Showing posts with label mac. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mac. Show all posts

Monday, 25 July 2016

Power Dressing

Hello Chicas,

Gone are the days when formal wear denoted boring suits in unflattering colors. With the corporate organizations becoming more liberal with the dress code, it's time to get adventurous and experiment with what you wear to work. As the old age saying goes " Dress not for the job you have, but the one you want", dressing for success doesn't stop with the job interview. Your personal style in your workplace projects your creativity and certainly boosts up your confidence. Focusing on outward appearance may sound superficial, but let's accept the fact that turning up at work in a dull, sloppy outfit will get you nowhere. Formal clothing for women can mean many different things from pant suits to pencil skirts, we have an array of choices to pick from.

Here are a few ways to dress to impress:

  • The most obvious advice would be to wear well-fitted clothes.  Wearing clothing that is too tight is unprofessional on the other hand dressing up in an ill fit outfit might make one look sloppy. Tailoring your cloth is a great way to look sharp.
  • Don't be afraid to experiment with bright colors. A statement blazer in royal blue or a red blouse, but remember to keep the other elements sober.
  • Print clash is another way to make your outfit look edgy. However, don't go overboard with it, mix and match statement with simple to work this trend.  
  • Put your best foot forward. While pumps in black or nude are a staple piece in one's wardrobe, oxfords and brogues are a great alternative to killer heels.
  • Accessorizing is the key to make office wear fun. A statement necklace or a scarf/tie is bound to make heads turn at your workplace.
  • Lastly, take extra care to wear clean and neat outfits. Tucked in shirt and wrinkle free clothing are a must at a workplace.

Coming to my outfit, I have paired a grey pencil skirt with a pastel blazer. The lace detailing at the hem of the skirt added a feminine touch to an otherwise very basic skirt. The powder blue blazer is trending right now. While black and navy blazers are a timeless and versatile piece in one's wardrobe, blazers in sugar colors like powder blue, mint, pastel pink are a refreshing alternative to don this summer. To accessorize the outfit, I traded my statement necklace for a skinny scarf, another trend from the '70s, which is very popular with the celebrities right now. I love the fact that how an accessory as simple as a scarf can take one's look to  another level. I have used a white scarf and basically knotted it around my neck in the fashion of a tie. For footwear, I opted for black Oxfords and mirror aviators. A sleek pony tail with bold red lips completed the look.

Photo Credits: Jyotika Baijal



Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Shirt Dress!

Hello Chicas, 

Today I'm sharing with you all the last OOTD of 2015, a denim shirt dress. A shirt dress is an elongated shirt which is worn as a dress and I find it really sexy as it gives the illusion of being dressed up without pants. :D The most amazing part of shirt dresses are that they can be worn in a million ways all year round. 

 I remember, I wanted a shirt dress real bad but couldn't find the right one. During my hunt I came across this shirt dress online, the indigo color and the light denim material made me instantly click on the buy now button. After receiving the product I wasn't really happy with the big arm holes which is actually trending right now. I personally don't believe in following trends blindly. So the dress remained somewhere stacked below a pile of clothes in my wardrobe until recently when I thought of wearing it as an outerwear beneath a mustard yellow knit. I ditched the belt, which came along with the dress as I wanted more of a laid back casual look. 

Coming to the accessorizing part, I have added a tattoo choker necklace, a very popular 90s trend which has made a comeback. Camel backpack and tan combat shoes completed the look. To break the monotonous combination of neutral colors, I wore Mac Rebel, which is a purple-fuchsia shade. Also, not to forget the most important part of the look, the fedora hat. I love collecting hats and I recently bought a beret, can't wait to flaunt it in my next blog post.

Here are a few ways on how to make the most of your shirt dress:

  • Add a few fun accessories like a scarf or a hat to pep up the look. 
  • Layer your shirt dress over a colorful sweater or a printed shirt. 
  • To combat the cold weather, add a leather jacket or a blazer over it and accessorize it with combat boots.
  • Keep it casual by pairing it with your super comfy slip on sneakers. 
  • For everyday work look, add a sleek belt to highlight your waistline. You can also pair a shorter shirt dress with leggings for a more winter appropriate look.
Photo Credits: Pranay Ghosh



Friday, 2 October 2015

Back to Basics!


Hello Chicas

Today's post is about a casual outfit which I recently wore for a quick bite followed by shopping! 

I wore an over sized t-shirt with a crew neck line in a vibrant yellow shade. The reason why I bought this t-shirt is the slogan on it which is so relatable. I totally feel overdressed all the time as I literally dress up like I'm going to a red carpet event or some homeless drug addict, nothing in between. :P I'm a big hoarder of such graphic tees and when paired right, this basic t-shirt can definitely become a style statement. 

A few tips from my side on ways to wear your basic t-shirt and up the style quotient:

  • Now that there is a chill in the air, layer your basic tee with a sleek jacket in a bold color.
  • Add a statement neck piece, a dainty rhinestone chain or multi-layer silver ones,  to go from plain to glam.
  • Pair your t-shirt with an elegant midi skirt for a casual street chic look. Midi skirts were a rage last season so I'm sure we all have quite a fabulous few in our wardrobe.
  • Ripped or distressed denims are another ongoing fashion trend and nothing looks more flattering than pairing it with a basic white tee.
  • Another way to style your basic tee is by accessorizing right. Whether it's a floppy hat or pointy heels, throw on some quirky accents to elevate the look.
I have styled my basic tee with an asymmetrical wrap skirt. I love teaming two opposite stuffs together, like in this case a cool and casual tee is paired with this well defined semi-formal skirt. Accessory wise, my new flatform sneakers which I have been wearing everywhere since the day I bought it, and black backpack completed the look.




Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Fearless in Red!


Hello Chicas,

Monsoon is in full swing here in Kolkata making it impossible to shoot. All I'm doing these days is sitting at home and watching back to back seasons of Game Of Thrones and I'm totally in love with it. I'm awestruck by the grandeur of the places it has been shot in, the intriguing characters and the fashion, from royal medieval inspired gowns to elegant hairdos.

Coming to the OOTD, this is one outfit which worked out the way I had planned in my head. The red asymmetrical wrap skirt is a recent buy from F21, I think I own their entire online collection and they should definitely consider me their brand ambassador. :D :P This wrap skirt can be styled in various ways from a formal shirt to a relaxed Cami. I have paired it up with a tiger print top which has these black chain straps adding a sexy edge to it. The strapy heels I'm wearing are my new found love and a total eye grabber. As the shoe was loud and center of attention, I avoided accessorizing and went with classy red lips and cat eye frames.





Monday, 29 June 2015

Stripe it right!


Hello Chicas,

Today's post is all about breaking the rules. Remember how you were told to avoid horizontal stripes as it makes you look bigger. Well, it turns about to be one of the many fashion myths. In fact, this particular striped midi dress made me look thinner and taller. The myth here is that the horizontal stripes draw the attention across your body, making you look wider rather than the vertical stripes which elongates one's body. Believe it or not, horizontal stripes look flattering on all body types when styled the right way. Here are a few ways to stripe it right:
  • The trick here is to opt for the right silhouette, and print according to your body type. Taller girls can wear a striped maxi dress or jumpsuit, but for petites, short dress or tucked in shirt with horizontal stripes will work well. 
  •  A striped garment should be chosen in such a way that it draws attention to your best assets like a bodycon dress on an hourglass body or a relaxed dress on fuller body type. 
  • One can always layer a striped outfit with a bright blazer or a denim jacket to break the horizontal stripe pattern.
  • You can also opt for chevron stripes instead of the normal straight ones to make it more fun.
  • Don't shy away from colored stripes, they are great for summers.
  • For those who are still in two minds whether to try this trend, take baby steps, add monochrome striped heels or a handbag to your wardrobe.
Coming to my OOTD, I wore this monochrome midi dress last year during the summers. The midi length of the dress, small stripes and relaxed fit worked out well for me. The lace detailing on the neckline of the dress made it look even more sexier. As it was a shopping day out, I carried this huge metallic tote and reflective aviators in blue with ruby lips for a pop of color.



Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Pretty Pleats


 Hello Chicas,

How are you all doing? I'm totally home bound these days, preparing for my exams having no time for myself due to which my workout regime has gone for a toss. Can't wait to hit the gym again.

Coming to today's outfit, it's a casual summer attire. The pleated maxi skirt is the center of focus of today's outfit which I have paired with a graphic print crop top to dress down the look. This maxi skirt is currently a favorite in my wardrobe, the reason being its beautiful leaf green hue and the amazing fit. Also, it's flowy silhouette makes it a comfortable wear in this scorching heat. 

Accessorized the outfit with retro round sunnies, chain linked neck-piece worn as a bracelet and a studded envelope clutch. And of course Ruby Woo lips to up the glam quotient. :)
Enjoy the pics.
Photo Credits- Manish Daruka



Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Red Tux Jacket with Monochrome Joggers



Hello Chicas,

Firstly, thank you all for your wonderful wishes on my last post. Those sweet words were really encouraging, keep them coming. :)

Winters are at full swing in Calcutta these days and it's the best time to flaunt those long jackets and booties. I'm totally enjoying the cold spell with homemade delicacies by  dearest mommy and shopping online under the blanket.

Coming to today's outfit; I have styled a red tux jacket from Dorothy Perkins which I recently purchased from Jabong. So happy to see international labels finally available online in India. As the tux jacket looked more formal, I have added a monochrome jogger pant to make it a more fun and casual outfit. I hate winters for the monotonous blazers and jackets which I try to make it more lively by pairing them up with printed or colorful bottoms. I'm obsessed with jogger pants these days, they are so comfy that I can actually sleep in it. Apart from the comfort factor, they come in a wide variety so you can style it as per the occasion.

Accessory wise, I have added a red clutch and ankle length suede boots. Also, some arm and ring party to pep up the look.