On February 20, 2018
In my continued bid to incorporate elements of ‘winter-wear’ into my ‘summer-wear’ wardrobe (because clearly we don’t have winter in the Maldives), I took a street style favorite of the past few seasons – Plaid. The grey plaid pattern frequented the runway shows of Fall 2017 Â and has become a popular choice for street style stars and bloggers. The classic pattern in a neutral grey was once stereotyped as a work appropriate fabric – and mostly worn in two piece suits or double breasted suit jackets. But, like every trend, plaid has evolved from being a dreary suit material to a Â work-to-play wardrobe essential that can be worn in a variety of ways with diverse combinations.
Here, I wore a blouse that had a grey plaid element with white exaggerated sleeves (a nod to the ’80s – which by the way, is another blossoming trend!). This was a simple way to incorporate plaid into my look. And the blouse was made of a thin material so it was perfect for the tropical climate in the Maldives. I completed the look with a black leather belt from ASOS, black high-waisted jeans from Missguided (which is extremely comfortable), my good ol’ pair of Blink suede shoes, chunky gold hoops and a vintage gold necklace from ASOS.
Photographed by:Â Skyrim
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About The Author
Munal Shuja or Angel, as she is commonly known is among the few youths in the country who are fully dedicated to the field of fashion. As a fashion designer who runs her own brand, a freelance stylist, illustrator and writer - Angel believes in offering her optimum in knowledge and skills in the field. Prior to becoming VIBE magazine's editor-in-chief, she wrote largely on fashion for the magazine sharing tips on style how-to's, interviewing designers and bringing the latest news on international fashion. Angel's career in fashion started at a young age - her creative instinct was nurtured, growing up in a studio with her father who is an artist. Angel began working as a freelance illustrator and designer whilst she was studying for her A'levels. She completed her fashion studies with an Instituto di Moda Burgo, Italian fashion design Diploma in Chandigarh, India. Her fashion illustrations were much in demand and she freelanced as a fashion illustrator before returning to the Maldives. In the year 2009, Angel started her fashion blog FAMUSHU - becoming the first fashion blog in the country. Documenting her own designs, illustrations, sharing her views on the local and international fashion scene on her blog shaped her first steps to becoming a fashion writer. After contributing fashion articles to local lifestyle and travel magazines; Angel successfully initiated the first fashion column in the Maldives' most widely circulated newspaper Haveeru and continued her tenure as Mihaaru's fashion columnist till 2016.
Hey! I love your gold hoops – I’m looking for similar ones. Where are these from?
Thank you! 😀 You could get them from ASOS too …or! off Ebay! 🙂
Hi, love love love those shades. Which brand is it?