to not frizz it up too much while adding some texture to your ends. Change it from a centre parting to a side parting to add volume. If you have shorter hair, shoulder length and above, try dividing your hair in two even sections and having two buns on the upper sides of your head. It should give you nice beachy waves if done correctly.
More where that came from very soon!
top- Bershka, skirt- Saturday Night Market Goa, boots- Forever21, backpack- LimeRoad.com, jewellery- collected over the years 😉
Jasleen Gill is a fashion & celebrity stylist, model, and blogger currently residing in Mumbai, India.READ MORE