Chicing up Your Wardrobe for Getting back to Routine with Style
Comfort wear had become our new found love when the pandemic hit us all last year in March 2020. With work from home becoming the new reality and formal wear declining significantly, people practically started living in comfortable joggers, track pants and oversized hoodies. It had become the new norm.
But now, as things are starting to get back to routine, it is now time to give your lounge wear a chic twist and be work ready. After all, you need to dress to impress and break those glass ceilings!
No more standing for hours in front of your closets and experiencing ‘fashion anxiety’. As we gradually return to work post lockdown, we have all your workwear woes sorted.
When in doubt, grab a kurta!
While pant-suit and dresses may be favored by young professionals, Indian women often took to kurtas and salwar suits as a more convenient option for office attire. The good thing is that they can be worn by women of all ages! Kurta with pants, leggings or palazzos are popular choices for office clothes today. They are comfortable, breezy and absolutely low maintenance and not to mention affordable. They are the most versatile and everybody’s favorite and can also be worn after office hours when you’re meeting your friends over drinks.
Look sharp in trousers
Your profession matters. Pants or trousers are what comes to mind when one thinks of formal wear. But since more and more companies are shifting to relaxed, semi formal dress code, so are the women’s fashion choices. Airy pants, feminine tops and kurtas are their first choice. Pants are fuss free and give you freedom to mix and match and experiment with pieces in their closets and still look sharp.
For instance, a well-structured pair of trousers can be teamed up with a dainty floral printed top or a paper bag waist pants with a dramatic ruffled top. You can also wear a classy kurta with ankle length cigarette pants with jhumkas and throw in a comfy pair of brogues or heels alongwith the right accessories and you are good to go.
Go creative with dresses
Dresses are everybody’s favorite! A dress is such a universal garment that can be worn at home, work and parties. There are so many styles and silhouettes available for every body type. Women opt for dresses as they are super comfortable and can be styled with jackets, funky shoes and crazy bold accessories.
A knee length dress can really accentuate your curves. You can style it with a long shrug to work or a denim jacket and a scarf to a party or a date. A midi is quite a sophisticated dress. Wear a belt to add definition to your waist and team it with high heels or pumps if heels are not your thing. You can experiment with asymmetrical hemlines and pair it with a chunky clutch and hoop earrings. A flowy maxi dress is every woman’s best friend. It is an informal dress and is perfect for a day out with friends. Style it with comfy sandals and a sling bag and you are ready to make heads turn.
Make a statement with shirts
One can never go wrong with a classic shirt. This is one outfit that will never run out of style. This iconic workwear is considered a wardrobe essential and is a must have for every formal occasion. A shirt is a modest and elegant work wear that works best with a pair of trousers, jeans and skirts.
Do not be afraid to experiment with different colours, silhouettes and prints. Shirts with chevron, floral and paisley prints are trending right now. Stripes and checks on bright, bold colours are an excellent choice too. Do not shy away from making a statement with subduedly placed embroidery and delicate lace work. There are endless ways to style a shirt by taking it up a notch with a flattering bottom wear and simple jewellery.
Blouses with floral or geometric shapes are an excellent choice too. Do not shy away from making a statement with subduedly placed embroidery and delicate lace work. There are endless ways to style a shirt by taking it up a notch with a flattering bottom wear and simple jewelry.
Your outfits reflect your personality.Your outfits reflect your personality. Since the world is getting back to normal now, everybody wants to stay ahead of the fashion game. But that doesn’t mean that you should compromise on comfort. It's only natural that transitioning from comfortable loungewear to on-the-go fashion seems like a task. You can amp up your style quotient by investing in classic pieces that will help a long way as they can be styled anyway you like. There are no hard and fast rules to the fashion; so just have fun with it.
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