While I found ruffles very dramatic and flouncy in the past, I’m quite surprised at how I’ve managed to collect so many outfits with it in the last couple of years that it seems almost like an outfit mandate to me. I find ruffles irresistible and while in the past, I would have laughed at someone sporting so much ruffles as I do now, I just don’t mind adding drama to my outfit at all. For to me ruffles are feminine as they are sexy. And I could settle for end number of ruffles in my outfit anytime of the year. And the stripes.
While typing of this post, I’m reminded of how some years ago we were so obsessed with low waisted denims and didn’t even bother about denims like this. I remember thinking how low waisted skinny denims complemented every outfit I wore and then I couldn’t imagine at all how I would look in a high waisted denim. Not that I didn’t like high waisted denim then. A good high waisted denims, then and now, is still tricky to find. If the fit isn’t good, we turn out looking absolutely ridiculous. If the fit is perfect, well you know how it looks. One thing that makes me wear high waisted denims over the low waisted ones is that it makes my legs look longer. And that for a petite 5’1 like me is a boon. Also my body shape is such that I have narrow hips so I’m a little lucky when it comes to finding high waisted denims. Not that I don’t alter my denims too. I alter a lot of clothes to fit me to my liking except a couple of clothes that just feel like they were made for my body. And having said that, I guess I got lucky with these high waisted denims from Na-kd because I didn’t have to take it to the tailor for manipulation.
This outfit that I’ve put together, unconsciously combines everything that I repeat a lot – High Waist denims ( my current favourite being this front slit one from na-kd.com) , Stripes ( that I can wear almost all day all week), Ruffles ( an outfit staple that I cannot seem to do without) and Blue ( my favourite colour). Having an amazing location as a backdrop is something else and while we were shooting a lot of dresses and resort wear in Orange County Resorts, Hampi, I also decided to do one casual one featuring this beautiful bag from Furla that I’d carried with me.
Location: Orange County Resorts, Hampi
Photography: Lal Sanglyan
Hope you enjoyed this look and have a great week ahead.