Styling for windy days

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.

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Print on Print

Print on Print

 

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.

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DIY – patch denim

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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.

 

7 days casual travel packing

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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”

Blousons Vs Shirts

Blousons Vs Shirts
A blouson top is mostly a loose fitted top that may or may not cover the hips. It is not so tailored as a shirt, hence easily adaptable for various body types. Blouson can be various varieites and they were actually a replacement of shirts for women. Blouson are 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 collor to hem. Since it is tailored than a blouson, it has restriction to wear for women with heavy bust / midriff variation. Shirts were traditionally part of men’s wardrobe, they started seeping in women’s wardobe in 1950’s .

 


Colour Contrast for Trouser & Tops

Colour Contrast for Trouser & Tops

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 🙂

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Social Casual V/s Business Casual

Social Casual V/s Business Casual

 

Social casual events could be a birthday party, dinner at a friends place, etc… and business casual will be events that you attend with business colleagues, like an after office party or in some cases it can be a friday at work or in more relaxed office environment it could be a regular day at work.
Social events could have a bit of more skin show or fitted garments, becauee its a social event, the impression or image to be created is not of a serious worker but of fun and friendly nature. You can also experiment with bold accessories, shinnier fabrics, colourful contrasts for your outfit styling.
With business causal, although it is casual, it is still a buisness day or a buisness event. Your collegues will be there with you and although it does not mean that you have to be very formally dressed always but conservative dressing works when you are trying to create an image amongst office crowd. Opt for more classic cuts and styles, you can experiment with acessories or few colours to create your own unique personal style.

Simple way to Accessorise

Simple way to Accessorise
You will find this statement in way too many blogs of mine “Make clothing an investment”…
Invest in clothes in a way that you are able to accessorise them from day to night , from regualr day at work to lunch at work to boardroom meeting. be flexible and creative in expressing your style with different accessories that work for you.
Read more on various accessorises here and styling tips here.