Being alive — have you ever wondered how great it is? To smile, laugh, cry, dance and to live every bit! Eckart Tolle says that we breathe to remind ourselves that life is only for this moment. The past is done and the future is unknown. I happen to take Mr Tolle very seriously. So I make sure that I live every second, remember it, cherish it, learn from it and, if possible, create and break my own rules. Because what’s fun if it is not sprinkled with some rebellion, isn’t it? Here’s a fun fact about me — I am a rebel in a closet. Sometimes, I rebel against the social norms — I refuse to take sugar in my coffee, I rebel against the deadline of reaching home and I go out wearing my mood irrespective of what is the “right dress” for the “right occasion”.
Many times, in this very blog, I have written long posts on how I have dressed up in a club or a cafe and gelled with the crowd. How about a twist in the tale today? How about walking in a cafe in a Triveni Ethnics Saree as elegant as elegance can be? On usual days I would wear a saree at a wedding or a function but let’s try breaking the mould — walk a path that’s hardly walked on.
Here’s a secret — Being a rebel, a harmless rebel, is pretty fun. Heads turn. You feel the attention and the appreciation. You even feel the judgement at times, but once you brush those off and walk with your head high, you can’t help but laugh your heart out.
I chose to style myself with a french braid that complemented my whole look. Honestly, I enjoyed putting this look together and walking in an environment that is not used to a traditional attire. I made sure that the Saree looked appropriate to my age and in my opinion that is a major pointer to hold on to. Most girls in my generation are afraid or skeptical of wearing a Saree because they worry they won’t look their age. But if you style it well, a Saree adds only grace to your persona and not age. I have gone easy on the jewellery with just a pair of earrings, bracelet and a watch because I wanted the lovely embroidery on the blouse to be the focus. The makeup too is subtle. Last but not the least, there’s my favorite waist chain for an extra oomph.
In that cafe, sitting in a Saree, living a memorable moment, there were a lot of emotions going through my head. Confidence was one. Being an unapologetic misfit was another. I strongly suggest you to try and be a misfit in a place that is known to follow certain rules. It won’t be easy but as I said earlier it would be fun and a great exercise to learn how not to give a damn.
Be mad, Be happy, Be Stylish — Be that elegant chic!
Saree : Triveni
Watch : Target Store
Warning: Consuming lot of alcohol is injurious to health