While passing by the same streets, we often forget to notice what has changed around us. It is all about reaching the destination in a hurry. Similarly, in Life we forget to stop by and live the moments while chasing our ‘goals’. One of the trending goals I feel is that of looking for a ‘positive vibe’ around us to feel happy. So the question is, can we create a HAPPY environment for ourselves in any surrounding?
Is there an evergreen colour? Trust me it is B-L-U-E and not black! Well, this dynamic hue offers shades to choose from as per your mood and you can mix and match sky, navy, torquise,midnight and royal blues to define your personal style statement. Also,
it’s a cool colour to wear this summer whether you choose to go funky or feminine.
Here are the two ways to do the blues this season:
-Keep it simple and fuss free with an A-line dress of any length. It can take you from one meeting to another all day, even if you are travelling in this heat.
-Choose a breathable fabric like cotton or linen this season.
-Stripes are in fashion always and you can add a few nautical motifs too.
-As far as accessorising is concerned, keep it functional. A colourful sling bag can add a bit of spunk to even a work attire.
-A crop top, racer back singlet or even a smart t-shirt works. Make sure that it fits you well. Anti-fit styles are fun too when you team them up with fitted bottoms.
-Hot pants are really hot this season but wear the length that makes you feel comfortable.
-For accessories, add a cute bow and carry a back pack that’s trending currently.
And you are good to go…
Photo credit- Rajat Saini Photography
-Crop top and hot pants from VEROMODA
-Maxi dress from Reliance Trends
-Backpack and sling bag from Accessorize
How innovative can you get with stripes, depends on you. So next time you decide to wear something semi-formal to work, ditch the stripped business shirt and opt for a smart dungaree instead. Here’s what I choose to do to make my weekday dressing different and feel wow even on a Monday!
# Team up a simple black and white stripe bottom-wear with a fresh green for a change. A hint of fluorescent always has a fun and funky effect.
#Keep the mood casual chic with minimal accessories.
#Simple makeup and clean hairdo always works best to complement this street style effortlessly.
Makeup is like magic that can totally transform the way you feel on a Monday. But if you keep applying the same set of cosmetics in the ‘formula way’, then you would obviously not be able to experience the Wow. Get innovative and try out something interesting like a ‘No Makeup’ look with just 3 Maybelline products like I did.
Here’s how it works for a post-work outing:
# I first applied Maybelline BB cream – Clear Glow – 02 Radiance on my face. I love the texture and the subtle, soft finish it has and makes the skin look flawless.
# Ever since I discovered The Nudes palette of eye shadows, it has become my ‘go to’ solution. I can use the shades of brown, beige and black to define my eyes in as many ways as I can imagine. As an add on, I groom my eyebrow with the tan brown colour and contour my face with the same. It’s a 3 way wonder product for me!
# Since I wanted to keep the lips soft, I opted for a hint coral with Color Show – Orange icon lipstick and felt picture perfect instantly!
Google is informative and sometimes quite surprising as well. This would be just another ‘Monday’ unless I chanced upon the fun fact that it is ‘Kiss Day’! You may find it cute or ‘huh’, I suggest you make it ‘Wow’ your style. Here’s what you can do may be to…
Keep – It – Simple- n- Sweet:
#Wardrobe: If you choose to be fashion forward, sport the quirky lip prints on the attire you wear today. It is trending this season so make the most of it!
#Accessories: You can sport a neck piece or earrings with lip motifs or even hair accessories to keep it cute.
You can try an ombre style that MAC Cosmetics Artist, Manseey Vorra from MAC PRO Store, Juhu created for me.
As seen in the pix, I am wearing a bright red -Ruby Woo on the outer rim of my lips and a hint of a fuchsia pink – Flat Out Fabulous in the inner core of the puckers
#Well, pout for a pretty selfie if nothing else since this dual-tone effect will instantly plump up your pout, make you look stunning and wow!
If you think YAWN can be your style statement for the first day of the week, then it’s time to wake up to some magic of makeup. MAC Cosmetics Artist, Manseey Vorra from MAC PRO Store, Juhu, helped me to perfect the ‘Un-sleepy’ Monday look (as I call it!), with smart use of products.
Here’s how to do it:
# Make sure to apply a good foundation to create the illusion of a flawless complexion.
# Add a dash of blush on the apples of the cheeks to look fresh.
# Pretty up the eyes by playing with a hint of pop colour towards the inner corners of the eyes.
Also, make sure to blend it into a warmer colour that you can use in the socket of the eyes, towards the outer corners.
#Groom the eyebrows with a dust of dark eyeshadow and fill in the gaps between the hair to make them look fuller.
#Keep the pout soft and subtle with a touch of colour that complements this look beautifully.
Shrug off those Monday blues and get glamourous even while you are @work.
Products used from MAC Cosmetics: Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation; Haute & Naughty Waterproof Lash; Fuchsia Pigment; ProLongwear Blush- Fleeting Romance and Spirit Lipstick