I have this habit of going through my old stuff, ditching my new apparels for some time and trying out the out-dated ones in a more modern way. When we were kids, my dad would always get us a variety of new clothes and what was hilarious was that he wouldn’t just shop for us but also, for the future us. At that time, we had trunks full of clothes that didn’t fit us, that my sister and I planned to save for our “future” self. Funny, I know! However, it’s a lot like shopping online for yourself and still getting surprised when your order arrives or hiding a few bucks in a winter jacket just so you find the same money next winter. A gift for you by you. I’m still fascinated by the idea and yes, I continue to do so even now.
While going through the same collection that I had saved when I was somewhere around the age of 12, I found this gorgeous green long skirt with the pattern you can completely get lost in for a while. I rarely wear skirts because I find them restrictive and difficult to travel in but this one, I couldn’t take off when I tried it.
My childhood memory of trying this skirt when I couldn’t fit into it and dying to grow up just so that I could fit in it is where my inspiration for this post came from. Hence, I decided to create an outfit that is vintage yet bohemian and something you can definitely wear to college.
In the outfit, I’m wearing a see-through knot crop top, white canvas shoes, a gemstone necklace as a waist belt (kamar-bandh), oxidized silver chandbalis and of course, the skirt from the past.
A fashion tip to keep in mind would be if you are not very experimental with your outfits, then pairing the apparel that has a very strong pattern with something plain would be better. In this outfit, I’ve paired my skirt with a plain top. Had I gone for something else which had patterns too, the outfit would have appeared too strong. I like keeping my outfits simple and sticking to just one statement apparel/accessory. Here, that would be my skirt.
Photography by Eliza Anjum
- Top (Sarojini Nagar)
- White Canvas Shoes (Amazon)
- Chandbalis & Gemstone Necklace
I hope you liked this outfit and the story behind it. For any sneak peeks & my shopping hauls, follow me on Instagram @PrettyLittleVirtuoso.
P.S: Do not throw away your clothes. Donate them this December and bring happiness and warmth into someone else’s life.
Thank you for reading!