My fashionistas, wine, berry, maroon, burgundy- whatever you call it, I’m loving this hot Autumn-Winter colour right now. Seen all over the AW14 runways, this shade went beyond clothes. Read on to know and see for yourself this burgundy bandwagon following me almost everywhere on my second last day in Marrakech – from the interiors of the Hotel Lawrence D’Arabie‘s lounge to Marrakech‘s labyrinth of twisty alleyways, the ornamented cushions in the cozy lounge of the riads- it’s rainning burgundy everywhere. So, I had to leave the trusted black and blue outfits behind and let the ebb and flow of Marrakech draw you deeper into its burgundy bliss!
In Marrakech, December is pleasant unlike the city I live in. It was getting colder towards the end of our holiday but thanking our lucky stars that it didn’t rain for a single day. But that’s no reason to be in a bad mood. Just add a few colors to your outfit and then it feels like spring again! And that’s exactly what I did.
Burgundy is such an easy color to incorporate into your wardrobe, since it’s coordinated so well with the neutrals like black and white, sunshine yellow, cobalt blue and instantly says Autumn-Winter – I just need the temps to coordinate.
Other than wearing this look on a laid-back second last day of our Moroccan holiday which was also the last day of 2014, is, happened to be the day when we headed off to the La Maison Arabe for a Royal Hammam Treatment, this is also the kind of outfit I’d wear on a day off, heading to the shops, cinema or even to Uni. A comfortable and practical look, that’s still on trend, I love love love this lucknowie chikan embroiderd Dupatta worn as scarf because of the thread & sequins detailing on it, dyed in multi-colors, perfect. This look is perfect for sight-seeing especially if you’re wanting to look stylish whilst feeling comfortable. This burgundy trouser from Newlook looks so chic combined with the military jacket and ankle boots. The tiny pieces of rings worn stacked kept the look minimalistic, and owned that one day old curled hair in a high ponytail.
From iconic bootcuts to trend driven skinny cuts, a good pair of trousers is a capsule wardrobe essential. For the style savvy, look out for the latest in tube pants, boyfriend jeans and chic new washes to sweep you into the new season, or snap up the new ankle grazer and luxe sateen finish for retro appeal- whatever style you choose to wear, pick it from this color family- burgundy! I prefer crop chinos or trousers as it is a all-year-round staple as much as Starbucks Caramel Macchiato has become. I just expect it to be a great alternative to jeans (I stay away from them), it’s a comfy weekend option, perfect for sight-seeing when on holiday especially on days you require to walk miles.
Top tip: Pair a burgundy trousers with a sheer shirt tucked in for a work look or your favourite biker/military jacket for a laid back look. Be the master of effortless style.
I’m combining this burgundy crop trouser with a military jacket and I’m trying to spice things up with my colorful ethnic scarf. I chose to wear Peruvian rucksack picked from the Artisan Market in Cuzco, Peru. I love to wear backpacks with a go-getter style like this because it fits this style and it’s also really practical and comfortable. After the Hammam bath followed by a message and a relaxed lunch, we were up for some souk-hopping in the Jemma El Fena square and this rucksack came really handy in stocking up my picks from the medina. And I’m totally into this pattern –hand made by the skilled artisans of the Peruvian highlands inspired in the Famous Nasca lines located in Nasca desert, which is Human Heritage by UNESCO.
This ethnic lucknowie chikan embroidered scarf also complements the backpack because it belongs to the same style genre- ethnic. I love to wear scarves as turbans or headbands or sometimes just simply wrapping it around the neck sloppily . I guess, that’s one of my favorite trends this season. You guys should try it, too!
Location: Hotel Lawrence D’Arabie, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco
What was I wearing?
Burgundy Cotton Slim Leg Cropped Trousers From NewLook
Military Inspired Jacket With Gold Button From Peacock
Ankle Boots From Kurt Geiger
Black Tank Top From H&M
Lucknowi Chikan Embroidered Chiffon Scarf From TACFAB India
Rings From Spitafields Market London
Pink Polarised Sunnies By Indie From Sunglasshut
Peruvian Leather Rucksack From Cuzco Artisan Market, Peru