Animal-Inspired Fashion

Turn your attention to fashion’s evergreen source of inspiration—the animal kingdom. Wildlife-inspired doesn’t just mean the good old leopard print anymore – brands have been getting inspired from the entire animal spectrum. From Gucci’s serpents, to Coach’s Rexy dino to the Karl Lagerfeld Choupette – animal prints have lasted the test of time.

Here’s a quick overview on how you can style this trend:

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6 Alternative Ways To Style The Classic White Shirt

Trends come and go, but the classic white shirt preserves in our wardrobes for varied reasons. From Cindy Crawford to Rihanna to Kate Middleton, everyone has embraced this style staple. The reason being that a classic such as this can come in an array of different styles, cuts and designs. You have your ruffled shirts, for a little extra something on a work day; puffy sleeves, to bring about a statement to the casual blouse; your off-shoulder shirt, to look trendy yet conventional; the list goes on.

You’ve worn it to parties, to boardrooms, to job interviews and even to casual coffee dates. The versatility of the shirt justifies its overuse, both by men and women. And its overuse calls for unique styles and variations.

This season, a lot of brands have introduced new & different elements to your staple favorite. Chloe has come up with a contemporary version of the pussybow; Vetements has asymmetric styles in their latest collection.

Shirts with shoulder cut-outs are also making waves this season. The shoulder is the new cleavage. So go ahead and try this shirt style for a retro-inspired look! You can also opt for a boat-neck, an asymmetric collar, a string-bow-neckline, a tux-shirt-like-ruffle neckline or a funnel neck shirt for a fresh update!

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De-coding The Black Tie Dress Code: Men’s Edit

The ominous but alluring “Black Tie” invitation arrives at your door. Do you wear a short dress or a long gown? The words ‘black tie’ strike equal amounts of excitement and fear. Excitement that for the opportunity to dress up, fear that a. there is nothing to wear, and b. the outfit will be completely wrong. Men often face a similar dilemma. Bow tie or tie? Waistcoat or no waistcoat?

Here are a few formal wear etiquette tips to keep in mind for your next black tie gala or wedding.

I. WHITE TIE

“I’m so fancy.”

Men, you will need a black dress coat (tail coat) & matching trousers, wing-collared shirts with shirt studs and cuff-links, a white piqué waistcoat and a white bow tie. Pair this with black patent-leather or calfskin evening pumps and black silk socks.

II. BLACK TIE

“Bond, James Bond.”

There’s really nothing as sophisticated as a man in classic black tie. He should wear a dinner aka tuxedo jacket with matching trousers, bow tie, and cummerbund or waist-coast. Pair this outfit with black patent-leather or calfskin pumps or laced oxfords.

III. BLACK TIE OPTIONAL

“Play it safe.”

A dark suit with a conservative tie and dark shoes or a tuxedo if you’re feeling particularly Bond-esque!

Make sure to never get it wrong from now on. And remember Oscar Wilde’s great words, “You can never be overdressed or overeducated”.

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The Camo Edit 

Attracted to popular prints this season? You may want to head to an army surplus store.

Cause camouflage is back!

This military-inspired print has seen a revival this season because of the massive popularity it has gained with celebrities, high-end designers and fashion bloggers. Structured jackets, jumpsuits and even bags have been spotted in this print. Particularly the classic olive green style, which is everywhere! It is the perfect print to add to your wardrobe for that rugged yet chic look.

The secret to owning this look is to keep the rest of your outfit simple, consequently bringing attention to your military prints.

 

 

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DIY – India inspired Gucci bag

The latest fashion house to hop onto the customization bandwagon is none other than Gucci.  When I saw this Gucci Dionysus  I realized how easy it was  to  personalize my own. As fabulous as the trend is – this fashion FAD can cost up to $5900. We have a quick and easy solution to your fashion desire without burning a hole in your pocket – DIY.

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  • A monogram bag of your choice
  • Patches –  Identical ready available embroidered patches at any local fashion trimmings store in India
  • Hot Glue Gununtitled-1

Method:

Play around with the placement of the patches. Once you find the setting appealing – secure it with the glue gun.

 

VOILA, it’s that easy!

Fashion Trends to Carry Forward in 2017

A New Year brings new trends that we are ready to experiment with, but there are few the fashion world is not ready to let-go of just yet. Keep reading to find out what to carry forward in 2017!

#1: The Bomber Jacket
Although some may think the bomber jacket reached its peak in 2016 – it’s definitely here to stay. From runway to celebrities, it’s all about the jacket.

#2: Bare Shoulder
Bare shoulders dominated the fashion scene this year, so much so that Indian designers incorporated the look in traditional ensembles. Pre-collections from Roland Mouret, Balmain and House of Holland featured shoulder baring styles and designers are predicted to carry this trend into SS17.

#3: Flared Jeans
They say fashion repeats itself – the flared denim look has been seen sparingly in 2016. However, it’s going to make a comeback in summer 2017. The acceptance has been slow – but you should keep an eye out for this trend.

#4: Patchwork
From Coach to Gucci to Louis Vuitton – everybody has been enjoying the patchwork trend. A high street fad has been be adopted by luxury brands and is predicted to be seen a lot in 2017.

#5: Sequin
Who said you can’t wear sequin in summer? The Resort 2017 look books are all about the sequin.

#6: Crossbody
A crossbody may not be the most flattering bag in fashion history but it made quite the statement on the Chanel runway. It’s androgynous and functional – we are definitely taking it to 2017.

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Shimmer And Shine For New Year’s Eve

2016 has had its share of weird party trends. From sock boots to puffy party-dress sleeves to corsets; we’ve seen it all this year!

Sequins, shine and shimmer have been a New Year’s Eve staple. But why not spice that up a little? Here are 4 ways to add that shimmer and shine, with the perfect touch of chic.

#1. Glitter Lips

Pat McGrath’s legendary lip kits create show-stopping red glitter lips worn by stars such as Shay Mitchell, Chrissy Teigen and Bella Hadid. It seamlessly adds to any outfit that you decide to wear!

#2. Chrome Nails

Popularized by Gigi Hadid at the Met Gala 2016, chrome nails took the Instagram world by storm. They have captured the attention of beauty gurus around the world. This attractive look can be done in a number of stunning colors and shines.

#3. Shiny Add-Ons

Sometimes, bold accessories say it all. With these sparkling shoes and bags, there is no way you won’t be making a statement this New Year’s Eve. Jimmy Choo will always come to the rescue when it comes to wanting sparkly accessories. Other favorites for this New Year’s include Furla and Michael Kors as well!

#4. Head-Turning Outfits

The best way to turn heads this New Year’s Eve is with that perfect sequins dress. Life is too short to not wear sequins!

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