Fashion and style are all about self – expression and above all, attitude! - Iris Apfel
‘I have too many clothes!’ said no woman ever. Every woman goes through a phase where she feels that she doesn’t have any clothes. Balancing career, family and life is stressful enough. But your closet doesn’t have to be.
You can make your life a lot easier by identifying what you actually need and what you can do away with. A de cluttered closet will help you declutter your mind and help you make smart choices. Identifying your personal style and understanding your body type go hand in hand in shaping your desired look.
Read along for tips and tricks to make the most of the pieces that you already own and look like a million bucks.
Invest in versatile pieces
Investing in statement pieces allows you to mix and match and take the look to a whole new level. Buy a good quality kurta and team it up with a pair of jeans, a palazzo, leggings or even a lehenga. Or a jacket for instance, that can be worn with a kurta or a skirt.
These versatile pieces of clothing can be accentuated by wearing suitable accessories. If you are a girl on the run, throw in some chunky jewelry, a stylish tote bag, kitten heels and you are good to go.
Play with colours
Nothing beats the blues (see what we did here?) like a splash of colour! If you spend hours in front of your closet and still can’t figure out what to wear, you can mix and match a neutral - coloured piece with a bold and bright number. A dash of colour can add so much oomph to your look and can make any boring attire cheerful.
You can take inspiration from the colour wheel. If you are not confident about adding colours, start with one bold colour and neutrals. As you experiment and get more comfortable with colours, you will understand what colours work best for you. Practice makes a man perfect!
Break the rules
Fashion is all about change, breaking the rules, and creating something unique! Power clashing is the trend we’re sleeping on this season. Mix patterns and textures to create an ultimate power look. Though the idea of mixing clashing patterns may stress you out, they do make a bold fashion statement.
Start small by combining prints like Mughal buta with checks or stripes. Bring in a little shimmer by adding sequins or lurex and mix them with neutrals to give your outfit an extra dose of glam. For example, you can take an embellished silk kurta and pair it with georgette palazzos! You can also add textures like leather, knits and suedes in small amounts like scarves and clutches to elevate your look.
Layers, layers, layers!
Layering is a great way to style your outfit because it allows you to be creative and amps up your fashion game. A simple addition of another piece can create an entirely different outfit.
A blazer or a jacket is a great way to elevate your everyday simple outfits like a cute top, blouse or even a kurta. Throw in a pretty scarf on your co – ord set and you are ready for the day. But the result should look harmonious and not a clumsy mess.
After all, the devil lies in the details.
Rounding it Up!
There are endless fashion tips that you can implement in your daily life, but the crux lies in determining the ones that work for you!
A well – put together outfit can boost your confidence and also help you fine tune your taste. At Zola, find a wide range of comfortable and stylish western wear, kurtas and co – ord sets and style them with scarves, jackets and accessories.
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