How many of your hoe friends got married this year? How many of you single asses were completely clueless about clothes you wore for a friend’s wedding? Certainly, you must’ve seen guys making a fool outta themselves at a Punjabi wedding. Just can’t go without noticing them, can you? No, this breed is one of its kind. Picking up clothes from your dad’s closet is cool but not when you wear his XXL Shaadi ka kurta with embroidery all over. And why to drag only boys here? We all have that one distant cousin who shows up wearing a hot pink Lehga & dances on Bole chudiyan, Bole kangana. Every. Freaking. Time.
Almost after a month, my MIA might’ve given you a reason to forget me or let’s pretend that some of you actually missed me. Either way you don’t have choice to neglect your boy now.
Hello, hipsters. Hope I didn’t keep y’all sober for long. Keeping in mind the festive feels & your inaccurate wardrobe choices, I’m here with yet another story. And though rarely, we’re going basic this time.
Let me quickly point out some FAQs you ask your conscious/bff around festivals & ceremonies:
- The time was too less to get a tailored suit, what should I wear now?
- I wanna stand out & look dapper at the same time, what should I do?
- Everyone I have ever known will be there at the party, how should I step up?
Trying hard not to generalize, I’ve got most of the answers in today’s outfit.
The rule is simple: “If you’re not the groom, it’s not your day to bloom” – Getting it? No? Keep reading.
I personally hate when someone says you should dress according to the occasion. I mean why can’t we just wear the fuck we want? Well, no matter how willingly I’d like to disagree to this, sometimes we can’t. For instance, think of your bride wearing a bikini for her wedding (I’m totally up for it btw, fuck stereotypes) or you going to the office wearing nothing but your boxers (can’t do this unless you’re on coke). My point being here is to dress well & according to the event.
How often do you rob your dad’s closet? If you ask me, I don’t even leave my mum’s. Where’s the lie?
The trick is to know how to balance vintage with current trends. You can literally wear anything from their closet & blend it to make it look either quirky or classic.
Here’re some guidelines which might help:
- Choose the right apparel & take tips from your dad/mom on how to pull it off. They know more than you think they know.
- Size: It matters. You can surely rock a daddy jean or his longline shirt but not his suits before customizing it to your body type. For fuck sake, no.
- Try using different accessories if the outfit seems to be dull or boring.
Coming to the details I’m wearing a Mandarin Collared, Blue Velvet Bandi (read as Nehru/Modi Jacket) which is vintage af. It is the minimalist fashion of late 60s & early 70s. Even before kicking off its market in Europe & America, it became supremely popular in India in 1940s as “band gale ka coat” And boy! Look how phenomenal it has come out to be.
Bandi: Incense, New Delhi. ₹2450/-
KEEPING IT BASIC/ MINIMALISTIC
Too much jazz sometime creates mess. Hence giving all the attention to the prime element & realising the importance of giving a break to your artistic self. It’s better to KISS (KEEPING IT SIMPLE SILLY) at times.
Top– White Henley– To make the jacket more prominent, try avoiding prints & other bright coloured t shirts or shirts.
(₹899 /-) H&M
Bottom– Ripped, skinny & flawless. Just like your soul. (₹2990/-) H&M
White Sneakers- Keeping a ritual of brushing them every weekend. Though widely exploited & not my first choice but still apt for the look. Zara (₹3990/-)
Sunglasses– Marc Jacobs- To make sure he realises that you’re ignoring him.
Nail paints– All day, everyday. Why the fuck not?
With this, we’re almost at the end. Hell! Wait. Did I tell you why I took a while to write this story? To those who don’t know, my life has flipped drastically, for good. As if god thinks my life is a pancake which he can flip whenever he wants. It includes settling up in a new city for a while, making a new network, changing weather conditions & other chores. Know more on Snapchat where I rant every now & then (Snap: akshayeee)
Trend spotted: Velvet
IMPORTANT: I’m gonna be coming up with more startling stories which are in process already. Meanwhile, making sure that you get enough fodder on Instagram, I tend to feed you guys with dazzling OOTDs, WIWs & more. Check.
Slay this festive season & if there’s anything you’d like to share, feel free to write down in the comment section below.
Photography: Avneesh Kumar Photography
Seen you guys soon. XO
Stay gorgeous, stay humble.
Never stay sober.