It’s only February, the high-street shelves are already geared up with numerous spring colors and collections. As you all know I have been this crazy busy and not able to write posts as often as I should! My viva date has been fixed and last moment changes suggested on the paper is making me a half-dead, emotionless, over-thinking zombie, on top of that I’m kind of going through ‘‘I hate my job’’ days. However, I haven’t forgotten about all of you and I have been micro-blogging via Facebook and sharing sneak peeks of new collections from the high-street as I run into them and some tips or tricks as I learn them myself. This is how it is going to be in this month. If you are curious to know what I have been up to, please ‘like’ my Facebook page and join the chit-chat here.
As Spring collections have slowly squeezed in, I have noticed that skirts have made their way down the runways and the legs have taken center stage at top fashion houses again this year. Long skirts are so boho-chic that if you must keep one piece of clothing in your Spring-Summer wardrobe, let it be a bohemian or gypsy skirt! Long skirts are versatile and sleek. They are most simple to style for any body size and shape. Why do I love wearing skirts? If you want an answer in one line then it has to be because they are feminine and comfortable.
Long skirts were first introduced in the early 1970s as a part of the hippie chic look and made popular by feminists. It was not seen much again until the 1990s when the peasant look became popular and maxi skirts appeared as flowing fabrics that seemed gauzy and crinkly. Then, at the start of the 21st century, the maxi skirt appeared again, this time, in a Bohemian chic (my most favorite one!) form. More recently, the maxi skirt has taken on many new styles that range from graceful to sophisticated to sexy.
Top tip: Flowing skirts tend to look best when the top fits well, as this tones down the overall enlarging effect of a billowing skirt. So I have opted for a body-hugging tank top instead of a loose-fit blouse.
Accessories can change the whole look of the long bohemian skirt. I was on a cruise holiday, I could only carry few pieces of jewelry that I wore multi-way with different outfits. You probably have seen me wearing these multi-colored thread bangles in 10 other looks and oh boy! I love them! Come Spring-Summer, I am going to style my new buys- bangles as these ones you see here are almost worn-out.
Try a long bohemian skirt in the upcoming season, if you do, drop me a line at the comment section as I like to hear what you have to say.
What I was Wearing:
Westside long bohemian skirt
Forever 21 tank top
Multi-colored thread bangles from Dilli Haat, New Delhi, India
Osho Chappal from Janpath, New Delhi, India
Boots hair flower
Zara bin bag
Neckpiece from Dhaka (Don’t remember the name of the shop)
Gypsy ring from Dilli Haat, New Delhi