|Photography - Rana Gurtej|
I won't be stating anything new or different when I say that certain specific colours and palettes have made a serious contribution when it comes to my personal dressing and the styling assignments I undertake. So much so, that these fashion ideals of mine have made a smooth exit from my wardrobe and have become symbolic to many emotions and pleasant episodes of my life. Hence last week, when I was asked to style for Lifestyle and play around the colour Indigo, I couldn't help but go overboard with joy and excitement. Indigo is the electric, androgynous and bold shade of navy and among the very rare shades that transcends beautifully into anything - fashion, art, architecture. Add it as a vital burst of colour into your outfit or allow it to shine uninterrupted, this shade makes a statement like no other. Being a ruler this year over the runways, there is just no excuse to not wear it. Its a colour one can indulge in effortlessly. A well tailored blazer or a pair of trousers are safe options to begin with. I am also always drawn towards a pair of cobalt heels because I believe they are a great statement piece. Irrespective of the degrees to which this colour appeals you, there is no denying that it is an absolute must-have for your wardrobe and mood.
Another great investment piece, which might tax your pocket a bit but is a game-changer when it comes to putting together your outfits is the glam churned biker/moto jacket. This number was the first piece that caught my attention at the Lifestyle store and I just knew that I had to have it. My first thoughts were to style it with the quintessential white summer dress or something that involves lace. However, being a dominant shade for Autumn/Winter'14, I decided to create a 'transition into fall' look and contrasted it with this deep berry dress. Biker jackets for me work best when complimented with soft, delicate details like lace and embellishments. Hence, the beaded neck-line of this dress provided the perfect base. I added another pop of colour via the pumps and finished the outfit with accessories that provide a subtle ode to the edgier details of the jacket.
What's your take on this burst of colour and how do you prefer dressing up in Indigo. Do share in the comments below or on Twitter/Instagram - #Styleplay #TrimmingsAndLace.
Jacket - ONLY (c/o Lifestyle)
Dress - Fahrenheit (c/o Lifestyle) (here)
Pumps - Done By None
Box Clutch - Stradivarius
Rings - Gifted
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