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The Relationship between Fashion Magazines and Feminism

Today fashion magazine is all about glamour, opinions, advertisements, striving for the right voices and often controversial or just call it a popular source of entertainment.


To know about them in a brief here’s a glance at how it all started.
They started in the 1800s and focused on business, politics, as many women weren’t educated the widespread audience or consumers of these magazines were high-class society males, as the production of these magazines was expensive and only a few could afford it. These pages were handwritten, illustrations and paintings were used to express the visuals.

Well, we all have heard that France is a fashion capital and another reason to call it that is it’s the birthplace of the evolutionary title “fashion magazine”. It started by talking and creating illustrations about what the royal family was wearing, which will help the trend to rouse, the designers around starts building similar designs and all the fashion enthusiasts would embrace in their closet. This started to build higher and higher. With this the stereotypical image of women looking all pretty as a housekeeper, through the eyes of the male panorama, which led to a very taper perception of female fashion. The industry started looking towards women as a market rather than who they were. The magazines started portraying a typical type of woman with some unrealistic features and women started to believe and entered the market to look like her.


The magazine started saying “hey you know what’ll make you look pretty?” well, I wonder how the world would have shaped if we had written, “Heyy you know you are pretty and perfect in your way and our fashion will celebrate that”. Or they could say shave or not to shave? IT’S ALL YOUR CHOICE. The articles could be here’s how you can learn to love yourself and embrace that whatever shape body you have. Here’s a great blog that talks about something similar, also a great read.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/oct/28/things-i-wish-womens-magazines-would-publish

But let’s look at the glass half full, the optimistic side, we are finally ready to understand and appreciate how fashion is not a definition of gender rather is a choice of expression, makeup is for everyone who loves it, bodies are of a million types and we can not divide them into 5 or 7 categories.
Magazines are today promoting the same and we are rooting for it. It’s recently that I discovered these magazines and I AM ALL FOR IT.

SHAMELESS:

A powerful and insightful magazine that talks about things that matter. It can and does make a difference. It started back in 2004. It’s a perfect replacement for those toxic magazines that create myths and makes us feel timid. It’s for the women who are bold, fearless, and does the right thing for themselves and men who support them and are here to learn more. Each issue of Shameless delights and encourages with profiles of amazing women, who start a conversation about things that should have started way earlier like women’s health, sexuality, and much more. https://shamelessmag.com/about

BITCH:

Another fabulous example of a feminist magazine. It has a very diverse approach towards things that is sensitive and requires discussion. In a world where people are still figuring out the depth and strength of feminism and activism, they talk about its importance and how feminism is more significant than you think. The study of pop culture and acknowledging how women were portrayed how men want to see them. Celebrating women who take a stand and make a difference. They are here to say that feminism is as essential as any other social justice movement.

https://www.bitchmedia.org/about-us

BUST:

A magazine that shouts I am proud to be a woman. It started in 1993. A feminist lifestyle brand which delivers podcasts, events, website, magazine. It promotes women’s real interest and not through the eyes of males. The keen topic the magazine interacts with is fashion, music, art, sex, news, and more. They embrace everything that a woman is supposed to love and simply love.
https://bust.com/info/about-info-menu-47.html

WOMENKIND:

This magazine is a perfect blend of aesthetic, authentic, and reliable material. It is an advertising-free magazine that operates only on the subscription made by the audience, so one thing is explicit that the perspective of this magazine is not to sell but to acquaint and generate a platform for various types of artists like authors, journalists, etc. They focus on nature, creativity, philosophy, and all about how to live and attain a gratifying life. It’s a truly honest magazine that portrays things as they are with respect and honor. The cover of the magazine has a story to tell of its own.
https://www.womankindmag.com/about-us-2/

Magazines can be so influential and they had a vast impact on teens who were trying to find answers but often they ended up being insecure and with more questions but now that we have these wondrous sources it’s better to mesh with these.

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Madchester Fashion -about, styling and more

Madchester was a musical and cultural movement that started in the 1980s. It’s connected to the indie-dance scene started in the city of manchester. Indie music mixed with elements of acid house, rave music, 1960s pop, psychedelia. It initially stood for youth music and clubbing scene. The contemporary dance club beats became Madchester pop’s identifying signature.

Tony Wilson, the owner of Factory Records, signed Joy Division and practiced the money created to open the Hacienda Nightclub. The Hacienda instantly became the capital of sorts for the Madchester music scene. A center for everything going on in Manchester at the time, in the Hacienda, rock, dance, and fashion joined units, thickening Madchester as one of the most notable movements of a span.

“It was an incredible time – life-changing for everyone involved and people thought anything was possible. Some started fashion labels, others became DJs or promoters, and there was a real spirit of togetherness and cooperation” Peter Walsh, Madchester, and The Hacienda Photographer

there were a lot of bands that influenced and added spark to the culture, some of the most popular ones were the following:

THE STONE ROSES: It was formed in 1983 in manchester they defined the British guitar pop picture of the late 80s and early 90s

HAPPY MONDAY: this band was the star of the show in the late ’80s and early 90s dance club music. The music of stone roses had a glimpse of the dance music, on the other hand, happy Monday dived straight into club and rave culture.

The Charlatan was considered to be the only group in Madchester that didn’t capture the Zeitgeist. They were more traditional than the other bands of Madchester.

Inspiral Carpets: An alternative rock band that formed in Oldham, England in 1983. It was named after a rug shop in Shaw. It was the third most popular band of the Madchester scene. They shared an attraction with trippy psychedelia, expressly the Farfisa organ-drenched sound of Nuggets-style garage rock from the ’60s, which set them aloof.

Black Grape: Was a rock and roll band from Manchester, England, formed in 1993 by Shaun Ryder and Bez. After Happy Mondays disbanded in 1992, most onlookers would have guessed that the band’s leader, vocalist Shaun Ryder, would surrender to the multitude of drug addictions that urged the separation of the band. Instead of dying, Ryder regained his strengths and made a comeback with a new band, Black Grape, in the summer of 1995.

When a movement or culture takes birth, it brings fashion with itself something different, something that defines the culture and becomes an important part of it, with time it reminds us about the culture and its significance. Manchester bands such as The Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, and The Charlatans accommodated the Madchester fashion movement, with the Britpop revolution of the 90s, led by Oasis, having a great influence on clothing, styles, and trends of the time.

To illustrate a clearer view of the Madchester fashion we did our research and created a few outfits that can be worn even today:

lets start easy, the key point here is to wear baggy clothes. So take out your favorite graphic tee that is NOT your size. You can always steal it from your brother or your boyfriend that’ll work well pair it with a baggy jeans with some chunky sneakers.

this one shouts Madchester, a wide legged pants? check. High-neck sweater layered with a over-sized sweatshirt?Check. the most important thing the bucket hat? Check. Here you have the perfect sloppy look that you can dance in comfortably.

Checks print shirt is another popular wear of the Madchester culture. Styled it with baggy jeans and a pair of boots giving it a insouciant look. You may add a leather jacket too as it’ll give a devil-may-care vibe and Madchester is all about it.

if you wanna look clubbable and wanna have a 80s vibe then here’s a look for you pick florals. Yes this was a huge look in the 80s. But make it baggy, breezy and fun.

To define in a few words, Madchester is casual, comfortable, edgy. The Madchester fashion scene saw the awakening of cut-off denim, logo tees with baggy sweaters, edgy looks, loose clothes, and bucket hats are a must. The Britpop influence brought polo shirts, khaki jackets, and sportswear with this Oasis-influenced style still associated with the Madchester movement to this time. The baggy outfits with bucket hats are still marked as an aesthetic way to dress.

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SUSTAINABLE FASHION-what, why,when,where and how.

“There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and

unhappiness” – Mahatma Gandhi.

What Is Slow Fashion?
is it a movement, or a revolution, or a passing phase (believed by the defeatist)
here’s a proper definition of slow fashion
Slow Fashion is awareness and approach to fashion, which considers the processes and resources required to make clothing, particularly focusing on sustainability. It involves buying better-quality garments that will last for longer and values fair treatment of people, animals, and the planet.

How did it start?
The term Slow Fashion came about quite organically. It was coined by Kate Fletcher of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, following the phenomena of the slow food movement.

From the last few years, people have found out the ugly truth behind the shimmer the stats say it all. Apparel and footwear production currently accounts for 8.1 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Euromonitor analysts warn that the fashion market’s annual 5 percent growth risks “exerting an unprecedented strain on planetary resources” by raising annual production to more than 100 million tons by 2030. If no action is taken, emissions from textile manufacturing alone is projected to skyrocket by 60 percent, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate. Change we can no longer turn a blind eye. But there is some hope as sustainable fashion is being adapted by many as per a research 19% of the top fast fashion-related searches are linked to the environment, sustainability, and ethics.

what does the research say?

  • The number of garments produced annually has doubled since 2000 and exceeded 100 billion for the first time in 2014
  • More than half of fast fashion purchases are discarded in less than a year
  • Less than 1% of the materials used to produce clothing is recycled (representing an over $100 billion loss each year)
  • Estimated 17% to 20% of industrial water pollution comes from textile dyeing and fabrics finishing treatment

“Fashion can be a universal player in protecting the planet” –

Pharrell Williams

When we talk about slow fashion we come across a few terminology like sustainable fashion, ethical fashion, the handcrafted fashion they might sound similar but they consist of their own identity and here we are going to clear this confusion.


So what is sustainable fashion?
It refers to the effects of the production of clothing on the environment. This includes the use of pesticides in growing cotton, other natural, sustainable fabrics, the dyes used for various colors, water and waste treatment, energy reduction, using recycled materials, and sometimes even packaging. The list of opportunities to be a more sustainable fashion brand goes on and on. To sum up it concerns the environment.


What about ethical fashion?
This refers to how the clothing was made, encompassing everything from how the cotton was grown to how the garment workers who made the clothes are treated and paid, their safety (no sweatshops, child labor, worker abuse, or slavery involved). It concerns human rights.

What does handcrafted mean when it comes to clothing?

“Handmade” means that at least part of the garment was made the old fashioned way, by hand. This might mean a hand-stitched collar, an embroidered sleeve, or embellished cuffs, or it could mean that a single person used a sewing machine to construct the garment rather than a fast-fashion assembly line process.

Why handcrafted fashion?
A superior handloom product, aesthetically appealing as well as ecologically-friendly, cannot be sold out of compassion but needs the modern technology of marketing and retailing, and needs to be projected as the best in the world. A fact not commonly known is that the textile sector is the second largest employer in rural India, after agriculture. India was the world’s largest supplier of textiles 200 years ago.
The present lockdown is raising important questions: What is the purpose of fashion and does it add value? As India is a land of craftsmen and heritage skills passed down from generations, the time has come to work with only sustainable, ethical, conscious, and slow fashion.
Anuradha Ramam, Designer

“Buy less. Choose well. Make it last” -Vivienne Westwood

As we have talked about sustainable fashion now let’s dig deeper and know how we can start a sustainable fashion life?

  • Research– I think the first step is to start researching the sustainable fashion dig deep into why it is important and how muchit can affect the environment.
  • Pick your style– then it’s time to define your style how will this help? let me break it down to follow sustainability you need to create a capsule wardrobe so picking your style can help you find your own identity that will create a boundary for your shopping list.
  • Falling in love- love your clothes create nostalgia with your garments so they live long in your heart as well as in your wardrobe.
  • Know your brand -the most important one is keep your shopping list filled with just sustainable fabric and from a valuable brand. buy vintage clothes, redesign old clothes, shop from smaller producers, make clothes and accessories at home and buy garments that last longer.

“Realize the political power of your money and spend it with the brands you know are treating their workers and the environment in the best possible way” -Lily Cole

To help you fill your shopping cart with less, efficient, and 100% sustainable fashion we have listed a few brands that are also Desi by heart

InSom by Sajal Jain
it is an organic and up-cycled clothing label that guarantees 100% zero-waste production. It’s not only super stylish cool and comfortable, the brand recycles leftovers, defective and surplus fabrics from large-scale organic fabric manufacturing industries and transforms them into wearable pieces of art.

Doodlage
It is a sustainable clothing brand that makes circular fashion mainstream. They make garments, accessories, and home products made out of fabric scraps sourced from large manufacturing units in India. These fabrics otherwise add to landfills or go into incineration. From simple separates, dresses, and jumpsuits for women to shirts for men. The patterns and prints are super fun, crisp, fresh, and versatile.


Liva fashion
The Aditya Birla Group’s pioneering Viscose Staple Fibre (VSF) is of 100% natural origin, highly absorbent, has a terrific texture, and is completely biodegradable. It has alluring prints that will melt your heart and would help you enough to turn to sustainable living. The vibe is desi with a touch of modern elegance.

Anokhi
this brand started from the Pink city Jaipur the brand has lived for more than 40 years and has stores all over the country. The magic of this brand lies in its rich selection of graceful dazzling prints on dresses, tops, Kurtis, bags, trousers, skirts, and prairie dresses. etc. Anokhi embraces artisanal textiles

Good Earth
was the brainchild of founder Anita Lal. Inspired by her travels and with a passion for sustaining tradition and livelihoods, their Sustain collection made the brand forge relationships with artisan communities supporting age-old craft traditions. It is another brand that has been there for a good long time. The brand is super aesthetic and filled with grace. It also does accessories, home decor.

How can you style yourself in sustainable fashion with something you already have?

Here i took the most comfortable fabric – cotton. A classic white T-shirt with this beautiful printed skirt worn as a tube dress added some silver jewellery to complete it.
Got myself a alluring cotton dress with fascinating prints to make it more stylish i added the same T-shirt added a knot and we are done.
A super easy way to look stylish and minimalistic at the same time is to wear co-ed set and to style it up i added this midnight blue shirt .
Saree not sorry wearing this beautiful blue ombre saree. The material is so smooth and soft you can wear it all day long.
Can you believe this is a cotton saree it’s super comfortable, easy to carry, and tantalising. Styled it with some choker and earring set.

so this is my outlook about slow fashion and how to go about living a happy, satisfied, sustainable lifestyle to ensure a committed relationship with the environment. I think sustainable fashion is very versatile and can be styled in so many different ways.

Resources

https://www.thegoodtrade.com/features/what-is-slow-fashion

BEST 50 SUSTAINABLE AND ETHICAL FASHION QUOTES

https://www.thegoodtrade.com/features/what-is-slow-fashion

What Is Slow Fashion?

https://www.vox.com/2019/9/12/20860620/fast-fashion-zara-hm-forever-21-boohoo-environment-cost

https://www.newdresscode.com/stylecode/slow-fashionhttp://the-curious-button.com/ethical-sustainable-slow-fashion/

https://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/it-is-time-to-tap-potential-of-handicrafts-and-textiles/story-x4XHs0eZKNUrdfCnjCo2aK.html

Why Handmade and DIY-Inspired Fashion Is Making a Comeback

https://bynesnewyork.com/blogs/the-designer-journal/what-does-handmade-clothes-really-mean

https://www.jewelledbuddha.com/blog/2019/4/3/5-indian-ethical-fashion-brands-i-love

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Punk Fashion-about, styling and more

Playing dress-up begins at 5 and never truly ends”. -Kate Spade.


playing dress-up has always been my favorite way to express myself. Recently I was going through some crazy fashion blogs and photos of the 70s ad 80s, it struck me there are so many ancient cultures that portray themselves through fashion so boldly and in a fun way. I decided to try them too in my way.
if we talk about fashion through subcultures the most iconic has to be the Punk culture

What is punk fashion?


The punk subculture is a movement that started in the mid-70s it portrays a type of ideologies and various expressionist expresses aggressiveness, individualism, and freedom they have tattoos that usually portray a socio-political message and they used to buy their clothes from second-hand shops, to show revolution against the consumerist statement. wearing lots and lots of accessories be it pierced or any kind. The main motive was to say that we don’t care about high-end fashion. The freedom to do whatever makes them happy. They would take any kind of jewelry or garment they didn’t care whether it was torn or a thousand-year-old, they would tie their clothes with safety pins and tapes. They would put makeup on even men bold, big eyeliners, spiked hairs nothing in a designated form and that’s how the punk was invented.

Although it has become more about the aesthetics of the fashion rather than the movement In the United Kingdom, 1970s punk fashion influenced the designs one of the most outrageous VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Her clothes often celebrated taboos and often depend on the shush topics. Her collection has always shocked everyone.


Even in today’s fashion punk plays a very vital influence. Brands like Collina Strada, Matty Bovan, and Area are toying with the ’70s punk notions of anti-conformity, sexuality, and political activism in a more modern approach. The punk style never really left but is again getting cherished and welcomed by many.

We tried to communicate punk style in our unique casual ways keeping in mind a few bullet points like the use of black and red color dark lipsticks jewelry, colorful hairs, safety pins, vintage tees, fishnet tights, the most important point a vibe to not care about anything.

This outfit includes a classic vintage T-shirt with aesthetic print with a flowy skirt to provide this edgy look a free-flowing vibe, some jewelry to give the all-black look some highlight added a pair of rough dr. martens boots finishing off with smoky eyes thick eyeliner and dark ombre colored lipstick.

This one is styled with the classic berry red polka dots black skirt with red top to create a contrasting look of black and red with dramatic makeup furthermore fishnet tights and high heels boots.

This one is a classic because of the check print which is back in style and how? And we are totally up for it. I love how it portrays drama and class at the same time.

This one is our favorite, a stylish black and white combination to uplift the punk style, here I added a high neck sweater beneath to make it look classy and refined. Adding accessories is a must in punk so I added some chains and belts.

As red is another popular color in the punk culture we created a monochromatic look with it but again a little differently. This chic top is combined with street style joggers to provide a bold edgy feel to it.

This is a casual approach towards punk style again with high neck and loose vintage tee and high waist shorts completing the look with some chains and high heel boots.

This is how I interpreted the punk culture in a very casual, classic form.

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Pinterest picks: basic ways to style men’s jewelry

Men’s jewelry a very rare term, it’s not used and I have a problem with it. How can ignore the versatility of this amazing piece of art? I think if styled well a man can look incredibly classic in jewelry, may it be Indian ethnic or western a piece of jewelry should attract both men or women I think when someone puts jewelry especially men it gives a portrait of someone who likes to put that extra effort into their style and it’s super classy but there is big chance to go wrong so here are my favorite ways to style men with some jewelry. Before you go shopping for some jewels go ahead and figure out your style you wanna start easy?? or wanna dive all in it at once?? or you are okay with your usuals?

level -1 when you are going for a minimalistic look

adding even a single piece of a thick chain can give an amazing impact on the outfit imagine this an all-black outfit with some solid light-colored overcoat and silver or golden neckpiece can turn any simple outfit into a stylish one trust me it is safe as well as stylish at the same time one or two rings will be enough to rock the whole outfit.

Add a simple chain or a pendant necklace you can even wear a bolo tie which makes it super classy with a few thick rings that can make them look distinctive and elegant with a leather jacket you can easily rock the look.

its mandatory to wear jewelry I think it’s fair to say this coz have you seen how amazing the outfit looks when you wear something ethnic and add the jewelry with it. The jewelry elevates the look so much I think its high time we all agree that ethnic is incomplete without some pearl and stone jewelry

level-2 when you wanna add some fun to the look

for this look, we can experiment a bit more by having 2-3 thick chains and to balance out this add a single thin chain or pendent necklace and again remember not to chunk rings on every finger a few rings are fine and look serene and classy.

Wear a thick chain with simple thin chains and 5-6 rings and add a bracelet on the emptier hand if you want to keep the look edgy wear solid colors preferably blue, wine, rasin, umber, charcoal, blacks or whites mostly dark ones and if you wanna make it look more playful add prints patterns light and dark color combinations.

level-3 extra af

use jewelry your heart out I think I’ll leave it to you to analyze how much is too much if you feel like wearing a simple chain and feel extra go for it if adding 10 chunky jewelry is your love then go for it it’s your way to define what you like and what is good for you.

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comfortable yet chic outfits:quarantine journal

I have been lazy this whole week and the productivity was zero so I had to do something about it. I stood up and got dressed but obviously, it had to be the most comfortable so I could do everything with ease and yet be motivated this is how I produced the idea of this blog lately everyone has been feeling the same because everything is so monotonous and the best part about this is that we can so easily get out in these outfits and be as comfortable as home so the heat is also less disturbing.

I noted a few points that can help us get the perfect easy and comfortable looks and if stepping out don’t forget to put on the perfect shoes with the look.

BRIGHT COLORS AND PRINTS
colors play a key role in changing the mood of anyone, generally bright colors have a cheerful impact and they are also perfect to face the sun . I think prints can make every look more effortful and it’s perfect to take you out from a sluggish to a productive mood in a snap.

I love how these are so flowy and stylish at the same time the best catch here is how the little effort can make so much effect on the look ,the mood and the vibe.

The floral on floral pattern is giving such a positive and cozy vibe its perfect for being productive even on a rainy day.

This one fits for every occasion be it a day at home trying to be creative or attending the meeting or going out.

OVERSIZED GARMENTS
Don’t we all love the loose T-shirt , those loose shorts, the breezy dresses way too much in this summer season but they are way too comfortable so we end up taking a nap rather than working so to reciprocate the effect and to keep the same oversized clothes close to my heart, I try to match the colors and the patterns. Also always tug in those long T-shirts in to make them more work-friendly.

This has to be my favorite. so effortlessly these lazy shorts and tee made me feel motivated just by matching the patterns and tugging in the top it’s as easy as it looks.

A loose pant and a loose top can look bonny by just adding a knot on the shirt giving the waist a structure and delightful.

A breezy pinafore with a contrasting tee is all it takes to make a chic comfortable outfit.

KURTAS
I can’t put enough emphasis on how comfortable a simple cotton kurta can be so before you reject wearing them think twice coz kurtas can be worn in so many chic yet very comfortable ways.

This is so simple yet stylish attire, half tug was all it needed to be given structure.

I love how tasteful and elegant this one is I added a fold and a knot to the kurta with a silk dress beneath which makes it ready for a house party.

I believe in this famous quote ” fake it till you make it” so here I dress as if I am about to create something extravagant, all it takes is a little effort to be motivated again .This was my way to heighten my productivity.

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BLACK AND WHITE OUTFITS -the classic combination

are you also kind of a person who just gets obsessed with a color and love everything in it well, me too I color coordinated my wardrobe while cleaning it after 100000yrs of procrastination i realized that there was a time when I was obsessed with black and thus ended up with a lot of different types of couture in black and white is my all-time fav and I have realized one thing that so many people including me love the black and white combination so I picked up these two from the neutral palette and started with few of my favorite pieces

THE CLASSY FORMALS


so here I just picked up a white off-shoulder top and above that, I added a strapless corset sequin top to give the required fun and shape to the outfit which will make the puffed sleeves standout with this I added pleated palazzo pants for more volume which makes the outfit look structured and balanced. I paired it up with square-shaped heals which are trendy and edgy suiting perfectly to the look . Silver hoops to bring that shine and make the neck look attractive which makes it perfect for any formal party or a date or any vibe which speaks I party with class

THE ANTI-SANSKARI


I had to include kurtas to the party, here I allay the axiom rule that kurtas can be worn only as traditional wear so I took out this porcelain white kurta, knotted the front cut and let the other one as it fell I added these jade black sequin shorts to give it the scintillating vibe and this makes them look more balanced and still protruding to make it perfect for any party I added this beautiful pearl choker which gives the upper waist body more shine and weight, some rings to enhance the boho chi a pair of dr martens boots to finish the look with brazen and elegance at the same time.

CUTE BUT PSYCHO

I think a white tee with cool embroidery or graphics can go a long way the tee has sequin embroidery on it which looks edgy, to transmute this I added a cute raven black colored skirt and white riding boots to give the edge and yet look cute to add more glamour I added this cloud black shimmery mandarin collar jacket high ponytail with big silver hoop earrings and some rings. it’s perfect for anywhere which speaks cute yet strong to you I recently wore this to go to my living room for board games night (quarantine diaries)

THE EASY-BREEZY


another one with a kurta I think it’s so alluring that that comfort can meet style in so many easy ways I mean having to wear tight body-hugging clothes aren’t in the practice so here I used the same kurta I just let it be free and added the skirt on top of the long Kurti which leaves a border beneath it making it look stylish yet very easy breezy with some silver accessories and chic shoes its complete

THE WORKAHOLIC


missing the work look? here is what you’ll love to wear even for work from home although you can totally replace the pants with shorts, in this case, I think I am obsessed with this kurta, so here I added a multi-talented skirt as a strapless top above my kurta and added some jewelry to enhance the look and make it look more classy and not boring and when you’ll step out (only when its safe)use some square heels which complete the look perfectly.

I hope these bring out the fashion love more alive in you and you finally change that PJs just like how I tried to.

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PATTERN ON PATTERN OUTFITS

I think we should openly talk about our fears everyone has them I also have a few I have heard the only way one can overcome their fears is by facing them so I opened my wardrobe and made my mind to fight my fear or fashion fear of wearing pattern on pattern because you can go wrong so easily with it but I faced them with all efforts, I did some research and ended up learning a lot more about it and now I am like one of those guys who fell in love with the things they fear the most.

stripes on stripes

I think the easiest way to make pattern work is stripes on stripes they are so versatile and easy like here I have used verticle stripes with horizontal ones with makes them look more attractive, to bring out the subtle vibe I used monochromatic color scheme. I used bright worn tones to give it a summer vibe. another main element here is that I wore body fit clothes inside which gave me structure and the blazer on top complemented it I finished the look by adding golden accessories.

to take back: vertical and horizontal stripes are harmonious together.

here to make the same look a little popped out and more streetwear style I added this graphic tee which complemented the look and gave it more edge as the colors on the tee were in the same color palette other than that the look is the same.


to take back: graphic tees and patterns go handy for street style.


here I am wearing a jumpsuit that has the classic black and white stripes and above that, I wore this top or well a skirt as a one-shoulder top which looks pretty classy as the jumpsuit is giving contour and is body-hugging the smooth sliding lines give it an ease look, a sleek mid parting low ponytail with silver hoops and a classy watch out and out the look.


to take back: something body-hugging can be more aesthetic by adding a baggy garment on top.

the classic polka dots

polka dots is another pattern that is widely loved and thus an easy way to adapt the look. here, I again played with colors so here my pants had the same taffy colored motifs as the color of the shirt I picked and the jaded stripes went well with the polkas thus they don’t look sundered and accompaniment each other giving out a perfect office or a meeting look or outfit for an official event I love how golden accessories are just so classy with the whole hunch.

To take back: pattern can go with another just by giving them any common link.

floral prints

floral on floral can be a bit tricky but I managed to understand it a bit so I picked out a crimson red spaghetti strap tank top with tiny florals paired with a berry blue skirt with big florals of red white and black color which builds to connect with the top making them look voguish. a floral headband will complete the look and add the remaining cuteness making it consummate and complete for a date or movies or literately anywhere you feel the cute vibe.


to take back: play with the scale and size of the prints.

another floral on floral here I picked charcoal black puffed full sleeves top with sapphire and white color florals with the skirt I used earlier the main conduct here depends on the harmony between sapphire and berry blue so here I took even bigger floral I like how the size and scale make such a fad difference in the whole look the floral I added a bright arctic blue baguette ba to give more color and protrude the look add silver jewelry or teal tassel earrings with a low pony can complete it perfectly.


to take back: if in doubt add a pop color to make it stand out.

animal print

here I tried animal print (tbh I wasn’t a big fan of it earlier)and this has to be my favorite look. the colors are so blended and monochromatic in nature the skirt is entirely printed which makes the top look extravagant and neat, the red stripe on the side has very small polkas which look very edgy and to make it more poped out I added the same scarlet blazer with stripes and I had to add golden jewelry with this and it turned out pretty voguish.


to take back: if the bottom is loaded with prints try to be less on top to make it classy and precise.

So here is my sum up on how to wear pattern on pattern with few garments and at most aesthetics and diversity.

i am still exploring more in it and surely the list can really never end…..

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Outfits inspired by 2020 trends

Aren’t we all waiting for this lockdown to end soon well, you might have made a ton of plans already and well me too, but I think the most obvious question which remains unanswered is what should I wear??
so whenever the lockdown ends(trustingly soon) we do need to take care of ourselves but nobody said you can’t do it in style so I planned some outfits keeping in mind the 2020 trends

THE SASSY ONE


Let’s start with some colors which can give us a bright start.
If you already don’t know let me tell you this year colored leather will rock I mean it looks so aesthetic, here I paired the purple dress with a complementary color orange blazer. Blazers are such a classy piece of clothing it is a must-have these days styled it with chunky golden accessories which makes the look soo in trend and classy, don’t forget your mask I think we should style a mask as an accessory.
To sum up: colored leather is a big treat for styling and chunky golden accessories can do wonders to any look.

THE CLASSY BOSS


I think a suit pant with a vest generates so much persuasive energy. Another must-have for this year is the neutral color palette I mean just look how aesthetic and chic this turned out. To make it more attractive I added a corset belt giving it some contour, which makes the large size overcoat stylish and not bulky and square heels with straps around the pants giving it more structure, with a dainty gold necklace to give that luxurious vibe. I think the bright orange-colored and sutle brown shade gives a perfect blend of serene and chic vibe to this outfit a handy vintage black sunglasses and an ombre colored mask makes it complete.
take away: neutral and bright colors together can rock any look

THE TRENDSETTER


this outfit shouts trendy as these trouser shorts are new in town and I think they look very graceful I paired them with a classic pair of a white shirt with a little high neck collar for a better definition to make it look more fun I added a complementary color on the coat does the turquoise overcoat giving the look a perfect frame that it requires. as I wanted it to have a classy vibe I added white knee-length boots and a white headband which is making its way back into vogue and a bright sling bag to complete it.
Take away: headbands are back, trouser shorts are a new trend

THE CUTE YET CLASSY ONE


One should never underestimate the power of an oversized blazer it can be worn in so many ways. It is super versatile and stylish, here I have picked a hot pink blazer with a green belt around the waist-defining the body, the white skirt makes them look more approachable and a perfect party or a date look with this I picked split complementary color of green and added them into this outfit, thus added orange on the bag and sunglasses making it pop out. I love how the belt and heels match together and make it stand out.
to take back: bright colored accessories, play with colors but with a few rules in mind I have already made a blog for it-https://scintillatingelysian.home.blog/2019/05/22/color-combination-for-fashion-styling/

THE CHILLOUT ONE


I think this look is simple yet super trendy. I love the combination of denim oversized shirt and leathered pants, this look can be worn in soo many diverse ways it is a very go-to look, it can become fierce or elegant or serene just by changing the accessories. I have styled it with heels and soft clutch and sunglasses all black making it a detailed look that can be worn on a conventional day too.
Take back: leather and denim is a big statement, soft clutches.

Got the inspiration from Milan fashion week2020

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COLOR COMBINATION FOR FASHION STYLING

A pile of clothes and still have nothing to wear??You can have all the clothes in the world but if you don’t know how to pair them you can end up saying these five horrible words” i have nothing to wear”or you can style them like a stylist .
we all love colors but we also fear pairing them because no one wants to end up looking like a clown.

I have studied color wheel and if we really apply its concept we can never go wrong with colors and it will make any outfit to look pleasant , in vogue and glamorous . This will also provide us with a lot more options to choose our outfit from.

THE COLOR WHEEL

COMPLEMENTARY COLOR SCHEME

The first one in the list is complementary scheme which stands opposite to each other on the color wheel like blue and orange,yellow and purple, red and green etc.

MONOCHROMATIC COLOR SCHEME

It is created by using only one color in an outfit ,we can ALWAYS feel free to add some shades,tones and tints to make it more interesting .

SPLIT COMPLEMENTARY COLOR SCHEME

Have you ever wondered why someone wears different colored outfit and carries different colored bag or any hair accessory?? well I did and i found out that it is actually a color scheme and not a lazy stylist or someone making a statement.

This color scheme contains a hue and two hues adjacent to its complementary for example blue – red and orange as explained in the image below.

ANALOGOUS COLOR SCHEME

This scheme use only three consecutive hues or its tints or tones or shades, which means any three colors which are next to each other can be paired together for a sophisticated look.

this is a vast topic but i have put out the ones which i think is the most helpful.
so from now you will surely not fear combining different colors together in an outfit and wearing neutral colors as an excuse will be avoided in near future.

I hope you liked my blog .