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Hey my green thumb aficionados. How have you all been? How many of you have switched to frown mode deciding on what to wear to your green getaway? How many of you have been inappropriately dressed for gardening by wearing anything and everything that you can lay your hands on? Well time to bid adieu to the days of fashion emergencies because I am going to fill you in on the A to Z of garden fashion!
For your gardening lookbook the mantra is to fuse functional fashion with uber comfort. That doesn’t translate that you can’t tread the frisky route! In fact, you can stand out with your sartorial choice and synchronize with the garden ecosystem at the same time. All you need to grasp is that just like all other settings, fashioning for the garden is both about ‘fitting in’ as well as ‘standing out’ to weave the magic!
Below I am suggesting five looks that are super convenient, affordable and appropriate for different purposes of gardening.
If you like to keep things rugged then vouch for a pair of distressed denim and marry it with a simple white tee in a thick fabric. Finish off the look with a smart, debonair baseball cap that will proffer immunity from the Sun. If you want to jazz up the look then add suspenders, and there you go you sexy little thing! This look works best when you have to water your plants in a roof top garden or the courtyard, and when the Sun is not at its scorching glory!
If you are planning a busy itinerary circumscribing the garden, then you would need apparel that can hold garden instruments and tools so that they are handy rather than having to carry the toolbox with you. Invest in a rugged pair of pants that are made of durable and lightweight canvas. Go for the ones that come with cargo pockets on the sides and enables you to house pruners, wrenches, trowels, camera, as well as harvest produce. Also make sure that it has patch pockets on the bum that are ideal for sheltering cell phones, zip ties and packets of seeds. Having front pockets gives even more room to hold your belongings!
The thumb rule for garden fashion is to tame the tresses so that they don’t come in between you and your gardening activities! Hence, never forget to wear straw hats that help to keep the tresses in place. Go for colourful cotton dresses and plimsolls and shield yourself with a robust canvas apron that can inhabit gardening tools in its roomy pockets. This look is ideal for gardening during the summers.
Remember the movie ‘Aisha’? Well although the movie was bestowed with lukewarm response, there’s no denying that the eponymous character’s sense of fashion drove the crowd crazy! There’s a particular scene where Aisha is shown gardening, and this look draws its inspiration from that scene. Choose a pink-green floral, sleeveless, collared top and coordinate it with pink, cropped cigarette pants. Tie your hair into twin pigtails and add a finishing touch by swinging on a broad brimmed floppy hat. The result: You are every bit the sophisticated gardener that your fashion critics secretly look up to!
This look is perfect for gardening during the winters! Go for light-weight and front buttoned layering options that you can easily remove as you warm up. So wear a mid-ankle denim skirt with a fruity printed top. Add jerkins or shrugs for the outerwear, depending on your taste. Pair this look with rubber boots and reveal the sexy gardener in you!
A green thumb fashionista must always keep these pointers in mind:
Gardening without gloves is a big no-no! Coz you don’t want to get suffused in the dirt, do you? Have your own collection of gloves for gardening that are form-fitting, light-weight, durable and water-proof.
Always wear hats as it will offer protection from the sun as well as discipline you hair!
Don’t wear clothes that will expose your skin when you bend. Similarly steer away from transparent fabric that tends to bare it all once you start sweating!
In case you choose pants, ensure that they do not slide down from the waist and make you go red! Whip up a belt and be at your comfortable best.
Whatever you wear ensure that you finish it off with an apron that is spacious enough to hold the garden tools, cell phone and Polaroid!
Lastly, for the shoes, either slip on water-proof flats or hunter boots depending on the weather.
So my lovelies it’s time to ditch those boring clothes and embrace a new fashionable yo with garden fashion! Till then stay in style and don’t forget to wear your smile! Xoxo!
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