Connecting the Dots

Hey everyone,

I have always been inspired by the fashion trends in our 70s and 80s. I would probably never adopt the bell-bottom trousers again, but barring that, I’m more than just inclined towards retro fashion. Whether it is about soft waves hair-do, red lips, ruffles, off-shoulder outfits, lace, over-sized sunglasses etc., I never shy away from adding a little vintage touch to my looks. Today’s post is on one such trend – polka dots!

Polka-dots and floral prints have never really been out of the global fashion scenes and I too am quite fond of them. For this look, I thought of pairing two separate polka-dots pieces. The print-on-print trend, which had been quite a rage this year, is a little risqué one too. You should ensure that the look doesn’t fall in the category of messy and busy. Since the top and skirt were the same print, I was certain it wouldn’t be a problem to pull it off. I wanted to be restrictivbe to jewelleries for this look, so decided to wear none. To add a pop of colour to the otherwise monochromatic look, I wore my orange mules, which I had recently bought from Koovs. Mules are backless shoes and can be close-toed or peep-toed. This is the first time I bought one such piece for myself as I was never really fancied by them for some reason. For my hair, I crimped the bottom section and tied them in a side pony-tail. The only accessory was my bracelet-watch by CK (gifted). Another trend which was quite loved this year was fringe. The brands and street-shops, both have been quite high on this trend. Fringe-bags, shoes, tops, skirts – you just name them and they are there. With fall setting in quietly as well, I have noticed this trend is here to stay. I thought fringe would benefit my retro look as well (apologies for this bad one) and chose to use my fringe-bag (another gifted item – P.S. I don’t get a lot of gifts, LOL!) to complete the outfit. To add more of a vintage vibe, I picked up my over-sized sunglasses from Armani and I was ready to roll.

 

So, you saw there were so many different elements in this particular look; some of them are in vogue this year and some of them I’m quite fond of. My print-on-print version was relatively easy on the eyes, as I didn’t go over-board with accessories and chose two similar prints but contrasting colours. And finally, the addition of red lips and over-sized glasses have been a forever favourite.

And, now, coming to the question I always ask – did you like this look? Are you a print-on print person? Are you a retro person as well? If you wanted to style it differently, how would you do that? Do tell me what you thought in the comments below.

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Shirt: Noble Faith (Koovs), Skirt: Forever 21, Bag: Gifted, Sunglasses: Armani, Watch: CK, Shoes: Koovs

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