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LOOKBOOK: IshtyleAwhile X Shades of India

I turn 30 in less than a week and while I sit and analyse how I have grown and changed over the past 10 years on my personal blog, I realise that my taste in clothing has changed and well this is the right blog to talk about that.

When I go out shopping I reach for silhouettes and colours that are very different from what I would have chosen three years ago. I am slowly but surely revamping my wardrobe and one day, when I am kinda of done with the updated collection, I will do a blog post on it. 

Today I will be showcasing some pieces that I really loved from Shades Of India.

About Shades of India.
Shades of India is a  home furnishing and apparel brand by Mandeep Nagi. They are all about contemporary pieces which weave together various textures, colours and designs.

When I checked out their website I really liked what I saw. There was simplicity and elegance in the designs.

Shades of White is a a range of apparel that has a lot of pieces in black and white with very minimalistic work on them. They line includes pyjama pants, loose kurtis, long skirts, long kurtas and blouse style tops.

Mandeep Nagi has a lot of creams and neutral coloured kurtas with a flowy silhouette.

Shades of India has not only clothes but also accessories and bags for different occasions.

Overall the brand screams of class and is probably meant for a more mature woman aka a 30 year old.

Here are some of the pieces that I found from the Shades of India apparel collection that suit the picture I have for a revamped wardrobe.

Look 1: Hey ladies!! Let's go shopping?

These pants are technically pyjama pants but with the straight cut and some self work at the bottom, they work great for a casual look when you are heading shopping with your ladies or just hanging out with them. I chose to pair them with a black and white striped tee, a pair of flats and a beaded chain. The neckpiece is a made of cloth beads and keeps with the whole monochrome look. To add some colour, I chose an oversized pink bag, perfect if you want to shop and stuff everything inside it.

Outfit details
Pyjama pants, bag and chain- Shades of India
Black and white tee- Harpa

Look 2: Festive season is here.

My love of long skirts is not secret. Shades of India has a beautiful range of skirts in different colours- black, white, beige and of course I chose to go for red. I think it is the most eye catching of the lot. Also I found a stole from their range to complement. I mean complement and not match. With two bursts of colour I needed something to break it up and I chose a black top. For a bit more festivity, I added a statement ring and earrings. Let's not forget the bindi as well and a slightly red lip.

Outfit details
Skirt and stole- Shades of India
Black top- Jealous Jeans

Look 3: In work mode.

This is my favourite look. This top is so so me!! This is my style for work and I love how polished the whole look is when I tie my hair into a bun. I have added some big fun earrings but you could always swap them for something smaller. I added a simple red wooden bangle and my favourite pair of black pants and I am good to go. The cotton material lets me breathe and the colour works for summers and winters. The three fourth sleeve keeps in pattern with a lot of the tops in my wardrobe.

Outfit details
White kurti- Shades Of India
Black pants- Wills Lifestyle

Look 4: Oh! Elegant one.

I spotted this long white kurta from Mandeep Nagi line and for some reason thought that it could actually work for a wedding reception. I paired it with a light beige colour leggings. You could add a silk stole and a golden clutch to complete the look for a weddings. The kurta has some beautiful embroidery around the neck line, so I chose to add jhumkas that have a pearl lining and a pearl bracelet. The whole look is somewhat understated and classy. I finished the look with a red lipstick, because who says a red lip can't look elegant. I wasn't sure how I felt about the kurta until I had put the entire look together and then I just fell in love with the way I looked.

Outfit details
White kurta- Shades Of India
Leggings- Awesome

Here is a video of the lookbook. I do hope you guys will like this second video.

My personal favourites are the last two looks. I know those are two silhouettes that I can carry and do justice to the beauty of the piece. Tell me which ones you liked.

miss kays


Clothes sourced from Shades Of India.