Not Over Basics

April 18, 2016

Black Tee: Forever 21

Grey Slit Skirt: Forever 21

Shirt Dress: H&M (Old, love this)

White Sneakers: H&M (Sold out, love these)

Bag: H&M

For a person who apparently has a fashion blog, I am not so much of a fashion person.What I mean is, I haven’t studied fashion nor do I know of the latest happenings or what’s ‘trending’ in the fashion capital. In my mind I’am still the confused ‘I have nothing to wear’ girl.Fashion has always been a way of expressing my emotions, state of mind, blending old with new, playing with textures, colors, prints and experimenting with the basics. So when you tell me to dress up I always think of dressing down. For some reason just playing it down excites me as much as wearing that low cut red gown with high heels and walking down like a bawse with a kickass red lipstick. But let’s be honest, ain’t nobody got time to look like that for 24 hours of 7 days of the eventful week! So basics work the best for me, they may seem less exciting though.Pondering over the paradoxes of life, I realize my expression of fashion too is a part of it. How the idea of fashion in my mind has changed over the years. Earlier it was all about how dressed ‘up’ I was, now it’s more about setting the ‘less is more’ theory right. It’s all about keeping it minimal, keeping it clean.Taking cues from my Instagram feed that boasts of pictures with clean silhouettes, minimalist photography, a frame capturing the essence of cities, people, nature using the simplest of sensibilities is what attracts me the most.This outfit pretty much summarizes my attempt at combining the two worlds of dressing up and keeping it minimal, blurring the lines in this paradoxical equation. The basics I can’t let go off and the shirt dress worn as a cardigan with the neckpiece is my idea of dialing it up.

I hope you enjoyed this post,thanks for reading. Until next time, have a great week ahead!

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Not over basics

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Not over basicsPhotography: The Mister

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  • Reply Nischita April 18, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Love love love this Swati .. I can so relate to the ‘dress down’. Loved the bag ❤️

  • Reply Veena April 18, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Dressing down is my thing too… Basics are the best and just pull off with some statement pieces and you are good to go… Loved your outfit and that neck piece is stunning.Have a relaxed week Swati.

  • Reply Kishor Kumar April 18, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Nice combination. Great pictures.

  • Reply dharmendra kr April 19, 2016 at 2:44 am

    nice post and image

  • Reply Richa Kamal April 19, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I so agree . Style need not be all dressed up, but it just needs to be effortless like your 🙂
    This is a lovely outfit. Love the hues of blue and that necklace!

  • Reply Sharvari (Mumbai to Melbourne) April 20, 2016 at 9:14 am

    This is relaxed and cool chic… I agree dressing down Kinda works for me too…. Mostly…. Unless there is an occasion to go OTT….
    You look cool.. Love the shrug and the bag…. Nice contrast through colours…
    You look stunning

  • Reply Shivarjun Das April 20, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Nice post. A lot of people lack fashion sense. I believe that even a simple and sober look tunes good to the senses rather than having a vague dressing sense and investing a lot on it.

  • Reply Rajeev Moothedath April 21, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Interesting….” Earlier it was all about how dressed ‘up’ I was, now it’s more about setting the ‘less is more’ theory right. It’s all about keeping it minimal, keeping it clean”

  • Reply Datta Ghosh April 21, 2016 at 3:32 am

    I like the way the brighter or say cooler colours yellow and blue play with black and grey. cool ensemble

  • Reply Ashish April 21, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Beautifullllllllllll….. 😉

  • Reply Mariateresa April 25, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Beautiful bag! *-*
    Fashion secrets of a pretty girl

  • Reply Tivoli April 25, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    SAME PINCH! I did not study fashion and do not claim to be the most fashionable – I just like expressing my personal style and it feels great! I love that you do the same – your style is beautiful and I look forward to your posts! Looking very pretty and I need those black sunnies asap!!! <3 <3

  • Reply Audrey Conceicao May 10, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Beautiful! I love it!

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