Showing posts with label statement neckpiece. Show all posts
Showing posts with label statement neckpiece. Show all posts

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

A Neutral Saga

Hello Chicas,

Neutral colors continue to dominate the fashion industry after taking over the fall fashion last year. I'm personally all about wearing bright and loud colors so this time I thought of trying something different and challenged myself to create a look with neutral colors.

So, what are neutral colors?

A color can be considered as a neutral on the basis of how effectively it blends into with other colors. Neutral or universal colors comprise of black, white, grey and brown. Different tints of the above mentioned shades is also referred to as neutrals, like, ivory, cream, tan, camel. Although they may sound dull and boring to many of us, but styling them is the easiest job. Also, one cannot ignore the fact that these colors are so versatile, I mean we can just throw a pair of beige shoes on any outfit as they go with almost every color.

Why neutrals?

  • A neutral outfit can be one's go to to look. They literally go with everything and anything. 
  • One can wear them again and again, unlike other outfits in statement colors which cannot be repeated often.
  • Neutrals are versatile as you can wear them a number of times with other neutral as well as bright colors thereby creating multiple looks.
  • Neutrals are always on trend and can be worn all year round.

How to wear neutrals?

  • For someone who is not yet ready to give into this trend, they may experiment with different shades of colors like navy blue or pale pink which are also neutrals.
  • Neutrals build the foundation of our basic wardrobe. Buying basic tees or trousers in tan or military green is the best way to incorporate them in our daily wear.
  • Neutral accessories are the best investment. They go with most of the outfits and helps to achieve a sleek look. Footwear, belts and handbags in neutrals are classic buys and never go out of style.
  • One can also add a pop of color to a neutral outfit. A red blouse with a white skirt or a tamarind tote with an all black ensemble will break the otherwise monotonous look. 
  • Special attention must be given to the fit and shape. As the color is not the major focus here so, naturally the attention diverts to details like fit. An ill-fitted neutral outfit can make one look sluggish.
How did I wear neutrals?

Coming to my outfit, I chose a pleated maxi skirt in olive which has buttoned sides and an attached buckle belt to it. I was pretty happy with the color and the material of the skirt, but something which totally annoys me about maxi skirts from Forever 21 is their length. They are abnormally long, like even after wearing a pair of 5 inch heels. Anyway, being a petite I am used to this situation so got the skirt customized by a local tailor. I have paired the skirt with a peach floral print top which has a round neckline and bell sleeves. The blue floral motifs on it added a pop to the outfit. Accessory wise, I have again opted for neutral colors, a brown tassel sling and a black choker. Finally, a messy braid and coral lips completed the look.

Photo Credits: Jyotika Baijal



Friday, 20 February 2015

Marsala Midi!


Hello Chicas,

Today I present you all my Valentine's outfit.
The spotlight of today's outfit is midi skirt. Midi Skirts are huge this season and a must-have in one's closet but styling it can be tricky. Being petite, I wasn't sure whether I would ever be able to carry a midi skirt. But being a rebel, I did my research and found the perfect midi skirt for my body type.
Also, this happens to be my first outfit in Pantone Color of the year "Marsala" and I'm loving the color already so much. Gotta add more of Marsala to my wardrobe. :D
So here are a few tips and tricks on how to rock a midi skirt like a pro:
  1. Always opt for a midi skirt which ends just below your knee and not at your mid calf. The thing with the midis ending on your mid calf are that they make your legs look short and stumpy if you are short or even have an average height.
  2. Go for A-line skirt which defines your waistline. Add a belt for a more distinct look. It will not only flatter your curves, but also shift the attention from the hips.
  3. Choose a light fabric like mesh, net, chiffon or lace. It will make you look slimmer and will not weigh you down. The midi skirt I'm wearing is in lace with pretty pleats.
  4. Add up a few inches by pairing the midi with your favorite high heels. Choosing a nude or a color closer to your skin tone will elongate your legs.
  5. Pair the midi skirt with a well structured top. In my case I have paired it with a boxy crop top in baby pink which is from the same color family as the maroon skirt.
  6. Add a chunky neck-piece to balance the look. I have added a blue statement neckpiece to break the monotonous color coordinated look.
To sum up the look I have added a bold lipstick in maroon shade and retro round sunnies.
In this look, I felt lady like for the first time in my life. :)