Don’t know what to wear or don’t know how to wear it…?
Taking a cue from the clichéd ‘style cannot be bought’, we take you on a fashion circuit to show how you can find your panache with the clothes you already have. You would be surprised how a little tweak here or there can turn your outfit into a fashion ensemble.
Learn the fashion ropes to assess the clothes in your wardrobe and find the different ways to style them to put your chic foot forward.
Who said button-up tops are boring? Simply pop the collar, push the sleeves up, knot the ends and complement it with a high-waist skirt or pant. If you are wearing it with a jacket, wear it long to let it peek from under the jacket. And, if you prefer, wear it buttoned all the way up and pair it with a statement necklace that doesn’t clash with the top.
There is something just so distinct about rolled up sleeves…as if comfort is all that matters to you at the fashion alter. Rolled up long sleeves, even if you are wearing a classic shirt, can give you that cool look.
Give your regular tee a style punch with twists and tucks. If you are wearing mid rise pants, give it a careless half tuck in the middle, and, if it is a high-waist skirt that you plan on wearing, opt for a tighter tee, which you can tuck neatly in. Alternately, depending on the occasion, go for the carefree look by giving it a small knot on one side. If you are a white tee person, you could pair it with bottoms of any colour or print or add a blazer or cardigan to add some colour to your ensemble; if not, go for scarves or statement necklaces.
With winter all set to make a grand entry, you could easily bring out the scarves lying at the bottom of your wardrobe and find exciting ways to style it with your outfit. A quick online tutorial on draping scarves will help you attain your style nirvana.
Your jeans and shoes need to be in a partnership to get the best look. No point in letting the hemline of your jeans cover up your footwear, especially when you have given so much thought in buying it and pairing it with your jeans. Just follow a few simple guidelines: if you are wearing flats, give the cuffs one roll; make it two rolls for ankle boots or high heels. Pair platforms with high-waist flares; skinny jeans with boots, if you are in a winter mood.
Black maxi skirt, a common feature of most wardrobes, can have myriad avatars if you find the right top to complement it. Make it comfy and cozy with a long top, or go for the classic with a white top. You could turn it into an elegant evening wear by pairing it with a tight black top and a sheer jacket. A tank and blazer will also work if it is a formal do. Go for a printed top for the office.
Make the most of the belts in your accessory counter to transform those oversized shirts or tunics to match your frame. What is more, the belt will also give your style the perfect flourish.