Tuesday 12 May 2015

Ode To Summer

What is summer without its share of vibrant colours, eye-catching prints and flirty silhouettes? Even though the weather is practically intolerable, the fashion offerings of the season is why summer is such a hit with fashion lovers.

I got to see summer fashion in full bloom and all its luscious glory when I was invited to review and style Reliance Trends Spring Summer 2015 collection.
As I walked into Reliance Trends store, myriad of bold prints, bright colours and classic summer staples greeted me.
The colour palette offers everything from classic neutrals to delicious jewel tones to delicate pastels. Prints run from stripes to florals to exotic tropical. Flirty and flowy silhouettes in comfy and lightweight fabrics that are ideal for the scorching summer heat were found in abundance.

As part of the Summer Runway Project, I had to create a summer look featuring the latest collections of their in-house brands, DNMX, Fig, Fusion, Intribe among a few others. Judging by the images I uploaded on my social media platforms, safe to say, I was totally spoilt for choice!
After trying out a variety of looks, finally decided to go with a look that is a fine balance of summer classics and summer 2015’s biggest fashion trends.

I decided to let my model and stylist friend, Preeti Venkatesh, play muse for my Summer Runway Project looks. 
Her bohemian personality, plus, her gorgeous exotic features, were perfect for the looks I had in mind.

I opted to make these tropical print DNMX pants the hero piece of my look. What I really liked about the print is, even though tropical in motif and design, the colours were on a subtle side compare to the other tropical print pieces. 

I decided to pair the pants with a must-have summer staple, a cream colour Fig top. The eyelet design on the top adds texture and ups the overall style quotient of the look.
Completed the look by layering it with a lightweight DNMX denim shirt. The denim adds an element of colour to the look that contrast as well as complements beautifully with the colours of the tropical print.

[Outfit Details: Tropical Print Pants: DNMX; Cream Top: Fig; Denim Shirt: DNMX]
The final look is not just summer friendly but ideal for most Indian body types. From petite to plus size, this look can be easily worn by a number of women.Depending on how your mood is, you can keep the look causal or glam it up by adding some statement accessory and heels. Either way the look can be worn to a number of occasions with just few styling tweaks.

The second look is a laid back, part grunge, part boho, look. Swap the cream top and denim shit with an oversized DNMX navy tank top. 
This look is more on the casual side compared to the first look.
 If tanks are not your style, you can always opt for a boxy tunic or a sleeveless shirt.
[Outfit Details: Tropical Print Pants and Navy Tank: DNMX]
Other than being on trend and fashion forward, these tropical pants are quite versatile and can easily be styled in multiple ways. 
As impressed as I was with the collection, the pricing of the collections was even more impressive. Not only is Reliance Trends Spring Summer collection ideal to beat the heat in style but also pocket friendly! In a nutshell, this collection is totally on trend and in budget!

Guys, here's some great news! Reliance Trends will be running contests from 13th to 17th May on their Facebook page and you stand a chance to win this very look. 
What are you waiting for? Head straight to Reliance Trends Facebook and Twitter pages, and follow Fashionopolis on Facebook and Twitter for all the contest and giveaway updates!
Heartfelt thanks to Preeti, Saurabh and Abhishek for being a part of my Summer Runway Project. You guys are the best.

*Fashionopolis post Ode To Summer Featured On Links À La Mode: IFB Weekly Roundup (May 14 2015)***
Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly

Roundup, May 14 By: Kristen Philipkoski

DIY à la Mode
IFB bloggers are posting a lot of DIY tutorials lately and I’m loving this trend. In particular the Hermes Caftan tutorial really caught my eye this week. So gorgeous and it will save you about one month’s rent! Dig into the LALM for lots more inspiration from art, 
fashion shows, and styling tips and tricks.

Links à la
Mode: May 14 
 Amethyst Honey: 
5 Things I Like—Ugly Shoe Edition
Bomb Petite: Petite Wedding Dresses—Say ‘I Do’ in Style  
Bookish & Belle: 
DIY Industrial Shoe and Coat Rack  
Chic Steals: 
How to Take Headshots That Reflect Your Blog’s Brand
Closet Confidential: 
Don’t Let Your Style Age You  
Dress Code: 
High FashionTop 10 High Heeled Sandals S/S ’15  
Everyday Starlet: 
Selena Gomez at the Met Gala Makeup Tutorial 
How to Spice Up Your Look
Fashionopolis: Vibrant Colors for Summer  
Fashion, Trends & More: 
3 Ways to Style a Floral Dress
Funky Jungle: 9 Ways to Make Your Boring Fashion Awesome 
Kindly, Sheree: 
DIY Painted Paper Roses  
Purushu Arie: 
4 Basic Ways to Tie a Necktie for Beginners 
Red Alice Rao: 
Favorites From Fashion Forward Dubai
Riva la Diva: DIY Summer Caftan Tutorial
Storybook Apothecary: 10 Tips to Make Your Misfit Style Stand Out
Suzanne Carillo: DIY Floral Clutch  
The Outfit Repeater: 
Where to  Find Free Clothes Haul Video 
TLV Birdie: 
Inspired by Projection LA  
Wishing for 
ChanelAlexander McQueen Savage Beauty Exhibition
Till then, tra-la,
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  1. gorgeous pants! Love the oxfords as well :)

  2. Hey, I liked the Model... Preeti Venkatesh... She has carried herself very well... As rightly mentioned she has gorgeous exotic features, were perfect for the looks.... She will go a long way... Best wishes to her... Besides the collection is pretty good too.... And the pants awesome.

  3. Hey, I liked the Model... Preeti Venkatesh... She has carried herself very well... As rightly mentioned she has gorgeous exotic features, were perfect for the looks.... She will go a long way... Best wishes to her... Besides the collection is pretty good too.... And the pants awesome.

  4. Amazing Pics. Pretty PREETI. Hott and sexxyyyy

  5. Amazing Pics. Pretty PREETI. Hott and sexxyyyy

  6. Lovely combinations. Beautiful model... Fresh and charming... Hope to see more of her

  7. Love the way you styled both looks! BTW you are gorgeous love.