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The Starter Pack To Maximalist Outfit Options That Doesn't Include Wearing Your Entire Wardrobe

Ah, the joys of maximalism! But before you proceed, let us warn you, this isn't for the faint-hearted. Maximalism, in all its glory, is risky business. A leopard print dress come summer? Sounds good. Chic metallic accents as you paint the town red? Bring it on! More is definitely more when it comes to a minimalist's counterpart, but the vital question remains: how much is too much? 

Despite what you may have heard, it is possible to go overboard in a manner that even the chicest pieces you own don't get the attention they deserve. And so to bring the point home, unlike what it sounds, maximalism is not about wearing excessive clothing—it's a state of mind. It means a willingness to try out new styles, to take a risk, and yes, to wear what you want to without fear of judgement. The edict of new-age maximalism relies on living up to your detail-oriented style, one that is unapologetic and unique just like you but doesn't involve multiple pieces to drive home a point.

So, to round it up, we bring for you an edit of three ensembles to wear—at work, at play, and everywhere in between. And while some of them don't work individually as over-the-top pieces, you can live the good maximalist life by pairing them with the looks suggested. 

For Work

Heading to work? Pick out a chic yet striking option with details that stand out. Think pleats, emphasised sleeves, drapes, and prints. Choose the design element you like best and run with it. And don't forget to throw in an accessory.

Aina Ruffled Cotton-Poplin Wrap Blouse
Aina Ruffled Cotton-Poplin Wrap Blouse
INR 52,650 at Net-A-Porter
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Draped-Tartan Wool Tailored Trousers
Draped-Tartan Wool Tailored Trousers
INR 46,600 at Matches Fashion
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Jitney 2.8 Cash Inside Bag  Off-White
Jitney 2.8 Cash Inside Bag Off-White
INR 80,940 at Farfetch
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For A Party

Take the metallic accents, fringes, flounces, and beads in your wardrobe out for a party, clad in the ensemble that matches your state of mind. Our advice? Step out in a dress that does the talking for you, adding heels and forgoing all other accessories for a change. 

Balloon-Sleeve Lamé Mini Dress
Balloon-Sleeve Lamé Mini Dress
INR 48,050 at Matches Fashion
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Laney Crystal-Embellished Velvet Mules
Laney Crystal-Embellished Velvet Mules
INR 42,620 at Matches Fashion
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For A Casual Outing

If a casual outing is on the cards, pick an outfit that you are comfortable in. Ditch the regular jeans for a smart summer dress with an element of surprise—a modern silhouette or a clash of prints, maybe? You could also add some jewellery, if you wish, but make sure the dress is the hero of your look!

Sunny Dress
Sunny Dress
INR 28,100 at Farfetch
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Snakeskin Effect Ankle Boots
Snakeskin Effect Ankle Boots
INR 30,284 at Farfetch
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Nudo 18-Karat Rose And White-Gold, Lapis Lazuli And Topaz Ring
Nudo 18-Karat Rose And White-Gold, Lapis Lazuli And Topaz Ring
INR 387,300 at Net-A-Porter
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