Back To Basics


White T-shirt - Forever 21 | Denim Shirt - Sarojini Nagar | Jeggings - Forever 21 | Statement Necklace - Random Boutique, HK | Clutch - Jaspal | Sunglasses - Hong Kong | Metallic Loafers - Forever 21

Across time, there has been widespread speculation about what is and isn’t fashionable. Sometimes we get it right and sometimes horribly wrong. But in the formulation of these parameters, I feel we often come across misconceptions on how it ‘should’ be done. All of this sounding too vague? Well, what I’m referring to is a misconception that being dolled up is synonymous to looking fashionable. I would be lying if I said I haven’t perceived fashion in those eyes. But like everything else, this view too changed. In the search for the elaborate, I feel like our trusty basics are slowly getting forgotten. But who said you can’t dress basics up!

So for this post, I went back to two of my fashion favourites: affordable shopping and closet staples. A basic white tee with my everyday blue jeggings while playing with my denim shirt in two ways, this outfit couldn’t get more classic than that. Denim is back and it’s back big! With the well acquainted jeans going strong this season, we also have the more unconventional ways in the form of dresses, tops and everything else under the sun making an appearance as well. So basic or not, you just can’t go wrong with denim!

To contrast the simple outfit, I added heavy silver accents while accessorizing. A chunky silver statement piece and silver loafers in one outfit may otherwise be too much, but seemed to work perfectly with this ensemble. An oversized clutch and my round sunnies added the perfect touch of femininity to this outfit.

This look screams me in more ways than one. From the love for denim to silver statement pieces and white tees, I could just go on. As much as I love dressing up and luxury shopping, it is important though to realize that fashion isn’t only about all that. It isn’t about chasing after labels or dressing to look fancy. Honestly, it is simply about pulling off what feels most comfortable.

Photography: Divya Raveendran (