Spring is here!

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Being from a tropical country like India and living in a coastal city like Chennai, the only time I truly see Spring is on the runways and in people’s clothes. While I was growing up, I fantasized about April showers and May flowers, with perhaps a few windmills in the distance to complete the bucolic scene. While I was traveling in France, I did, in fact, see such a scene in Versailles. It is no wonder that so many Impressionist masters painted in France. But because I don’t actually go to France or Italy every Spring, I took to dressing in pastels and florals to feel the spirit of the season.

Versailles, France

I picked this outfit to wear on a day out in Battambang. Well, Cambodia doesn’t have four seasons either, but it was January and as cool as it was going to be. 🙂 I paired this floral maxi-skirt with a nude pink sleeveless blouse.

To make a contrast with all the pastels, I wore a silver bracelet and earrings and tied my hair back in a fish tail braid. It would be ideal to wear this outfit with a pair of dainty heels, or open toed sandals. But, we were going to do a lot of walking, so I decided on a pair of white shoes. I wanted something on my face to really pop, so I used a fuschia matte lip color, and lined both my upper and lower eyelids with black liner.

spring floral
City Walk – Battambang, Cambodia

Skirt: Cool Club, Nungambakkam, Chennai

Top: Pantaloons

Earrings & Bracelet: Pantaloons

Makeup: Eye liner, Kohl and Lipstick from Lakme, Compact from Colorbar

PS: This kind of outfit can be dressed up or down very easily. For instance, I remember wearing this exact same outfit to a friend’s Sangeeth. But in that case, I wore pearl chandbali earrings, pearl bangles and very similar make-up, with flowers in my hair. You can do the same, especially for summer weddings when you want to keep your clothes light.


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