White Kurtas are a must-have in your wardrobe and the reasons behind this is because;
A. White is a basic color so any other color which you’ll pair it with will turns out to be a highlight.
B. You can go overboard with jewelry and can still rock it.
C. Embroidery looks so much better when done on white fabric like chikankari embroidery.
D. You can pair it up with different pieces of clothing.
Here, I’m going to tell you 4 different ways on how to style your WHITE KURTA for different occasions.
1. Go Indo-Western
This one is my favorite. Indo-Western Styling can be done in two ways;
A. Wearing something indian and pairing it with western accessories like belts, hats, heels, hoops, or even western garments like Coats and Denims.
B. Wearing something western and pairing it with traditional jewelry or Western garments with traditional prints.
I chose option (A) For this because White Kurta is a part of traditional wear. I paired it up with a Black Cotton Plazzo with golden intricate conventional work.
To match it with the Golden Work, I opted for Golden Shimmer Dupatta and used a belt to fit it around the waist. I concluded my look with a beautiful Neck-piece and Black heels.
2. Go Artsy
Artsy Fashion is when you wear something which involves bold and bright hues and it often include prints.
For this, I paired my white kurta with a Circular tiered skirt. I went for subtle accessories so that the skirt won’t lose its charm. I completed my look with mirror work embroidered- Sling and Jutis.
You can wear this for a casual meet-up or even for an occasion as it looks effortless yet beautiful.
3. Go Casual
This is definitely suited for college goers or someone who has to go for something regular but don’t want their clothes to look boring.
When it comes to Casual, Denims always comes to our mind. Now, you can wear denim jeans with it or denim jackets, either way, you’ll look great.
Although, casual is not really limited to denims. You can wear cotton pegged trousers, Shrugs, coats, Harem pants and many other pieces.
4. Go Romantic
Romanticism (also known as the Romantic era) was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe towards the end of the 18th century. From that movement, Romantic style got its definition.
Not looking back at the history, In present, it means going for prints, textures and flares.
This style can be worn when you’re going out for a date or any meet and greets. It gives a simple, sweet and sophisticated outlook.
Other ways to style your white kurta –
3. Heavy Dupattas
4. Three-piece suit
To sum up, white kurta is a staple piece as it goes with everything and you can style it with so many statement garments as well. Everybody has their own set of clothes so I based this whole article on the garments which can be seen in most of the closets.
Sheer tops are a kind of see-through tops. It is a dependent piece of garment. Meaning, it usually depends on other garments to go with.
Plain sheer tops are very easy to style like you can pair them with bandeaus, crop tops, camisoles or even over printed garments but there are certain other kinds of Sheer tops and here, I’m going to style an EMBROIDERED SHEER TOP
Now that we know embroidery is the catch here so I focussed on mainly showing it off. I paired it with clothes which can change how people will look at us cause’ different styles take out different personalities.
1. The Chilled
As the name suggests, it’s someone who is cool and funky. Here, I matched my sheer top with a white shirt and made it look kind of lousy. I knotted it out and dropped it around the shoulder because it shows the ‘no care given’ attitude but at the same time it looks cool. Denims are always a way to go with such personality.
Accessories : Broad Belts, Cross body bag and Converse shoes
2. The Backpacker
The Backpacker is someone who is a wanderlust, a travel freak. Someone who is always ready to climb mountains or trek. For this, I took a shirt whose color matched with the embroidery and wrapped it around my waist to make it look sporty and energetic. Wore a crop top above it not stealing the thunder of embroidery. Made a high ponytail and good to go!
Accessories: Backpack, Ear piercings and Timberland boots.
3. The Cutie
Someone who is chic, vibrant and girly. This personality is youthful and thus, needs something which will make it look underage. So, I paired it with a denim corset silhouette dress, Made a really cute hairstyle and that’s it.
Accessories : Statement hair accessories like headbands, bandanas or Clips, Sling Bag and Pumps.
4. The Nerd
The Nerd is a bookworm, an introvert so it needs a simple and sophisticated styling. Comfort is a key here. I wore my sheer top over a black one-piece and knotted it at waist to make it look fitted, Hair semi-tied giving a library-look. It looks simple yet elegant.
Accessories : Specs, Bracelets, Satchel Bag and Gladiators/ballerinas
5. The Bossy
The bossy has a dominating personality. Her clothes should make her look strong, independent and intellectual. For this, I chose monochrome scheme. I paired it up with a co-ord of pencil skirt and waterfall jacket. I matched the color of Belt and bandeau I wore inside the sheer top.
Accessories : Elegant/Rich earrings, Envelope Purse and Stilletos.
6. The Socialite
The Socialite is someone who has a way with people around. A complete extrovert so, for this, Styling should represent an open personality. Hence, I paired my Sheer top with an overall/Dungaree in which I kept one side open showing a welcoming aura. I tied my hair in a bun and wore huge earrings.
Accessories : Statement earrings, Bum bag and Open-toe Heels.
7. The Rational
Someone who’s reasonable and goes with logics. This personality needs a subtle and refined look. So, I coupled it with a sleeveless long shrug and Knee-length pencil skirt.
Accessories : Studs, Tote Bag and Sandals
Other ways to style your embroidered sheer top
1. Denims all the way
Pair it up with (boyfriend jeans + Cropped denim jacket) or (Black denim shorts+Distressed Jacket)
2. Touch of Indian
Match your Sheer top with Oxidized Jewelry like heavy Jumkas/Bangles. Don’t overdo it. Wear a tiered/flared plain skirt with it.
3. Go Casual
Pair your Sheer top with Biker shorts, wear a bandeau inside and conclude the look by wearing an oversized jacket.
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How to give holographic effect with Staedtler Pencils
When people hear about holographic and iridescence effects it’s often used to describe colour shifting flecks that shine or pick up light.
On sheets, it’s usually done with the help of photo colors or water colors because with great amout of water it mixes gracefully but the drawbacks of doing with them are (I) It’s difficult to set your hand with it (II) Colors which are not complementary to each other can get mixed giving the whole new pattern
With Staedtlers, it’s easy to put different shades in areas we want.
There are 4 basic types of hologram:
You drop one color, and it’ll give you a whole different print.
STEPS ON HOW TO GIVE A HOLOGRAPHIC EFFECT
STEP 1 Choose the right colors – First thing which you should know about hologram is that it’s full of colors and different sets of shades gives a different print.
STEP 2 Start by taking the darkest hue and render anywhere you want. (Not too close, not too far)
STEP 3 Take a complementary(opposite-in this case, Yellow) hue of the above and start mixing with it.
Step 4 Take a monochromatic color(tints-in this case, pink) of Step 2 and fill the void by leaving out some space.
STEP 5 Render the left out places with a color of different family(in this case-green)
STEP 6 The most important step. Take a very less amount of water and smudge the colors by tapping and sliding gently. Do not be harsh otherwise the dominant color will take up rest of the colors.
STEP 7 Let it dry properly, take a white pen and highlight the areas accordingly.
That’s it, your holographic effect is ready. Do not lose hope if it doesn’t come out right at first, keep practicing!
DOs and DON’Ts
– Do not left it without taking the help of water.
– Do not take step7 for granted. Highlighting is important
– Try to smudge everything at one go.
– Pair the hues properly. (Like Pink+Blue)
This is the end result!!
I turned them into bookmarks, haha!
Okayyy, so, Thanks for reading! Hope you’ll learn something from it.
If you’re planning on trying this then do not forget to send me a picture.
How FRIENDS TV series still inspire our wardrobes!
Every decade involves a unique sense of style which gets repeated every 10 years.
About 1990s clothing
Many trends from the late 1980s carried over to the early 90s, including the use of fluorescent colors on sweatpants, t-shirts, parachute pants, and jackets. The most popular clothing colors were blue, green, orange, pink, and yellow, often paired together in patterns inspired by comic book and pop art.
90s looks for women included tailored skirt and pantsuits, slip dresses, hot pants, and skirts in satin, metallic, sequin, and vinyl fabrics. Animal prints and bright colors were popular carryovers from the early 1990s.
Men’s clothing also featured bold prints, the most common being Hawaiian and paisley patterns, sports jerseys, graphic t-shirts, leather jackets, and velvet blazers.
Friends is a hilarious American sitcom which revolves around the lives of 6 Friends. One more reason why it’s so popular is because the outfits which characters wore are really appealing to the masses and every character has its own sense of style. So, here we will see how all the characters inspired us.
1. Rachel Greene
Rachel has always been the style icon. Everyone looked upon her and couldn’t stop gazing at her on-point, up-to-trend outfits. She worked under Bloomingdale’s and then Ralph Lauren so people also got to see her chic work codes.
A) PLAIDS : Rachel was a big fan of plaids/checks/ginghams. Most of her outfits were in these patterns and no doubt, even now, it’s in trend and people love it! Plaids were mostly seen in the skirts and leggings she wore.
B) OVERALLS : Rachel wore variety of overalls varied in colors and fabrics like once she wore a burgundy colored skirt overall in Corduroy. People loved her black/denim timeless dungarees.
C) SLIP DRESSES : We love how she carried her elegant slip dresses. One where she wore Red slip dress for an award function was commendable.
D) WORK CLOTHES : How she carried her work clothes is hands down, very inspiring and we all can still look upon that. Be it Knee length pencil skirt with blazer or Blazer paired with a casual tee, She nailed all her looks!
These are some of the outfits I recreated of Rachel
2. Monice Geller
Monica had a very clean, simple and sophisticated style. She was mostly seen in neutral colors or achromatics which we all can still wear.
A) WHITE SHIRTS : Monica paired her white shirts with jeans, suspenders and even skirts and looked amazing in all of them. White shirts are wardrobe staple and they can never go off trend.
B) CARDIGANS : When we think about cardigans, we usually pair them with mature clothes but Monica changed the tangent and made us believe in the importance of cardigans for every age.
C) SUSPENDERS : Suspenders had a big hype in 90s and they’re back again and people love them. They change the whole look of the garment and make it more fashionable
These are some of the outfits I recreated of Monica
3. Phoebe Buffay
Phoebe has been an underrated character when it comes to fashion but personally, I believe that she had the most unique and extraordinary sense of fashion (Sorry, Rachel). She was always a step ahead. From her European style clothing in the earlier seasons till the end where she still looked vibrant, boho and free-spirited, she looked amazing! She always wore some statement jewellery and her rings are priceless.
A) OVERSIZED SWEATSHIRTS : Cute and comfy oversized sweatshirts were mostly worn by Phoebe and I don’t think they can ever go off the style. Comfort is one such thing people now count on.
B) COATS : How can one forget the kinds of coats she wore. Printed, fur, long, lapeled, so many kinds of coats were introduced through her.
C) RETRO : She was mostly seen in vintage outfits with endless prints and patterns. Her vibrancy was shown with her bohemian style.
These are some of the outfits I recreated of Phoebe
Now, coming to the boys, they were not much popular for the clothes they carried yet there are some of their styles which we can wear and kill it!
4. Joey Tribbiani
Joey always had a way with women and we cannot not love his unisex purse. He didn’t play with lots of hues but whatever he wore, looked great!
A) LEATHER JACKETS : He was a huge fan of leather jackets. Be it for his interviews or casual dates, he was mostly seen wearing that and of course, these jackets can never go out of demand.
B) Layering : We all remeber that scene where he wore all the clothes of Chandler and did lunges. Obviously, I can’t say that wearing thousands of pieces all at once is a great idea but how about wearing a shirt then a jacket and then a trench coat?
These are some of the outfits I recreated of Joey
5. Chandler Bing
There were rare scenes when we saw him without his vests. Chandler, indeed, wore great outfits the whole time.
A) VESTS : He loved his vests and we can all agree on that. Like his wife, he also wasn’t the big fan of bold colors. We can all still get inspired of how he paired his vests with shirts.
B) PRINTED SHIRTS : Printed shirts, even today, are still eye-catchy and his symmetrical printed shirts are such an inspiration.
These are some of the outfits I recreated of Chandler
6. Ross Geller
Ross, The Smarty pants was mostly seen wearing his work clothes and we still can’t get enough of it. Besides that, He mostly wore clothes with horizontal lines and they looked pretty nice. Fun fact : Horizontal lines makes you look wider whereas Vertical makes you look lean.
A) BLAZERS : Blazers were Ross’ bestfriends. He usually paired it with casuals. The scene where he paired regular sweatshirt with a Blazer is my favourite!
B) KNITTED SWEATERS : His sweaters were really cute and we still can’t forget how comfortable they are.
These are some of the outfits I recreated of Ross
DENIM OVER DENIMS
Friends characters sometimes wore denim over denims and it really looked amazing. We often pair our Denim jeans with statement tops or shirts but we can’t say it was an odd fashion when Monica wore denim shirt over her denim jeans. Even Ross gave a really nice Airport look when he layered his denims.
Friends characters often restricted their dress code to Black-and-whites and gave a pretty much semi-casual look.
White shoes is an essential because they literally goes with everything. It can make you look really cool and funky and so did our Friends characters have said.
In a nutshell, Friends gave us an amazing inspiration in terms of Fashion as well. From Phoebe‘s Vibrant prints to Monica‘s subtle color code to Ross‘s cute sweaters to Rachel‘s Chic outfits to Chandler‘s vests to Joey‘s leather jackets, The 10-year series gave us so much more than just laughters.
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Dupattas are a very crucial part of traditional wear. Different states have different ways of carrying a dupatta.
There are several states that are unique for their embroidery or Tie&Dye prints. For example; Punjab is well known for its Phulkari Dupattas which involves intricate thread work in vibrant colors.
On that note, there are several other Types Of Dupattas which are wardrobe staple;
1. Phulkari, Punjab
2. Madhubani, Mithila – It consists of alluring patterns that are very eye-catchy.
3. Kalamkari, Andhra Pradesh – It literally refers to free-hand drawing with pen. It’s beautiful!
4. Banarasi, Uttar Pradesh – It’s a must-have as its rich silk fabric can turn any simple suit to an elegant one.
5. Net Dupattas – These are really necessary because they can always give a glam look!
Now that the basics are done, Let’s get back to our main headline! I experimented with Dupattas and realized how many of us is carrying it like those standard 2-3 ways so here are some unique ways to wear them.
1. THE ONE-SIDE PLEATED
It works well when your Dupatta is plain but its border is worth showing off! It’s not only limited to plain Dupattas though, you might as well can pleat stiff Dupattas with beautiful work. It will look beautiful with banarasi or chanderi!
Step 1 : Pleat your entire dupatta
Step 2 : Keep it on your shoulder with pleats falling equally on both sides of it and tuck it with a safety pin at waist level. Reverse it and and tuck another pin.
Step 3 : Wear a pretty belt and flare away dupatta under the belt!
2. ETHNIC JACKET EDITION
No jacket to pair your kurti with? That’s fine, your dupatta will have it covered up.
Step 1 : Pass dupatta through your neck and let it hang on the front. Pin up the edges of both sides.
Step 2 : Pleat everything up till your shoulders and move it all to your back and tie it.
Now you’ve two options, Either let it hang on the back(If the edges have latkans) or tuck everything under the pin while accessorizing the back.
And it’s done, here’s the result!
3. THE PUNJABI STYLE
It’s very simple. First, wear it like you usually do when you want to hide your kurti and show off your dupatta. Second, Take the Border and make a V -neck out if it. Now with borders showing like this, you’re surely getting compliments!
4. THE GLAM TYPE
It’s another way to flaunt your dupatta by covering your boring kurti.
Step 1 : Put your dupatta on one side covering your arm and take it all the way to the other side, under the armhole.
Step 2 : Wear a beautiful belt, make gathers of dupatta falling down the belt and it’s done!
5. THE SHRUG EDITION
Yesss, Turn it into a shrug and the best part about it is that you can wear it with your western clothes as well, pait it right! Wear funky jewellery with it like long statement chains.
Fold your dupatta just one time, take the edges of both sides and pin it with the center. What you’ll see are two broad circles, yeah, those are armholes!
And here’s the result, tada!
There is no end to creativity and I’m sure there must be several other ways too so I’ll post more about it. Stay tuned!
If you’re willing to try any of these then send me your picture so that I can show it off on my Instagram page!
There are various ways to achieve a chic, expensive and a confident look without sacrificing much of your money and time.
Fashion, as we know, changes every now and then but Chic, The class is timeless.
Your Lousy clothes, most of the times, can be directly proportional to your Lousy mood. An effortlessly chic and classy look can make your day brighter and positive.
I hope to shed some light on the importance of subtle and plain clothes and how the most simple can make you elegant and confident.
Fashion is a personal choice so feel free to modify these tips according to you.
6 ways on how to effortlessly look chic
PUT AN END TO PRINTS AND PATTERNS – Prints and patterns like floral, animal or checkered can not create the statement the way solid colors can. Color blocking your closet can open wide variety of options to choose from. For example; A plain white tee can make a really strong statement. Plain fitted crop top with a pencil skirt or even skinny jeans will seem like a statement piece if you mix and match cleverly. On that note, here’s a tip : Always go for silhouettes that will flatter your body type. Prints, on the other hand, can distract people and hide silhouettes.
2. CHOOSE NECKLINES THAT WILL EMBRACE YOUR SHOULDERS – Going for the right necklines is a very crucial step. Different necklines suit different body types. Halter neck is best suited for curvy body whereas, off-shoulders go best with lean body. Believe me when I say, showing off your collar bone is very elegant and chic!
3. GOLDEN JEWELRY IS A GAME CHANGER – Gold is something which people lures. It gives you an expensive edge. FYI, it doesn’t have to be made of Gold. Simple gold polished neck pieces or earrings can change the whole look. Minimalism is in, even one piece of accessory is enough if it’s worth it. You don’t have to wear million accessories just because the outfit is simple. A single neat pendant with off-shoulders can alter your outlook. Another example can be, Golden watches or bangles or even big golden hoops when your neck is already covered.
4. OPT FOR BOLD AND DARK LIPSTICKS – When I said bold, I certainly means Red. Red lipsticks have an undeniable power. It flourishes you with confidence and hands down, the most unavoidable and potent out of all the shades.
Many women throughout the history have sported hues of crimson and ruby lips to communicate their social status, leadership and great power. Dating all the way back to Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra created her own shades of red by crushing ants and beetles. Queen Elizabeth wore red lipstick despite the 16th century belief that wearing red lipstick would challenge God.
Red lipsticks boosts courage and is a symbol of strength and elegance. There are although few hues which doesn’t complement with Reds, for that other dark lipsticks like burgundy or brown can work.
5. NEAT AND CLEAN HAIRSTYLE – Straight and sleek hair is always chic! Undone or frizzy hair can annihilate all the work you put on your clothing and accessories. If you’ve unwashed or dirty hair just put all of it right behind and make a clean and combed tight ponytail. Straight, sleek strands can be inimitably chic.
At the 2015 Met Gala, Reese Witherspoon wore her straight strands pushed back and tucked behind her ears as a simple- yet sophisticated look.
So, do not ever take straight hair for granted because it is an epitome of elegance.
6. FLATS OVER HIGH HEELS/STILETTOS – Now, smart and chic women are welcoming a fancy new trend of flats and sneakers. They’re choosing comfort over pressurized standards of make-believe fashion. Flats are no longer limited to casuals. There are a lot of brands and industries which are working on making it more classy and chic. It doesn’t mean that heels will diminish its value. Heels will always be appreciated for providing a lift. It makes you feel polished and powerful but now, Women are learning that a right flat shoe or ballerinas can do the same.
SOME OTHER TIPS AND TRICKS ON HOW TO LOOK CHIC
Keep your nails neat and clean.
Do not pair loose clothes, it will look shabby.
Do not go overboard with accessories.
Do not underestimate the power of belts.
Always keep up with the trend.
I’ve never seen elegance go out of style.
– SONYA TECLAI
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