Showing posts with label pastel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pastel. Show all posts

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A walk into the woods

Hello Chicas,

After playing around with summer colors and prints for quite a while now, I thought of taking a break from the floral madness and opt for something different. Recently I came across the newly launched "Unleash Your Wild Side" collection by The Label Life in collaboration with Magnum India. I was completely floored by the idea of amalgamation between ice-cream and couture. The entire collection of clothing and accessories is inspired by Magnum's colors which includes brown, white and gold. Adding to the bold colors are the feisty motifs and prints inspired by animals.

Being a sucker for all things retro, I went ahead and bought a brown animal print scarf which I feel is such a classy and versatile piece. This time I have updated an off shoulder dress by layering it with the scarf casually. Due to the hot and humid weather I didn't do anything fancy with the scarf, just threw it casually over the off-shoulder dress which ended up giving a cold shoulder look. For those of you who are not very comfortable going bare shoulder, a scarf is the perfect accessory to play around. Overall, I really liked the color palette of the look, the brown animal print blended with sea green beautifully. I didn't want to add any pop of color this time and therefore opted for neutral accessories, a pair of grey mules and a black handbag.

Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal




Monday, 16 January 2017

Camo Crushing

Hello Chicas,

I have been a big fan of camouflage print since my childhood days and have always had something or the other in this military inspired print. Whether for fashion or function, camo has never been out of style. Just like polka dots or stripes, camo remains to be a wardrobe classic however, this season the print is hotter than ever with celebrities and designer popularizing it. The classic olive green has to be my personal favorite which is perfect for the fall weather. Many people find it difficult to pull off this print as it looks very tough and masculine, however the trick to work this trend lies in wearing it in moderation.

Following are some of the few ways to wear this print like a pro:
  • Do not wear camo print head to toe. Stick to only one camo piece at a time to make a statement.
  • You can either wear camo with colors like black, white and other neutrals or add pastel shades to soften the look.
  • Accessorize your outfit well with golden or silver jewelry to keep the look on the feminine side.
  • Lastly, go for a well-fitted camo piece. If the camo jacket is an oversize one, balance it out with a fitted dress or tee underneath.
Coming to my outfit, I am wearing a camouflage jacket in the classic olive green version. I fell in love with this jacket the moment I saw it. The patchwork detailing adds an element of fun to this otherwise rough and tough jacket. I have worn this jacket over a graphic bodycon dress. Again, the "No thanks" slogan goes pretty well with the bad-ass army look. The soft pastel pink color of the dress lends a feminine touch to the look. I have further accessorized the outfit with combat boots and layered chokers in black. Lastly, oxblood lips and round sunglasses completed the tough-girl look.

Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal



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, 8 June 2016

It's Raining Ice-Creams

Hello Chicas,

Being a big foodie, summers have always been synonymous with ice-creams for me and that's the reason when I came across this beautiful maxi shirt dress with over all ice-cream print on it, I couldn't afford to let it go. Plus, the pastel baby blue color is such a refreshing treat for the eyes. I have been pretty much obsessed with shirt dresses these days as they are absolutely perfect for the current weather. Also, they are quite versatile as they can be styled in numerous ways. As a shirt dress is basically a longer version of shirt, one can dress it up by wearing it as a dress along with some statement accessories or dress down the look by layering it over our everyday outfit for a more casual look. They come in a variety of shape and length, thus giving one ample options to choose from.

Coming to my outfit, I have accessorized it with these really cute heart shaped sunglasses and a white box purse. For footwear, I have opted for Roman shoes which are back in vogue. A dainty charm bracelet and pink lips completed the look.

Photo Credits: Jyotika Baijal