Blushing in Pink!!

Blushing In Pink - Rupika Chopra

Love Lush in Pink ūüôā

A Big Hello to everyone!!

Hope you all have been doing well and taking good care of your emotional and physical self. So have you heard, that Venus is in Retrograde?? This phase started from October 5th, 2018 and will last till Nov 16th, 2018. Let me explain what this means – Venus is a planet of Goddess of Love and it is the only planet that shines the brightest. This planet rules how we behave in our relationships. During this period Venus moves backwards and it effects us emotionally and leads to self reflection. So make sure you stay positive throughout and don’t take any drastic decisions in life in this phase. Stay calm and let it flow. ūüôā

So I decided to adorn myself in Pink and blush in this colour of optimism, love, joy, compassion and generosity. Pink is also a colour of Hope. The word “Pink” has its roots in a species of flowers called “Pinks ” It was described as a colour in the 17th Century.¬†

Blushing In Pink - Rupika Chopra

Pink also reflects one’s sweet side and child like innocence. Think about this, do we imagine a ghost in the colour Pink ?? No right !! We imagine it in Black mostly. But Pink is the magical colour that reminds you of beauty. It makes you vibe higher and attracts positivity.¬†Not to forget the magical powers of a Rose Quartz – The love stone. It is considered to be a lucky stone of love and bliss.

And of course, Pink has long back, broken the barrier of being limited to a girl’s closet. In the 18th Century, it was seen as a colour elegant for both sexes. It has progressed through the years and it took the world on a mad wave in the 20th century, when Brooks Brothers introduced the Pink shirt. The colour became highly popular in the 1940’s 50’s, 70’s and the 80’s . Then came a phase of this colour being subduedly used. But in the 2000’s it created a stronger niche for itself again. Men have fondly worn it fashionably to both work and play. This colour is indeed here to stay and we are incomplete without this hue in our wardrobe.

Blushing In Pink - Rupika Chopra

I love the simplicity of this outfit. It’s comfortable and easy to wear. I like my non clingy ¬†V – Neck top. The V – neck gives a sharper look to my soft pink top. These high waisted flared loose pants are quite cool and retro. Its got detailing on the pleats with the white thread, so one can also wear this outfit in a sporty fashion. If you wear this outfit with a pair of funky white sneakers, it will look super cool casual.

Blushing In Pink - Rupika Chopra

Blushing In Pink - Rupika Chopra

I decided to go blingy with this retro look and have accessorised it with a chunky love pendant and a pair of gold earrings. My pink champagne sunnies add an oomph to my demeanour. I decided to go metallic on my feet with the bronze – gold wedge heels. Just for you to know metallic clothes and shoes are killing it at the runways. And to add the cherry on top – I accessorised my hair with the Hot Pink Rose, oh yes darling…….l love to POSE!! ūüôā

So what are you waiting for? Go add some pink for the love of VENUS!!

Blushing In Pink - Rupika Chopra

Top: Jaspal , Pants : Jaspal , Shoes : Sergio Rossi , Sunnies : Alexander Mc Queen ,

Necklace : Nikki Lissoni , Rose : Accessorize 

High Waisted Wide Leg Vintage Pants!!!

The High Waisted Wide Legged Pants - Rupika ChopraGo Vintage with the High Waisted Pants :

The wide legged pants go way back in the 1920’s, ¬†when they were initially worn as ¬†lounge pants. Remember the silky loose pants worn by the glamorous women looking all sultry in their abode!? The silky pants worn with velvet or silk jackets was the¬†lounge¬†look¬†of the famous stars and it caught the fashion wave and women started wearing them to holidays too. In the 1930’s this lounge attire moved to the beach and was modified as the beach pyjamas printed in floral patterns.

The High Waisted Wide Legged Pants - Rupika Chopra

In the mid 1930’s, the style was reformed to the widest pleated pants ever worn. Top and Pant sets with matching belts came in vogue followed by jumpsuits in the late 1930’s. The trend continued through every decade ¬†…….peaking in the 1970’s with the rise of boho hippie culture – which brought a revival of the wide legged bell bottoms back from the 1930’s.

An Evolution of lounge pants could be seen prominently taking it a notch above with the flashy buttons in the front adding much statement to the look.

These pants have made a comeback with amazing weaves. They are present in different fabrics -from linen, cotton, wool etc.¬†Wide legged pants are perfect for leisure wear. The¬†one’s I am wearing particularly are very casual ones with pockets. To add some vibrance to the boring grey, I teamed a colourful striped top. You can also wear these grey pants with a classic white shirt, or a white shirt with the balloon sleeves or colourful tops to get a perky disposition.

The High Waisted Wide Legged Pants - Rupika Chopra

These pleated wide legged pants are comfortable and breathable. I like the detailing of the belt on the waist, which gives more character to my pants.  Similar pants in Wool and checks look super fashionable in the Fall Season with a well cut  jacket. The cut and fabric change the dynamics of a garment phenomenally.

The wide legged pants are a statement in itself, so grab them now and team them with t-shirts, shirts, fun accessories like bracelets and sunnies. The wide legged pants look great with the wedge pumps or flats ….depending on your look and comfort. I have mine ready for fall as well……what about you?

The High Waisted Wide Legged Pants - Rupika Chopra

Pants : Shein , Top : Zara , Shoes : Sergio Rossi 

Photographer : Natasha Adnani

We will, We will ‚ÄúROCK YOU”!!!

Glam Rock Chic - Rupika Chopra

Rock Glam Bae ūüôā

Hello Rock Lovers!!

I hope you all have been shining in your own light and if not ….it’s never too late to dig beneath your own feet and find Gold!!!

Singing along Dua Lipa now………before I begin to write more, let me share my frenzy for music with you all. Proud to share that I had a girl band in college. Shooting for this blog post turned out to be much fun as we created “happy moments” with my dear rockstar friend, ¬†Jasleen Aulakh, an amazing and a soulful singer! ¬†I dedicate this blog post to our friendship over the years!! And more so, we could not miss some Guitar & Glam for this feature!!

Glam Rock Chic - Rupika Chopra

A Rocker for me is anyone who defines life with his/her own beliefs and sets the stage of life on fire with that emotion. The Rebel, The Artist, The Hero – ¬†A Rockstar is a “Rule Bender” for the same reason! They love being real and¬†the beauty is they do it with madness for the art which magnifies their being as vast as the Universe, making the world go CRRRAAAZZZYYY with their charisma. There is a revolutionary residing within them.

Edgy and glamorous, the rock chic style flashed the fashion scene in the 1970’s and mind you it is never going out of vogue ever!! The bell bottoms, loud shirts, slogan T- shirts, Torn Denims with¬†badges and pins ¬†are¬†always going to set this look apart.¬†When I dress up edgy, I instantly feel a renewed sense of confidence to enjoy my evening, rolling with some cool music from all Genres. Its a “HIGH” ……the “high” of your soul, your attire and the “high” of music ……and when you share that with the people who vibe with you…….the Euphoria is inexplicable!!

It is just so easy to dress up like a Rock chic – you can wear a pair of torn slim or flared denims/ leather pants/ ripped shorts / leather skirt with a ripped t-shirt, or a cool shirt, wear some cool accessories like a funky bracelets, a hat, ¬†boots or Edgy Heels. Wear a sexy leather jacket to add some weight of your frenzy if you like. There’s so much that you can do with this look….like add a bandana, wear a black nail paint, make your eyes all smoky or add a lot of kohl to look dramatic.¬†

I chose the glam look and knotted my favourite shirt with stars hanging from one end. This shirt is a very unique one.¬†This black denim is my favourite pair from¬†“True Religion”. It is a statement in itself as their fit and detailing is Fab¬†and¬†uplifting.¬†The white detailing on it makes one look sharper. A pair of Black Aviators or Metallic glasses will go perfectly with this attire. I am wearing my snake leather white pumps which are comfy and edgy at the same time. You have often seen me wear the same bracelets…..they are a part of me and I love them for they have healing energies.

Glam Rock Chic - Rupika Chopra

With many brands available at our disposal – there are no derth of options in stores and online. Grab your hands on anything that suits your budget…….brands like Philip Plien, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Hood By Air, Supreme NewYork, Marcelo Burlon, Jeremy Scott, Stussy, Off White Etc. have a very edgy collection. You can find much collection at Zara, H&M, Adidas, Black Scale, Urban Outfitters, Rockers NYC, Hollister etc.

There is a whole ocean out there so – Grab what you relate to best and let the world detest…….. coz you’ve got the moves like Jagger ūüėČ ūüėČ

Glam Rock Chic - Rupika Chopra

Shirt : Jaspal , Denims : True Religion , Heels – Zara

Photographer : Jasleen Aulakh

“High and Waisted”

High Waisted Tapered Pants - Rupika Chopra

The Super High Waisted Tapered Pants ūüôā¬†

Who wears the pants in the House ……..Yeah…we do!!!

Summer is not yet over guys …….and till we can flash those abs without feeling the chill ….yeah… we will flaunt it, because we have it !!Oh my!! I still remember looking at Claudia Schiffer’s pictures in the high waisted pants …..Simply breath taking!!! ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†I remember I got mine tailored in school just the same way and I did not feel any less wearing them to my school carnival. ūüôā

From a time, when it was a big deal for women to wear pants in 1940’s …..(when women were striving for equal rights with men) – To now in the Millennial age – women have adorned pants from High, Mid to Low waist, boasting different cuts…..and styles. Pants actually paved their way through the bloomers. In 1851 a bloomer craze took over among women and they wore it under their dresses pushing boundaries with men. During the World War 1, when men went to ¬†war, the women took their roles and wore their pants to work comfortably in the factories.¬†

High Waisted Tapered Pants - Rupika Chopra

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High Waisted Tapered Pants - Rupika Chopra

It was in the¬†1920 ‘s when Coco Chanel stole her lovers riding trousers and wittily designed women’s pants for the purpose of riding. The famous Hollywood beauties Katherine Hepburn¬†and Marlene Dietrich wore trousers¬†and also photographed in a man’s Tuxedo…..which gave freedom to women to wear pants without being looked down upon in society.¬†

High waisted pants became a “must have” in 1970’s and the 80’s.¬†By then the High Waisted Denims became super popular. Owning a pair was a must for every girl!! ¬†Ask any lady about their closet favourite at that time…and they will surely mention about this versatile piece from their closet.

In 1990’s ofcourse the low rise waist took over and almost replaced the “high waisted fever¬†” for a while. But it happily found its way back in the fashion scene, taking over catwalks for all seasons. From Spring to Winter ……there are amazing styles displayed across the globe. I love the fact that fashion storyline has become so eclectic and similar across the world, thanks to globalisation undoubtedly.

High Waisted Tapered Pants - Rupika Chopra

These Super High Waisted Tapered Pants are comfortable and cool to hang in anywhere. You can even wear them to work with a tucked in shirt or a sweet white top. They surely look elegant and accentuate your waist beautifully.

My white knotted shirt and flats ooze a relaxed vibe. I chose my Hat as the best accessory with this look and added some colour with my sun glasses.  The detailing on the trousers with crochet flowers is the most attractive part of my Kecks. 

High Waisted Tapered Pants - Rupika Chopra

This outfit is perfect for a causal day out anywhere. You will stand out and look chic without a doubt but, remember not to hold back and get ¬†“High and Waisted ” ūüôā !!!

Pants: Zara , Top : H&M , Peep toes : Zara , Sunglasses : Zara , Hat: From a local store in Thailand!

Photographer – Mehak Khorana

LBD’s are Forever!!

Little Black Dress - Rupika Chopra

Brunette loves her Little Black Dress :

Knock Knock……… who’s there??? Hi Darling, It’s me …..dressed in my “Little Black Dress” for a charming evening ūüôā

The famous Little Black Dress originated in the 1920’s and yet again, Coco Chanel unlatched a gateway to an ever lasting elegant style of neutral classic LBD’s. Look….. how long the style has proven its prominent space in a woman’s closet. We are in 2018…..and we are almost closing a century with this one now. A well cut LBD, no matter how old, is a timeless companion like that diamond ring on your finger.

Little Black Dress - Rupika Chopra

There is always flexibility of  dressing up or dressing down in your LBD. Black is a powerful neutral colour. The good thing about the black dress is you can layer it with a jacket, a scarf and bold accessories. An occasion has the liberty to define your look. An elegant LBD works for every season. It makes you look sharp as A Little Black Dress flatters every skin tone. Little Back Dress - Rupika Chopra

An LBD has been an important fashion garment among the stars and the Royals because of it’s versatility. We can’t forget Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and more so none of us can ever forget the gorgeous Princess Diana dressed immaculately in her LBD outside the Serpentine Gallery in 1994.

How can we deny, that LBD’s shower sensuality and one never has to ponder much for selecting a¬†Feel Good Body Flattering LBD.¬†Although, the length of an LBD must vary for different occasions, to be in one’s comfort zone. A well cut LBD like mine is quite figure flattering and oozes exclusivity. It is the cut that matters and Italians hardly ever go wrong with it!! This dress is designed by one of my favourite designers —Elisabetta Franchi. Her cuts are divine and the detailing on each garment is beyond impressive. You feel sultry in every attire of her’s. But this one is special!!

Little Black Dress - Rupika Chopra

I love the layers on the dress as they make the attire more feminine and add a softer touch to it. I decided to play it cool with accessories and wore a pair of pearl earrings with it. You can blast this outfit with chunkier earrings and a bracelet as well. Leave your hair in soft curls to look enchanting.

Wear this dress to – a formal dinner, cocktail, a special date, and of course to any party and be assured, you will set the eyes rolling!!

Outfit : Elisabetta Franchi , Shoes : Valentino, Bag : MOS , 

Striking in Stripes!!!

Topshop Striped Suit - Rupika Chopra

The Rebellious Stripes:)

Stripes have the power to distinguish you anywhere!! And when you brace yourself ¬†in a well fitted black and white striped suit, you are ready to kill!! Stripes are a pattern popularly worn by both men and women all over the world and look very chic and elegant at the same time. There is something rebellious about this pattern’s vibe which screams – YEAH…..I HAVE A MIND AND STYLE OF MY OWN!!!

Black and White stripe was once, the uniform of the detainees. Believe it or not….in 1310, to wear striped clothes was demeaning and worn by only social outcasts – such as jugglers, clowns, sex workers, cripples etc. Because of their striking impact in 1800’s, they became the uniform for the ones in the prison cell, making prisoners¬†easily identifiable – clotting their escape.¬†But later in the US, the badge of shame attached to the pattern was abolished by many states.

Topshop Striped Suit - Rupika Chopra

The famous striped Breton shirt as we know it today, came into being after the French Act was passed in 1858 – which introduced the Navy and White striped knitted shirt as the uniform for all French Navy sea men in Brittany. The striped shirt became the famous “mariner garment”¬†as it made easier to spot the shipmate on Board. And it continued to gain popularity in the 1900’s.

My favourite designer Gabriella Coco Chanel, brought a fashion revolution with her Nautical Collection at the end of the first world war around 1917. With increasing popularity of the seaside destinations like Saint Tropez, Coco Chanel designed the striped shirt paired with flared trousers…….and the style went on to be celebrated by the working class and the rich and famous. As the love for stripes grew, Tops and Shirts were being worn with Skirts, Blazers and Trousers.

Topshop Striped Suit - Rupika Chopra

Topshop Striped Suit - Rupika Chopra

When fashion catches waves with the glitterati, then it stimulates the world more than ever. ūüôā Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Jean Paul Gaultier, James Dean and many more displayed their love for Stripes in the 1900’s. The Pop stars embraced the stripes with much oomph aswell.

Stripes have stood the test of time and have come a long way banishing taboo from the past. Today, Stripes have earned their place as something far more solid that a wardrobe must Рhave, surpassing age, sex and trends. The very Italian РMissoni is recognised from far with the zig zag machine woven stripes. Brands like Missoni, Jean Paul Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, D&G, Paul Smith, Armani, Jaspal, Zara, Topshop, DKNY, Etro and many more have repeatedly  displayed stripes with an infectious flare. 

Topshop Striped Suit - Rupika Chopra

Topshop Striped Suit - Rupika Chopra

You know how much I love power dressing …….it simply makes me feel sexy and strong!! I absolutely fell in love with this diagonal striped double breasted suit from TOPSHOP. You can wear this outfit to a work or a fun lunch or dinner or to a formal event. ¬†Accessorise this outfit with a bold pearl necklace and earrings and my dear …..you will look enticing!! You can also wear the jacket separately with a fitted top and torn denims. Team it up with a pair of back pumps and you are set to turn the HEAT ON!!!

Go and Shop Now !!! 

Outfit : TOPSHOP, Shoes: Valentino, Shirt: H&M,

Flaming it with Flamingos!!!

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Flamingos it is !!!

These¬†water birds are more easily seen on the High Streets in the display windows of the famous brands, than by the lagoons or lakes. ¬†Flamingos are the National Bird of The Bahamas, but right now they are the Global Emblem of the Fashion Scenario. I have been witnessing them all over the place, across countries. Brands like Sandro, Maje, Kooples, Valentino, Gucci, Zara, Banjhara, Givenchy, Topshop, ASOS, Adidas, Debenhams, Dune, Ted Baker, Kate Spade, Anthropologie¬†and many more….. have so much to offer in the Flamingo print.

Flamingos are the Fashion Icons of 2018.

Prada has even launched a PINK FLAMINGOS PERFUME this season. I am definitely going to grab one!! One of my favourite brands for leather accessories РSMYTHSON, has also launched Flamingos correspondence cards. Guys! Flamingos are dominating the  FASHION SCENE all over the world. They are on shoes, t-shirts, skirts, jackets, trench coats, swim wear, pocket squares, earings, hats, kimonos, I- phone cases, laptop covers, headbands, dresses, bags and even on the cozy cardigans, sweaters and on socks as well. 

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Pink Flamingos once a lawn ornament, has left the boring garden, to taste their magical power in the fashion scenario globally.

They first became popular as the Pink Lawn Birds. They were placed in the lawns and looked stunning, thanks to the man, Don Featherstone, the inventor of the original plastic lawn ornament. Due to the similarity in homes post the World War 2 construction, units looked just identical, so women started adding these Flamingos in their lawn to make their home appealing. ¬†The New York Times described Don Featherstone as the man who put the Hot flamingos in the garden of the millions of working class families in the 60’s as, ” Indelibly altering the landscape of mid century America”. ¬†He first tried to experiment with Ducks but it failed. But ¬†Flamingos were a success,¬†as they are beautiful birds and bring playfulness with their colour not only in the lawns but on anything.¬†Flamingos became a Mascot adopted by the gay bars in the 70’s and in the 80’s it was at its peak, thanks to the POP Art Culture. The Governor of Massachusetts, actually¬†honoured this beautiful bird as “an essential contribution to the American Folk Art”¬†

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These gorgeous birds can be also found on the wallpapers, lampshades, cushions, bed linen, blankets, coasters and even on crockery. Flamingos are not really something you see in daily life – so they do bring a fantasy into your closet and home.

So, If you want to be with it, go and buy anything with flamingos made on it!! ¬†This summer, Flamingo is like the pineapple of 2016. The designers have yet again fallen in love with this exquisite creature. Yes there is so much bird watching happening this season …….men can also find these birds on fabulous shirts, ties, pants, jackets, pocket squares, socks and shorts.

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But why Flamingos ??- Needless to say – They are tall, beautiful birds, elegant with their long neck and dainty legs. The colour Pink makes it perky and yes it associates a personality with grace and fun at the same time.

When my eyes fell on this dress from Bhanjara Formentera, I fell in love with it instantly!! ¬†Wish I had grabbed it in another colour as well, but never mind ……I will find the birds anywhere I am! ūüôā The detail on the dress caught my attention. It’s bell sleeves with lace on it, makes it retro and very feminine. This dress is a high – low one – is longer at the back and shorter in front and that makes it more doll like adding ruffles to it. You can wear this dress to a fab lunch with friends or a date – it’s got something cute about it!

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From US to Australia, Famingos are Flaming it!!!! what are you waiting for …….Go Grab your Flamingo ūüôā !!

Outfit: Banjhara Formentera ( a brand from spain Рyou can check out their instagram page )

“Check” on me !!!

Windowpane Check Two Piece Outfit - Rupika Chopra

Checkmate:) 

“The King is dead” – The famous expression of “Checkmate” in the oriental game of chess, boasts of a defining VICTORY!!!

You check on me……..and I ……..check on you!!! Yes, Checks are a dominant print these days. This design is used most frequently on Blazers, Trousers, Twin -sets, Jumpsuits, Shirts, Skirts, Flared Pants, Tops etc……Checks are everywhere!!!

Windowpane Check Two Piece Outfit - Rupika Chopra

Checks are timeless and opting a good fabric suit or singles never fail to be a good investment. “Windowpane checks”¬†like the one I am wearing, has shown a regular presence in each season. Checks are a great way to add power to your boring working wardrobe. It has a clean defining vibe to it. And have you forgotten the Checkered flags in Auto Racing ? The checkered flag is waved at the finishing line to signal that the race has come to an end. To me it concludes the winning moment, celebrating and taking control.

Windowpane Check Two Piece Outfit - Rupika Chopra

I am wearing my favourite Two- Piece Windowpane Check outfit. Its classy and bold at the same time. Adding a white or a black jacket to this look will make it Mighty!! ¬†The Pencil Skirt looks chic and simple. This look is strong and caramelised with simplicity. Christian Dior created the first pencil skirt in 1940’s and women immediately embraced the curvy shape of the classic hem. Pencil skirts for long have been a part of a woman’s suit ensemble, worn with a well fitted jacket, shirt or a T- shirt. Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn set the glamour arena on fire with those slender curves in the pencil skirts and rib hugging waists. Windowpane Check Two Piece Outfit - Rupika Chopra

They have been my most favourite as they shape your body like second skin and yes you want to work your body hard before getting into them. No matter what size you are, be well toned to wear this outfit. And its not tough to get there if you are eating right and at the right time. Lets learn to be wise with that!

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The look rides on a “don’t mess with me” vibe. Pointed heels add a sharp edge to it. This outfit can be mixed and matched with a different skirt and a shirt as well, but the twin- set makes it strongly bonded and leaves an audacious impact. You can wear this outfit to a lunch or dinner and if you sport on a white shirt with this pencil skirt to work, it will give you an ultramodern yet an elegant air.

Woven earnings will look amazing with this outfit like the ones below:

Woven check earnings - Rupika Chopra

Brands like Topshop, Zara, ASOS, Fendi, Ralph Lauren, Urban Outfitters, H&M , Shein and more have loads to offer in checks. And of course, Burberry is all about the charming checks too!!

So go “Check”on your wardrobe……and don’t forget to smell enthralling!!

Outfit : Shein, Shoes : L.K Bennett, Earings : Zara

Photograph: Natasha Adnani

Ruffle Truffle !!!

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Ruffle Power :

When you adorn yourself in a “ruffled” attire, you embrace a legacy! The “ruffle” was once worn by royalty of both genders to represent strength and power. They originated in Spain in the 50’s. Initially the “ruff” was a piece of clothing worn around the neck in the 16th century by the aristocrats and were made of fine linens, silk, lace etc decorated with gold, silver and fine silk. It was an important fashion accessory kept with utmost care. The “ruff” was further added to the cuffs and the sleeves of the clothes that added glamour and made a feminine fashion statement in more years to come.

Ruffle Power - Rupika Chopra

Ruffles became quite a rage in the pop culture in the 70’s, famously called the “Puffy Shirts” and more so the “Poet Shirts”. And look at them today – ruffles aren’t going anywhere – they have successfully ruffled the test of time and look so stylish even in the existing hour. They add an unmatched oomph to an attire. Both men and women can wear them effortlessly.

My mind propels me to think of the glamorous Flamenco Dancers in their flattering cuts and sultry flowing ruffles, creating euphoria among the people. Yes! Ruffles do have that magic!! A ruffled shirt makes you look regal if worn to match the occasion. Enchanting designs by Dolce and Gabbana, Jenny Packham, Alberta Ferretti, Roberto Cavalli, Altuzarraand many more have revived the Spanish glamour fabulously.

Ruffle Power - Rupika Chopra

I fused my wrinkled frill shirt with my favourite High- Low flounce skirt from Sandro. It adds style with a hint of sensuality. You can also wear a ruffled shirt with flared denims and look retro. Or team this skirt with a classic well fitted shirt and look chic.

My shoes add an edgy vibe to the apparel which reflects my assertive disposition.

Enjoy the look and don’t forget to smell hypnotic!

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Shirt : Fucci FWI ( local designer from france) , Skirt: Sandro Paris , Earings : Zara , Shoes : Jaspal

Photograph : Natasha Adnani

Twinning it!

Two piece Outfit - Rupika Chopra

Two Piece Outfits :

So where do I begin with my love for the two piece outfits…….They are simply fabulous!! YES!! We love to flaunt our mid – riff in that peeping combination. Two piece outfits have been catching a high wave for a while.

A two piece outfit is never a dress down…no matter what you wear, a crop top with shorts, pants or a skirt- they all look astounding.

Going back to History in the 1940’s women wore high waisted fitted tops with the A -line skirts and pants. With the start of the World War 2, strict rationing on fabric took place and the dresses became shorter. Tops became more masculine and there was an invention of the shoulder pads making women look edgy and sharper. In 1940’s most tops were designed to reveal very little skin unlike today.

Two Piece Outfit - Rupika Chopra

The two piece outfits gave liberty to women to experiment more with their looks and play with their wardrobe. They mixed and matched the tops, skirts and trousers. They could make a new outfit everyday. It became so practical and fun at the same time.

We obviously cannot forget the iconic fashion developer, Gabriella Chanel who introduced the most amazing two piece sets. The tweed jackets and skirts famously called as a “Chanel Suit” became a ritzy proclamation. And then on, the sets became popular for both formal and casual affair.

At present the rage for off shoulder crop tops, spaghetti, ruffled tubes with balloon sleeves, ruffled off shoulder tops with high waisted pants, shorts, skirts etc have possessed the mind of most vogue lovers. The diverse prints of Polka, Ankara, Flannel, Geometric, Retro, Animal etc own the power to define your vibe. It’s your style that perfectly portrays your mood for the occassion – You can choose to look classic, bohemian, bold, exotic, arty, carefree, vivacious and more.

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My outfit has a casual, happy and a fun vibe. It is perfect for a lunch with friends or a sundowner anywhere. You can wear a cute headband to add vibrance to your appearance. Funky pair of glasses can spark your look up. Carry a cool colour bag that enhances the colour of your outfit. Team it up with subtle shoes so it breaks the shebang to bring a fine balance. Lock your look with an enticing fragrance and shine on …….inside out!!

Photograph : Natasha Adnani

Outfit : Shein , Glasses : Gucci , Bag : Gucci, Shoes : LYN