Delhi Fashion Trends to become College Ready!

Girls! College is one place where you ought to maintain your studies and your fashionable self equally. Education does help you achieve your goals but dressing up well helps you gain confidence and would definitely pep up the panache in you. Bring that extra bounce in your step and go on grab that ladder of success, ladies.

Some key trends this season are smart sneakers, a chic backpack, ripped jeans, boho neckpieces, plaid shirts, anything and everything with tassels, metallic footwear and a few basic tee shirts. You can choose quirky slogan tees or plain solid colour tees which can be teamed up with almost anything and everything, Buy printed as well as plain shrugs, varying from longer ones to short ones to accentuate your outfit instantly. You should also invest in a couple of special outfits like dresses and skirts that would look glamorous enough on special occasions such as fresher’s party and the likes. Always keep smart kurtas and palazzos ready too, as it gives a gorgeous touch to your fashion sense. Additionally, purchase stylish, chunky jewellery from the likes of Janpath or Sarojini Nagar Market so that they can prove their mettle whenever need be.

Follow these pro tips and you can easily become the epitome of fashion diva and the right mix of beauty with brains!

Be Easy-Going yet Fashionable
Fashion at College is not just about wearing quirky outfits that make you stand out. It actually means that you ought to be fashionably easy-going. For this you can simple pick up a solid colour tank top, ripped jeans and a plaid shirt that gels well with the hues of your tank top and jeans. The ripped jeans can be skinny, boyfriend fit or mom jeans, just fold up the hem of your jeans a bit as it adds in a little layer and styling to your appearance. The real thing is to make contrasting shades stand out together and make your look befitting. Keep the buttons of your plaid shirt open and fold up the sleeves to give a smarter look. You can even tie it up at your waist for a little oomph factor. Keep your jewellery minimal with a few stacked up bracelets or a smart watch that compliments your attire. Add in a pair of white sneakers, a smart hat along with a smart backpack and you are good to go!

Pull on the BohoChic Avatar
Invest in a few smart kurtis that can be worn with palazzos or Patiala salwars. It might just be the saviour of the day when you feel like you have nothing to wear. Opt for bold colours for your kurtis and neutral colours like beige, black and muted gold for your palazzos, pyjami and salwar as it will become easier for you to mix and match. Adorn smart boho jewellery along with as it can easily become the centre of attraction and accentuates your outfit quite easily. Coin necklaces, chandbalis and Afghani earrings have become the trending jewellery options in Delhi presently. You can also add huge rings or bangles to go with your outfit. However, the idea is to not look too over-the-top. A lot of jewellery is a strict no-no. Keep it minimal and let your outfit do the talking. Wear smart kolhapuri chappals and add in a sling bag or a bucket bag and well, you have perfected the boho chic avatar!

Layer Up equals to Fashion Up!
Increase the fashion quotient and literally layer up your basic solid coloured tee with a smart shrug, scarf or gorgeous neckpieces. The idea is to tuck in your solid tee in your skirt, shorts or the boring jeans and pile on your oh-so-boring outfit with something that actually makes you look like a trending diva. You have to be careful to not layer up contrasting prints. Refrain from fashion faux pas and master this look with layering on a print and a solid colour but not prints together. You can also add on chunky jewellery along with metallic ballerinas or gladiators to your OOTD outfit. It would naturally make you stand out. You can even layer on scarf, shrug and tees in different hues of a colour as it simply adds edge to your outfit. But again, be smart about it and ahoy! You are college ready!

Embrace up Minimalism
This tip is essentially for the day when you really don’t feel like dressing up. For such days just pick up a graphic or slogan tee, pair it up a pair of denims, put on flip flops and a watch and you are done. However, keep in mind to not wear tees with offensive or double meaning graphics because well, college might not be the appropriate place for it.

Formals to the Rescue!
Always keep a formal dress or trousers and shirt handy because every Delhi College has a formal event up their sleeves. So you ought to be ready for it. Yes? Again you should opt for colours like black, beige or white, as they are more neutral and appropriate for formal wear. Do not add too much bling with your jewellery, as it is best to keep it minimal. Moreover, you should also opt for neutral shades of ballerinas or sandals, to complete your look.

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Go Effortlessly Stylish
The Delhi heat becomes unbearable and so do denims at certain point of time. Enters breezy maxi dresses and summer dresses to literally beat out the summer blues. However, you should be modest while choosing a dress to wear to college, as it might not be the best option to wear dresses with spaghetti straps or shorter length. You should always keep the occasion and your hemline in mind while picking out a dress for college, as skin show definitely would notbe considered college appropriate. Try and pick out dresses that come to your knees at least. Pair it on with breezy, smart sandals or metallic gladiators that would make you look effortlessly stylish. You can pair it on with a white or tan bucket bag to complete the look.

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Delhi has a lot of places to shop all kinds of clothes and accessories from with varying budgets and demands. You just need to find the right place according to your spending capacity and your need of the hour. However, it is good if you invest in a few staple clothes and accessories that would be suffice for the summers. Invest your money in the right direction and you will have a killer wardrobe, for sure. Pick out clothes and accessories that you are sure would suit your body type and you would definitely wear sometime or the other. Be bold with your choices but do keep in mind what is appropriate as what is college wear and what is not. Be smart about your outfits and do not hesitate to mix and match various hues, textures, prints and styles of your clothes and accessories. You ought to stand out, at the end!

Aakriti Taneja

Aakriti Taneja

The author is a young communication scholar, fashion blogger and entrepreneur. A fashionista and a foodie, she runs her production house 'Giggle Productions' and has been involved in fashion blogging and media advocacy.

2 thoughts on “Delhi Fashion Trends to become College Ready!

  1. Love the way you have played around with words to make the blog more fun to read. Even though it is for all the beautiful ladies out there who are gearing up for their college days, it will definitely help us ‘boyfriends’ during shopping! And yes, these attires will definitely give the girls a decent helping of positive attention .

  2. Love the way you have played with words to make the blog more fun to read. Although it is for all the beautiful ladies out there who are gearing up for their college days, it will definitely help us “boyfriends” during shopping! And yes, the above mentioned attires will definitely give you guys a good helping of positive attention. Cheers.

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