Oh gosh, my wardrobe for India was fun to organise. I must admit I was a little lost at what to pack at first. I had been styling for UK winter for months, and couldn’t quite comprehend what to wear for a warmer climate.
Then there was also the hurdle of conservative dressing.
Yes, I’m not the most sexy stylist around, but I do like to show shoulder (yep, still in love with the V flattering OTS and one shoulder trends) and I do like popping out my legs every now and then. But, as India is still quite the conservative country, I had to play around with what I had to make my wardrobe work Indian-styles.
I’ll do a run down on all my looks from India and give you tips on how to dress if you’re travelling to a conservative country soon. But, for now I want to show you a 70s inspired look I wore for a day out in one of Delhi’s coolest neighbourhoods, Hauz Khas.
Teaming round sunglasses with florals is always a winning combo. So this outfit was effortless to put together. If I was spending summer in the UK or Australia, I would simply style this dress without the jeans underneath. However, as the dress didn’t quite hit my knees, I rocked it as a top and matched it with skinny jeans to better suit the Indian culture.
Funnily enough, one of the hottest fashion trends at the moment is all about styling oversized tops or dresses with pants. So hey, this look surprisingly ended up BANG on trend.
Hauz Khas reminded me a little of Chiang Mai in Thailand, except on a much smaller scale. Unfortunately, we only spent a couple of hours here (mainly in an amazing cafe that was suggested to us – reminded me of Aus cafes, it was that good), so we didn’t get much of a chance to explore. If I was ever back in Delhi however, I would so be down for checking out the village a little bit more.
Originally, we were looking at staying in a ultra cool AirBnB in Hauz Khas, but we ended up going for a cute BnB closer to the centre of New Delhi (of which I’ll give you the deets soon).
Hope you enjoy flicking through the photos, babes. Make sure you let me know what you think of my 70s look too!
PS. I know you know I only like eating traditional food of the country I’ve travelled to, but I couldn’t resist when I saw the beetroot & quinoa burger on the menu. PLUS, I had a whole night of Indian food eating ahead of me at the wedding I was attending – more on this soon!
PPS. The super sexyyyy purple bands I’m wearing on my wrist are citronella bands, which help to keep the mozzies at bay. I totally forgot to hide them when we were shooting haha, so please ignore them!
Get the look: Zara dress – find similar here / Strom jeans – find similar here / Public Desire Louisa Backless Loafers – c/o Public Desire / Forever21 Round Sunglasses / Forever21 bag – find similar here