09 March 2012

Language of Fashion: Funky 'n' Junky

Fashion and College go together like peanut butter and jelly, and college goers are in for a treat when it comes to following fashion. The days are gone when college fashion was merely about dressing up just another day. The trend now is that of sporting Junk Jewellery, popularly called Funky Jewellery.

Colorful, easily available, very affordable, lightweight and happening.

Street Shop, Mumbai

Funky Jewellery and Accessories are really useful for college students as they can alter their look in no time. Colorful beads, bangles, neck pieces, bracelets, anklets, you name it and you have it. These attention grabbing bright  Color'ed accessories are available in every nook and corner; streets, malls and our very own favorite Mumbai locals.

Accessories in Local Trains, Mumbai
College goers have different fashion requirements that make them cool or otherwise. Buying such Jewelry depends on the tastes and definition on how they choose jewelry. For them, everything cool is almost everything that is - normal! The Funky jewelry signifies youth in its very beginning therefore the colors are attractive and designs - yes, rebellious!

Bracelets or beaded chains on the wrists were initially sported thanks to various religious and cultural believes. But from what the guys who are sporting seems that it does not have much to do with tradition as much as it has got to do with making a style statement. Tulsi malas, the Japanese peace band, coloured threads that are considered holy, and the like, have become more popular for their style quotient.

Well, a little from my collection :D

The trend now, is to ensure that one of your wrist sports a whole lot of junk stuff, while on the other, one can use just a funky looking watch. That’s what really ups the cool quotient.

Little more from my collection :D
All are close to heart! <3
College is the time one gets to experiment with different kinds of colors, outfits and accessories. It is at that time of a person's phase, where your fashion sense evolves.
Keeping their limited budget in mind, they experiment with street fashion where they have the variety to pick trendy accessories at affordable price. 

Places like Colaba Causeway (Colaba, Mumbai), Fashion Street (Churchgate), Hill Road (Bandra), Linking Road (Bandra), offer great street fashion for students to pick up such junk accessories. College students can experiment with a plethora of  Colors and accessorise the look with junk jewellery.
Girls sporting their colorful accessory
Street shopping, Linking Road, Bandra

Picture Courtesy: Siddharth Chandan

Paulo Coelho aptly said, “Ever since groups of men and women first started living together in caves, fashion has been the only language everyone can understand, even complete strangers.” It is a way of saying: I belong to your world.

So, Who inspires them? Let us take an example of a college going teenager Deepshikha. She loves it when she receives compliments for her fashion sense from her peers. Praises, second glances, admiring comments and flattering remarks take her on cloud nine. This results in making her to follow current fashion trends and hence update her wardrobe to fit in with the running fashion, and the trend passes on. Yah and off course, other reasons behind picking up such jewellery is the popularity created for them by TV Actors and film stars and even the models walking the ramp.

College students keep a regular check on what is ‘in’ and upgrade their wardrobes regularly. Every generation, every decade and every college-batch have set their own fashion statement with different styles and trends.

The trend is all about Comfort, so far so good, more about what catches the eyes!
Not apt? Then, discarded! In the end, it’s all about being comfortable in your skin, and that’s the way it should be.

So, what's your Language of Fashion? Write-in!
Keep Accessorising ! ;)


Rohit said...

ha ha..nice touch by giving pics captions....will you agree when i say we improved each other???

Megha said...

@Rohit, Hey! Definitely! I was lacking this thing, caption thing! :)
Thank You.

Stuti said...

My language of fashion s Being MYSELF, also COMFORT s abv evrythg n nt following d trend s me... ;)
Nice blog btw ;) :D

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Rohit said...

also the pic alingments...just saying...im being cheeky...

i intend to write more in future, do visit and keep in touch
FYI its great to know a stranger support a newbie
cheers.. ;)

Rohit said...

more importantly reg the your post.. i have let you know that im not that into fashion trends
so pls forgive me if i found it tedious...

Megha said...

@Rohit...Its all okay :) criticism is never bad. all the best for your future writing!
and yes, Its always good to have people encouraging your stuff!

Megha said...

@Stuti.. Being 'ME' is THE Best 24/7. However I have tried to showcase the on-going trend of Junky 'n' Funky! :)
Keep in touch! :)

Stuti said...

@megha - ya i appreciate u for d same :)