10 Top Wardrobe Must-Haves
It doesn’t matter whether you are a style icon or a fashion novice who likes to keep it simple, your wardrobe should be flexible for any occasion that might pop out of nowhere! An Indian woman is expected to look smart at office and traditional at home. Summing up the right wardrobe can be a daunting task. To avoid any faux-paus, follow these guidelines and you will be fit to march into any room. And experience a lot of heads turning in your direction, of course!
A simple white shirt/white kurti/white sari: A crisp white button-down shirt is perfect to fall back on when your head is fogged to make any sensible colour combinations in the morning while dressing up for office. A simple white chikan/cotton kurti is great when you are relaxing at home on Sunday. If you are expecting visitors or going out for shopping, casually throw a bandhini or a colourful dupatta/scarf over it for added charm. What if your best friend suddenly decides to throw a party and you have absolutely NO time for shopping? Well, nothing like a white sari! Gone are the days when white saris were worn only at funerals.
Fashionistas swear by the white sari as it can be teamed with a colourful blouse or glittering jewellery or a bright clutch. The beauty of white is that it makes you look a class apart.
The perfect jeans: By perfect I don’t mean those pairs that stick to you like a second skin and take ages to wear and remove. A perfect pair is the one which accentuates your curves and hides your flab and most importantly, is comfortable!
A smart jacket: A jacket can do wonders to a casual top or shirt and hide a ripped sleeve or that clumsily stitched pocket on your shirt. You can team it up with a scarf to increase the style quotient. Whether it is denim, corduroy, leather or cotton it can smarten your look in minutes!
The chic scarf: A scarf doesn’t differentiate a western or traditional look. Rather, it blends the two. Choose a beautifully coloured one and throw it on your top, kurti, shirt, sari and wow the fashion police.
The little black dress: You must have probably heard it before, but you can never go wrong with the LBD. Keep it simple and chic, adorn it with frills and patterns or team it with sheer stockings whatever style you choose, you will be the winner all along.
Chiffon: This is one fabric that never goes out of style. For a wedding, you could pick a pretty chiffon sari and wear heavy kundan jewellery. For a casual brunch with friends, pull a chiffon kurti over your favourite jeans. Even though chiffon is a light material, heavy embroidery looks exquisite on it. A beautifully embroidered chiffon anarkali dress is the most appropriate dress to be worn at an engagement or office party.
Simple flats: Okay, you want to relax your feet and for once, don’t want to worry about your height. Flats come to the rescue! Ranging from ballet flats to closed shoes, flats are your feet’s best friends. Moreover, they add a casual charm to your appearance.
The high-heels: Sadly, flats won’t help in a black-tie event or a high-profile party. Stilettos boost your confidence and look sexy. Grab a pair and strut your away to glory!
Trendy bag: A handbag hides a myriad of cosmetics, personal electronics not to mention tissues and first aids. It should be practical yet stylish and not in the least boring. You may have bags matching your dresses but there should be one bag that goes with every dress and fits in every look. Walk to the nearest mall and choose the best bag NOW.
The ʻITʼ sunglasses: Sun glasses are the last but most important aspect of a perfect wardrobe. Looks smart, shields you from the harsh sunlight, keep wrinkles at bay…what more can you ask for?