So often my response to the question ‘So lovely, where is that skirt/ top/ earring from?’ has been ‘street shopping in India’. Street shopping is one of the things I miss the most about home. From walking down 8th cross Malleswaram looking for a summer cardigan to munching on bhutta (roasted corn) as I look for inspiration on Commercial street to buying a dress for less and getting the best bargains on Hill road and Colaba causeway in Mumbai, the experience is uniquely Indian. There is a distinctive style you can achieve with street shopping that no mall, high-end designer, or even thrift store can fulfill.
Some Saturday afternoons when I am lazing around at home, I daydream about walking down bustling streets, stopping at jewellery carts, adding to ever-growing trinket collection, trying fun footwear, exploring craft material, and spending hours at the handicraft exhibitions and fairs in the city. A couple of months ago, while I daydreamed, my mom and sister did the street shopping and 8th cross darshan to find me the most adorable pieces. They picked up a variety of tops, skirts and even packed some of my old gems! I have to say Indian street fashion is getting brighter and bolder (literally) yet still has a dash of some old school charm. The one piece that did it for me was this lovely skirt! I am all about skirts this fall, so I adore the print, the PLEATS :), and the little buckle that transported me back early 90’s fashion.
Here is a look I put together from all the street loot! I am so thrilled with these lovely pieces that I am never ever going to outgrow these cheap, stylish bargains.
I am going to do a post about the best places to shop when I visit. Send me recommendations until then, lovelies and let me know what you think :)
P.S: We shot this on one of the most fashionable streets - Santana Row - and I was thrilled to flaunt my street couture!
Also, here is another shot with this cutie we met while shooting.