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Boi’s Budget Buys: The Fashion Week Inspired Look

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One universal fashion problem for most girls is, “What do I wear today?” This question has the power to reduce us to a hysterical mess. Fashionista or not, nobody wants sartorial answers that cost a fortune. And let’s just be honest, you’re THE style star if you know how to dress to the nines on a budget. So I’ve taken up this Herculean task: every Saturday, I’ll round up a budget-friendly ensemble for you, all BELOW Rs 10,000. Yes! It’s going to be an entire outfit — from head-to-toe — without breaking the bank. Quite a challenge, right? Scroll down to shop this budget ensemble, and don’t forget to come back every Saturday to discover an outfit that’s yet another steal!

I won’t lie — for anyone working even remotely with fashion, Fashion Week is a chaotic time. Attending shows, curating stories, updating social media, it’s a LOT of work. Some people look forward to it all year round, while others really, *really* don’t. I won’t tell you which category I fall into, but I will tell you this — Fashion Week gives us inspiration aplenty for the rest of the year. Fabrics, cuts, silhouettes, and designs fresh off the runway often make way into our wardrobes in more attainable, wearable ways.

And that’s exactly what I’m doing for this week’s column. The easy-breezy, anti-fit silhouettes and indigenous sustainable fabrics really caught my attention this season, both on the runway as well as off it. Comfort is and should be key. The concept that to be fashionable is to be uncomfortable and uneasy is an archaic one. Today, it’s all about owning what you wear and personalising your attire, rather than letting it dictate your stance.

The relaxed pajama-esque pants, the loosely-fitted off-shoulder top, the slip-on sandals, and the neutral hobo bag brings together these ideas of sustainability, comfort, and gender neutrality quite beautifully, don’t you think? Fluid fashion is what we’re talking about and this outfit is as fluid as it gets. Can’t you just see yourself roaming around Fashion Week all day, for 5 whole days, in this ensemble? Gone are the days when Fashion Week meant tottering around in sky-high heels — nossirree.

The element that I have added here to take the look up by perhaps several notches is the nath. I think Indian wear and jewellery is far underrated, even in our own country. The beauty of everything ethnic is that it can be mixed and matched seamlessly with just about anything you choose to don. Try on this nath with the ensemble and I guarantee double takes and conversation starters.

While I’m off to sort through the madness that is the rest of Lakmé Fashion Week Summer-Resort 2017, you can buy this super-chic, super-cosy look right here. Don’t forget to send those selfies!







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