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Fashionable foot forward

entertainment Updated: Jul 22, 2010 12:50 IST
Genelia Dsouza
Genelia Dsouza
Hindustan Times
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We are no strangers to anxiety while dealing with first-off experiences. The pressure of the proverbial ‘first impression’ has rendered a lot of us nervous wrecks. But fear not, girlies! I can help you out with cultivating an inner confidence from looking your best and putting your best foot forward fashionably. Simply because I’ve been there, done that (including a faux pas here and there) as well as tripped on my stilettos at some point. So here goes.

genelia dsouzaFIRST DAY AT COLLEGE

My advice would be to try and be as simple as possible and not go in for making a statement. College is all about fitting in, and at the same time, coming into your own. It is more worthwhile to be remembered for being an amazing writer/singer/actor than be the one who wore the most branded clothes. Wear what you would with your friends and family. Don’t forget the most crucial accessory — a smile!

FIRST DATE
Remember the cardinal rule: you are going on this date because he likes you already. Now, all you have to do is clinch the deal and have him gasping for more. Never ever wear clothes that reveal too much on a first date. Trust me, there’s a lot of excitement in leaving a lot to the imagination. If it’s a day date, wear something like a maxi dress or a spaghetti dress in bright colours, with gladiator flats and a headband. If it is a night-time date, you can add some sequinned drama. Put together skinny jeans and a racer-back tunic with some bling on the neck-line, and put on bracelets and earrings.

FIRST DAY AT WORK
If you bend towards traditional clothes, opt for printed kurtis, fitted denims and trousers and colourful jootis or sequinned wedges. Chunky earrings and bangles and interesting pendants complete the look. Otherwise, collared teeshirts, polo necks, 3/4th sleeved v-neck teeshirts and printed button-down shirts with denims, corduroy or linen pants offer you the variety as well as keep you within the desired decorum of dress code.

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