Summer essentials you cannot afford to miss!

In today’s fast moving world we are so busy running behind success, money, taking care of family, socializing etc. that sometimes we totally neglect ourselves. As summer is here, I wanted to share few essentials of summer every woman should have.
Summer is very harsh to our skin, hair, and body. It’s my humble request to all you ladies out there please take out some time for yourself and do not neglect these essentials because you are beautiful and summer should not take your charm.

Sunscreen

whenever I apply sunscreen to my face and neck. I have noticed many girls asking me.” Aren’t you tired of applying makeup all the time? It’s summer… You will be sweaty after some time and your makeup will be washed off.” To all the ladies out there who feel applying sunscreen is a make-up; I say sunscreen is an essential and applying sunscreen is as important as any of your daily routine like brushing your teeth, combing your hair or taking bath for that matter. It not only protects your skin from sunburn it also gives you pigment-free and wrinkle free skin. Buy a good sunscreen, at least with 30+ SPF. I personally use LOTUS safe sun UV screen matte gel SPF 50. Name itself says all about this product. Trust me I am not exaggerating. This product gives perfect balance to my skin without leaving any breakouts. Prior to this, I was using Lotus sun safe 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen. Well that is a good product too but my current matte gel sunscreen gives me better absorption.

matte gel sunscreen- lotus safe sun UV screen matte gel - SPF 50

 Lip balm with SPF

Lip balms should be only used during winter is the biggest myth. Our lips need protection during summer too. You should use a lip balm with at least 15+ SPF. I personally use Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Lip Moisturizer. This lip balm has got all I want from my lip protector. It’s fragrance-free and does not tempt me to lick my own lips and make it dry again. Also, it has got no wax-like feeling, unlike other lip balms.

Neutrogena LiP balm with SPF - an essential for summer 2017
Sunglasses

you need them. Period. It’s the perfect time to try out different colours, shades, and styles. I do not go by brand names and am willing to loosen my purse as long as they look good on me and offer reasonable protection to my eyes. (UV 400, Cat 2 or 3). Lenskart and Coolwinks are some places you could find trendy styles without breaking your bank.

latest sunglasses

Hats or Scarves to cover your head

The maximum temperature has crossed the 30s and it’s going to rise further in the coming days. In this blazing sun, keep your head covered if you are riding on bike/ scooter every day or maybe need to walk at least 15 minutes out in the sun.  Not only it keeps your head cool, but also protects your hair from turning dry and frizzy. To an extent, it would also keep you from getting tanned. So keep yourself protected from harsh direct sunlight.

Hydration

Since summer is here drink ample amount of water to quench thirst. Begin exercise well hydrated; drink water before, during and after exercise. You could substitute water with natural drinks like coconut water, fruit juices, buttermilk, etc. (try your local vendor over the packaged ones) Avoid caffeine during summer as it is dehydrating. Also, avoid sodas/colas as they usually have an unhealthy amount of added sugar.

 

 

Oh! This looks little difficult with your busy routine. Here are the tips for making it simpler:

  • As soon as you have taken bath, apply your sunscreen, moisturizer and lip balm
  • Keep your sunglasses handy by keeping it in your handbag so that as soon as you feel it’s sunny you can wear them
  • Keep a tab on your hydration. Buy a water bottle which has got marks on them representing the volume you have consumed
  • There are so many apps in Android and IOS app store where you can set a reminder for these ( search by water reminder, hydration, etc. I use WaterMinder® – Water Hydration Reminder & Tracker, a free app in IOS app store)
  • Tie your scarves with your handbags or sling bags so that you never forget it at home

So girls, this was my rant. What is the essentials regimen you follow to take care of your skin, hair or body in summer? I would be happy to read them in your comments below. Until next time!

Off Shoulder Tops for a Carefree Summer

When I first started to notice the off shoulder trend, I was in dilemma about whether I would be able to embrace it or not. For sure I loved the way it looked on others, but I was not sure if I could pull it off. I was concerned because it felt a little under draped up there. It took me weeks together to figure out right off-shoulder top for my body type and comfort.
 

Set your shoulders free

Off Shoulder Tops - Namarat - Bangalore based Indian Fashion Blogger
Off-shoulder dresses or tops is the perfect choice for a summer’s day. It gives such a perfect balance between sexy and sophisticated. This summer is all about the off-shoulder look. Off-shoulders can be either in tops or in dresses. It seems the exposed shoulders are the latest way to show some skin. And guess what unlike abs, shoulders always look good and you can skip the gym for a day or two.

Pair it with a maxi skirt

For a sweltering summer day, we can always choose pastel shades to make it look pleasant. I have combined my pink maxi skirt with a white off shoulder crop top for a chic and stylish look. Just an add-on to the look is my favourite sunglasses. Bear with me for wearing same aviators in different shades all the time.

 

The layered off shoulder top

A layered off the shoulder top gives you a gorgeous feminine look which is perfect for comfortable and stylish spring/summer wear. I have paired maroon layered off shoulder crop top with blue A-line skirt. You could play around with prints and patterns, pair contrasting colours to create a unique look.

 

Wear it with your flared jeans

I have noticed one funny thing about trends. Trends have a habit of popping up as soon as we have forgotten that they ever existed. Oh yes, I am talking about a pair of the 90’s fit and flare jeans. Your off shoulder top could be teamed up with this wardrobe essential as well. A choker with multi color beads  goes really well with the multi-colored printed top.

So, ladies, this summer let your shoulders carefree. Oh hell, flaunt them!

 

I would love your comments below

I would love your take on the off shoulder trend in the summer of 2017. Do comment below about your likes, dislikes, variations of this trend.

UPDATE April 2017: Check out the close cousin of off shoulder tops/dresses. If you have any inhibition for off shoulder tops, do check out the cold shoulder trend.

 

What I wore:

Jeans by Pepe jeans

Pink maxi skirt by All about you

Blue A-line midi skirt by IMARA

Yellow shoes by Forever 21

Maroon flared off shoulder top by Sassafras

White off-shoulder crop top by Veni Vidi Vici

Printed off-shoulder top by Sera

Aviators by Lenskart

Coral Bag by Caprese

Photos By: Candid Snaps

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Fashion is your style statement with a hint of trend!

Hey There!

Hope all of you had a happy weekend! Even I had a great time. Well, I had to go out for a casual dinner and then the confusion began (surprised anyone?). And as always whenever I get confused, I keep it simple and bit trendy. White is one of my favorite colors. And I always feel that one can never go wrong with white especially when it comes to a casual outing.

Well, I have teamed up these sequin shoes with a pair of white denims and beige Shimmer top. The comfort and fit of the perfect denim is unparalleled and it comes as no surprise the kind of versatility that can be achieved with that one perfect pair. I usually team my white denims with black or any dark shade for that matter. This is the first time I tried white with beige and It gave me the exact look which I wanted for the evening.

Do you think it’s hard to be both trendy and in fashion? Being stylish should never go out of fashion. We girls love to be the fashion queen all the time and always keep a check on what’s new in the market and what everyone prefers to buy! If you talk about the in-thing in the market, you cannot overlook sequins which look good with every kind of outfit.

So, girls team up your sequins with your perfect pair of denims and sparkle the night away.

Till the next time….

 

 

 

What I wore

Watch by Seiko

Sneakers by 20 Dresses

Jeans by Mango

Top by Zara

Photos by: Candid Snaps

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The one about keeping it simple

Everybody has their preference and ideologies about the balance between their outfit and the accessories that they use to amp it up. We spend quite some time in front of the mirror, mentally analyzing the outcome of adorning different accessories. This happens to be one of the lengthiest and toughest choices (at least for me) as it can make or break your look.But one thing that does not go wrong most of the times, is going for a simple and chic look with minimal or no accessories.

This look of mine is quite simple, yet attractive. Pair your Denim with your trusted white knotted shirt for the casual look. And to add a chic touch, a pair of stylish shoes would do the trick!
Some where I read, ” A woman is known by the kind of shoes she wears”! These golden pair of shoes gives me a vibe of confidence and the retro look I always wanted to carry.
Enough said about the clothing. Going back to the discussion on keeping the accessories minimal, simple and yet contributes enormously to the overall look.
It’s all about being comfortable and confident. With that, even something simple is sure to make a statement!
Love!

 

 

 

 

What I wore

Sneakers by 20 Dresses

Jeans by GAP India

Watch by Seiko

Knotted shirt by Forever 21

Photos by: Candid Snaps

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The idea is to look good!

Hey there! 

Are you one of those people who’s always running late? Do you have to get up one hour earlier than scheduled just to do your make-up? It’s nice to be always made up and well dressed, but sometimes I love keeping it basic! Today’s post is going to be all about how I sometimes like to zone out and just be free!

I wore this basic Crop top with distressed denims and my Classy Aviator. I like how inexpensive things are at times and they never compromise on style!

What’s amazing about a casual look  is that you can wear it with practically anything! I picked up these multicolored check Crop- top, just so that I can add some color to my otherwise plain outfit.

I don’t think fashion or style should be forced. It should come from within. It is an expression. And you need to define your style! If you are not comfortable wearing something, then you shouldn’t! There are other ways to look stylish! Always make sure that you wear what you like best and pull it off like a boss! 🙂

 

What I wore

Photo Shoot by: Candid Snaps