The magic a pastel color palette and oxidized accents can do
Photos: Colten Avers
Turtleneck sweater and shoes: Forever 21 | Dhoti Pants: Gift | Earrings: Narcissa Silver Statement Earrings, Shop Miraya
I've been guest lecturing two classes at my university (yay me!) and the experience has been so, so rewarding. And it's also what has kept me super busy and took a little time away from blogging. But here's the thing - I realized that a hiatus is just the thing I need now and then to reinvigorate, and come up with a truly unique experience for you guys. Of course, another huge milestone that I was chasing was the launch of Miraya's new collection, Viva! Vintage. It hit the store last week! I know some of you caught up with me on Instagram through behind-the-scenes of our photoshoot, and all those times when I took out the new jewelry for a spin! Thank you very much if you checked out the collection and more so if you left me a message about it!
Now onto today's ramblings: I've been very particular about curating valuable, easily digestible/ translatable content for this blog, so I don't necessarily throw on an outfit and shoot on a good weather day. The emphasis has always been (and will continue to be) on how to work with pieces existing in your wardrobe, and adding accessories that pack a punch. This brings me to today's outfit: a slinky, light turtleneck in a heavenly lilac shade, paired with dhoti pants. The dhoti silhouette was borrowed from a traditional mens garment by the same name, and has since been rendered in different ways - decadent fabrics, lots of pleats, intricate embroideries, and beading are only the start of the story. My dhoti pants are a fairly simple, everyday pair that are so comfortable, I could (and I do!) literally live in them. I feel like dhoti pants are the perfect blend of the grace of a skirt and the comfort of pajamas. But but, all those things are just perks for somebody like me who is such a sucker for drapes and cascading pleats ;)
Just a quick note that strappy heels work best for a silhouette like this, especially if you're going to pair two solids like I did. Pointy pumps would totally work, too, but perhaps with a printed bodice. Also, here's a trend forecast for Spring/ Summer you'll thank me for: statement jewelry in neutral colors. They work with every color that we know of! Below, you can shop some of my favorites from the store that look so swell with light, muted colors:
I'd love to hear more about what kind of outfits you'd like to see me style for the blog, and feel free to reach out if you need styling advice. You could also email/ DM me on Instagram a picture of your outfit, if you're looking for something specific to buy from Shop Miraya!
Have a stellar weekend!
This section will not be visible in live published website. Below are your current settings:
Current Number Of Columns are = 2
Expand Posts Area =
Gap/Space Between Posts = 10px
Blog Post Style = card
Use of custom card colors instead of default colors = 1
Blog Post Card Background Color = current color
Blog Post Card Shadow Color = current color
Blog Post Card Border Color = current color
Publish the website and visit your blog page to see the results
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. It is spearheaded by the Founder and Creative Director, Namrata Loka.
Namrata R. Loka
Founder & Creative Director