With weather finally getting better in Chennai & moving away from the scorching heat, I had an absolutely brilliant time shooting for the festive moods.

The cold drizzle, silent roads, huge banyan tree in all its glory and different shades of green with those pretty flowers – PERFECT!

Nothing beautiful ever asks for attention & so did I feel, when I scrolled through this buttoned floral cape while browsing a website. To my horror, NO SIZE! Panic mode – switched on. It’s this feeling where you think that God has deprived you of something really, really nice. But, to my good luck, when I got in touch with them, they found another piece in my size. The reason why I wanted it – it’s quite tough to find attractive prints on such a shade of green.

I fixed up its pairing in various styles even before it actually reached me. I thought of going for an Indian & Indo-Western look for this cape.  

For my first look, I wore the cape with a heavily pleated light blue skirt which gave an ethnic look that works just fine for occasions like a sangeet or festivals like Diwali. It is important to realize where you should put a stop to accessorizing your garment simply ‘cos it messes up all the textures, colors and steals the point of focus altogether. Break it off!

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For my jewellery, I wore a “Jhoomar” [Commonly worn on the side partition of the hair seen majorly in Muslim weddings]. With its heavy look, I did not prefer wearing it the same way & wanted to go slightly different wearing it as a “maang-tikka”. I threw in a hand-harness for the sake of my shoot.

If up to me, I would have put on a simple bracelet and a ring. READY!


My second look is an Indo-Western attire which I would wear to a nice dinner or for card parties during Diwali. It’s a contemporary look and quite in vogue. Yes, capes are worn with the regular white & black denim or pants.

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So, I chose faded blue denim to go with it to for a casual look. Carrying a clutch with its attached rings, I wore my recently bought Valliyan earrings [which I am in love with btw]. Adding a dull gold bracelet and nude strappy heels I completed my look.

Tips :

  1. V-necks are versatile for all body types. It draws the eye vertically creating an illusion of a longer & leaner silhouette. People with short necks or broad shoulders should definitely make use of this.
  2. V-necklines also cut down on the face shapes and make it look elongated.
  3. You can also pair such capes with shorts for a day out with friends, or as a jacket on any casual dress. If you wish to wear leggings with these, it’s always better to have full button coverage in the front.


Pic Courtesy :: My Dear Friend, Giraffe aka Nagoor Photography :)

:: Outfit ::

Cape top :: Missa More

Jhoomar :: Street Shopping, Delhi

Earrings :: Valliyan by Nitya

Clutch :: Alexander Mc Queen

Shoes :: Aldo – Nude Strappy Heels

Cuff :: Latin Quarters

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! Until next time..


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