For my recent travel through Australia, I wanted to pack light but also look stylish, and to create cute summery outfits that were totally comfortable yet chic. That’s why I love this outfit. So light-weight, and yet very trendy. It combines the season’s two trends – fringe with cropped culottes (my bestie calls them skorts!). Plus, the color I chose was mustard, something I don’t usually wear, but it certainly brightened up my day! (And my pics !)
I wore it on a day hiking through the tropical rainforests of Queensland – here’s one from Mossman Gorge. Innit so lush and so beautiful?
Here’s one more. Psst, it’s the cover of my recent travel video shot in and around Cairns, Queensland. If you haven’t watched that yet, go to Traveling in Cairns, Australia – On My Own | The Music Video. Plus also check out the other look featured in that video: Cool Summer Look | Mint Green Maxi Dress Outfit.
And here are a few from the loveliest river I’ve ever seen. Technically, it’s back-waters, but check out those olive green waters and rocks and the trees and vines and all!
I paired my outfit with fuchsia nailpolish, comfortable running shoes with a fuchsia highlights and leopard-print socks, with messy undone wavy half-up hair to match the fringes, and literally no jewelry. I just wanted to keep it fuss-free for my day of walking. Here’s one from Cape Tribulation. If you wanna read more on my travel tips on these beautiful places, read my article 5 Day Trips to Take from Cairns, Australia | Exploring the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforests.
I was wearing:
Mustard fringe top: Zara
Black high-waisted knee-length shorts/ cropped culottes: Zara
Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren
Leopard-print socks: Aldo
Fuchsia nail polish: Maybelline
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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]