More than half a year has gone into this pandemic and we have a simple question for you all: when was the last time you wore denim or anything body-hugging for that matter? That the coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives is stating the obvious. However, has it been for better or worse still remains open to interpretation…
Because if we were to speak fashion-wise, we are kinda digging the entire style vibe right now and how fashion has adapted to the current times. Having spent most of our 2020 in comfy PJs and loungewear, as we finally begin to step outside, surely something has changed about our overall approach to fashion and style. We have all adapted to the pandemic and want to keep it comfy yet stylish, an undertaking that gets all the more challenging when it comes to workwear. Add to it, the entire autumn vibe, the changing aesthetics, and the dropping mercury. Clearly, your workwear is asking for an overhaul, an urgent rethink mode if you must and we are here to help.
That’s why when Marks & Spencer rolled out the #RethinkAutumnWithMandS our senior fashion stylist, Upalina Gupta was totally up for the challenge. Keeping the entire autumn vibe in mind, she has curated three outfits that are as comfy as they are work-ready. Scroll down to check out the outfits and read some tips on getting them right:
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#ContestAlert Rethink Monday Meeting- Beat the Monday blues with comfy printed linen pants. Balance the look with a relax fit white jumper from @marksandspencerindia .The light pink color and print is going to give your day an instant lift. This is my #RethinkWithMandS #Autumnlook tell me how you are rethinking your look this Autumn? @popxodaily @marksandspencerindia have something special for you! All you've to do is rethink your autumn look. To take part in the #RethinkAutumnWithMandS contest, follow the steps below: Step 1: Tell us what is Rethink according to you Step 2: Create and post your rethink Autumn look and tell us why it is different Step 3: Dont' forget to tag @Marksandspencerindia @popxodaily #RethinkAutumnWithMandS #Autumn #POPxoXMandSAutumn P.S brownie points for wearing Marks & Spencer clothing! 3 winners get vouchers worth Rs 3,000 each redeemable at @marksandspencerindia stores! Accepting entries till October 16. So, what're you waiting for? Let's rethink Autumn with #MarksandSpencerIndia in style!
Got too attached to your PJs during the lockdown? Fret not, we have just the look for you. For look 1, Upalina opted for printed linen trousers and a fuzz-free jumper. This is a look that can literally take you from WFH mode to a full-blown board meeting in the office in no time while making you say ‘Monday blues, what’s that?’. Here’s how you can recreate a similar look:
Here’s your chance to rethink PJs. Move over structured pants and fitted separates and opt for relaxed trousers. Think of comfy fabrics like linen, lycra, and soft cotton.
There is something poetically nostalgic about wearing floral prints in autumn. That said, how about we rethink prints this autumn? In fact, in Upalina’s outfit, it is the perky print of her comfy pants that brings life to the entire outfit.
Now that we have decided to play around with our pants, how about balance it all with a basic separate? The crew neck jumper worn by Upalina does the task pretty well here.
See how Upalina has tucked in her jumper for a stylish crop effect? Well, improvisation is our number one advice when it comes to wearing relaxed trousers to work. Play around with your outfit and give it an overall preppy vibe with improvised details.
Want to stay comfy in your autumn wear while looking uber chic? Totally doable! For look 2, Upalina has opted for a polka dot midi dress and we think there is a certain romance about this attire that gives it more of a dressy feel. If you plan to step out anytime soon then here’s an outfit that’ll never fail to make a statement. Here’s how you can make it come true:
If you happen to be more of a dress person then we recommend you rethink your style and give relaxed silhouettes a try. Instead of going for bodycon or fitted skaters, we suggest you go for a relaxed dress with slightly cinched waistlines.
From prints to belts, think of at least one fun element to keep it interesting. It’s the polka print that’s doing it for us in this look.
When wearing a relaxed dress in more formal or work setups, we suggest you give special attention to details. In Upaline’s dress, it is the delicately frilled neckline, dainty buttons, and the deep tired frills on the hemline that help with an overall polished look. Also, don’t miss out on the charming blouson sleeves!
When it comes to creating a relaxed albeit polished look with dresses, we suggest that you keep it minimal with the base colour. Thus, opt for whites, blacks, greys, and muted pastels. However, do accessorise and colour block with your beauty looks and accessories. Upalina has added a very subtle colour blocking element here with red lip colour and mustard bag.
Btw, did you know that you can directly purchase this polka dot dress through Marks & Spencer’s virtual shopping option?
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#ContestAlert #RethinkAutumnwithMandS Rethink Virtual meetings- Even though it's at home I always wanna look my best, but I keep it light and peppy by wearing pastel colors and style that jumper as a crop that I pair with a high waisted skirt from @marksandspencerindia And to complete the look, slap on some red lips and I am ready to make a statement. This is my #RethinkWithMandS #Autumn look tell me how you will Rethink your look this Autumn? @popxodaily @marksandspencerindia have something special for you! All you've to do is rethink your autumn look. To take part in the #RethinkAutumnWithMandS contest, follow the steps below: Step 1: Tell us what is Rethink according to you Step 2: Create and post your rethink Autumn look and tell us why it is different Step 3: Dont' forget to tag @Marksandspencerindia @popxodaily #RethinkAutumnWithMandS #Autumn #POPxoXMandSAutumn P.S brownie points for wearing Marks & Spencer clothing! 3 winners get vouchers worth Rs 3,000 each redeemable at @marksandspencerindia stores! Accepting entries till October 16. So, what're you waiting for? Let's rethink Autumn with #MarksandSpencerIndia in style!
All about the boss babe vibes but just not in the mood to wear restricting pencil skirts and pantsuits right now? Well, Upalina got you covered with this skirt outfit that’s equal parts stylish and powerful and will surely make you rethink power dressing:
It’s October, the Autumn vibe is bound to take over sometime soon and the stores are full of knitwear. Now, whoever thought that basic knitwear doesn’t really go with the entire boss babe vibe, needs to rethink here. The key to getting your knitwear right is in the colours. Go for solid separates in subtle shades that don’t overwhelm.
Now that you have got your jumper right, how about you pair it with a skirt that’s comfy yet stylish? A-line sounds like a perfect fit here and just like Upalina, you too can opt for a high-waisted piece to keep it stylish. Don’t miss out on the belted details on her Marks & Spencer skirt!
A knitted jumper and a high waisted skirt is a pairing that's a statement in every sense of the word. That’s why we suggest you keep it neat with your choice of separates and stick to solids instead of printed or extremely textured pieces.
Btw, in case you are worried about getting the right kind of separates in the current pandemic, don't worry because Marks & Spencer has got you covered. Whether you prefer to shop at the store or must have converted into more of an online shopping junkie off late, or want to shop from the store without stepping out! (call 8010621621) for shopping on a video call) they have got you absolutely covered.
But wait, there’s more!!!
This autumn, POPxo and Marks & Spencer India are bringing something special to you. Here’s your chance to win a Marks & Spencer voucher worth Rs. 3,000 simply by participating in a contest and rethinking your autumn look. Here’s what you have to do:
Step 1: Tell us what is Rethink according to you
Step 2: Dress up (brownie points for wearing Marks & Spencer clothing!), post your rethink Autumn look on Instagram, and tell us why it is different
Step 3: Don’t forget to tag @Marksandspencerindia @popxodaily
#RethinkAutumnWithMandS #Autumn #POPxoXMandSAutumn
3 winners get vouchers worth Rs 3,000 each redeemable at @marksandspencerindia stores! Accepting entries till October 16.
So, fashionistas what're you waiting for? Let's rethink office wear with #MarksandSpencerIndia this Autumn!
*This is a sponsored post for M&S.