STYLE YOUR PASSION WITH ACCESSORIES (MEN)

If clothes makes the man, accessories complete his look. Save yourself from the wrath of no accessories or even worse bad accessories. A gentleman’s wardrobe is indeed a work of art and reflects his work ethics. Setting up the right wardrobe is crucial but can be very challenging. It’s never really easy. To some it’s considered a waste of time. However, after you have the right items listed it’s easy to set up a wardrobe. Listed here are the 10 MUST HAVE ACCESSORIES IN EVERY MALE WARDROBE:

1) WATCH

A wrist is a terrible thing to waste. I understand perfectly that the phone tells the time. That’s cool and all, but I still think you should strap on a watch. A watch is the one piece of man jewellery that we can get fully behind. Not only does it punctuate an outfit, it also says something about who you are or at least who you aspire to be. So forget about technological  advances for a moment. Think of a watch as you would a tie, who cares if it’s not purely functional? It still plays an integral role in what it means to be a man. Invest in a good quality one.

BRANDS YOU CAN OPT FOR: Swatch, Casio, Timex, Titan, Rolex, Fossil.

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2) TIE

The greater number of ties that a man has the better. Your tie depends on how formal or informal the occasion is. Be careful on how you choose your tie. It is important to avoid ties with a dime a dozen material because even if you pair it with your expensive shirt and suit it’ll still look cheap.  Buy the one made of silk material. It is the best of all. But for informal ties you can settle with cotton blends. Whatever you make of it. CHOOSE WISELY.

BRANDS YOU CAN OPT FOR: Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Arrow, Peter England, Marks and spencer, Louis Philippe.

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3) WALLETS

Your wallet is another accessory you need to invest in. Most men take their wallets for granted. They go for years without replacing it or cleaning it out. Your wallet needs to look classy, feel elegant and of course since it stores your identification documents and the money you worked so hard to get. You can easily find high quality wallets for affordable prices. Quality is not something that can be substituted with anything else. You’ve got to give a quality wallet its due importance in the accessory ladder.

BRANDS YOU CAN OPT FOR: Burberry, Fossil, Coach, Wildcraft, Fastrack, Tommy Hilfiger

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4) COLOGNE

A man who smells good automatically so much more desirable. Style is often interpreted as a physical and tangible presence, you have to either see it or feel it. But for me, style is also about the unseen finer details.  A man’s perfume should reflect his style at the time. while picking a cologne he needs to keep few things in mind:

  • His personal style
  • his lifestyle
  • the event he is attending.

To make your life easier i have shortlisted the best 5 perfumes for you.

  • BLACK by Kenneth Cole: You’d love to wear it at dinner parties and night outs can also for used for everyday wear.
  • GUCCI GUILTY by Gucci: The latest cologne that has captured hearts and senses not only of most men who use it but also the women who smell it on them. Few men say it’s too sweet to be masculine.
  • ETERNITY by Calvin Klein: It is a cologne a modern man needs to keep in his collection. It is aimed at making you comfortable at work place, home or any other occasion.
  • POUR HOMME by Versace: My personal favourite. It is recommended for spring/summer. But can be worn easily throughout the year because of the citric smell.
  • VOYAGE by Nautica: It takes its inspiration from a relaxing day at the sea and its natural fragrances.

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5) CUFF

They are all over the red carpet. Cuffs do a lot- turn up the volume on a tee and jeans look. Whether yours is a raw brass or a precious metal don’t overthink it. Cuffs are to jewellery what students are to classrooms. Nearly impossible to screw up.

BRANDS YOU CAN OPT FOR:  nordstorm.com, Versace, Burberry, amazon.in, snapdeal.com

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6) MESSENGER BAGS

There are few things that personify elegance, class and attention to detail, and your bag is one of them. It increases your style quotient. Can be carried to college. It’s stylish and at the same time there’s room for all the essentials for college.

It compliments a great looking attire. The best part is, it comes in a varieties of colours and sizes. This accessory is timeless and will always be in style.

BRANDS YOU CAN OPT FOR: DKNY, Fastrack, Louis Vuitton, Wildcraft, Baggit

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7) BELT

You can get your outfit down to a tee that fits you perfectly, and if you wear an envious belt, you’ve just hit style jackpot. A belt is more than just an accessory that hold your trousers in place; it’s an extension of your ensemble. You’ve got to remember that your belt should always complement your shoes. So when choosing a belt for your outfit, ensure that you have a pair of shoes that matches your belt.

BRANDS YOU CANT OPT FOR: Arrow, Fastrack, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, Allen Solly, Louis Philippe.

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8) SOCKS

Even though they have been a timeless piece in men’s fashion, it can be  little tricky to pick the right socks. Most men prefer cotton socks because its comfortable. The colour of the socks need to compliment the colour of the shoes.

BRANDS YOU CAN OPT FOR: Levis, Lee, Nike, Adidas, Hugo Boss, Giorgio Armani

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9) SUNGLASSES

Other than providing you protection against the sun rays, sunglasses also add a style quotient to your look. There’s more to buying a pair of sunglasses, than what meets the eye. That’s because not every frame suites everyone’s face shape.  It’s crucial to pick sunglasses according to your face shape. So it is essential to try on the sunglasses before purchasing them. Online shopping for sunglasses is a big NO.

BRANDS YOU CAN OPT FOR: Fendi, Ray Ban, Fastrack, Oakley, Dior.

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10) SCARF

Most men think scarves are meant for women, well that’s not the case. Invest in a high quality scarf and wear it during the winter. It keeps you warm and adds the oomph to your attire. Layering is sexy. Pair it with a pea jacket or a casual coat.

BRANDS YOU CAN OPT FOR: Versace, Alexander McQueen, nordstorm.com, Dolce and Gabbana

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TOP 25 WARDROBE ESSENTIALS FOR WOMEN

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How can you describe a modern women’s wardrobe? Is it full of crisp office wear or slouchy self-employment separates? Does she wear floral in the spring or stick to androgynous silhouettes? The options are as diverse as women themselves, making it almost impossible to identify  a single set of staples that are foundational to everyone. And yet! Some things never change. A pair of razor-sharp black heels looks just as fiercely stylish as it did in the 1980’s, and my time travelling sources tell me black heels are wildly en-voguemduring the 2080’s too. If we, try to pick out the keystones of a modern woman’s wardrobe, the picture that emerges is a little bit serious and a little bit flashy and a little bit devil-may-care-cool. So if any of you modern women need help shopping for basics, well I’ve done the legwork for you.

  1. A SURREALLY PERFECT WHITE T-SHIRT : It has to be lose in a flattering way. Enough said. But seriously, this will save your, “I-don’t- know- what-to-wear” dilemmas. You can wear it with ANYTHING. Yes, you read that right, with anything. It must be kept spotless at all times. Who said effortless fashion is effortless.

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2. THE CHAMBRAY TOP: If you’re a chambray top-virgin you will wonder how you ever dressed without it. It should be fitted and not tight. Wear them alone, layer, wear it over or under them possibilities are endless.

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3. PLAID SHIRTS: Don’t worry, it’s only as grunge as you make it. Wear them alone, layer them. Possibilities are endless. images-4 images-5 images-6  images-7

4. LIGHT COLOURED OXFORD: Pick a colour that suites you the best light colours are perfect for the current weather where i live. Let the rest of the society obsess over their crisp white button downs that are impossible to clean. You already have your white T-shirts that are impossible to clean. 7ece971dd70acd0607c2f4b23ec43b14 8cefc7e8b5f2997cc5963d9f1593dd97 c64a1e5df4331ba05c61ac92108e8eb3

5. BLACK TURTLENECK: For international intrigue and rainy days when you feel a little bit beatnik. lcy_blackturtlenecks images-8images-9

6. A COOL SWEATSHIRT: For those lethargic Sunday evenings when you are too lazy to dress up. Yet, you wanna look nice. 03c49855351c6dd6c9a14fb3ee63b1cd fd7f7cfd883bef83e934e0c702832365images-10

7. BOYFRIEND BLAZER: I like mine with 3/4th sleeves and a streamlined shape. It creates instant polish in any outfit. Wear it to work or over a cocktail dress, the choice is yours.

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8. TWEED JACKET: I’m not saying buy a Chanel Jacket, but a tweed jacket can add some great texture to an otherwise flat outfit. You can go high end or get a good buy at Tibet Mall.

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9. LEATHER JACKET: This is a great investment if you buy a good quality one, it could last a decade. Get one with a classic shape. If you are looking for a good quality one you can opt for Gucci, Zara

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10. FANCY CARDIGAN: I would prefer a sequinned cardigan for that additional oomph. It makes the outfit so much more dressy. 8a8a867acc1158a39259863a1241f99b       8d45ed23e5745709eed01722b66952db        078fbc87c76e54a3a3c2547780916021

11. A GREAT DRESS: Get one that works perfectly with your body. Personally, for my body type, i love a good shift dress that can be belted to perfection. Make sure it is light weight so that it’s easy to layer

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12. THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS(LBD): Get one that has a little oomph. Whether its the peplum detailing, or the lace magic or a cut out. Make it anything but boring.

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13. THE I’M-SEXY-AND-I-KNOW-IT DRESS: For the days you want to ditch the LBD. Opt for something that’s flirty and fun. It makes you look drop dead gorgeous. Throw practicality out of the window and invite frivolousness in.

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14. MAXI SKIRT OR DRESS: Never under-estimate the casual elegance of something that sweeps the floor

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15. TRENCH COAT THAT ACTUALLY FITS:  To get the pep add a belt at your natural waist.

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16. A NOT SO TIGHT PENCIL SKIRT: Because one day you’ll have a job interview. It should be knee length or slightly above the knee. It should be tailored perfectly displaying your curves. Great for work, social gatherings or classy cocktail parties.

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17. DENIM SHORTS: Any length you are comfortable with. A blessing for the summer, since its chic and stylish can be worn in so many possibly ways. Considered the most comfortable outfit for the summer. Nothing less for the winter. It can still be carried off during the cold, with stockings underneath without losing its potency.

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18. THE PERFECT JEANS: Skinny? Bell bottoms? Printed? Boot cut? Boyfriend? Dark wash? Acid wash? That answer is: Whatever works well on you. Unfortunately, that is a path you must travel alone.

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19. COLOURED JEANS: They are trendy. Anything can be carried off with a dose of confidence. Patronize a hue that is a jewel tone or a bold red. 3e0f421a2fd6fa05559e504f90c9be94936b78902f220358d4aa137a12e698d5

20. PANTS THAT SHOW OFF YOUR ANKLE: Whether it’s cuffed skinny jeans or the perfect cigarette jeans, ankles are sexy- they aren’t always going to be as liberated as today. Celebrate them.

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21. PERFECT LEGGINGS:  Ideally you’ll find leggings that are infinitely stretchable, very comfortable and high quality enough to maintain its shape through yoga, napping and sitting cross legged. While still looking good to be carried off as skinny black pants during night outs. H&M have a good collection of leggings. 13e1cd42d03d8aecc00839c6614a3d6b c510eb3efe143441f0d284660a6e1506 efe292dc369cd0a771e54334bdb3f569

22. PALAZZOS:  You need something that tells the world, “I choose to dress like a Bohemian.” While secretly meaning, “It’s the time of the month, I can’t bear anything fitted.”

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23. A SENSUOUS BRA:  Something really hot of your choice. This should make you feel like a Victoria’s Secret model. Oh, definitely go get it professionally fitted. 75% of the women wear wrong bra size.

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24. A STRAPLESS NUDE BRA: This is a MUST have! It will save you. And remember, don’t wear white under white.

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TOP TEN WARDROBE ESSENTIALS FOR MEN

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“Guys don’t need a lot of choices, they need the right choice”

          Fashion by nature is obsolete after one season. It gets difficult to keep up with the changing trends

especially if you lead a busy life. You may not be the most fashion conscious male out there, you

may even think dressing commendably doesn’t matter. Well, you’re wrong.

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” 

The good news is you just need to get a few items right in your wardrobe, and you can 

get through an entire year in style.

1. A WHITE SHIRT

 

A crisp white shirt is a classic staple and every man should own one that suits his body type. 
It is an invaluable piece of clothing for both formal and casual occasions.   
You can experiment with a variety of light colored shirts useful in
the summer       .
                Checked and striped patterns are necessary in your wardrobe too.
                 Plaid shirts are a classic item too. They are great for the weekend.
                    Guys can wear it with a pair of colored chinos to mix it up or with
                     a pair of jeans, with the sleeves rolled up for a casual look.

2. BLANK T-SHIRTS

  Make sure you have a couple of white and black or slate ones. After that its up to how colors
look with your skin tone. They need to fit right (not too baggy or skin tight unless you are muscular).
Crew or V neck up to personal preference.
              Polo shirts are another classic garment. They are meant to fit well.

3. BLAZERS

A blazer that fits well can come handy all around the year. A black, classic grey or navy
blue blazer is a must in every male wardrobe. You can team it with a pair of jeans or
khaki pants apart from the standard trousers.
                                    Tweed blazers and formal blazers can be used for every 
formal event. Whereas, sport's coats and sport's blazers can be worn for more 
casual events like to a club or a party.

4. A SUIT

"A well tailored suit is to women what lingerie is to men."
Whether you are a part of the corporate world or not it is essential to own a well-tailored 
suit. A suit is traditionally an element of the formal dress-code. Stick to the classic
colors like black, grey or navy blue to begin with.

5. TIE

"A well tied tie is the first serious step  in life." Rightly quoted by Oscar Wilde.
A classy tie is another piece of clothing every man should own. Ties can be 
used to experiment and create a look of your choice depending on the occasion.
Undoubtedly a tie can uplift and add grace to your look. Whereas, a shabby, sloppy tie
will only bring down the charm of the entire couture. Hence, it's essential to master the art of
wearing a tie.

6. BELT

A classic black leather belt is a must have in every men's wardrobe. When you are
buying a belt make sure it's not too big and gaudy. A formal belt shouldn't have any
additional embellishments. It shouldn't be too long as it shouldn't over extend in the loops of
your jeans or trousers.

7. A PAIR OF BLUE JEANS

I'm sure that all you men out there have more than one pair of blue jeans, but the key is to 
possess a pair of  jeans that fits well and accentuates your body type. It is vital to own a pair of jeans
for all those casual and semi formal outings. Pair them with shirts or t-shirts and casual blazers combined
with a pair of sneakers or loafers.
                        Stay away from jeans that are too skinny, tight or long. Leave the skinny jeans for the girls.
Men sporting extremely tight skinny jeans is one of the biggest fashion faux pas. 

8. SLIM FIT CHINOS

Yes, I'm talking about style, but comfort cannot be compensated on. Especially if you live in
a place where the weather does not  favour your wish to experiment with different fashion trends
comfort is critical. They can be teamed with shirts or t shirts. It gives you a more relaxed style
and you can wear it to work as well.
                     Popularly known as Khakis, but that's just a color. Make sure they're straight leg. 
None of the pleated shit. These will take a work to find, but Levi's 511 trousers are a good starting point.     

9. SHOES

FORMAL SHOES
Black and brown coloured formal shoes should be a part of your wardrobe. If you're wearing black shoes wear a 
black belt and if you're wearing brown shoes wear brown belt. Avoid wearing shoes that are too pointed in the front. 
It is a trend that has been doing the rounds. However, an extremely pointed shoe is a big NO. It's neither stylish
nor comfortable. Take a pick on the basic styles.
LOAFERS OR SNEAKERS
Loafers are comfortable and every man should own at least one pair of loafers. They can be paired  with
trousers, a suit for a formal occasion as well as jeans or chinos. With loafers its always a win-win 
situation.
           Sneakers can be a little tricky. However, sporting the classic ones, the kind of shoes that can 
be worn with anything would be your safest bet.This pair should be a very basic, low cut lace up style without
any additional embellishments. Choose a color that can be teamed with everything from jeans to trousers.

10. SOCKS

Socks constitute an important part of your overall attire. Just because they're hidden underneath your trousers 
and inside your shoes you cannot  NOT pay attention to the socks you're wearing. A very important rule is that
the colour of your socks should match with the colour of your trousers and not your shoes. 
  1. For some inspiration, GQ has these four different suggestions for you :
  2. 1. Checked socks
  3. 2. Broad striped socks
  4. 3. Mono colored pair of socks in self stripes
  5. 4. Printed socks

Most of you might already have a lot of or even all the above mentioned items in your wardrobe.

Now you just have to use your creativity to mix and match well and create a style that resonates with your persona.

 

LAST MINUTE RULES

1. Match socks to your pants to create a steady flow.

2. Make sure everything fits  your shoulders. If the seam is before or past your shoulders, get it tailored or don’t wear it.

3. Don’t be afraid to shop everywhere, some stores have better reputation but chances are you can find at least one jewel amongst the heaps of trash in any store.

Example: thrift and overstock stores.

4. Try to avoid obvious branding as much as possible. (see: Abercrombie and Fitch, Louis Vuitton, Coco Chanel)

5. Find a good tailor.

While not all graphic tees are bad, most of them are.

7. If you’re doubting whether or not something looks good it probably doesn’t.

8. Always match your shoes and belt.

9. Your pants are too short if you can see your socks as you walk.

 

 

SHADES OF A RAINBOW

The colour of the sea makes me want to go all shades of blue this summer. It reminds me of special memories and  the lovely feeling you have only on a holiday. I would go for turquoise and an electric cobalt blue. Blue definitely has a chic vibe this summer.
                          But on the other side a rainbow lit up the collection drenching this season in head to toe primaries and colour-blocked brights.Most dazzling of all are spring/summer's multicolored creations-looks that pulse with shade upon sumptuous shade. 
               "There was a wonderful juxtaposing of colour this season", says Lucinda Chambers. 

These are a few celebrities carrying off the colour-block look this summer. 

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