Itâ€™s the eve of my birthday today, and I thought I should begin this new year (My new year) with something new and interesting. Since my birthday falls on 21st of Dec, that essentially makes me a cusp between Sagittarius and Capricornâ€¦ although, most of my personality traits match with those of a Sagittarius than a Capricorn.
And while Iâ€™ve been toying with the idea of starting this series on fashion inspired by zodiac signs and their dominant personality traits, I thought, why not start with my own star sign, on my birthday!
And so, though I know itâ€™s a little too late and the month of Sagittarius is almost over, today, personally it seemed like the perfect day to release my first chapter on Zodiac Fashion â€“ Sagittarius!
Free Spirited, Spontaneous, Explorerâ€¦ a Gypsy Soulâ€¦ forever loving, positive and crazy!
These are some of the words that come to mind when I think of a Sagittarian woman. A Sagittarian woman is the proverbial bohemianâ€¦! Sagittarians are flirts with lifeâ€¦ they find it difficult to stick to doing one thing, rebel against routine and always find newer things to do and experience. They are happy, peaceful people who live and let live! They can and will always be open to loving and accepting people with all their faults, and hence, expect to be treated the same way, in spite of all their quirks!
Sagittarians also have this unique ability to let goâ€¦ and move on! (The fast track â€˜move onâ€™ campaign was probably created by a Sagittarian ;)) They get hurt easily, but they donâ€™t brood over whatâ€™s lostâ€¦ be it objects or relationshipsâ€¦! Sagittarians have the ability to dethatch themselves just as easily and deeply as they get attached! To them, life is about moving on continuously and looking for newer experiences. Every experience, good or bad, is something they cherish and learn from. They might end up ruffling a few feathers on the wayâ€¦ people even think of them as heartless, and yes, it hurts them to know thatâ€¦ but then, thatâ€™s just how they areâ€¦ they move on! ðŸ™‚
They love travelâ€¦ theyâ€™re the ones who most easily switch careersâ€¦ theyâ€™re always confused about what to say when theyâ€™re asked about their â€˜one hobbyâ€™ and theyâ€™re the ones who believe that no matter what, the worldâ€™s a great place to be in!
So for my birthdayâ€¦ A Sagittarianâ€™s birthdayâ€¦ I decided to create a simple day-time look inspired by the personality traits of the archer.
Itâ€™s a chic, gypsy, boho lookâ€¦ thatâ€™s trendy yet comfortableâ€¦ fashionable, yet free-flowing!
The outfit, from Ek Katha, is make of organic cotton fabric, hand woven by the artisans in Kutch and created using ethical, sustainable means. That symbolises a Sagittarianâ€™s positivity and belief in society and in people.
The blue colour of the dress symbolises the colour of their star sign and their birth stone â€“ The Blue Sapphire.
The white sneakers symbolise being on the move foreverâ€¦ physically or mentallyâ€¦! It also stands for their â€˜keep walkingâ€™ or â€˜move onâ€™ attitudeâ€¦!
Dream catchers in my mind are the best way to symbolise a bohemian soul. Dream catchers were created by Native Americans as protective charms that were hung at the bedside of children to catch bad dreams and negativity, to filter them out and allow only positivity to pass through. I donâ€™t know about me, but a true gypsy soul, does just that! They filter out the negativity for themselves and for people around them and fill the space with positivity and an optimistic way of looking at things.
These lovely giant dream catchers from SoulWorks, Mumbai are some of the finest pieces Iâ€™ve ever seen. Even the dream catcher hair accessories and earrings that they specially created for this look, somehow tend to complete the look and give it that free spirited, bohemian vibe.
The bag is a hand-woven cane bag from Kenya and the necklace is Tibetan charm that I found at a flea market in Leh â€“ both symbolizing the wanderer that a Sagittarian is!Â Her love for travel, for exploring different cultures and embellishing her personality and her wardrobe with pieces of life that inspire her.
Outfit Details: (In Sum)
Maxi Dress + Jacket: Ek Katha
White Sneakers: Local store in Vashi â€“ Milan footwear (These are actually PT shoes used by one of the schools here ;P)
Dreamcatchers, Earrings and hair accessory: SoulWorks, Mumbai
Bag: Masai Market, Kenya
Necklace: Tibetan market, Leh
Hope you loved this look as much as I didâ€¦ and if youâ€™re a Sagittarius, I hope I helped you decode your styleâ€¦ at least to some extent ðŸ™‚
Coming up soonâ€¦ Capricorn! #StayTunedâ€¦
Photography: Sonalee Das