"Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking."
Photos: Shata Mitta
Dress, shoes, coat: Forever 21 | Over The Moon Chand Balis (Earrings): Miraya
The fashion industry is routinely characterized as fickle, complex, and moving too quickly. I don't know it trends even exist anymore. In terms of Laver’s Law, it is now only a matter of days that a trend goes from ridiculous to vintage (which defeats the purpose of calling it a trend - fad seems more accurate.) Is fashion too democratic to be driven by a select few trend analysts and forecasters? How does one keep up with the ever-evolving, agile industry without indulging in conspicuous consumption? My opinion: lifestyles have outgrown trends. My suggestion: slow down fashion with your personal, timeless style that syncs with your lifestyle and personality.
For me, fashion is classic, creative, comfortable, and a thing of self-expression. My creative renditions of the classic are a result of my culture and heritage. I find that I'm most comfortable wearing on-the-go ensembles that take me from day to night without much effort. For instance, I'd pair this outfit with nude sneakers and skip the earrings for a day time look. Finally, my self-expression lies in taking the maximalist route when it comes to accessories, because that's who I am - bold, strong, and statement-making :) Naturally, these elements extend to Miraya, and is the reason you see pieces like the Over The Moon chand balis on the store.
Down to the specifics, I don't think I have ever been this consumed by a color before. I'm a dedicated blush/ rose/ dusty pink aficionado for a myriad of reasons, but one that seems relevant is that its the color I'd always love to come home to. I am unabashedly romantic (so ironic that I have a sheepish smile on my face as I type this), and I think florals and a pretty pink do a pretty good job of communicating that. Moreover, its not everyday that you find a color that complements jewels in such a darling manner.
What did you think of this pairing? Talk to me via the comments below or on Instagram.
Until next time,
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Miraya originated as a concept magazine for a Publishing class, but much of it now exists online and has been adapted for this blog. The core remains intact, and that is to explore the changing landscape of contemporary Indian fashion through the international lens, engaging readers in a creative juxtaposition between tradition and modernity. Spearheaded by Founder and Creative Director, Namrata Loka.
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