Indo-Boho lookbook with Sunitha Scharma

I have always found it tricky to add colours to an outfit. Be it an accessory or a pair of funky shoes. A few years ago, I wouldn't even dare to add a pop of colour to my outfit. But I think over time, our styles evolve, like mine did. I experiment a lot more, consciously pick up chunky chains and shoes that are not black or brown. When I am helped with an amazing fashion blogger to style my outfits, even better. Sunitha is a fashion blogger from Our Lookbook, and she and I share a love for exploring new places. We've been planning a collaboration together for ages, but something kept coming up. Travel plans, weddings, more travel plans and often late working hours. Finally, we got together last week and came up with 4 indo-boho outfits and fun ways to style them. Boho comes from the word 'Bohemian' which means socially unconventional. With blues and greys ruling most wardrobes, we thought it made sense to name our outfits boho, with the mela of colours happening in each outfit.

Our first collaboration !

Look 1.

Wearing layers is tricky; especially bright colourful layers. Sunitha paired it with a pair of denims (my all-time favourite) and a simple tee. She added an Indian element by clubbing it with a silver choker. We kept the ears a little light as we did not want too much happening on the top. Though, depending on how heavy your jacket is, you can experiment with some jhoomkas too. We finished the look with a pair of bright yellow peep toes! Why not have some fun?

Coffee anyone?

Sitting pretty in red.

Look 2.

Boho or not, we love black. Black is for every day. For this look, I clubbed a long black kaftan type of unstructured jacket with a pair of nude kitten heels. This look is extremely comfortable, the jacket has a very 'drape' kind of look that also gives a very modest touch to your outfit. A strappy sleeveless top on the inside goes perfectly. Breaking the black is a black and white smart handmade clutch in which you can just dump your tiny stuff. We decided to add a chunky silver chain to add a ethnic element.

That clutch though!

Have to love tassels.

Look 3.

Who doesn't like a little black dress? Now add to the dress some colourful embroidery. It's a perfect dress to wear for a girls day out or a brunch. But this post is all about adding colours to an outfit and increasing the boho, so Sunitha went a little extra mile and added a pair of strappy sandals with colourful pop poms that weren't over the top. Pop poms on sandals are so in, and there's no better way to wear them than with a boho dress. Also, a pair of ethnic colourful earrings are a yes!

Sandal love happening.

Adding bright hues to the ears.

Look 4.

What do you do if you wake up one day, and decide to go to office with a little colour? Okay. You have a lot of lovely chains that you bought because, well, they looked very pretty. And now you don't know how to use them. I decided to pair a funky and colourful chain to an otherwise simple peplum denim top and a pair of jeans which you can easily wear to work. I also wore a pair of matching heels with embroidery to add some details. (A word of advice - skip the 6 inch heel if you're going to work). You can even mix and match a simple top - preferably a plain one; with a funky chain and a pair of denims.

Shades of blue.

It's all in the details.

Colourful funky chains.

We have also created a video ( a stop motion video ) which was a lot of fun to shoot. We hope you guys have as much fun watching it. Click here to watch it now.
Credit : The video was made by Dreambox.

We also hope we've been able to inspire you to add some colour to your outfits. And if you're like us, you're going to want to try a little experiment of your own. Let us know your thoughts, leave a comment below xx

PS - If you liked  this, read Styling the Palazzo

1 comment

  1. AnonymousJune 23, 2017

    That's pretty cool. Loved your outfit. Boho dresses are really amazing. It looks perfect when you wear it. Even you look stunning.