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Look for Less

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Today’s ‘Look for Less’ features a casual summer daytime appropriate denim dress ensemble. Denim is on trend and the silver accessories enhance the breast pocket dress further.

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Look: Dress- NLST Rs.30410 / Necklace- Arme De L’Amour Rs.30900 / Watch-Larsson and Jennings Rs.22400 / Ring- Arme De L’Amour Rs. 20938 / Bag- Elizabeth and James Rs.35890 / Bracelet- Pamela Love Rs.10469 / Shoes- Tomas Maier Rs.28914

Look for Less: Dress- Mango Rs.2990 / Necklace- Mango Rs.1490 / Watch- FCUK Rs.3995 / Ring- Forever 21 Rs.289 / Bag- Forever 21 Rs.1179 / Bracelet- MB Rs.499 / Shoes- Koovs Rs.1995

Have fun! 🙂

3 Ways to Wear – Blue Shirt

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I can never have enough of styling inspiration! Today’s style post gives a whole new spin to the staple blue formal shirt. You could style it giving a sharp first impression to an effortlessly chic look. Also get these styles for way less than the original. Keep reading for further details.

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Wardrobe Essentials – Part 3

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In today’s edition of wardrobe essentials I will be discussing a few occasional wear clothes along with the pieces of clothing helpful in creating looks apart from the usual denim and top combinations. The following are indicative of pieces you need and you should purchase designs in each category which suit your body type and you are comfortable in. I would suggest trying out a few styles in a physical store and then purchasing it online once you are sure of which cuts you like.

1. SOFT OUTERWEAR

11A soft outerwear like a knitted shrug or woven waterfall lapel jacket is a must in the wardrobe. These can easily change the look of your ensemble and are good for the breezy evening too. Pick a style that is also easier for you to carry around on work days too.

A:Forever 21 (Rs.1219) B:Koovs (Rs.1695) C:Jabong (Rs.1019)

2. STRUCTURED OUTERWEAR

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Pick a faux leather jacket for a casual chic look or pick a pastel hued blazer to combine with workwear. You could even invest in a textured jacket to take you from workwear to evening wear. Purchase a good quality jacket as these can last over many seasons.

A:Jabong (Rs.2449) B:Forever 21 (Rs.1689) C:Jabong (Rs.2250)

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Wardrobe Essentials – Part 2

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In continuation with last week’s wardrobe essential post, today I will be discussing the important tops and shirts to have in your cupboard. These are the fourteen basic styles and you could create various looks using them. I have suggested a product for each style and you could even buy something similar in your price point. Styling inspirations are given at the end of the post. Enjoy.

1. BLOCK COLOURED TEE

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This is the most basic top style you will need. You could buy block coloured tees in various colours as per your choice. A heathered texture adds an additional element to the basic tee dressing it up a little. Go for a fitted or semi-fitted silhouette.

BUY: Forever 21 (Rs.429)

2. PRINTED T-SHIRT

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The printed t-shirt is an universal favourite. You could wear them for a lazy evening in, to go shopping or even a casual brunch outing. There are tons of styles and brands to choose from.You could purchase a mid to lower priced product because we tend to get bored of them easily. Buy two-three each quarter for your wardrobe.

BUY: Mango (Rs.790)

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Look for Less

Hi, I came across this picture of stylist Margaret Zhang on a fashion website and loved the smart casual look. I couldn’t find the exact same checkered trouser and banker’s collar shirt for online shopping in India, but the following picks will work well too. I am definitely trying a blue shirt with my old Chemistry black checks pants.

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Look: Margaret Zhang (Instagram)

Look for Less: Trouser- Stylista / Shirt- The Closet Label / Sunglasse- Propshop24/ Shoe- Forever New

I will soon be posting about various ways to style your shirt outfits. 😉

Lehenga Mix-Match – Trending

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It’s time to store away your regular lehenga and matching blouse combination. In the spring/summer 2015 fashion show I noticed the presence of interesting lehenga pairings. It is not a new trend but with Rohit Bal’s finale collection at Wills India fashion Week ’15 the mix-match lehenga is getting the attention it needs.

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I assume Rohit Bal designed the specific pairings but what stands out is the ease with which they could be interchanged or even paired with western wear. For example the gold colourful jacket can be worn with a pair of blue denim and white top, the white floral peplum top can be paired with beige palazzo pants or one could wear the white peplum jacket with white pencil skirt and shirt. The skirts too can be paired with regular cut blouses giving it a different look altogether. The bonus of this trend is the multi-utility of each garment piece.

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As I mentioned earlier the mix-match trend is not new to the indian fashion world, various clippings of it can be seen in editorials ranging from Harpers Bazaar Bride to Vogue India. An Anamika Khanna ombre lehenga skirt is paired with an embroidered jacket, a Anju Modi red skirt gets the same treatment with a contrast gun-metal grey jacket and a Rohit Bal velvet peplum top is paired with a heavily embroidered lehenga skirt. Kareena Kapoor is seen wearing a Sabyasachi skirt with a sequined jacket for an editorial.

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