And then there’s the "mango junta" - the aam aadmi - you and me, who struggle to make a statement despite everything that the fashion gurus have to say month after month, post after post!
You can’t figure out what kind of peplum blouse to wear? Or what trousers suit you the best? Or what the hell to pair with a midi skirt? There’s one sure-shot way to sartorial success. Ditch the stress - opt to make a statement with your accessories instead!
The key, however, is investing in some classics and some quirky, bold, fun, "look at me" accessories. You’ll be surprised with how many things you can pair with a plain silk kurta
or a white tank top or an LBD.
Don’t believe us? Here are some looks to convince you! To illustrate our point, we’ve picked selected pieces from e-retailer Pookaari.com - a fun mix of ethnic and quirky, these accessories have scored top marks on our style meter!
With new boutiques launching every Thursday and staying live for only 3 weeks, you're sure to find something new and exciting every time you visit.
Pulling out your LBD yet another time? No stress! Add a dash of colour with a statement necklace or a glitzy clutch and give it a whole new look. Keep the makeup subtle, girls! Remember what we always say: red lips, smoky eyes, cleavage and glitter are all fab individually - but together they are a recipe for disaster!
You simply cannot go wrong with a rocking statement necklace when eye-catching is what you're aiming for. The super-cool QuirkBox's collaboration with Pookari has resulted in a range of to-die-for necklaces. Whimsical and totally unique, how vintage-chic is this necklace
? Word of warning, though: buy it before the POPxo girls get to it and hog up all the stock! You simply cannot go wrong with a red-white-black combo. These earrings
are just perfect. Paired with black pumps with a nicely done cat-eye, you’re gonna be a head-turner! Aptly named the rockstar clutch
, this multicoloured beauty packs the perfect punch. A definite showstopper, this black, gold and silver hand-embroidered clutch
is guaranteed to elevate your style quotient by at least a few notches.
To contrast with the understated colours and classic cut of the kurta
, inject a dose of fun via bright, embellished accessories or statement-making earrings. Pairing the outfit with different accessories each time you wear it guarantees that you’ll be getting more than your money's worth.
the checkered Prerna Agarwal clutch
- a big bag full of oomph in one tiny little clutch! Another contemporary and simply gorgeous
option is this pink and orange beaded box clutch
. For your jewellery, ditch the jhumkas
for some contemporary designs by Flames of the Forest
. We’d recommend these danglers in a royal shade of purple
or these gold-plated studs
- sure to have people asking for a closer look!
Casual, comfy and cool - keywords for college dressing! A white maxi dress should be your go-to outfit to pull out on days you want to experiment with accessories. Mind the innerwear though! If you wear striped hot pink undies under your slightly sheer dress, you’re going to be in serious trouble with the fashion police - and us! Choose a handmade ethnic bag -a modern take on the jhola -
to dump your makeup essentials and books in. If you carry an iPad or laptop to college, make sure you give it some attention too!
Handcrafted, made from linen and vintage brocade, these one-of-a-kind bags will be a constant companion. The Sarika bag
is a winner! For days when just a notebook or iPad is all you need to carry, this tribal-inspired Joli sling bag
is perfect. Compact yet stylish - we love! Give the cliched stack of bangles a miss and go with a statement ring
instead. Bold and definitely beautiful! Prefer to stick with the classic, uber-chic white-and-gold combo? These leaf shaped earrings
dipped in gold are a perfect choice.
* This is a sponsored post for Pookaari.com
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For some style savvy ladies out there, looking like they’ve stepped right out from the pages of a fashion glossy comes without much effort. There’s also the blogger brigade who makes pretty much anything look cool (have you checked out POPxo’s Blog Network recently?)