All about Stripes

Stripes, as we all know is an everlasting print. It can never go out of fashion and can find its way through any medium, any element or design. There are so many books just based on it because stripe itself is made up of small different theories and assumptions.

Principles of Design can be shown with the help of stripes as the print is very versatile and eye-catchy. You can observe its movements and see how your body looks different with different kinds of stripes.

Basic kinds of Stripes and their impact on Bodies

1. Horizontal Stripes : Horizontal Stripes goes from left to right and it’s very appealing. Wearing horizontal lines can make you look wider.

2. Vertical Stripes : Vertical Stripes goes from up to down. It can make you look taller and leaner.

3. Pin Stripes : As the name suggests, it’s as thin as a pin. Also, It’s really trending right now. Thin stripes can make you look thinner. Although, results will vary with the amount of space between the lines.

4. Awning/Wide Stripes : These are the opposite of Pin stripes and are very wide. They’ll surely make you look wider!


How to choose a suitable stripe for yourself

There is still a huge debate going on whether horizontal lines are more slimmering or the vertical. Helmholtz Illusion of Fashion states that Horizontal lines are more slimmering unless they’re put inside a shape. Now, people are applying there own theories to prove it wrong.

As far as I’ve observed, horizontal lines have always been making me look wider. Vertical lines go best for curvaceous women because it works as a body silhouette. Thickness of lines also matters A LOT. It’s directly proportional to our bodies. Thinner the lines, thinner you look. Wider the lines, wider you look.

Black & White lines are the most slimmering of all. Hairline black and white lines can make your body seem flatter. Whereas, multicolored stripes will do the opposite for you. So, choose your stripes wisely. You wouldn’t want to go for thick stripes if you want to look lean and petite women should definitely choose multicolored medium lines. If you are short, vertical lines is your bestfriend as it helps elongating the height.


How to rock stripes on stripes

1. Seperate them by belts

Stripes impulsively worn can look out of fashion and a bit shabby. Seperating different stripes with the help of belt, even corset belt can really up the game. Here, I wore my striped shirt over striped one-piece and hid the adjuction with black broad belt. This method is also a great way to give an illusion of your desired body structure.

2. Combine different color palettes

You have absolutely no need to restrict your color codes. You can go beyond whites and blacks and still slay! I chose white+black color palette with white+black+red and it looks pretty dope. Remember, distance between the lines also matter. It might not have looked good with garments having similar spaces between the lines.

3. Print block!

ā€¢ I’m not sure if there is a term like that but you get the gist, right? Block the on going print with a contrasting splash. Here, cerise pink(dark punch) blocked the stripes really well. Knotting two shirts together is in trend so, make a good use of it.

ā€¢ Here’s another way on how to print block. Print block is a good way to let people know that you’re not obsessed over a particular print.

ā€¢ Print block with the help of other prints. When it comes to prints on prints, people usually go for intricate work garments but let’s not stop it right there. Any intricate or floral work with a touch of western harmonize the look in its own way and it does make heads turn.

6. Read between the lines

I said it before and I’ll say it again, always be conscious about what kinds of stripes are you putting together. Uniting wrong stripes can backfire. Imagine the stripes on the shirt I’m wearing is on all the other garments as well. Not flattering, is it? There are some exceptions like three-piece suits or co-ords with well-suited stripes can change the whole game.


So, that’s all. These are just some examples of how to put stripes together. I understand that we all own different kinds of it so, this is just a guide on how to put them together wisely.

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TRIBAL FASHION

Tribal Fashion can be best comprehended by gaining a deeper understanding of your own tribe and culture. India can be taken as an everlasting example for this as India is socially, culturally and linguistically very diverse. The Culture and Heritage of India is boldly and beautifully inspired by art, music and other creative forms. Different parts of India follows different clothing and traditions.

Tribal Fashion includes exotic, exciting and unusual prints, most of which are inspired by Indian tribes. The intricate and eye-catchy prints and patterns is what makes Tribal Fashion the talk of the town. They are fine-detailed and beautifully handcrafted using various threads and pins followed by embellishments.

It’s not just about clothing, accessories used in Tribal Fashion gives fascinating touch to the look. India always choose vibrancy over subtlety. Creativity manifolds and brings out the best work here. Tribal Jewelry is enriched with class of beads, mirrors, grains and what not. Orissa is well-known for handicraft development and makes beguiling wall-hangings, handbags and a lot more.


India’s Indigenous Prints

1. A J R A K H

Ajrakh is an ancient block-printing method on textiles that originated in the presentday provinces of Sindh in Pakistan and the neighbouring Indian districts of Kutch in Gujarat and Barmer in Rajasthan. At present, the Khatri community is engrossed in consistently producing Ajrakh printed fabric of supreme quality in Ajrakhpur village in Kutch and also Barmer.

Ajrakh printing gives a very eco-friendly touch to every fabric as its major colors are derived from nature itself. This is evident in the aesthetics of the unification of its colours as well as motifs. Common colours used while making these patterns include blue, red, black, yellow and green. However, the colour palette is not restricted to just these colours only. Ajrakh printing uses natural dyes that include both vegetable dyes and mineral dyes, with Indigo being the key dye.

The traditional colours found in ajrakh printing are deep, which symbolise nature. Crimson red symbolizes the earth, and indigo blue symbolises twilight. Black and white are used with a view to outline motifs and define symmetrical designs.

Read more : https://www.fibre2fashion.com/industry-article/7695/the-ageless-art-of-ajrakh-printing

2. P A I S L E Y

From its ancient Persian and Indian origins with its hidden messages and mysterious symbolism, the iconic motif has had quite a journey. The paisley pattern has travelled the silk routes from East to West, adorned the bandanas of cowboys and bikers, been adopted by the 19th Century boho set, been popularised by The Beatles, ushered in the hippy era and become an emblem of rock ā€˜nā€™ roll swagger and swank. And the Scottish city of Paisley, whose textiles history is intertwined with the famous print, is now bidding  to be  UK City of Culture for 2021.

Paisley is a fine timeless print which settled its routes in Bohemian and wild Lookbooks. Gaining wide popularity in Indian fusion and tribes, Paisley prints can also be seen in executive and contemporary couture.

Read more : https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20151021-paisley-behind-rocks-favourite-fashion

3. B A G H

Bagh is yet another form of thappa chappai or block printing with natural colours crafted with vegetable dyes. It has evolved from a rudimentary tribal art to an invaluable part of the heritage and cultural identity of Madhya Pradesh. Bagh is actually a small tribe in Dhar, MP.

The traditional designs are inspired by nature, the ancient Bagh Cave paintings, and the jali (lattice) work of the Taj Mahal. Each block has name: chameli (jasmine), maithir (mushroom), leheriya (waves), keri (mango), and jurvaria (small dots).

Read more : https://www.outlookindia.com/traveller/mp/inspire-me/culture/bagh-prints-lasting-imprint/

4. S A N G A N E R I

The Sanganeri printing technique developed between the 16th and 17th century. The constant wars between the Mughals and Marathas caused several craftsmen to migrate from Gujarat to Rajasthan. This craft ultimately found its haven in Sanganer, where it has been thriving ever since.

Blocks are carved by taking inspiration from Royal patronage and rich heritage most of which are flora and curved lines combined to make a beautiful artwork.

Read more : https://www.utsavpedia.com/motifs-embroideries/the-dainty-sanganeri-prints/


I really enjoyed writing this blog as it made me realise how Indian Heritage is boundless when it comes to art. Above mentioned prints are all derived from block printing, most of them came into existence or are sustained by talented and creative people living in Rural Parts of India. Albeit, these are one of the popular known prints, there are several other classic and historical prints like Bagru, Ikat, Kalamkari etc. which can be seen stamped on our regular shawls, bedsheets, kurtis and what not.

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How to wear CO-ORD set like a BOSS

Co-ords (also known as Co-ordinates and three-piece outfits) is becoming a regular part of this generation. As the name suggests, “Coordinate” means matching outfits, clothes which synchronize with each other. Most of us got to know about this from famous fashion websites like Shein and Romwe. From their Semi-formal co-ords to comfy shorts paired with hoodies, Shein is really giving co-ord a trendy turn. Then came our celebrities who ditched their extra sequins gowns with trails covering all the stairs for designer co-ords. They are a big hit and will be staying for a pretty long time.

We all know how millennials are carrying the co-ords. The best part about it is that as they come together it took our burden off from ‘what upper garment will go with this lower garment’ or ‘Should I go with contrasting color scheme or monotones’. It’s a quotidian set and worth spending money for. Nevertheless, the fashionista in us make us experiment.

Talking about the elephant in the room, Co-ords for Executive Wear. The first thing which hit us are those regular three-piece suits with extra regular lapels paired with boring trouser and subtle shirt. That’s not the elephant though, it’s how to wear a party-wear co-ord set at your workplace. How to let your workforce know that you’re the boss not just because you’re brainy but because you look like one. So, I chose my leopard print Co-ord set which includes a bandeau and a pencil skirt. Can tube tops really be an alternative to blazers? Read more to find out.


Office wear don’t always have to be monotonous. Prints always manage to settle themselves or mold itself to different occasions. Although, print on print isn’t a good catch when you want to look professional. Taking a look at fabrics, sparkles, baggy/ripped jeans and see-through can hinder your look. The article is about looking like a boss and not an employee, so goal is to neutralize leopard print (the given co-ord) with garments which speak professionalism.


4 WAYS ON HOW TO WEAR LEOPARD PRINT CO-ORD TO YOUR OFFICE

1. Voguish

It’s not just about what garment you’re using to look bossy but what kind of hairdo and accessories you complete your look with. Gold Chain Link-Drop earrings is a huge yes when it comes to executive wear. Also, a neat ponytail is always better than messy hair left open. I don’t even feel the need to describe how important white shirts are, right?

2. Au Courant

It’s an apt headline for this kind. Au Courant has two meanings ; (a) Well-informed (b) Fashionable

A boss should always pass these two traits. Being erudite with a touch of glamour. Here, I went for plain black A-link dress. As it’s a-line, it’s giving a fishtail effect. The whole look stated harmony when accessorized with broad black belt.

3. Drooling Over Frills

I agree that Boss should look uptight but minimal frill never hurt nobody. Blending your animal prints with achromatics (Colors without hues ; White, Black and Grey) can really get you the desired outcome. Frills can be anywhere, it can be on the sleeves, neckline, cuffs and even hemline. Make sure, it doesn’t get too frill-y otherwise it’ll lose the impact.

4. Versatility

Co-ords are meant to be versatile. In this context, Bandeau is a versatile piece of garment. I wore it as an accessory, as a scarf. Putting together ‘co-ords’ differently is another way to derive better results. You can even use it as a band and make a pony-tail or even as a hand-band.


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Monochromes X Earth Tones

INTRODUCTION TO MONOCHROME

Monochrome (mono ; single + chrome ; color) is a color scheme defined by single hue. It’s composed of tints and shades of single base color.

Monochromatic Color Scheme

For Instance, in the above image, the color wheel is composed of several hues and every color has its own tints and shades. Tints are achieved by adding white with the base color whereas, Shades are achieved by adding grey/black.


How to rock the monochrome trend?

Monochrome is when you take the lighter and Darker hues of one color and wear it? Yes, but you should know how to style it in a way that it looks intriguing. You must’ve unintentionally carried the monochrome look in your droopy days like putting on dark blue denim jeans and light blue denim shirt to buy some groceries. Yeah, that’s what it’s. Monochrome Fashion. The question is how to make it look more fascinating so, I’m giving away FOUR TIPS according to your body type and nature of clothing.

TIP 1

If you’ve a peer-shaped body then try to wear dark-toned trousers with light-toned blouses because dark hues tend to make us look slimmer. Light hues, on the other hand, make us look thicker. Peer-shaped body means wider hips and if it’s paired with darker tones then body will look more balanced.

TIP 2

Try to add some patterns and textures. Monochrome is not about plain and simple clothes. You can always choose to wear something with alluring textures.

TIP 3

Accessorize it. Why just stick with the clothes? Monochrome your accessorize out. For example, If you’re choosing Red then pair your crimson skater dress with burgundy bumbag and scarlet fur rubber band. Chic? Isn’t it?

TIP 4

Fabric sourcing is also important. Observe how the fabric acts because every color comes out different in different fabrics. Also, you can wear shimmer when it comes to monochrome. For example, Grey satin shirt with Silver shimmer pencil skirt and Glacier Grey Heels.


Introduction to Earth Tones

Now, we know what monochrome is and how we can style it. So, it’s time to restrict it to Earth tones.

What are Earth Tones?

Earth tones are the colors of nature. The color of soil, the leafy greens, the shades of sky. Basically, anything and everything which is natural comes in this scheme.

Basic Earth Tones

The Basic Earth tones are the tones with brown in it as brown being the color of soil holds a lot of Earthy tones.

Furthermore, Earth Tones are divided into WARM Earth Tones and COOL Earth Tones. The images given below will tell you some of the basic hues which are included in both the Earthy Tones.

Warm Earth Tones

Warm Earth Tones call out the warmth. Colors like Red and Orange make us feel welcome and cosy as they reminds us of sun.

Cool Earth Tones

Cool Earth Tones reminds us of soothing parts of nature like water and plants.


4 Ways To Wear Monochrome Outfits Using Earth Tones

A. YELLOW + DIJON

Both Yellow and Dijon are the part of Yellow monochrome scheme as well as Warm Earth Tones. I love yellow monochromes as they really complement each other. Other ways to wear yellow tones are (I) Rust colored corset with mustard Accordion Skirt (II) Lemon colored Bralette with Cider Sailor Pants

B. BURGUNDY + CREPE

Burgundy and Crepe comes under Red monochrome scheme and Warm Earth Tones. We all know that adding white to Red is how we create the tones of Pink. The hues of Red look very chic and feminine. The best way to carry it is by wearing monochromatic tiered Gown!

C. GREEN + OLIVE

Greens and Olives are the part Green Monochrome Scheme and Cool Earth Tones. Green monochromes evoke nature and wildlife. If you’re a nature-lover then you know, this is your pigment. They go mostly well with fitted clothes.

D. GREY + BLACK

Greys and Blacks are the epitome of Cool Earth Tones and Monochromatic Color Scheme. The Grayscale, blacks and whites are all included in it. They’re flattering and goes well with everything.

The Monochrome trend is going to go a long way because of its easy-going nevertheless, fascinating nature. So, hop on to this trend and make heads turn! It’s not about what you wear, it’s about how you wear it.

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1 Bandeau, 5 Fashion Styles

INTRODUCTION TO BANDEAUS

Bandeau, also known as tube top is a strapless narrow band mostly made of stretchable fabrics. It can be an alternative to sports bras as both the edges are finished with thick bands for a better hold.

History

Bandeaus date back to ancient Greece times when they were called apodesmos

It consisted of a band of wool or linen that was wrapped across the breasts and tied or pinned at the back.

Coming back to the present, Now bandeaus are not just adhere to beach wear or active wear. It’s a versatile piece of clothing and can be a part of various other fashion themes. Down below are 5 Fashion Styles in which Bandeau has a pivotal role.


1. Go Boho

Bohemian Fashion is an unconventional and very vibrant form of fashion. When we hear boho, we know that there will be oxidized jewelry. It’s not just about jewelry though, it’s also about the prints, textures, choice of colors and most importantly how we’re carrying it.

Being Boho is about being bold and confident.

Here, I paired my bandeau with a button-down printed skirt. The skirt is a bit long so I pulled it up to the upper band of my bandeau. Dark lipshade is always a must when it comes to bohemian styling. Oxidized Jewelry is what completes the whole look.

2. Go Retro

Retro or vintage fashion can be segregated into various sections like 1970s with bandanas and bell bottoms and then 1990s with suspenders and achromatics.

Bell bottom is one major highlight from back then. People are still fond of it and now, every designer launches its own way of wearing and styling bell bottoms.

Hence, I chose bell bottoms for my retro look. I love how its print is complimenting my bandeau. To give a more retro touch, I wore my scarf as a bandana/headband. Other ways to wear a bandeau for retro styling can be ; (a) With puffed sleeved off shoulder tops (b) With Denim skirts (c) With corset belts (d) With flared sleeved printed shrugs

3. Go Preppy

The word ā€œpreppyā€ originates from the classic style that prep schools on the East Coast are known for.

The most common patterns which can be seen in this style are stripes, Polka dots and plaids. Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl is popular for her preppy styles. Tights, Blazers, long socks, Block Pleated skirts, are some garments which are included in Preppy Fashion.

I used my plaid pencil skirt to get this look. Although, this article is all about bandeaus but just to give a vivid picture, the exact preppy look would be ( plaid skirts + shirts/feminine blouses with headbands). Suspenders really helped me to get the preppy look!

4. Go Artsy

Artsy Fashion is when you play with the colors, the patterns, the silhouettes and what not. It should be unusual or unconventional.

Pop colors, exaggerated prints, exceptional cuts are some factors to keep in mind if you are going for artsy look.

Here, I didn’t play much with the tints and shades. To get the extravagant look, I used another bandeau with more elasticity so that it can cover my arm as well. I liked the result!

5. Go Casual

I don’t think there is any need to define casual fashion. It’s what we wear all day. The motive is to style it in a way that it make heads turn.

Now, we’re all wearing bandeaus casually anyway, so how else can we style it? I’ve seen people pairing it with shirts and shrugs and it looks great!

For a change, I used a really subtle skater dress of mine and wore my bandeau above it. I planned to go for a statement belt(which can be a great substitute) but anywho, went for bum bag and loved how it changed the whole look!


Everybody has their own sense of Fashion and they can modify or alter it accordingly.

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‘That 70s Show’ Inspired Outfits

That 70s Show is a fun and hilarious American sitcom based around a group of 6 Friends. The Show is perfect not only for a binge session on the weekends but also to watch how characters changed and ensembled their styles over this period of time.

Before talking about the show’s smart amalgamation of styles, it’s important to know what men and women in 1970s wore and how the clothing was modified and evolved over the period of 1970-1979.

1970s Fashion

Early 70s

For women, the basic and popular styles included were bell bottom pants and maxi dresses accessorized with scarves and beaded/feathered/wooden jewelry. Skirt length was mostly below knee.

Although they carried the 60s hippie look, but some women went for flared pants, cardigans with colors giving the feminine touch.

Men also chose bell bottom or flared pants as their basic 70s look paired with frilled shirts or broad lapel blazers.

Mid 70s

In the mid 70s, both men and women dropped the wild look and graphic tees or other causal outfits came into fashion. Pants were straighter and collars were European.

With the rise of female working class, formal suits also arrived as a popular fashion look with bodycon blouses, tailored blazers and midi skirts.

Late 70s

Disco style took over everything in the late 70s. Sequins and spandex were two most popular fabrics.

Aside the shimmery sets of disco, for casuals, women started wearing revealing clothes like fitted shirts, strapless tops/tube tops, baggie pants and silhouette most used was inverted triangle.

Whereas, Men started wearing activewear like tracksuits, jumpsuits and cardigans. Color palette changed from pastels to earth tones like brown, grey and tans.


Character based Inspired Outfits from That 70s Show

1. Jackie Burkhart

A) PRINTS, PRINTS AND.. PRINTS

Jackie is to That 70s show what Rachel is to Friends. Jackie, no doubt, gave major girly fashion and all her clothes be it midi skirts or maxi dresses were mostly covered in prints.

B) ALWAYS HAD A WAY WITH SCARVES

C) FLUFFY AND CUTE COATS

– Outfits inspired by Jackie –


2. Steven Hyde

A) WHAT’S HYDE WITHOUT HIS GRAPHIC T-SHIRTS?

It’s his USP and now that it’s back in fashion, don’t you dig those?

B) DENIM JACKETS FOR HIS DOPE PERSONALITY

C) VESTS, HIS SECOND FAVOURITE

– Outfits inspired by Hyde –


3. Michael Kelso

A) DAMN, JACKIE HE CAN’T CONTROL THE WEATHER BUT CAN WEAR BOMBER JACKETS, NO?

B) VIBRANT YET SUBTLE

Much needed cutie.

– Outfits inspired by Kelso –


3. Donna Pinciotti

Her surname, no doubt is very complicated but her dressing sense was simple and sophisticated throughout the show.

A) I HEART HER SHIRTS AND SO SHOULD YOU

B) SPEAKING OF SIMPLICITY, HERE COMES REGLAN SLEEVES

C) EVERLASTING BELL-BOTTOMS

D) CAN’T FORGET HER HEADSCARF

Outfits inspired by Donna


4. Eric Forman

Just like his behaviour, his style was also neat, clean and formal.

A) SO INTO CHECKERED SHIRTS

B) WHAT’S COMMON HMM..

– Outfits inspired by Eric –


6) Fez

We don’t know his name and religion, but we surely know how much he loved his printed shirts.

I never really liked his dressing sense but he sure is one heck of a guy!

Well, Okay Fez.

– Outfits inspired by Fez –


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How to style your Graphic tee!

Graphic tee, as the name suggests, is a tee having graphics on it which can be done by screen printing, block printing, freehand and by many other ways.


Reasons why they’re so much in trend ;

1. Can mould themselves to any occasion if paired right

2. Very comfortable

3. Can be customized

4. Simple yet Chic

5. Unisex Garment


I’m going to tell you 6 different ways on how you can style your basic graphic tee!

1. Denim Version

Denims, as we all know, are a timeless wardrobe staple. Casual garments can never go wrong with it and everyone can carry it. Here, I went for denims on denims and made a perfect casual look. I also made a side knot which is a great way to cut some length of graphic tee.

2. Staying Home Version

This version is obviously stating how extremely comfortable you can style your Graphic tee but the catch is, to not look way lousy, you can knot your tee from the inside to give out Sunray gathers. Now, you can pair it with your sweatpants, cargo pants, joggers or shorts without sacrificing the end look.

3. Semi-Formal Version

For this,I paired my graphic tee with Black turtleneck bodycon one-piece and to harmonize the look, I put black belt with it. The more loose your tee is, the more peplum look the style will give. Here is another way to formalize your tee, narrow down your tee with the help of belt and put on a blazer and bravo, A three-piece semi-formal suit!

4. Going-On-Date Version

There are so many ways to to get all dolled up with one graphic tee like pairing it with a ruffle skirt or Circular Jeans or Bell-sleeved shrugs. Here, I paired it with my suspender dress (yes, with pockets). Accessories can always level-up the look!

5. Chandler Bing Version

If you’re a Friends fan then you know how Chandler was a huge fan of pairing his sweatshirts with T-Shirts. So, taking inspiration from him, I paired my long-sleeve dress with graphic tee and to complete the look, I put on Plazzo.

6. Vintage Version

It’s more like a 90s version when suspenders were highly popular. I believe that suspenders can change any look in a constructive way. I bought the one I’m wearing here from Amazon at a very reasonable rate. Also, I knotted my graphic tee instead of tucking it in!


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How to style your SWEATSHIRT

Sweatshirt, as we all know, is one of the most comforting piece of clothing. It comes in really soft fabrics which are absorbent like cotton jersey. It usually include elastic cuffs.

We mostly wear it for casual purposes but believe it or not, it has endless styling properties.


1. Go Cargo!

Cargo pants are loose elastic-cuffed pants with huge pockets taking comfort to the next level. Pairing it with sweatshirt is amazingly comfortable plus to make it look more stylish, pair it with a statement belt and put on some accessories.

Cargo pants+Lettertape belt+Sneakers

2. Tuck it in!

Instead of letting your sweatshirt left loose, Tuck it in from your waist and put on your favorite pair of shorts. I also wore a cloth belt to make it more alluring!

Tucked in Sweatshirt+ClothBelt+Shorts

3. Dress up!

Yes, you can doll up despite how casual your sweatshirt is. Just pair it with a dress which will compliment your whole look and you’re good to go!

Bodycon dress+Jewellery+Heels

4. Sunray Pleating!

This doesn’t look entirely like a pleat but I hope you got my point. I used a basic elastic band and knot it from the inside and tada, the look is ready! I wore it above a beautiful floral one piece and tied the ClothBelt as a headband.

Floral dress+Sunray pleated sweatshirt+Headband

5. Go Lacey!

Lace can always bring a glamour to everything. So here, I wore a sleeveless lace blouse and paired it with a mid-length plazzo pants.

Lace blouse+Plazzo+Statement bag

6. Knot up!

You must have seen this coming. Knotting is such a timeless style, it changes the whole pattern of the garment. Here, I wore a statement neckpiece and wide-leg jeans with my sweatshirt.

Wide-Leg Jeans+Statement Jewellery+Knotted Sweatshirt

I hope you liked this article, I tried to cover most of the looks in this one but as I said before, Sweatshirt has endless styling properties. So, I’m gonna experiment more and come up with more styles soon!

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8 ways to style your oversized pants/jeans

Oversized pants, or wide-leg pants, or baggy pants are those which are loose-fitted and bigger in size.

Amidst the trend of skinny jeans, oversized pants and jeans are giving Fashion a pragmatic turn.

However, people either throw it off or downsize it instead of being experimental. They can look lousy when not worn correctly but if you pair it with right garments and accountrements, they can look really chic and debonair.

Here, I’m going to tell you 8 amazing ways which can make you look stylish wearing those baggy pants!


1. Fitted Tops

If you pair loose items, they’re surely going to make you look lousy. Anything which hugs your body like bodycons or bralettes, basically, anything fitted can neutralize your whole look.

Wide-leg pants with fitted tees

2. Accessorize it

Accessories are so underrated. We don’t see how it can make our outfit excessively better. Chains, belts, pendants, hats, bracelets and what not can level-up our style if chosen correctly. For baggy pants, I recommend going for statement belts, they can give your look a commendable change. If you want to experiment more, take a scarf, adjoin it with two loops given on the waistband and tighten it by making a bow out of it. It’ll look amazing!

Accessorizing baggy pants with chains and belts

3. Turn it into sweatpants!

Step-1 : Fold the ankles of your pants.

Step-2 : Take an elastic band and put it over the folded hem.

Step-3 : Turn it over and you’ll see elastic band holding the whole edge making gathers.

Baggy pants turned into sweatpants

4. Graphic Tees

Graphic tees are so in and all for the right reasons. They make you look so cool and relaxed, plus, there are so many ways to style it. You can make a knot or tuck it in, and it’s going to look fabulous in every way.

Baggy pants with graphic tees

5. Bum bags

Bum bags consist of a small pouch which can be worn around the waist or hip. They go pretty much well with everything and are really portable.

Baggy pants paired with bumbags

6. Sweats!

Oversized pants paired with cropped sweats or hoodies give away a street style look. Many celebrities go out wearing this look and make it look worthwhile. Sweats with loose pants can also make an amazing airport look!

Baggy pants with sweats

7. Fold it!

If your pants are oversized then they’re most probably going to be longer than your legs. To correct it, make a cuff by folding it. It will not only stop distrubing your feet but also make you look smarter and more proportionate.

Baggy pants turned into cuffed pants

8. Go Executive!

Why limiting baggy pants to streets and airports when you can go to office wearing those pants as well? Yes, with proper coordination, you can actually go to office wearing your oversized pants. It’ll give a really nice semi-formal look. The main gist of this whole change can be given by coats and shirts.

Oversized jeans and pants paired with coats

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Fashion Illustration – HOW TO RENDER SEQUINS

Sequins is a type of trim made of plastic or metal. Sequins vary in size, shape and color. They can be glossy or matt, reversible or one-side. The most popular backing fabrics include tulle or chiffon.

Sequins is mainly popular because of the glam it brings on the fabric. It makes it party-wear and ultra-modern.


There are many kinds of Sequins but the most common are A. The Matte B. The Multi-colored C. The one -colored Glitter-y and D. The Shimmer

A. The Matte

The Matte Sequins doesn’t have any gloss or Blinking effect. It has a lusterless surface.

To make this, I used Brush pens and dotted the grey area while darkening the shadow areas side by side. Then I used the darker tone for highlighting.

B. The Multi-colored

As the name suggests, it involves more than one color. It can either imply to multi-colored fabrics and one colored sequins or different shades of sequins sewed to the plain fabric.

To get this, I used water colors and chose light ones for the base and then I used black to cover most of the shadow areas while adding another layer of hues. After that, I used White uni-ball gel pen to make the sequins.

C. The One-colored Glitter-y

It’s the most common and popular one. For this I again used Brush pens and rendered the whole dress leaving areas which are open to light. Then I started dotting all over it distinguishing shadow places from the light ones. After that, I used White pen to give the glitter effect. It’s a little time-consuming but it’s worth your time.

D. The Shimmer

It is more like a second version of (The multi-colored) except it’s not necessary for either fabric or sequins to have more than one hue. It takes time and patience to get the very look you want.

To get the look, I painted the base and highlighted it with the black water color. Then I used dark pens like black and dotted more on black base than on whites/pinks. The same I did for rest of the colors. I used colored pens for dotting. Hues I used were Pink, Red, White and black.


The other types of sequins can be;

1. The Over-sized Sequins 2. The Holographic/textured Sequins 3. The both sided colored Sequins 4.


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