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Personal Style | An ode to beginnings

There's something so joyful about beginnings, it's indescribable. The start of my childhood vacations are as clear as day to me. All I could visualize were mornings spent sleeping in, a backyard full of possibilities and more popsicles than my hands could hold. While those days are now a wonderful memory; I'm still enamored over so many blissful beginnings.

This time however, they are different kinds of beginnings. Like the onset of sale season, where there are racks of clothes as far as the eye can see and the anticipation of trying it all is heightened. Or that exact point on a Friday night where the weekend is beckoning with thoughts of bottomless brunches, spa days and dance parties. The beginning of summer felt just like that. With the sun shining down on me, all I could envision was cocktails served in mason jars, a wavy bob for days and my shoulders catching some sun. While the time has now come to give the summer a teary goodbye, I'm reminiscing about the beginning. I'm going back to the time when sunglasses were an expected accessory and no amount of florals were an overkill.

Style File blogger Dayle Pereira showcases her womens fashion outfit with a cold shoulders floral blouse, cutwork shorts, printed sneakers, mini bag and a wavy long bob with coral lips and blue nails

Style File blogger Dayle Pereira showcases her womens fashion outfit with a cold shoulders floral blouse, cutwork shorts, printed sneakers, mini bag and a wavy long bob with coral lips and blue nails

Style File blogger Dayle Pereira showcases her womens fashion outfit with a cold shoulders floral blouse, cutwork shorts, printed sneakers, mini bag and a wavy long bob with coral lips and blue nails

Style File blogger Dayle Pereira showcases her womens fashion outfit with a cold shoulders floral blouse, cutwork shorts, printed sneakers, mini bag and a wavy long bob with coral lips and blue nails


Berksha off shoulders peasant blouse {London} | Sweaty Betty cut-work shorts {London} | Adidas Pure Boost X sneakers c/o | Accessorize mini messenger bag | Accessorize + Aldo bracelets | Espirit cat eye sunglasses c/o Specs Appeal | NYX soft matte lip cream in 'Antwerp' | NYX nail varnish in 'South Sea'

Style File blogger Dayle Pereira showcases her womens fashion outfit with a cold shoulders floral blouse, cutwork shorts, printed sneakers, mini bag and a wavy long bob with coral lips and blue nails

Style File blogger Dayle Pereira showcases her womens fashion outfit with a cold shoulders floral blouse, cutwork shorts, printed sneakers, mini bag and a wavy long bob with coral lips and blue nails

Style File blogger Dayle Pereira showcases her womens fashion outfit with a cold shoulders floral blouse, cutwork shorts, printed sneakers, mini bag and a wavy long bob with coral lips and blue nails

Style File blogger Dayle Pereira showcases her womens fashion outfit with a cold shoulders floral blouse, cutwork shorts, printed sneakers, mini bag and a wavy long bob with coral lips and blue nails

Photography: Leo Alemao / Style File 

My summer loving enthusiasm needs no introduction so this look was a sort of farewell to my favorite season. While cold shoulders are all the rage, I paired the trend with an abundance of florals, miniature accessories and delicate shades. So as the summer bids adieu and it's time to safely keep away my sneakers, maybe it's time for a new beginning like a brand new season with foliage glistening under the raindrops and sudden showers. I may not get to wear my whites as much as I'd like to or I may have to add an umbrella to my staples but you never know what wonderful beginnings have in store.

xo
Dayle

Style Files | Favourite fashion statements at Lakmé Fashion Week S/R 2016

While keeping watch for what's scorching the runway at Lakmé Fashion Week, sometimes there's a lot that unexpectedly catches the eye. Maybe it's the Bollywood celebrity that stole the show or the woman whose animal-centric outfit rivals a cheetah. Whatever the case, fashion week is one of those times when attention grabbing statements happen in quick succession; maybe even a few times in one morning!
With my eyes peeled to the runway, this time it was the fabulous fashion pronouncement made by various Indian designers. With each day proving to be yet another 24 hours to make a statement on the runway, these are the handful that had me sit up and take notice.

Layer up

Indian designer Sneha Arora displays the fashion clothing at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 captured by Style File at St. Regis Mumbai

While layering in hotter climes may not always seem like the most practical thing to do, Lakmé Fashion Week certainly made it look good! Sneha Arora's light coats, [Ka][Sha]'s tie-dyed take, VERB's feminine wraps and Nishka Lulla's flowing layers were proof enough that if you want to add depth to a look, all you need to do is turn up the layers.

Indian designers [Ka][Sha], VERB and Nishka Lulla display fashion garments and clothing at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 captured by Style File at St. Regis Mumbai


The finer details

Indian designers Amit Aggarwal and Shivan & Narresh display fashion garments and clothing at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 captured by Style File at St. Regis Mumbai

Sometimes an outfit serves the purpose of a canvas and the minute details are the brushes that bring life to it. Case in point is the intricate embroidery from Anita Dongre and flower girl-esque accessories by Péro. From striking footwear by Shivan & Narresh to tasseled hems by [Ka][Sha], this was definitely the time to take note of the minuscule details. In the case of Amit Aggarwal's delightful pencil shaving ruffles that covered the entire garment, it was the complete dramatic outfit that spoke volumes.
 
Indian designers [Ka][Sha], Pero, Anita Dongre and Shivan & Narresh display fashion garments and clothing at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 captured by Style File at St. Regis Mumbai


Call of the wild

Indian designers Sneha Arora, Aartivijay Gupta and Huemn display fashion garments and clothing at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 captured by Style File at St. Regis Mumbai

You'd be surprised to know that this season, animals took over the runway. Not literally, of course. It seemed like designers were answering the call of the wild as their collections were peppered with animal inspired prints, textures and motifs. Aartivijay Gupta's delightful fairy tale creatures made me reminisce Enid Blyton's briar rabbit books. When we've got Sneha Arora's zebras and Huemn's jungle cat vibe, who needs an African safari, am I right?

Indian designers Aartivijay Gupta display fashion garments and clothing at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 captured by Style File at St. Regis Mumbai

Quirkdom

Indian designer Aiman, Siddhartha Bansal and Surendri display fashion garments and clothing at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 captured by Style File at St. Regis Mumbai

Since the beginning of time, eyeball grabbing prints have always been a constant fixture at fashion week. This time was no different. Prints like that of a human heart by Aiman, a pop art cactus by Siddhartha Bansal as well as moon craters by Surendri were popping up all over the runway. Nothing like a little whimsy to liven things up, don't you think?

Indian designer Aiman displays fashion garments and clothing at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 captured by Style File at St. Regis Mumbai

The reinvention of the saree
 
Indian designers Payal Singhal and Shivan & Narresh display fashion garments and clothing at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 captured by Style File at St. Regis Mumbai

The saree is such an integral part of Indian culture so as we embrace modernity, we can trust Indian fashion designers to re-imagine the whole 9 yards in new, fantastic ways! From blazers worn as a blouse to mono-printed creations by Payal Singhal, there's no better time to be a part of the fashion world than right now. Perfectly rooted in tradition while staying contemporary, the reinvention of the saree shines bright and bold.

Indian designers Payal Singhal and Surendri display fashion garments and clothing at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 captured by Style File at St. Regis Mumbai

 Photography: Leo Alemao / Style File

xo
Dayle

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