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Get The Indo Western Look With Ethnic Vests

A vest is a great way to add pizazz to an outfit. Nowadays, lace vests are very popular and for a good reason. But what I am craving for right now are ethnic vests. Indian ethnic vests range from block print, vegetable dyed, embroidered, mirror work to silk patchworks. And if you love tribal / ethnic prints as much as I do, you will love African, Mexican and European embroideries too.

Vests came in fashion in India in the nineties. Remember Suchitra’s Dole Dole? She wears a vest over a loose, over sized shirt. I still adore that look.

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Think ikat, Aztec, mirror work and tribal designs.

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Wear a vest to create a 90’s grunge look or a hippie / boho look. Wear it with a tank, shirt or kurta. Wear it over shorts, jeans or skirts. A vest goes with just everything.

fusionforeverA ethnic print vest over a kurta or loose shirt. What could be more casual smart than this?? Source

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Vests are very easy to make and are also available online, in Fabindia or Handicraft stores.

Which one of these is your pick?

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Graphic Sweatshirts & More

Graphic sweatshirts are in trend this Fall. But it doesn’t stop there. Also in trend are baroque designs, metallic motifs, leather or lace patches and floral. Sweatshirts are versatile. They can be teamed with washed denims to create a young look. Or with plaid to create smart. Throw on an infinity woollen scarf to look elegant or statement neckpieces to look feminine. What’s more, they can also be teamed with skirts or dresses.

These are some really cute pieces I found online and I am eyeing them.

H&M sweatshirts

H&M: Lace, studs, contemporary silhouettes

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H&M: The bejewelled crown is so adorable! The ‘dots’ on the second one are actually little skulls.

Mango sweatshirt

Mango: Never seen such a pretty white sweatshirt before (there aren’t many white ones around, aren’t they?). Its Jacquard. Oh how I love jacquard!

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Mango: The floral sweatshirt is another adorable piece

Forever 21 sweatshirt

Forever 21: They have many quirky, ‘young’ designs. Notice the baroque design elbow design?

Urban Outfitters sweatshirt

Urban Outfitters have statement print sweatshirts. The designs are a mix of modern, gypsy and mature

GAP sweatshirts

GAP: Lot of metallics – dots, motifs and stripes. And Tie Dye!

OASAP sweatshirt

OASAP: If you really want to wear funky, bold graphic prints, look at OASAP website. They have innumerable tempting options

Robin sweatshirt FCUK

FCUK: This is a personal favourite!

Anthropologie

Anthropologie: Bejewelled

All images from respective websites.

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Free People–Sweet & Tough

I came to know of Free People after I bought a FP tank top for my yoga class. It fits me really well. The material is great. That had me looking at their collection. And now I am pretty much a fan.

As the name suggests, their style is mostly bohemian, bold and contemporary but you can find touches of feminine here and there. They have interesting prints, silhouettes and one can let their creativity go wild mixing them. Earlier known as Urban Outfitters, they say on their website that they decided to shed their Juniors image and create mature and contemporary designs that would be preferred by women in their late twenties.

‘And that’s just who we wanted to reach: a 26-year-old girl, smart, creative, confident and comfortable in all aspects of her being, free and adventurous, sweet to tough to tomboy to romantic. A girl who likes to keep busy and push life to its limits, with traveling and hanging out and everything in between. Who loves Donovan as much as she loves The Dears, and can’t resist petting any dog that passes her by on the street’.

Their clothes mostly have tones of blue, grey and white but colours like Oxblood pop out on you too. What I particularly like about their designs is that they have flavours of Indian patterns like all Boho clothing. So, there you go. Apart from bold and modern, they are good fusion garb too.

I am digging these right now.

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Aren’t their pictures great?

So if your style is gypsy, eccentric and wild, Free People is a damn good destination.

Have a look at their blog for great ideas, photo shoots and pictures.

For The Love Of Summer

I wish I was in college and had loads of money. I wish I worked for Vogue. I wish I was in New York and had loads of money. I could wear these outfits regularly and not wait for special occasions to wear them. Even if I could easily put together any of these outfits, I would feel miserable if it gets wasted on the crowd / location / event.

Which one do you like the most?

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