Style Guide

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Stay stylish with Surily

surily Goel is a name to reckon with in the world of fashion not just because the pint sized designer whips up statement making collections every season but also because she is one of the most favoured designers in Bollywood. Preity Zinta can’t do without her, she has told us in an interview, and there are plenty more who are in awe of her work. In this video chat, Surily Goel talks about the right way of wearing neon, things you must pack when you are heading out on a holiday and lots more.

 

Miss fancy pants

as the winter climes give way to balmy weather, there is no need to pack your pants away, yet. The world is still going gaga over the layering trend – that seems to transcend season changes as well as geographical boundaries. You can still wear your pants but replace your warm winter tunics for a summer dress.

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While this not so run-of-the-mill trend is proving to be extremely popular with bloggers, celebrities too seem to have given in to their allure. Emma Watson turned heads at the Golden Globe Awards this year when she made a grand entrance in a Christian Dior dress, open at the back and paired with black trousers – a look that was a spectacular combination of demure and edgy.

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Jessica Biel and Zoe Kravitz incorporated the sheer trend into their ensembles, while Kareena Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz wore front-open dresses with bottoms. Deepika Padukone’s Naeem Khan crop top and trousers with a flowy skirt-train was refreshingly different from all the gowns galore at the IIFA awards.

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Given the edginess of the ensemble, to style it right could be a tad difficult. But once mastered, it will win you brownie points from your fashion-forward friends. To escape the onslaught of a chilly office environment, pair a smart shirtdress over slim-fit trousers. A sheer maxi dress worn with distressed skinny jeans exudes a rocker-boho vibe and is perfect for a music festival under the stars.

And for those who are willing to experiment, Arjun Saluja designed an interesting skirt-over-trouser combo for Autumn Winter, 2013. But if it’s not your cup of tea, try pairing a high-low skirt with faux leather pants and a crop top for an edgy take on this trend.

So if you are the kind who likes to wear the pants in your everyday life, this trend is a must-try. One word of advice — Never say never!

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Rocking it with Rocky Star!

the best of Bollywood swear by him for their red carpet outings and he can never be too far from glamour and glory. In a career spanning over a decade, Rocky S has not only become synonymous with glamour and edge but has also established himself as a designer who does not follow norms. From muses such as Bipasha Basu and Sushmita Sen to dressing international stars like Beyonce Knowles, he has done it all, and in this video, he talks, what else, but fashion!

Bollywood Fridays – Shaadi Ke Side Effects

if you liked watching Pyaar Ke Side Effects, you are going to love its long-due sequel even better. This hilarious comedy about marital woes stars Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar as a married couple desperately trying to rekindle the spark in their romance and make their marriage work. While Farhan is back to his casual avatar after a drastic makeover for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Vidya leaves her traditional sarees behind to slip into smart western wear.

While relationship woes have been part and parcel of everyday life, the film offers a fair share of fun moments too as the couple discovers the ups and downs of marital life.

Farhan plays Sid, a DJ who is coming to terms with the routine of married life. His wardrobe mainly consists of graphic printed Tees and casual shirts paired with chinos and shorts.

Vidya plays Trisha, a modern homemaker and a new mum. Her hemlines hover around her knees, and her wardrobe has plenty of shirtdresses along with her trademark stack of bangles. Vids’ character is also seen taking it easy at home, lounging around in her printed pyjama sets, exuding a cool vibe.

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Disclaimer: The cast, crew and production house of Shaadi Ke Side Effects has not endorsed Myntra or any of its products.

Trendy Thursdays- Short dresses with long sleeves

as summer inches closer, hemlines go shorter. But it looks like the swish set is not letting go off their sleeves, instead preferring to keep them full-length or long enough for the fabric to kiss the wrists. Wearing this style statement on their sleeves (pun intended) gives us glam girls the freedom to experiment with the length of our hemlines. Perfect it for a dazzling red carpet statement or go for a demure design for the workplace.

designersWhile Gwyneth Paltrow scored some sizzling brownie points with Saint Laurent’s LBD, Taylor Swift went for glam shine with her Zuhair Murad rendition. In anticipation of spring, Kerry Washington slipped into a soft pink Stella McCartney ensemble. Closer home, Parineeti Chopra opted for polka dots on her long sleeve-short dress while Lisa Haydon oozed elegance in her outfit. Singer-VJ Anusha Dandekar opted for some feathers and fun with her cobalt blue dress.

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On the runway, Lebanese designer Elie Saab sent his models out in bejewelled dresses, in his trademark textured and iridescent designs. From Valentino, the colours were earthier instead of the ephemeral while Victoria Beckham’s designs were more fun and frolic, steering away from the regular red carpet prescription.  Aneeth Arora (Pero) had the quintessential Indian summer in mind when she added long sleeves to her floral designs while Sanchita kept hers cool and casual.

If you are more inclined towards a cleaner look, keep accessories to a minimum. You could opt for delicate charm bracelets dangling off your wrists to add an extra dollop of elegance. To look like the belle of the ball, step into a pair of stilettoes or induce some extra glamour by donning a pair of shiny metallic sling-backs. And if comfort style is more your thing, you could pair your attire with a pair of smoking slippers. In terms of pairing a bag with your dress, steer clear of large hobos and instead opt for dainty clutch purses to complete the look.

No points for guessing that this trend could be your best bet to enter the season’s coveted dress circle.

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