Showing posts with label orange. Show all posts
Showing posts with label orange. 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, 26 May 2016

Peppy Palazzos

Hello Chicas,

Come summers and we all look for clothes which are comfortable without compromising on the style quotient. One such pleasant wardrobe staple piece is palazzo pants. The relaxed silhouette from top to bottom makes ample room to move around freely. The best part about them is they compliment all body types by making a slim figure look fuller whereas a curvy shaped body leaner. The key to styling them successfully is balancing proportions. People with petite frames can opt for high waist palazzo pants, which would further elongate their legs while taller ladies can add a kurta for an Indo-Western fusion.

Coming to my outfit, I am wearing a rust orange palazzo with micro pleats on it. I have paired it up with a white cold shoulder top with bell sleeves. Accessory-wise, I have opted for an oxidized silver choker necklace. To compliment the warm earthy tones of the outfit, I have added a tan fringe bag and blush pink pumps. A floppy hat to shun away the harsh sun rays completed the look.

Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal



Monday, 11 April 2016

Shine Bright like a Diamond

Hello Chicas,

Metallic is making a comeback and has been touted as one of the biggest trends of 2016. Gracing the runways of Gucci, Channel, Alexander McQueen and the likes, this is one trend that is sure to stick around for a while. However, styling metallics can be a daunting task as overdoing this trend might make one look like someone from the future. Even I had my doubts in embracing this style as the only metallic piece I have ever had in my wardrobe, is a Barbie doll in a flashy pink dress. 

After exploring various online websites, I settled for a pleated metallic midi skirt in silver. Feeling a little adventurous after buying this magnificent skirt, I went on with pairing it with a bold orange perforated crop top. I remember having a similar "parental advisory" tee in my high school days, which was highly frowned upon back then, by my mommy. Hihi. I have kept the accessories low key by adding a black quilted purse and a pair of Oxfords. For those who are a little shy to try this trend, you can opt for accessories like shoes and bags in metallic which makes for a very versatile and classic item in one's wardrobe. Balancing is the key to work this look, so don't go overboard and stick to neutral colors if you are wearing one metallic piece. Also, Mango has recently launched an entire metallic collection, so you know where to head to after checking out the pictures below. :)

Photo Credits: Jyotika Baijal