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Hello, all you beautiful people out there!

Well, we are all witnessing the faint beginning of summer. Soon it is going to be hot, hot, hot! In addition, by the time we have understood and started updating our wardrobe with the hot pieces for the summer as new trends have already walked down the ramps of Paris and Milan. So much to keep up with and so little time [and money] ;) But don’t worry, you might think you are the only one but all of us are somehow stuck in the mess of bills going out of hand and debit card balance running down to negligible… just because you spotted that perfect black dress with zipper details or those studded booties. We have all been there, done that. I recently bought a super hot white dress which somewhat burnt a hole in my pocket. [Do not judge me! It is the color of the season and it came with tassels and everything!] But with time we become smarter. I have learnt the trick to stop myself before I start feeling guilty. My trick is to invest in one or two expensive pieces and go easy on the rest. To do this it is important to know the difference between a classic and a trend. However, I must say a wardrobe filled with just classics can be a bore. One must have trendy pieces to make the look glamorous. So here are some trendy pieces [other than the ones mentioned in my previous posts] that you can add to your wardrobe this summer.

1. Lace is huge this season and I love it! Spotted on the runways of Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Christopher Kane and Balenciaga the peek–a–boo fabric must make it into your wardrobe. Wear it like a hard-core punk, a sweet girl next door or a sexy siren. Channelize your inner diva!

2. Prada, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, Moschino and many others went all out with prints. Graphic, floral, animal! You name it! There is a print for every occasion.

3. Make sure to have a nice pair of pants in your closet. Flared, high–waist, cropped, cigarette, boy friend style and Seventies inspired a pick for everyone and every body-type. I cannot wait to get my hands on a pair soon!

4. Colors this season are bright, bright, bright. Everything from citrus hues, electric blues to popping pinks was showcased on the runway and yes, it left me drooling for more. Not a big fan of too much color, but these candy coated yummies made me reconsider my choice due to their almost edible appeal.

5. Last but not the least, never underestimate the power of accessories. If you are running low on the bucks, invest in accessories rather than new clothes and it will help you create an entirely new look. Also always, think of garments according to their cost per wear. If you think you can wear it forever, do not hesitate in purchasing. However, if you think its just a passing fad look for a more reasonable option.

Be a smart shopper this summer,

Xx
Rhea

Bright Blue! Dolce and Gabbana spring 2011 ready-to-wear
 
04-MARCH-2011
 
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4 Comments
 
05-MARCH-2011 Rhea Gupte
@Aman: Thank you! @ Rohini: Yea I have! :) It is! @ Ashima: True, no? ;) I'll be posting every week, so stick around! Happy Shopping!
 
 
05-MARCH-2011 Aman Singh
Love your DP Rhea!
 
 
05-MARCH-2011 rohini das
I ID with your blog, Rhea. Have you read "confessions of a shopaholic?" wow! awesome book which all us girls should read!!!!
 
 
05-MARCH-2011 ashima singh
You hit the spot, Rhea!!!!! Credit cards are burnt on the cash register or the wallet is emptied down to the coins whenever we step out .. from smart street shopping to the Choos!!
 
 
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