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A LESSON IN LAYERING

A LESSON IN LAYERING

It's been over a month since I came back to Bombay, India and I have to confess as much as I am loving it here, I do miss the Chicago cold. Okay, not the weather so much may be, but I certainly miss all the layering I could do while I was back there. I've been avoiding wearing pants & have been sticking to dresses and skirts instead, thank you Bombay humidity! 

But I had to let go of my #NoPants fever and embrace the #DenimSituation in my closet, recently when this ethnic-chic top arrived from Sammy Dress. I had zero resistance after seeing this blue beauty and what's even better is that the top is perfect for summer or humid weather. The fabric feels very soft, the sleeveless cut gives plenty of room to breathe and the flowy silhouette adds to the summer vibe. Oh and yeah, don't even get me started on those colorful tassels! If you love tassels as much as I do, you must check this post right here. 

So I knew I had to wear this top anyhoo and what could have been a better way to add a twist than some light layering?! I mixed and matched a few items and was finally convinced about this Vintage Yves Saint Laurent cape that I bought from Italy and these J.Brand white cotton denims. It was an instant match made in the fashion heaven. Am I the only one who's loving the coolness of this cape, total wonder woman vibes right? Oh and yeah don't forget those Stuart Weitzman velvet flats, that make my feet look like Alladin's but I still love them. 

What's the lesson in layering here, you ask? Well, stick to light capes or better even lingerie capes (oops, the secret's out - okay I admit that's a YSL lingerie cape that clearly was meant for so much than just covering your inner-wear, right?) that let you breathe but don't say no to layering. Here's the trick: get a cape that makes you feel like wonder woman, an ethnic top for that boho queen inside of you, some cool pants or none if you like and do not ever forget Alladin shoes and off you go, you little street-style star! 

Outfit Details: Top: SammyDress (Buy the same one here on sale); Jeans: J Brand (Buy similar here and here); Cape: Vintage Yves Saint Laurent; Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (Buy similar here and here)

If you love the top, you can check similar items here

Check more of such chic items from Sammydress from their Facebook page here and here.

(All photos by: Vignesh Krishnamoorthy)

 

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