You can learn about the latest trends in fashion, but style is something much more personal- something that defines who you are and something that is eternal. Here are a few styling tips and tricks that POPxo’s fashion writers swear by.
1. Go ethnic...all the way!
When wearing your beloved sarees and salwar suits, try going fully ethnic, irrespective of however enticing an Indo-western outfit might sound. Finish the look off with a bindi, some pretty jhumkis, bangles, and kohlapuris.
2. Wear a single statement print with muted tones
To instantly make a style statement, wear a single piece with a really strong print and detailing while keeping the rest of your look neutral. The muted undertones will accentuate the print even more, and bring your ensemble to life!
3. Have some fun with accessories!
Accessories have the power to completely transform a look from drab to fab! Take your everyday basics to a whole new level by accessorizing them the right way! Make sure you keep the accessories minimal if you’re already wearing something with a lot of designs and prints.
4. Wear sneakers and brogues with something unexpected
Everyone knows how sneakers and oxfords are number one on the list of all things trendy. Don't go the normal route by wearing them with denim and tees. Instead, you can wear them with something totally unexpected and flirty, like, a long maxi or a flowy skirt. Take your style game up a notch by donning this cool look.
5. Splash some colour on your lips
Lipsticks are not merely makeup items - they are also an important part of your ensemble. They work as the perfect ammunition to elevate your mood and your appeal, manifold. On days when you’re feeling a little low, just swipe that fabulous red on your lips and it will automatically make you look dressy and feel attractive!
6. Wanna look taller? Try high waisted flares!
An extra inch or two never hurt nobody. If you are shorter, the easiest way to look taller is to wear high-waisted wide-legged trousers. Wear these pants with comfy wedges that hide perfectly underneath the hem of your pants. No one will ever know!
7. When in doubt, wear black!
Yes, we are talking about the quintessential LBD that should be in every girl’s closet. The little black dress can never go wrong! If you have an exciting date or you have a party to attend and you are stuck in style rut, ALWAYS choose the LBD. It is timeless, elegant, and looks good on all body types. Play up the accessories accordingly and if you think a plain black might look a little too boring, add another texture to it, like, a netted top or fringed pieces.
8. Live by the Third Piece Rule!
The Third Piece Rule says that simply wearing an extra piece as part of your ensemble will instantly elevate your look to a whole new level. If you are wearing a basic white top and blue jeans, the easiest way to look like you’ve spent some time dressing up and looking fab is by throwing on that extra third piece, like a jacket, a cover-up or a shrug.