Every year since 2000 the US-based Pantone Color Institute chooses a colour that symbolises cultural, fashion trends of the year. This year it’s “Classic Blue”.
Blue signifies serenity, calmness and what matches the infinite vastness of water bodies, the oceans and the sky. So, step out and shop for some new additions to your wardrobe with more little “Blue”? Here are some ways you can add the in-trend hue to your style.
Furniture and interior decor
Keeping the colour of the room blue, adds a soothing effect. A few accent pieces, objects, cushions etc also add to the mood.
Think of a beautiful blue china glass flower vase or cozy and comfy upholstery in Classic blue.
Add a dash coolness to your look by embracing accessories in the shades of blue. Go for a wristwatch, glares in the calming colour to stay on point in the fashion game.
If you are bored of the same old black-grey shadows, amp up your look now with a blue eyeshadow. Opt for a glam blue smokey eye look to celebrate the fashionista in you. If you want stay a cut above, go for a pair of blue-hued contact lens to grab the eyeball.
While Blue has been a staple in our denim routine, we can also diversify it in our various other sartorial choices. Why not try a blue saree or a simple scarf with plain white shirt or kurta? The possibilities are endless when it comes to experimenting with the colour. (IANS)
Saree is one of the most versatile and elegant garments in the world. Women in India have worn this nine yards of wonder for many centuries belonging to different cultures and across the regions. And not before long, it used to be the most common attire for daily wear for women across ages in our country.
The versatility of the sari is such that it can even be worn at business conferences, workplace and office parties. Yes the trend of wearing or choosing to wear a saree as formal work wear is on the rise . It not only sets you apart from others but also gives you an edge over other dresses and maxies, says Delhi-based designer Anuradhha Ramam.
“It’s power dressing. It oozes confidence and power. In fact for many women with traditional and conservative tastes, formal saris are their preferred clothes for the offices, hotels and other corporate sectors. While pant suits and “churidar-kurtis” may be favored among young professionals in today’s corporate India, the “sari” still is the classic business attire. You can beautifully drape the saree and make a perfect style statement in elegance, style and confidence, she adds.
Saree, a practical as well as fashionable work-wear option
As a designer I think that saree is practical, it’s easy to wear and is graceful and so fashionable. Women in the 1980’s and 90’s mostly wore sarees at the workplace due to cultural and social reasons but today’s generation looks beyond these factors. A well draped saree can make a statement in elegance, style and confidence for women in the workplace.
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In my journey of 15 years in this industry, I have styled my sarees with boots and other accessories like silver jewellery which makes it a fusion wear and fashionable work-wear option for all the confident working women, Ramam says.
Give your saree a tweak to make it more wearable for regular wear
The best option is to wear a pre-stitched sari. It’s ready to wear in a saree silhouette, easy to wear and very convenient. Comfortable textiles like cotton, tussar and chiffon which are fashionable yet comfortable and also pairing it with accessories like silver jewellery, white shirts, boots, sneakers and what not makes it a decent fusion wear having subtle prints and fine textiles, suggests Ramam.
Selecting the type of material, prints ideal for a workwear
Linen , mulmul , handwoven cotton are ideal materials to wear to work. One colour tones and small prints are best for work wear. Look for comfortable materials that suit all kinds of weather conditions in which one would feel free and light. They should be very skin-friendly because of being very airy and light, quips Ramam. (IANS)