Now that fashion week season is upon us (enthusiasts, master those air kisses), we round up some experts to help you crack that elusive ‘look’.
Digital Editor, Harper’s Bazaar Bride
If you’re not comfortable in what you’re wearing, you’ll stand out, albeit for the wrong reasons. Don’t wear five-inch stilettoes if you’re going to have to run around. And ladies, please pay attention to what’s underneath. No panty lines and plastic bra straps, they look extremely tacky. My personal favourite look is this Anavila linen cotton sari from Amazon India Fashion Week last season. I paired it with a black crop top, and it was so easy to carry. I think I’ve never had as many pictures clicked as I did that day. It was a defining moment.
Blogger, Local Ladki
Fashion weeks are a chance to spot some really good street style. You should wear what defines you the most, but not be afraid to take risks because where else can you be so experimental! While my style is mostly laid-back and casual, I love wearing Indian handlooms. Ikat is one of my favourite prints and when I saw this Preetham Jukalkar number, I was in love. It’s colourful but not too in-your-face. I teamed it with white sandals and a fringe tote at Lakme Fashion Week’s last season.
Blogger, Streak Hue Fall
At fashion weeks, styles are often reflective of people’s personalities, whether that’s boho-chic, traditional, grunge or eclectic. There’s nothing wrong in following a popular trend, like the cold shoulder right now, but you should make it your own. Being a true ’90s kid, I picked the good ol’ denim dungarees for Lakme Fashion Week last year. They’re comfortable and fuss-free — a win-win for fashion week. I accessorised with a satchel, and a pair of wedges.
Blogger, For The Love of Fashion And Other Things
Being a fashion blogger makes you quite experimental, and that comes in handy while attending fashion weeks, which are people’s time to peacock. For Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week two years ago, I wore this cool, slightly risqué sweatshirt by Dhruv Kapoor with leather pants, monk-strapped loafers, a top knot and an oxblood lip colour. Till date, it remains one of my favourite fashion week looks as it was edgy and experimental, but I was also comfortable in my own skin. Needless to say, the street style photographers had a field day.
Nilu Yuleena Thapa
Blogger, BIG hair LOUD mouth
Last September, I attended Paris Fashion Week (PFW); it was my first international event of this sort. I chose a Kristy De Cunha outfit because my personal style resonates so well with her creations. I love prints and colours and was in love the moment I saw her collection, especially this outfit. The skirt featured Frida Kahlo; the embellished crop top had padded shoulders. It was fun, colourful and chic – totally my style!
From HT Brunch, August 28, 2016
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