Showing posts with label bell sleeves. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bell sleeves. Show all posts

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Styling Culottes

Hello Chicas,

Cropped pants are one of the hottest trends this season, but styling them can be pretty tricky. Being a petite, I dread of anything which falls at the mid-calf area. Wearing them is one of the biggest fashion faux pas I have committed in the past which made me look short and stubby. However, after spotting them everywhere around I thought of giving it a go.

Styling Culottes

Culottes or gauchos pants are basically wide-legged cropped pants, which comes in different lengths. Despite of their awkward length, there are numerous ways to actually work around this trend. 

  • Finding the right length is the key to ace this look. While tall ladies can effortlessly work the mid calf length, petites  should stick to knee or ankle length culottes which would create an illusion of longer legs.
  • As they mostly come with a mid/high rise, the best way to style them for a pear or apple shaped figure would be pairing them up with a crop top so that it doesn't make your waist look wide. 
  • As they come in different prints and fabric they can be totally work appropriate as well. A pair of well tailored culottes with a structured blazer is sure to turn heads at your work place.
  • Tribal or Ikat print culottes can be worn with a breezy flared top for a bohemian look. You can also check out culottes in ethnic styles available in Max stores. You can add a kurta over it for a fun Indo-western look.
Lastly, the cropped hem brings attention to your footwear. So, complete the look with a pair of chunky heels or pointed pumps. 

How did I wear culottes.

Coming to my outfit, I wore a black ankle length culottes. The ribbed pattern with elasticized waist makes it a cool and comfy casual wear. I have paired it up with an orange floral top. Orange has been my favorite color since my childhood. I have an entire section of orange clothes, lipsticks and accessories. I feel orange is totally my color as it really flatters my dusky complexion. Anyway, I can go on and on about my love for orange so let's not get into that. Other than the color of the top, I loved the dramatic bell sleeves and the plunging v-neckline. A black choker and round sunnies gave the entire look a retro touch. I have accessorized the outfit with a tan backpack and chunky block heels.

Photo Credits: Jyotika Baijal




Thursday, 3 March 2016

Off The Shoulder

Hello Chicas,

 With the scorching heat making a comeback, it's time to shrug off the polo necklines and embrace the very sexy off the shoulder trend. From cutesy bare neck tops to a sleek one-piece, there are numerous ways to wear them. 

I chose a maroon off shoulder crop top which has a cute bow detailing near the elbow and flowy bell sleeves. A black button down skirt turned out to be a perfect match for it. The a-line pattern of the skirt looked very flattering on my pear shaped body type. Off shoulder style really elongates one's neckline and is a great way to flaunt the collarbones. One can draw the attention away from the bare neck, by opting for a statement neck-piece. I went for a chic plastic choker in black. Chunky block heels and a backpack in tan completed the look. Makeup wise, I went with maroon lips and kohled eyes. Also, came up with a last minute hairstyle with the help of my photographer, who suggested me to braid my hair sideways, but since I have uneven locks that didn't work so I just twisted it up sideways with the help of bobby pins.

Photo Credits: Jyotika Baijal