Sometimes old posts get new life and the reemergence of this one reminded me that I have a stash of Ye Qianyu paintings. The artist often has a series of paintings of the same gesture but the colours vary giving a wide range of combinations for the simple bordered sarees that he tends to favour. Apart from this there are varying styles - printed blouses, ruffle sarees, ghaghra choli ensembles etc. And the showcasing of hair ornaments and alta on hands and feet.
Today I’m wearing yet another one of my own designs! I got this co-ord tailored last month using two different types of indigo dyed fabric. I’m having a bit of a love affair with indigo dyed cloth at the moment - it’s so vibrant and unique, even though the dye will stain anything it comes in contact with (I learned that the hard way!) This is a more vintage inspired look than I’ve been going for of late, but then I find colder weather to be more conducive to retro looks like this. There’s something a bit 40s about the cut of the skirt and blouse, and with my old Unique Vintage umbrella in tow, I rather feel like singing in the rain!
Although vintage and vintage inspired fashion has forever been my jam, I’ve never been too fond of the styling that typically accompanies 40s and 50s inspired looks. Here’s my top tip for rocking mid century inspired ensembles without going all the way into pin-up territory: keep your styling simple. I’ve styled this co-ord with a minimalist crossbody satchel and equally pared down clog sandals - both timeless, classic pieces that can blend in with any era. And instead of the standard pin-up coiffure, I’ve pulled back my hair with a velvet ribbon and let my natural curls do their thing. So the overall look has a vintage air while remaining timeless and contemporary.
I’ve linked to some of my favourite plus size co-ord sets this season in the widget below. Just swipe through to see my picks!