How to choose your shoes…

You might have the right makeup, hair and outfit on, but the footwear you wish to wear, can make or break the look. In order to put your best foot forward, you need to match the style of shoes with your attire and here’s how to do it:

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Shoes to choose

1# Ballerinas: These pretty shoes grace your feet beautifully. Sans heels, they are comfortable for walking around or running as well. You can opt for floral prints or graphic motifs to upgrade the fashion quotient of your casual wear.

2# Wedges: These heels are high on comfort but well-heeled for style. Balancing it out literally, you can wear this style of footwear for work as well as an outing.

3# Peep-toes: This style of footwear is for the girl with pedicured feet. As a part of ultra-chic grooming, your nail paint would need to complement the colours of your outfit.

4# Boots: Edgy, funky and fun is how you would want to style yourself, once you get into boots. As the length increases from ankle length to calf-high styles, you bring on the persona of the boho-chic, Texas cowboy girl. It’s grungy all the way!

5# Stilettos: Classy and red-carpet poise is what you can spell with these sleek heels. They make the legs appear visually lengthened as you step into them and walk in style. Perfect party wear to boost your glam quotient.

-Sayanti Banerjee
Photo credit: Yogita Verma

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Bag it right!

A girl carries her world in her bag. So you cannot separate the two. Living up to this statement that holds true in my life as well, I decided to pick up a bag from Baggit’s A/W collection 2015!all

I completely agree with their philosophy that — ‘no one can be a better you than you!’
So this golden sling bag from the second edition of “Play the Life Game” Campaign is my latest find!

Here’s why it is simply ‘WoW’:

#The matte gold colour and smooth texture makes for a chic, classy style statement. I can carry it for a party beyond work or a casual outing. Perfect for a Friday!

# It is spacious and looks smart at the same time. I can fit in whatever I need from day to evening.

# As a versatile accessory, I can pair it with any kind of outfit be it a skirt and top, dress or denims. Also, It complements prints, bling and solid colours effortlessly.

A must-have for a WoW girl!

-Sayanti Banerjee
Photo credit: Yogita Verma

5 WoW ways to Accessorize…

If you have been shopping for clothes mostly, try picking up different accessories for a change. By mixing and matching a few of them, you can wear the same outfit differently. I felt WoW picking 5 pieces from Accessorize to redefine my look in the red floral printed dress.
Here’s how to do it in style:

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1# Dare to wear a floral tiara: With this ultra feminine hair accessory you can  make heads turn at a brunch…

2# Swing along a sling bag: A purse with a cute motif can complement your casual chic style effortlessly. Choose the one you like to carry for some quirky fun element.

3# Throw on your sunglasses: While you need to protect your eyes from the UV rays of the sun, sport the one that frames your face well. A sexy pair of aviators can boost your glam quotient instantly.

4 # All ears for cuffs: If you wish to go subtle with your style, try ear cuff that graces a single ear lobe. Push your hair on the other side, over your shoulder and flaunt a celeb-style, side profile?

5 # Neckpiece to match: You can dress up your look effortlessly with a nice neck piece that sits pretty gracing your collarbone. It would spell classic for an evening date!

-Sayanti Banerjee

Get set for a Dinner Date!

After a long day at work, you might wish to go for a dinner date… Selecting clothes will be the last thing on your mind. Do not waste your energy on fretting about what to wear. Keep it simple, classy and wow:

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#Opt for a monochromatic a-line gown to keep it classy. It can be your best bet for a romantic evening.
# Make sure that it fits you well and looks comfortable too.
#Opt for a statement piece like a necklace to accessorize your attire. A watch can look chic too.
#Keep the makeup glamourous with a hint of glitter on the face, soft smoky eyes and glossy lip colour.

Sayanti Banerjee
Photo credit: Yogita Verma
Wardrobe credit: AND by Anita Dongre
Venue: Kebab Korner @ InterContinental, Churchgate, Mumbai

Be a #Showstopper!

It is Friday evening and you are wondering what to wear, where to go and what to do… Well, I am in that frame of mind right now and have realized that an outfit can actually set the mood for everything else to follow suit. You can call me a ‘fashion show’ addict as I never miss to check out what’s hot on the ramps across the global runways. They not only are a visual treat but can inspire you to look ‘wow’!

I love to experiment but if I feel a designer’s style suits me, I don’t mind picking up more from her collection. Of late, http://www.latej.com has become my ‘go-to’ option. This pink maxi gown makes me feel like a diva.

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#The vintage cut work embroidery around the neck makes it ideal attire for a sophisticated occasion.

#The long cuff sleeves upgrade the style quotient to Victorian glamour. So you can bring on the indo-western look effortlessly.

. #While the elastic waist band makes the fit comfortable, the plunging back transforms it to ‘super sexy’!

#A gorgeous mix of georgette and silk fabrics keep the fashion statement regal and classy.

-Sayanti Banerjee

Photo credit: Aanchal Dhara Wardrobe credit: La Tej by fashion designer Tejal Kandpile Venue: Cafe Aylanto

Fabulous confidence booster!

When you wish to wear a tight casual top or a well fitted party dress, the fitting of your innerwear defines the look from within. I decided to shop for fancy yet functional lingerie that would be ‘fabulous, as I am’!

I took my pick from Enamor’s spring/summer 2015 collection with Parisian theme. The Eiffel tower motif which is an iconic symbol for fashion, is my all-time-favourite. So I definitely wanted to select the bra with that print on it as it spelled the elements of glamour, elegance and romance from my dream city, Paris. But what makes it wow is the fact that:

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#The fit is perfect and can make any simple outfit that you wear it with, look graceful no matter what is your body shape.

#The satin finish feels good on the skin and is ideal for a hot humid day as well.

#The straps are cute enough to be flaunted with a tube dress without looking OTT (over-the-top) or vulgar at all.

By adding such a ‘confidence booster’ to my wardrobe, I felt WoW!

-Sayanti Banerjee
Photo credit- Yogita Verma

Dress like a #Princess

Women love to ‘day dream’ about a number of things and clothes tops that ‘never-ending’ wish-list…

So if you are still wondering on a Wednesday afternoon what to wear for that Friday evening party, you can start surfing for options like I did. The ‘key words’ that I had in mind were –#Hollywood #fashion #redcarpt #style #glamour #elegance and more…

Though there were loads of options to choose from, I finally found this attire from La Tej by fashion designer Tejal Kandpile, that made me feel like a princess in a wink.

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A WoW evening gown

Here’s what makes it ‘WoW’:

#The blend of fabrics like cotton, satin and Georgette make this ‘diva silhouette’ a perfect amalgamation of structure and fluidity. You can wear this gown to an evening do and look red-carpet -chic instantly.

#The colour scheme complements most complexions as this maxi dress has a rust red bustier teamed up with grayish blue long skirt. The matte gold, sequin embellishments upgrade the royal feel of the attire.

#The curved embroidered yoke, the motif of two fierce lions roaring and the keyhole cut-work will boost your glam quotient effortlessly.

Keep the makeup classy to complement the ensemble. Keep the skin dewy with a hint of your natural glow, define the eyes with a soft, smokey brown eye shadow and opt for a classy red pout to finish this look. Leave the hair open to cascade down naturally over one shoulder and make heads turn.

Looking gorgeous just got easy!!!

-Sayanti Banerjee

Photo credit: Aanchal Dhara photography

Wardrobe credit: La Tej by fashion designer Tejal Kandpile

Venue: Cafe Aylanto

Classic Cocktail Ready

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Go Retro Chic

When it comes to getting your look right for a cocktail party, the right outfit makes all the difference. You would not want to look ‘rock-chic’ in western, blingy silhouettes as if you are going out clubbing OR go traditional in ethnic wear…
I recently picked up a classic cocktail gown from La Tej by fashion designer Tejal Kandpile. It seemed to be simply WoW.
Here’s why you should own it:

#This black long dress has the perfect length to make you look graceful across occasions.

#Box pleat detailing can slim down your figure and make you stand tall.

#The antique embroidered band works as a self-embellishment, so you can go easy on wearing accessories and look effortlessly classy.

#The pure brocade and cotton satin fabric makes you feel like a princess instantly.

So then you can simply keep the makeup and hairdo minimal and look retro chic.
Now you can say cheers to a gala evening do in style!

-Sayanti Banerjee

Photo credit: Aanchal Dhara photography
Wardrobe credit: La Tej by fashion designer Tejal Kandpile
Venue: Cafe Aylanto

Flower Power Tuesday

Tuesdays go unnoticed mostly as you are still recovering from Monday blues or looking forward to the mid-week or the weekend…

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Flower Power Tuesday

Let some ‘happy distractions’ like a bunch of flowers at your workstation make you feel better.

Here’s why it feels WoW:

# They look vibrant in spite of a clutter of stationary around your desk.

# Smells refreshing good all day for instant aroma therapy.

# You can get inspired to go floral by sporting ‘flower power’ prints on your attire and break the monotony of a regular work day.

-Sayanti Banerjee