In Singapore & Mumbai, windy days are fun and we sort of look forward to it, some respite from the heat and humidity.
So styling for windy days is more like a wish list for styling. However this year we traveled to Austria and Switzerland and the weather was perfect amount of wind and cold, some bad days of rain 😦
In this post, I have kept in mind the regular easily available styles of layers like long jackets, ponchos, heavy cardigan. The fun is in colors and combinations.
Print on print simply put means combining two prints together.
Now although this is a big trend from past couple of years, it has always been existent from yesteryear of fashion days. Especially if you look at various Indian sarees, like Bandhani, Patola, Ikkat, print on print has been practiced as a pattern since ages.
No matter what people say, I am in love with the torn denim style. However, with toddler around, it gets difficult to maintain my torn denim. So when my favorite pair of denim was giving up on me, I resurrected it with a DIY 😉
Am sure the picture explains it all, but still if you need some creative input on how, please feel free to comment.
Would you believe if I said, that small cabin bag has my 7 days of outfits and an extra pair for just in case scenarios?
If you have read my earlier blog on Travel packing tips and vlog on packing cubes, you will notice that planning is the key. So many times when you start packing, it gets overwhelming with the number of things we have to carry. Continue reading “7 days casual travel packing”
A blouson top is mostly a loose fitted top that may or may not cover the hips. It is not so tailored to a shirt, hence easily adaptable for various body types. Blouson can be various varieties and they were actually a replacement of shirts for women. Blouson is not very fitted by style, hence there is an ease to the wear unless you opt for the stylised version like a peplum blouson.
A shirt is a tailored top, with button opening at the front from collar to hem. Since it is tailored than a blouson, it has a restriction to wear for women with heavy bust/midriff variation. Shirts were traditionally part of men’s wardrobe, they started seeping into women’s wardrobe in 1950’s.
Both can be as formal or casual depending on the style, cut, color, finish, texture and print/pattern.
The above shirts and pants are same size, what I have done is changed the colour combination.
Lets look at the trousers, the black trousers will visually give a slimming effect because lighter colours expand and darker colours contrast. So if you are heavy from lower body like Triangular body shape / Round body shape / Large Rectangular body shape / Large Hourglass body shape shape
Same rule applies to the shirts. If you have a fuller bust or midriff variation opt for dark colour shirts (or blousons preffered)
A darker top / bottom will always reduce the size of that part of your body, its colour perception or as I like to call it Deceptive styling 🙂
Depending on what we want to project or create a brand for ourselves we should dress accordingly.
Say for someone working in a bank / consulting firm where their role is more client facing, it is advisable to follow the Business formal wear guidelines.
The basic idea is we should seperate our Personal – Social – Professional attire, a bit of overlapping or mixing clothes is all right but if we dress the same everywhere than we are not projecting the right appropriate image.
Your own Image has various nuances to it, being appropriate to where you are going is one of the important aspects of dressing up.
When you audit your closet , seperate your outfits / clothes in these broad sections ans than evaluate what you have and what us missing for you to create an appropriate image for yourself.
Keep in mind, its not just the clothes, its the whole look / style that you evaluate. Your accessories and jewllery should also resonate with what type of image you are projecting.