The Taj Mahal is the most incredible sight I’ve seen in the world. It is honestly surreal. I could not believe my eyes. Anyone who has visited will tell you exactly the same thing too. The building is so beautiful, so perfectly shaped, and so uniquely designed, it’s a complete and utter masterpiece.
We spent the afternoon walking around and inside this magical being after our morning visit to Agra Fort. Known as one of the wonders of the world, and built in the name of love, the Taj has such a peaceful zen surrounding it. Despite the thousands of tourists around you, you feel a real sense of calm while taking in it’s presence. You’re honestly just so in awe of the amazing building that stands ahead of you.
As with most sacred sites around the world, the dress code isn’t all that exciting. To show your respect you normally have to cover your shoulders and legs. So what do you wear at the Taj Mahal? As I really wanted to stand out in the pictures we took (a little hard to stand out when you have to compete with the Taj Mahal, let me tell you!), I chose to go for a block colour, wearing a sheer deep purple blouse.
I wasn’t one hundred percent sure I would be allowed to wear a sheer blouse. Every style advice piece I read before I travelled to India said to leave sheer items at home (which is weird as Indian women wear sheer shawls with their saris and lehengas). Anyway, I bought this purple beauty in the sales a day or so before we travelled, and I loved it so much I really didn’t want to leave it at home. So I thought I’d try my luck and wear it at the Taj, as I knew it would be radiant against the white marble.
In case I was told to cover up, I took along a cashmere scarf I purchased in Florence a few years ago. As I’ve mentioned to you plenty of times before, a scarf is one of the best pieces to take with you while travelling. You never know when you might need one, and they’re so light and thin they’re perfect to just pop in your bag.
Thankfully no one told me to cover up, so my sheer blouse must have been okay to wear. I ended up wearing the scarf for most of my Taj visit anyway, the colours just popped perfectly in front of the pristine building.
I chose to team the sheer blouse and the scarf with my blue skinny jeans, which I folded up at the ankles to create a summery, casual look. To inject a bit of glam, I wore the shoes I styled for pretty much my whole time in India, gold backless loafers. To finish the look and to create a bit of a mod effect to the outfit, I opted for round oversized sunglasses.
Visiting the Taj Mahal will go down as one of my most memorable travel experiences, and I think my slightly demure, yet vibrantly bold outfit was the perfect choice for the occasion. These pictures I will cherish forever.
If you haven’t been to the Taj Mahal yet, please add it to your must-visit list.
It really is breathtakingly beautiful.
Location: Taj Mahal, Agra, India