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Street Fashionista: How To Put Together A Rocking Outfit Under A Budget

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If Forever 21 and H&M are beyond your budget, LBB’s guide to high street shopping {read Gariahat pavements!}has you covered! This look comprises a white bodysuit, a denim jacket, white canvas shoes with very mod metallic stripes, and earrings — all within a pocket-friendly grand total of INR 1,530 only!

Pink Bodysuit From Dakhinapan

The bodysuit is from Dakhinapan Shopping Complex and cost a cool INR 650. Of course, you couldn’t tell the price by looking at the quality or the label — and as a friend {happily} made the mistake of asking me where in Forever 21 I had picked it up from, it’s an assurance that this bodysuit will definitely turn heads.

LBB Pro Tip: Dakhinapan has a slew of state government emporiums as well as stores hawking ethnic wear at its entry point. However, the real hidden gems are located in its interior — so do an entire round of the place before you decide to invest in anything because great deals are lurking right around the corner.

Digging The Denim

This denim jacket was picked up  from the many street shops dotting Gariahat pavements and was the subject of quite a lot of hunting and bargaining. We finally got it for an unbelievable price of INR 400 {wondering how this cheap knockoff comes with great finish and a denim lining}!

LBB Pro Tip: Try hitting Gariahat market either during the early afternoon or late afternoon — the vendors are generally keen to go off for lunch and bargains can be swiftly made.

Earned The Stripes

The white canvas shoes with its golden metallic finish is also from Gariahat and speaks highly of the ability of these enterprising vendors to effortlessly, efficiently and cost-effectively catch on to international trends. Again, subject to bargaining and furious hunting, this pair came for INR 420 only.

Lend A Ear To This

We picked up these earrings from Dakhinapan — they were part of a bigger set. So after some quick back-and-forth and some pleading, a customisation was swiftly made and the result was a beautiful pair of metallic lotuses, just for INR 60!

Unfortunately, it’s difficult {and inadvisable} to pick up jeans or legging from Gariahat or Dakhinapan Shopping Complex because of the lack of trial rooms. So the chances of picking up an ill-fitting pair with no hope of return or replacement are very high. Hence, the jeans are the only article of clothing in this ensemble set that has not been purchased from these places.