Street Style: Playing With Layers and Prints
Winter fashion is probably my personal favorite thing to look forward to about December. I remember telling my mom when I was nine after a summer overseas, that I wanted to move to London for the fur boots, leather jackets and British accent (of course!) Anyway, through this post I’m sharing with you a few key tips on styling yourself through the season.
Keep It Simple
I aimed at adding a simple custom-made jacket on this H&M dress that I’ve tucked into my custom-made, pleated skirt. Using shades like grey and black as the primary colors, I set off the winter vibe. For that little break and slight vibrance to the look, I chose the orange/white inner-dress/top.
Little tip: Avoid adding too many prints and textures together; that causes chaos in your overall look and isn’t very easy on the eyes. Bonus points for re-inventing a simple, classic style.
Don’t Forget To Be Utilitarian
Whenever I have clothes made at my workshop, be it jackets like these, or even salwars or hijaars, I always try to keep pockets. You never know when you’re going to be in the mood to give your tote or clutch a skip, so where does one keep essentials like the car keys and the ATM card? You got that right: your super cool pockets. Plus, winters mean an extra stock of lip balm; you’re definitely going to need a handy-section for those.
Little tip: Carefully analyze your hand-carry for such cases. Don’t carry big bags to a night club or small clutches for a day out, you’ll only be inconveniencing yourself. Utility means style plus comfort, forget one of them and the point is lost.
A lot of people feel that having a jacket or a scarf is enough, and that because they have that little bit of volume, they need not wear anything around their neck, hands or ears. This is not necessarily true. Layers don’t always have to mean clothing, and layering can also be the visual impact of a lot of neckwear, maybe stacks of arm-jewelry or anything else that adds depth to your look.
Little tip: If you’re open to experimenting, throw on a scarf around your neck and a long neckpiece with the jacket and see how amazing you look! If that’s a bit too far into the deep for a first time, try a regular statement neckpiece or choker teamed with a longer piece and you’ll understand exactly what I mean.
Add-on’s for the layered look like an over-sized bag of pair of block heels only add dimension to the look. They say that there’s no such thing as too many heels – and I personally, could not agree more. When in doubt, throw on a pair of heels; that’s my mantra. So while compiling this look I decided I wanted to add glamour, height and of course, a dash of “business girl” to this look. That’s exactly why I added the big bag instead of a regular tiny thing.
Little tip: Don’t always go try to match everything. A little color, texture or dimension break is always going to win you bonus points!
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