unk has inspired fashion for decades, reflecting an attitude that is strong, often rebellious and sometimes downright scandalous for the conventional clotheshorse. Recent outings on the runway raised eyebrows with screaming mottos splayed across T-shirts. Going in the right direction to bringing out the punk side in you, these tees are definite conversation starters.
If this trend is giving you cold feet then the bevy of A-listers rocking it will totally nudge you towards embracing it. From Halle Berry to Katy Perry, most celebs have sported a tee with fun text on their public outings. Whether it’s Chris Martin rooting for saving the planet or Salman Khan spreading a social message through his Being Human tees, this trend is definitely on an upward swing. Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra could have not done it better with their motto tees too.
Designers like Zoe Jordan and Paul & Joe boldly printed their brand names across tees, while Kenzo opted for sending a message to help protect the environment. The runways of Ashish, Versace, Devastee and Maison Martin Margiela were funkier with statement slogans.
Tees are sexy and cool, perfect for the warmer months of the year. Style yours to look laidback or dress it up with pumps for a look that is more chic than chilled-out. A long tee can be worn over leggings or just throw on a pair of jeans or shorts with sneakers. There are no limits when it comes to how you can work this trend. But you wouldn’t want to mortify relatives at a family gathering with mottos too bold sprawled across your chest.
So when going punk, remember to wear your attitude on your sleeve and your message across your chest!
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hannel your inner Kate Moss ladies, because slip dresses are what’s hot this spring. From glossy satin to casual jersey this is one outfit that prides itself on being quite versatile whatever the fabric may be. And it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted.
The runways around the world have seen the slip dress in all its glory. Jason Wu gave us a printed design that had almost a textured feel to it, while Cavalli’s runways were graced by the glamorous types perfect for a fancy gala dinner. Max Mara played it simple while Helmut Lang colour-blocked and Theyskens’ Theory layered the slip dress.
The Louis Vuitton slip dress that Victoria Beckham wore to the 2013 Wimbledon managed to steer all eyeballs towards her as she stood out from among the more conservative dressing prevalent at the matches. What’s more, the designer-stylista has worked this dress differently on each of its many outings.
Nicole Richie has shown us how utterly glam a Marc Jacobs gold slip dress can be while Amy Adams keeps it chic in L’Wren Scott. Closer home, no one has probably donned this trend better than our very own style chameleon Kangana Ranaut. She definitely gets Style Mynt’s vote!
Most popular in the ’90s, the slip dresses currently doing the rounds are less Courtney Love and more Madonna. If you are the kind who doesn’t mind showing some skin, it’s just the right season to slip into a slinky slip. But those on the heavier side, tread with caution.
If worn the right way, it can win you some major fashion brownie points but if worn wrong, it could make you look like you just rolled out of bed. Casual slip dresses can be paired with summer jackets, light cardigans and strappy sandals. Add a cross body bag for the additional relaxed touch. Go sophisticated with this dress by adding pointy pumps, sleek drop-earrings and subtle make up. Make a statement witha bold clutch or a glam statement neckpiece. Wear a red slip dress to a hot date, a lace panelled one if you are going for that ’90s look and a grey or blush number for that ultra-feminine-classy look.
Our verdict? Make the slip dress for keeps this season.
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fter making a thumping debut with Karan Johar’s Student of the Year, Alia Bhatt pairs up with Bollywood’s rugged hero Randeep Hooda in this week’s release Highway. Will the Imtiaz Ali film mint gold at the box office just like some of his earlier movies including Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal and Rockstar?
A far cry from her diva-esque look in SOTY, Alia’s look in Highway is distinctly different from her debut. The actress leaves behind the frills of her previous film to embrace the thrills of this Bollywood drama, paired with Randeep who wears his famous attitude on his sleeves. The costume design in the film resonates with the rough terrain the film has been shot in, and here’s how you can copy the looks of the stars.
Alia portrays a city-bred girl who finds herself abducted by a gang of kidnappers. As the actors travel through the hinterlands, Alia flaunts kaftans, oversized kurtas and monotone scarves that double up as turbans.
Randeep plays Mahabir Bhati, a member of the gang of kidnappers who oozes his personality through his action and his clothes – a combination of military jackets, comfy pants and checkered muffs.
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Disclaimer: The cast, crew and production house of Highway has not endorsed Myntra or any of its products.
s winter ebbs away and spring is in every step, not all of our last year’s essentials need to be tucked away into our wardrobes. Printed pumps are here to stay – be it monochromes or in a riot of colours. After all prints are ruling the roost, from the runway to the red carpet.
While black or nude pumps are wardrobe essentials, we are willing to look beyond the basics. And it’s not the animal prints we are talking about. With myriad colours and patterns holding fort, pumps have never been so much fun.
While Jacqueline Fernandez and Deepika Padukone decided to stick to monochromes, Kerry Washington and Olivia Palmero opted for abstract patterns. Parineeti Chopra chose tropical florals. What more, the biggest names in shoe business – Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin have created a variety of printed pumps to match every mood.
Solid-coloured outfits could appear business-like but you can break the monotony with printed pumps. And those shy of loud prints needn’t fear – there’s plenty of options for all. There are plenty of prim and proper pumps that come in smaller prints! Brighten up your office garb with subtle patterns for your feet, and for the evening go all out with quirky designs.
While the printed pump can turn a plain shift dress into a party outfit in a jiffy, we also suggest pairing them with a loud slogan tee and distressed skinny jeans to make a statement. Or coordinate them with a colour blocked outfit to complete your own fashion story.
The classic adage – more is merrier – suits the prints perfectly and can go to great lengths to turn on some serious shoe envy!
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n the early 2000s, newspapers would dedicate front page columns to her noodle strap blouses, often thrashing her for her sartorial choices as a cricket commentator. But that didn’t deter Mandira Bedi from owning the noodle strap blouse with the saree look for decades and turning it into a statement! And that’s why she’s one of our favourite fashionistas. The lady is a fantastic multi tasker (having dabbled in everything from acting to anchoring and commentary to now saree designing) and in this video, she chats about being a saree crusader and not letting the fashion police spoil the fun she likes to have with fashion. Kudos to Mandy Bedi and here’s hoping you enjoy the video!