Sunday, 9 September 2012

An Indian Inspired, Three Ways To Wear


Living in India was always going to influence my style choices; I mean how could it not?!   Every day is an assault on the senses.  Colourful concoctions of beautiful beaded saris and bold indo-western fashions hit me on a daily basis, I love it and it’s bound to impact on my own style in some way.

I know I’m not alone, I see many expats over here fully embracing Indian styles, but most of the time, they don't tweak it to make it work for them and their style, they just copy it. There’s nothing wrong with this, but it doesn’t work for me.  I’ve tried Indian outfits on but I don’t feel like me in them.  I struggle to make the Indian styles mine and find my own style gets lost a little…that is up until a few weeks ago, when it all clicked into place.

Al and I spent the weekend in Wayanad (a beautifully tropical place, in north east Kerala). While we were there we met Rocío and Nando, a couple from Seville who were travelling south India for a few weeks.  One evening, Rocío turned up to the bar wearing a beautiful pair of silk patterned trousers, teamed with a plain vest, denim shirt and leather sandals. It was the perfect mix of Indian and western style…and the inspiration I had been looking for.

Here’s Rocio in another of her beautiful purchases:

I’m still on the lookout for a pair of trousers to rival Rocío’s, but for now I’m making do with this pair I spotted in Zara (yes, the love affair with Zara still goes on).  It’s a very different look for me, but I really like it and they are SOOOOOOO comfortable to wear.  I’m also really impressed with how versatile they are…I’m loving them with neon and studs. Every now and then, I know the time has come for me to develop my style and try something new…so that's exactly what I did.

24 comments:

daisychain said...

this is my favourite three ways to wear post ever!

Niki said...

Wow, thank's Laura! x

Lucy said...

Love Love Love these trousers! My favourite is the pink top with gladiator sandals.

Charley B said...

Loving this Nikki xx

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

I'm adoring the loose, flowy ensembles here!

Arash Mazinani said...

I love the way you styled these trousers! x

A BRIT GREEK said...

Loving these... you kinda can't go wrong with Zara can you?!
Thanks for stopping by!

Kirstin Marie said...

I absolutely love your looks here!! You styled everything so nicely.

The Fashion Milkshake said...



Great post!!

Really love your style and posts!!

A blog like this deserves following!

Hope to see you back on mine for a peek :)

Love,

Janice
the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

Elena said...

Great post!!! Love these trousers!!!
Kisses
Elena
http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

Niki said...

Thanks Lucy :) I htink that's my fave too x

Niki said...

Cheers Charley! xx

Niki said...

They're soooo comfortable!

Niki said...

Hi Arash thanks! That means a lot coming from a fellow stylist :) s

Niki said...

No, never...Zara rocks! Thansk for commenting :)

Niki said...

Thanks Kirstin :)

Niki said...

Hi Janice, thanks! Am off to take a peek :) x

Niki said...

Hey Elena, thanks for commenting and for being so lovely :)

The Fashion Milkshake said...

Lovely post !

Great inspiration :)

Love,

Janice
the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.com

Gill from St.George's Retirement Homes Bristol said...

This is wonderful as always Niki. I'm loving the posts from India, adds a really interesting angle to fashion advice! Keep up the good work, hope you're having a lovely time out there.

Lucy Loves To Blog said...

These trousers look amazing on you, and not many people can pull them off X

Lucy Loves To Blog

Niki said...

So pleased you like it :)

Niki said...

Thanks so much Gill :) Am back in Bangalore after 2 months away and am slowly getting back into it, thanks x

Niki said...

Aw, thanks! They're definitely a different style for me but I’ve not stopped wearing them since I posted this!