Treated myself to two new items of clothing last morning from Tropics of Linen. I’m not a hugeeeee linen fan but I do like the quality of these and how comfortable they feel once worn. So I picked out a plain beige like long top as well a beautiful cobalt blue shorter top from the store. My bill was just under Rs 6,000 which for linen I must say is not too bad. Would I go back for more purchases in the future? Oh yeah!!!
Wedding season is in full throttle here in Colombo and well, I’ve had to dress up pretty much every single night for over a week now due to all the weddings we’ve been attending. This is a sneak peak of my look from last night. I wore a red and cream coloured shalwar and topped my face with just minimal eyeliner and a bold red lip (Elizabeth Arden lipstick in the shade Brick).
Went out for high tea at the Hilton Colombo today and here’s a look at my outfit:
Long dress – Kelly Felder
Pants – borrowed from my sister!
Black cardigan – also from Kelly Felder
Shoes – Payless in Medina
Hosted a surprise dinner for my best friend over the weekend and here’s my outfit of the night:
Long Kurta – India
Leggings – Pantaloons, India
Shoes – India
It’s summer pretty much all year round in my country but we do have the occasional chilly week or so in December and January. Apart from those two months, you’ll see plenty of sunshine in my tropical home – Sri Lanka. So I think it’s pretty apt for me to say that I know what I am talking about when it comes to summer trends and styles because hey, that’s all us Lankans wear all year long!
I find that prints never really go out of fashion, no matter what season or time of the year. Whether it’s tribal, animal, floral or geometric, prints have a way of staying in trend. Here’s a classic example of a printed dress that can be worn in any season and any time of the day (really!). I love that it is also in very basic colours – black and white. It can be accessorised in pretty much any way you want, with similar coloured pieces of jewellery, handbag and shoes or even spiced up with some colourful bright add-ons.
If you’re going to be rocking prints, you’ve got to give the print mix a go! Who says you can’t mix prints with prints when it can look so good on you? Take the above image for example and see how amazing the outfit looks on the women. It’s got the right kind of colours for summer and works so well with each other to create a unique look. Once again, you can accessorise anyway you like with a solid toned colour or amp it up with some bright hues for a playful look.
It’s up to you if you want to wear long or short dresses really. I’m someone who doesn’t wear anything short so the longer options are the ones for me. However, I find that the occasional short print dress can also be worn if paired well and rightly with a pair of leggings or stockings. What I love about the three above images are the pops of colour, fusion of hues and also the not so drastic but still there prints. Nothing too loud and over dramatic. The third image is a classic example of something I would actually wear, and that tan camel coloured handbag is total gorgeous with the dress!
Gotta say that this is one of my favourite finds! Okay so this might not scream summer or day time casual chic but you can certainly pull it off if you downsize the accessories and put your hair in a ponytail or braid bun. This could totally work for a mid-evening and late night summer kind of look too however and that’s what I love about this dress – it’s versatility.
If you happen to find similar pieces in a store near you, I kindly suggest you pick it off the rack and go pay for it. Prints aren’t going anywhere this year!
My outfit for dinner with my in-laws:
Dress – Global Desi
Shoes – Payless, Medina
Bag – Hyderabad, India
Scarf – India