For quite a few days I was not being regular with my ‘Fashion’ category. Maybe I am irregular in my blog when it comes to fashion but for my fashion updates, you need to follow my Instagram account. When we are talking about fashion the one thing that comes to my mind and the one thing that never goes out of fashion is the six yards of elegance, the saree and my all time favourite piece of clothing. My obsession with wearing a saree whenever and wherever I travel has now increased like a zillion times. I pack at least one or two sarees to suit any occasion.
What I wore during my trip to Bhutan?
– A Quick Lookbook!
Day 1- All around Thimpu
For day one I wear a Gamcha printed/ or you can say checked ankle length dress. Now, for those who are not aware of Gamcha means a piece of cloth that is used as a towel. It mostly comes in multicoloured checks. It is the latest trend now- you name it and the stores have it, Gamcha dress, Gamcha Sarees, Gamcha tops and what not! The dress is from Westside, a brand called Bombay Paisley. I wore a pair of pom pom flats purchased from an online store Krafted with Happiness . The dress was very comfortable and I explored almost whole of Thimpu, in it.
Day 2- Trekking to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery
Day two was all about trekking to The Taktsang Monastery or The Tigers Nest Monastery. I wanted to keep my outfit very comfortable yet chic, as I wanted my pictures to come out good. A cropped checked top, cotton trousers, puma shoes and huge hoop earrings were as all I felt would look perfect. It was sporty yet trendy.
Day 3 – Haa Valley and the Chele La Pass
This time also when I visited Bhutan I packed a Gamcha saree with me and a quirky elephant printed Collared neck blouse. But I kept it for the day when the journey would be relaxed and there is less walking. As it would be difficult tp walk around if you are draping a saree. For shoes I kept it very simple, just a pair of regular flats. It was cold but I didn’t want to wear either a sweater or a shawl so instead, I wore a pair of socks as that would help me to keep warm. For day three I wore the saree when I visited the Chele La Pass and the Haa valley. It was so windy up there and I could barely manage with the saree yet I loved the way the wind played with my hair and saree. The scenery on way was so picturesque and the green saree I wore complimented each other so well.
There are a few important things you need to know about how you should dress while you are in Bhutan. Bhutan is a religious country and people are very conscious about their outfit especially while visiting the monasteries. Wear proper clothes, preferably full covered, at least ankle length. Wearing short dresses to monasteries is prohibited. In case you wear, I guess there are traditional Bhutanese outfits that you can rent and wear inside the monasteries. We should respect the culture and tradition when in other countries. That’s what makes us responsible travellers.
That was all about my Bhutan lookbook. I have decided that I shall be more regular about the lookbook series and shall publish a post each time I travel and share with you all about what I wore during the trip. Hope you enjoyed reading this post. Thanks for reading and do visit again.
Sandal Source- https://www.kraftedwithhappiness.com/
Gamcha /Checked Dress Source ( you can buy online here) – https://www.tatacliq.com/