If you happen to be in Mumbai during the ‘winter season’ (and you belong to a colder region like Delhi) then all you need to do on your visit is soak up the warmth of the sun, put on some anti-tan lotion and feel boho! That’s exactly what I did in the month of January, when I was flown down to Mumbai to attend the launch of OPPO F1 smartphone. Post the media event, I took a mini break to experience the hospitality of The Resort and to bask in the glory of a beautiful beach. The Resort is situated in front of the Aksa Beach, which is quaint and much cleaner as opposed to the super-crowded beach life of Southern Mumbai (note : Juhu Beach & Bandstand).
Now beachwear in India is a little different from the western world. We don’t get to flaunt a bikini (Mumbai is not eligible for even a sarong) and so the beachwear comes down to the breezy silhouettes in light fabrics. Forever21 in India is filled with a section that only speaks about bohemian flavours.
Right from the earthy colour palette, fringe décors to the tribal embroidery and prints; one can find a variety of summer-friendly designs at F21. This Georgette midi dress in crisp white with minimal thread work is apt to keep the sweat away and makes one feel at leisure.
So to keep up with my Bohemian spirit, I thought of doing an OOTD post and pose for the camera right on the Aksa Beach. Usually I either wrap up my hair in a bun, but for this added boho flavour, I decided to braid down my tresses in fine gypsy style.
Now the look works apt in case you have long tresses, a beach to hit and don’t want the breeze to frizz-cray your hair totally. Besides, you can add on some Toni & Guy sea salt spray before braiding, so as to add on beautiful curls; upon un-braiding.
As for the accessories, I picked up this super big loops from Forever21, stacked up two wristlets and wore my current obsession – Lenskart Mirror Sunglasses to complete the look. As for the footwear, I prefer going bare feet for the love of sand and salty water.
So what’s YOUR beach style, eh?
Photographs by Sahil of KeyLight Photography