Discover my fun summer outfit with a turquoise skirt and a white top, perfect for a stylish day out in the city or on vacation and get loads of inspiration!
Hey gorgeous! Vacations are of course filled with lazy-hazy days when we don’t even wanna get out of the bed, or if we do, we wanna have two-hour-long brunches! But vacations can also be full of parties or weddings when we wanna get dressed and look stylish! That’s the kind of look I wanted to create with this outfit.
I know it’s been a while since I last posted a look, but I’m finally back with this much-awaited outfit. I already posted a behind-the-scenes video of this photo-shoot. So if you haven’t already checked it out, head over to “Behind-the-Scenes with Shilpa Ahuja as She Talks Fashion & Style“. It’s a fun music video, plus I talk about ShilpaAhuja.com’s blog philosophy and how we work!
This outfit is an easy summery one, which is why I wanted to experiment with colorful bright makeup. For this look, I paired a flowy white top with a turquoise crochet mini-skirt. I added black tie-up wedges. The top has a pearl necklace detailing, which is great because it really eliminates the need for accessorizing. And who doesn’t love to skip jewelry every once in a while!
We shot this photo-shoot near Pondicherry in south of India. The salt lake provides lots of great photography inspiration and of course, is very breezy! Super fun! Just the kinda place one goes to for vacations when wearing an outfit like this! Only, if I had to wear this the whole day, I may skip heels and go for a pair of sandals or matching flip-flops!
How I Created My Fun Summer Outfit
This skirt is one of my old favorites and I often pair it with white sheer or sleeveless print tops. It’s super casual but can also be dressed up. And a white top is of course a must-have for me. I have many. They not only work for any kinda occasion but also make the perfect canvas for trying out unique accessories or makeup looks.
The makeup look for this fun summer outfit is really experimental. As a general rule of thumb, magazines advise you to go for either a bright color lipstick or bright eyeshadow. But of course, we being the rule-breakers wanna try whatever we’re told not to, right?! So I wanted to really go all out by pairing blue eyeshadow with a bright hot lip. The turquoise matches my skirt exactly and I wore the eyeshadow with a smokey wing, black eyeliner and loads of mascara. I also added a glossy red lipstick, blush and highlighter to really make this look a very party look.
So this is really a morning to evening fun summer outfit. It will work perfectly without the heavy-duty makeup for a vacation day-out or even a stylish day out within the city. And if you wanna take it up a notch for a party or a glitzy event, just add some drama with makeup and perhaps some statement earrings! I could wear this to a garden party or an early evening cocktail.
So what did you think of my fun summer outfit? How would you pull off this kinda colorful makeup? Lemme know by tweeting @shilpa1ahuja! If this look inspired you to try out of the box makeup with a simple yet chic outfit, do tag me on your Instagram picture @shilpaahujadotcom and I’ll be sure to double-tap it!
I was wearing:
Turquoise blue crocher skirt: Zara
White crepe top: Zara
Black tie-up heels: Charles & Keith
Pearl and Stone Earrings: Forever 21
Red Lipliner: MAC Lip Pencil- Brick
Red Lipstick: Retro Matte Liquid Lip color Quite the Standout
Blue Eyeshadow: Body Shop Color Crush Eyeshadow Something Blue
Eyeliner: Revlon Colour Stay Liquid Liner and Maybelline Colossal Kajal
Blush: Estee Lauder Cheek Rush Gel Blush
Makeup: Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup
Face Powder: Christian Dior Diorskin Nude Compact Powder Makeup
Bronzer: DiorSkin Nude Tan Matte Sun Powder
Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara
Lip Gloss: Dior Addict 043
Eyeshadow Primer: Christian Dior backstage prime
Photo Credits: The Guy
And of course, don’t forget to check out the behind-the-scenes video of this fashion shoot:
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]