Trendy Thursdays – Cropped Jackets

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the gloomy winter season requires more attention to styling than summers and this winter,  the answer to staying chic in the chill is cropped jackets. All things cropped have lead jackets too to get shortened a tad bit. Design houses like J Brand, Holmes and Yang, Christian Dior, Thakoon, Chanel, Roland Mouret and Kenzo have rocked their Autumn/Winter runways with midriff-flaunting cropped jackets. Sure the trend is here to stay!

Sonakshi Sinha, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Shilpa Shetty, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and many more celebrities have been spotted nailing this trend. Notice how Kim’s waist line looks a tad bit slimmer because of her open cropped jacket. So those who think this trend is only restricted to petite frame got to think again!

Since the trend is a definite try this season, we tell you how to style cropped jackets.

Cropped jackets go well with everything from pencil fit as well as A-line silhouettes. Just avoid pairing it with anything which is slouchy on top as it might gather around the neckline when worn with a cropped jacket.

Channel biker chic with cropped moto jackets. You can turn a pencil dress into a casual day by simply adding a pair of flat boots and a cropped jacket!

Hide excessive flab on top by layering a cropped jacket with your ensemble. The trend can be a major cheat sheet for women who are heavy on top. Cropped jacket will also make you look slimmer around the waist.

You can also wear long tops with cropped jackets. The high low silhouette adds depth to the look and takes attention away from the waist.

So take a break from those bulky long jackets and channel chic with cropped jackets this winter when it’s not severely cold. They are also perfect for Spring. So hooray!

Expertspeak: Kolkata based designer Sayantan Sarkar says, “The most wearable trend, cropped jacket is a modern classic and it’s back in demand. It is a stylishly subtle way of adding layers during the chilly winters and can be an alternative for knitwear. They are a smart choice for both work and play. Cropped jackets can be layered over everything from cigarette pants to maxis for evening wear and with a safe pair of jeans by the day. Whether the jacket is printed or has contrast sleeves, it makes the perfect statement when worn over fitted clothing.”

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We new it!

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it’s that time of the month again, when we are feeling all generous and a bit like fairy godmother Since Myntra’s focus this month is on Delhi, one of the makeover candidates for the January edition, was picked from that city. Javed is your regular IT guy who came to us looking for some help in the wardrobe department, mostly in the form of some colour and vigour. Sushmita’s sister wrote to us requesting for a makeover for her darling sister. All that sisterly love sure warmed the cockels of our heart, and she was picked!
What happened after that is best watched through this video. So here it is!

If you want to shop the looks we have created for our makeover candidates, do click on the links! And don’t forget to leave us a comment on what you thought of the first makeover edition of 2014.

On her: Blue and red dress, heart shaped ring, red boots
On him: Rust T shirt, geometric printed cardigan, Jodhpuri trousers, pin up watch, sunglasses, boots

Trends – Head to Toe

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ill sequence go well with the minimal trend? How does one team cropped tops with slouchy pants, both of which are trending hugely and throw a bit of sports luxe into it? Addressing all your trend dilemmas would be a monthly column from Style Mynt which would show you how to combine all the trends we talk about in a month and create a distinct on-trend look.

This month, we featured faux fur, flatform shoes, wearing Indian jewellery with western wear, kamarbandh, sweater dresses and cropped pants amongst women’s trends while for men, we discussed trends like radiant orchid ( a colour trend), cropped pants, oversized coats and boxy silhouettes. Here’s how you can mix and match these trends.

For women

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Team a faux fur cap with a contrast sweater dress. You can add a belt to the dress for a more organised look. Complete it by pairing matching pumps. Make the most of the last few days in winter by sporting this style!

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Look 2

Try teaming a pair of pearl embellished large earrings with an all-white ensemble. You can pick cropped pants and wear it with a flowy white top. Finish the look with matching thong heels. The all white look will give all the attention to the statement earrings the look will exude class!

For men

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Pick a monotone oversized blazer and layer a radiant orchid tee with it. Pair it with slightly fitted trousers rolling the hem a few times. Add a pair of matching boat shoes. The pop of colour will make the look fun!

 

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Look 2

Pick a basic black shirt and trousers and layer a two tone dark orchid jacket on it. Add sneakers and sunglasses to this look to channel sporty chic.

Cheat your way to looking slim!

in a perfect world, we would eat what we want and still have supermodel bodies. But the world is not perfect, rather, far from it, and with crazy work schedules punctuated by tireless partying, out goes the gym bag and in comes that extra-large pizza.

But let’s not rant over our weight issues, when we can still look great by choosing our wardrobe carefully and intelligently. While dressing right will not give you giraffe legs or six packs, it will definitely make you look a size or more smaller than you are.

This video shows you what you’ve been doing wrong and more importantly, how you can use clothes and accessories to make you look your best.

Call it optical illusions or basic science; for us, it is fashion to the rescue yet again!

You can shop these looks by clicking on the following links:

ON HER:

Look 1: Tunic, trousers, pumps

Look 2: shrug, pumps, necklace, watch

ON HIM:

Look 1: T shirt, trousers, loafers, watch

Look 2: Shirt, trousers, blazer, shoes, watch

Republic of Fashion

 

Happy Republic Day everyone! The day, intentionally or unintentionally also makes us wear those traditional Indian pieces, which, for us Indians, never go out of fashion. No matter how much of trendy western wear our wardrobe boasts of, we cannot not own these hero pieces. So here we list down the essential wardrobe pieces that every Indian must have. Following the old rule this time, we go with ladies first!

Kohlapuris

 

We can bet that every Indian girl owns at least one pair of kohlapuris in her shoe rack. They can not only be teamed with traditional wear but go well with Bohemian outfits too. Team distressed denim or leggings with Kolhapuris when your top wear is a kurti or an angrakha style top or pair them with long, crinkled cotton skirts. They will never go out of style, we promise!

Potli bag

Clutches and totes take a backseat when sangeets and weddings are on the card. An embellished potli bag is all we need to pair with those flashy anarkalis and saris. Play safe by picking one up in a metallic tone that will go with everything.

Sari

The grandness of the six yards is well known globally. Sari, the most graceful Indian attire, is a must-have in every Indian woman’s wardrobe. And guess what? Recently, it topped the poll of the most wearable garment to workwear. Check out our video on how to drape the sari in five different ways here (insert hyperlink).

Kajal

The long standing relationship of an Indian woman with her kajal pencil is quite platonic. Kajal is more to us than just makeup. It opens up our eyes and brightens our face in seconds. Perhaps that is the reason why we never want to take it off like other makeup.

Tip: Remember to conceal your under eye area well if you have dark circles and still want to wear kajal.

Jhumkis

Whether it’s the over-sized Rajasthani jhumka or the miniature South-Indian jhumki, this piece of jewellery holds a special place in every Indian woman’s trinket box.  Pair it with a lehenga or a sari and see how exotic the look turns.

And here are the must-haves for all Indian ‘mards’

Kurta pyjama set

Although the Indian man of today is living in the metrosexual age but he surely swears by that one kurta pyjama set throughout the wedding season. And if you don’t want to look like Bhuvan of Lagaan, try teaming a pair of combat boots and sunglasses with your kurta pyjama. We assure you a trail of compliments from the ladies.

 Nehru Jacket

Not only with kurtas, Nehru jackets look uber chic when paired with plain tees and denims. This versatile piece of clothing is a definite must-have!

Kurta

Another must have is a Kurta. It’s perfect not only as a casual day outing but also for a relaxed beach look when paired with bermudas.

Leather sandals

Simple criss crossing straps of leather sandals makes them cool to wear with everything from jeans to kurtas. The ones with thumb strap are even cooler and are apt for Indian festivities.