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Boi’s Budget Buys: The Pinafore Dress

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One universal fashion problem for most girls is, “What do I wear today?” This question has the power to reduce us to a hysterical mess. Fashionista or not, nobody wants sartorial answers that cost a fortune. And let’s just be honest, you’re THE style star if you know how to dress to the nines on a budget. So I’ve taken up this Herculean task: every Saturday, I’ll round up a budget-friendly ensemble for you, all BELOW Rs 10,000. Yes! It’s going to be an entire outfit — from head-to-toe — without breaking the bank. Quite a challenge, right? Scroll down to shop this budget ensemble, and don’t forget to come back every Saturday to discover an outfit that’s yet another steal!

I’m feeling nostalgic this week. Raise your hand if you were also perpetually late to class and had to sneak in at the back without your teacher noticing. And she noticed. Every.Single.Time. Good ol’ days they were, school, weren’t they?

In the spirit of this nostalgia, I’ve picked this week’s budget look: the pinafore dress. I love the paradox this dress presents — sweet yet sexy; cute yet naughty, no? And it’s a multi-purpose piece (we love multi-tasking products) — you can wear it with a full-sleeve t-shirt inside, a tank top, or even as is, for a little peek-a-boo. For a sporty look, slip on a workout bralet and for date night, a lacey one. So many options!

I decided to go the chic, trendy, brunch-y way with this one — a black stone-washed denim pinafore dress paired with a red high-neck crop top, white sneakers (we’re big fans of ’em here at Hauterfly HQ), an adorbs little metallic gold backpack and a simple gold and black onyx cuff. You can take this look from brunch to nightclub quite easily without having to change a thing, unless you’re fussy about wearing heels on a night out — then kick off the kicks and slip into a pair of strappy sky-high sandals or even peep-toe boots. See what I mean when I say multipurpose?

Have you rocked the pinafore dress yet? Or are you gonna try out this one? Send us your comments and selfies, quick!




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