My fashionistas, is it just me or you too start the new year with great enthusiasm and then after two weeks get mellowed down by the dreary January? Blame the weather! I’m going to and from work when it’s pitch-black. Last year, I was prescribed to take vitamin-D supplements due to zero-time-sun-exposure. So, the start of the first month of the new year is never as bright and shiny as we hope it to be, rather it is dark, misty, windy and wet. How do you combat this? I have a secret! I keep planning and plotting for all the holidays (summer or all sorts of) I am going to luxuriate in throughout the year. After all, the very thought of getting lost in azure blues and sun-soaked shores is too irresistible. While making holiday plans and working hard in making those dreams into reality, I can’t ignore the importance of an appropriate holiday wardrobe. Now if you dare to bare your midriff and bring a whole lotta attitude to your planning a summer holiday wardrobe, get inspired by this look that I have come up with for a summer holiday in Barcelona (in 2012).
The marriage of a crop top and a flirty long skirt can certainly double as beachwear for summertime fun! Crop tops will keep you looking stylish throughout the season. High-waisted skater skirts, trousers or a long flirty skirt like this will compliment the crop top, pinching in the waist and foster enough curiosity!
You may argue that a crop top trend is not for everyone, but it’s important to remember that the trend has come a long way from its late 1990s Spice Girls days. The sexy schoolgirl look has been mellowed for a more mature and comfortable style. Try a lil longer top instead of a typical bandeau top and pull your skirt slightly higher; make it your style, like I did!
Everything worn in this look is fuss free and will keep you on budget. I have handpicked every single piece of this look from various flea markets in India except the skirt. As cliched as it sounds, keep planning for your summer holidays and a blockbuster wardrobe to compliment it.
Top tip: Pair a crop top with a high-waisted skirt for a more ladylike approach to the trend.
Trendz white long skirt
Rajasthani embroidered crop top from Janpath, New Delhi
Multi-colored bangles from Dilli Haat, New Delhi
Antique silver ring from a Garage sale in New York City
Silver sequined Jooti (shoes) from Janpath, New Delhi
White jute handbag from Janpath, New Delhi
Silver anklets from a silver jewellry shop near Janpath, New Delhi
Ray-ban aviator sunglasses