WHILE MAXI DRESSES have been a roar for some time, it is the moment of the maxi skirt now.
This close cousin of the maxi dress has climbed the sartorial style ladder real quick to become a hot favourite this summer. They are your best buddies this season simply because of the comfort and style quotient they provide without much thought required for styling them.
Needless to say, the runways are agog with the maxi skirt buzz. While international designers like Alice+Olivia and Milly have experimented with abstract prints and stripes, restricting the colour palette to minimal hues, designers back home, like Abraham and Thakore and Payal Khandwala, have used tribal patterns and bright colours in their versions of the maxi skirt. Anita Dongre has kept it rather simple and flowy in basic white.
In the celebrity circles, the trend was sported recently by Bollywood’s favourite Kareena Kapoor. Hollywood siren Natalie Portman was a picture of poise in her silver flared maxi skirt while style diva Sarah Jessica Parker looked stunning in her nautical-inspired stripped maxi skirt.
Style maxis skirts with short kurtas or fitted mono-colour tops and you are set to turn some heads. If your fancy permits, do try out a chunky neckpiece or stacked bangles. In footwear, stick to wedges instead of stilettos to prevent an odd fall.
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USING FLOWERS TO decorate hair is an ancient fashion obsession. The style has, however, continued to trickle its way through time and reinvented itself in the form of flower clips.
The appeal of this trend lies in the multiple dimensions that it can offer. It can be used to accentuate Western attire as well as ethnic clothes. Whether you embrace your girly self in flower clips teamed with dresses or pin them on a bun and paint a picture of elegance in a saree, flower clips help you look a class apart.
Vidya was seen posing pretty in a pink flower clip at a film promotion event recently. Do note, her lip colour agreed with her hair accessory while the rest of her look reflected a rather contrasting monochromatic play of stripes.
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INDIAN WEDDINGS are known to be over-the-top with resplendent looks, jewellery and unavoidable need for multiple outfits. Summer weddings are all but a rage and putting together looks centres around looking effortless yet glamorous.
Recent fashion weeks witnessed bridal collections for the warm months. Falguni and Shane Peacock showcased a canvas of chiffon, georgette and tulle embellished with embroidery. The colour palette had everything from pistachio to ivory, black, gold and coral. Tarun Tahiliani created magic with the use of light fabrics, shimmer and soft shades like champagne, cream and white, although there were occasional pops of red! Rohit Bal on the other hand worked with deeper shades like maroons and midnight blue.
Get hitched in summer looking gorgeous and without sweating it out in light fabrics like net, georgette and chiffon.
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We recently spoke about our love for crop tops and before we could go any further, we spotted the gorgeous Alia Bhatt nailing the crop top trend in just the right way. We couldn’t help but share this look of hers that she wore to an event. Indeed the look is understated yet chic and perfect for sultry weather. Here’s how you can get almost a look like this! Do let us know your views in the comments section!
LOVE KNOWS NO boundaries and least of all boundaries between two states. Thus, Krish Malhotra (Arjun Kapoor) and Ananya Swaminathan (Alia Bhatt) have to fight many deep-seeded social and cultural perceptions dragged on by generations to hope for a life together. The film, 2 States, adopted from Chetan Bhagat’s novel by the same name, will sure be worth a watch as we trace the journey of this couple through many ups and downs in their relationship.
While you can expect to come across many shades of emotions in the film, do watch out for as many colours in the styling done on the characters.
Alia Bhatt as Ananya
Given the modern-day urban setting of the film, the leading lady is dressed in Indo-western clothing, opting majorly for ghagroos and kurtas teamed with silver jewellery. Ananya’s style reflects the character’s liberal thoughts but conservative roots. Krish is styled in denims and cargos teamed with jackets in solid colours. Specs add a nerdy touch.
Arjun Kapoor as Krish Malhotra
The styling on both the characters reflects the fashion sense of a typical Indian college student. Sure the youth will associate with the colourful kurtas, silver jewellery, jackets, cargos, denims and backpacks.
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