If there is one person who has always inspired my fashion choices, or my choices in general, it is my Maa. She has always encouraged me to express my creativity and individuality through my words, actions and even through my clothes. She’s the one who has always encouraged me to wear anything and everything, experiment as much as I can and at the same time, be comfortable in my own skin.
So it only feels right to introduce my supercool Maa to the blog with her fashion favorites for this summer. Who said your golden years have to be boring? Spice up your life and your wardrobe with these beautiful summer looks!
Maa’s advice on shopping
Find a good tailor in your city! As long as you have a tailor who understands your requirements and is versatile with their work, you can create any look you want!
Ditch shopping through your regular retail stores and opt for tailor-made clothes. This way you’ll stand out from the crowd and get exactly what you want. Visit local handicraft and art exhibitions to shop for cloth material, you’ll always find a variety of options.
My mantra is simple – More is not always better. Invest in your clothes and don’t simply buy them out of your desire to shop.
And finally, don’t shy away from experimenting with your look!
You can never go wrong with whites in summer! You can create a number of outfits with a simple white kurta.
One such look is pairing a simple white kurta with a bright colored leggings/Palazzo. Maa is all about her dupattas – she has more dupattas than kurtas! They are an excellent way of using same pieces of clothing from your wardrobe and creating new looks!
Maa used a patchwork dupatta alongwith a pair of jutti (she’s always wearing jutti, as you will see) and her favorite pair of dangling earrings.
Maa likes to call this outfit her “travel look” and she has been rocking this look even before it was trending!
A simple printed ankle-length kurta with a plain skirt/palazzo/stitched-in kurta is perfect for a day out of shopping! Pair it with a pair of jutti, sandals or even heels and you are good to go :)
Ditch your saree and try something new this festive season! Opt for a long skirt and pair it with a short or a long kurta. If not for a wedding, you can always rock this look for a small get together.
You can choose a heavy embroidered skirt along with a heavy dupatta to jazz up the look! Add some heavy earrings and a pair of heels or jutti to complete the outfit.
Which is your favorite outfit from the three? And how are you adding style to your 50s? Share your feedback in the comments :)
A big thank you to Maa for being the awesome human being that you are and for always inspiring me in countless ways. I love you :)
You can reach out to Maa here!