Staying true to your natural style is never quite so easy. It is easier to conform rather than face the dilemma of ‘what will people say’ when you open your wardrobe every morning.
To dispel any such notions and applaud the confidence and innate fashion sense of people from myriad professions in the Capital, we are back with the fourth edition of Hindustan Times Delhi’s Most Stylish 2014.
So, to get you all in the mood for a classy display of oodles of glamour, here is a quick insight into the trends sported by our last year’s winners.
Koel Purie Rinchet, actor and TV anchor
Peep Toe Shoes: This is a type of footwear that has an opening at the toe-box. You can team them with cigarette pants for a more formal look or with a summer dress for a more casual do. Avoid wearing these with stockings as it is considered a fashion faux pas.
Crown Braid: Also called halo braid, this hairstyle works best with shoulder-length hair. Take a thick strand of hair near your ear and start braiding it. Pull it across your head and secure it with bobby pins on the opposite side.
Indrani Dasgupta, model
Talisman Necklace: A good luck charm of sorts, necklaces with coins or shells and even animal teeth were worn by many tribes across the world. Faux animal teeth necklace is a cool way to make a fashion statement. Pair it with a monotone outfit to add an instant jazz.
Laceup-heel: Laceup-heels are basically stilettoes with laces and open toes. Pair them with pants or dresses to add an androgynous look to your outfit.
Ambika Anand, TV anchor
Asymmetrical Hemline: An edgy way to flaunt your legs, asymmetrical hemline is usually higher on the front and longer, train-like at the back. Make sure to wear heels with this outfit and avoid chunky, block heels, wedges etc.
Kanika Saluja, designer
She-Hawk: An edgy hairstyle for women, she-hawk is inspired by the term mohawk, a hairstyle with shaved sides and longer hair in the middle. You can style the middle section of the hair to make a ponytail, leaving the sides close-cropped. This style is ideal to flaunt your pretty statement earrings.
Sonalika Sahay, model
Ascot Bow: A more feminine version of the oh-so formal Ascot tie, an Ascot bow involves tying a bow around your neck with a thin rectangular fabric. Steer clear of chunky earrings or necklaces while rocking this bow.
Gautam Kalra, stylist
Colour Block: An easy way to whip up a statement outfit, colour-blocking involves teaming clothes and accessories in starkly contrasting colours. Make sure to have one monotone solid hue such as black or white to hold the look together.
Malvinder Mohan Singh, industrialist
Pocket Square: A square piece of fabric, placed in the breast pocket of a suit. Itoriginated from the practice of carrying a perfumed handkerchief by ancient Greeks, English and French noblemen. Use a coloured pocket square to add a pop of fun to your suit.
Dr Naresh Trehan, cardiologist
Bandhgala: A bandhgala jacket is a buttoned vest, usually in thick fabric, with a Nehru collar. The jacket can be worn over a shirt, and can be teamed with straight-fit pants, an Indo-western dhoti or even harem pants for an edgy look.
CONCEPT & STYLING : SHARA ASHRAF | PHOTO: RAAJESSH KASHYAP & MANOJ VERMA