WEARING: Forever 21 Blue seamless pencil dress.
Day: Lenskart eyewear, Black Opia pointed toe lace pumps, Ted Baker jewel cluster crystal ring, Accessorize pearl / diamond bracelets.
Night: Dune solid blue pumps, Koovs blue and gold tassel earrings / Blue crush pearl necklace.
For the last few years now, working in a corporate firm in Manchester and in India (both), my only concern was ‘Mondays’ (actually even weekdays) – they are good & productive, but they are more consuming. Especially if you pay, even a lil attention to the hatred trolls and memes on Facebook and /or Insta about Monday mornings. But I would say, not all is lost if you get to take your style to work. Yay!
If our love for all things fashion has taught us a lesson, it is to hold your confidence high up and bone it like you own it.
How many of us really wake up and start our mornings singing songs of love and joy? And have an extra hour to try out various outfits? And finally pick out one impressive formal look together and wear it to your monday happiness? If this is your morning story, and this is you, then stop reading here.
Others (& me) 3 out of 5 times, we find ourselves running around trying to figure out ‘what to wear’, ‘what will look chic and yet be comfortable’, ‘how does my day look like’, ‘who will be wearing what’, ‘I have nothing to wear, ‘who will make my coffee’? Constant fight of thought’s while you are starring at those piles. Personally, one of the biggest challenge is to ‘dress smartly’ for a packed calendar.
BIG TIP: Organise your wardrobe and maintain it like that! You will always have more.
Now, one of my favourite approach is to pick attire that is versatile. Something, which can easily transition from glamorous at the office look to a late dinner & cocktail night. The 9am to 1am kinda look. These are those days where your hectic schedule does not allow you to change. A classy glamorous look is for all those sexy women around the sphere who rule the world, and would rather do it in style with sky rocketing high heels, bright seamless colours, painted lips and statement accessories that go day & night.
Well, as I always say, keep it simple; so for meetings, I am wearing my seamless pencil dress with neutral black toe lace pumps and delicate classy diamond and pearl accessories from Ted Baker. The tip is to infuse posh heels, rich fabrics, expensive perfume (a must, I am wearing Chanel No 5.), statement jewellery and a good bag.
After back to back meetings, I am was heading to my company’s private dinner & cocktail night at White Owl (lower parel, Mumbai). All I have done is folded my dress in a lil to make it look petite and crisp for a night out (who said you cannot curve your style skills;)) and changed my accessories to something more extravagant, to make a statement. I will add big statement earrings and rings for my fingers OR a showy necklace and small earrings to finish the look. It is imperative to stick to one big element for your look, not making it gaudy. I have also changed my heels to a solid colour, as I want to draw all the attention to my stunning jewellery. You can also style it with old metallic heels.
Now, Lipsticks last longer but gloss is more fun! So for nights like this, I pep up with a little gloss for the gleaming fresh look to match the spirit of the place that is so fine-looking and welcoming.
So, voilà, you are all set to go!!!
P.S. I am love with the freshly brewed artisanal beers at The White Owl. The place is young, relaxed and classy, yet easy. It is brightly lit and lively by day, warmer by dinner and progressively spirited as the night evolves! Sincerely, A Must Try!!!
Photo Courtesy: Madhuri Sharma Photography.
Place Courtesy: The White Owl.