For all the Bollywood fans, IIFA is their favorite award show. Not only because it celebrates and acknowledge the hard work of their favorite actors, but because it also sets higher fashion standards. Women always look upon these Bollywood divas to get a fair knowledge about the new trends and latest styles. From the cape dresses to the trendy hairstyles, you get to know about the all new things to look fashionable. And IIFA 2016, made us witness some of the sizzling styles and colors of the season carried by the leading ladies of the industry.
So let’s get together and have a look at the ladies that rocked IIFA 2016, Read more
The wedding season is upon is in its full festive and fashion glory. And every time it comes a-visiting we all ask ourselves the same question – What to wear? Borrow, buy or recycle old clothes, the wedding season tends to test and push our creativity. You might not be the bride but at moments like these, you feel Bride-Zilla channeling through you.
To avoid moments of hair-pulling (be it your own or someone else’s) we’ve decided to help you out with some tips. Since prints are in for festive wear this year, here are some ideas for traditional as well as contemporary prints that you can incorporate in your clothes!
Floral motifs during the wedding season are common. Be it embroidered, appliqued or patch-worked, they’re everywhere. But a complete floral print on your outfit will make you stand out. As with any outfit, balancing things out is important. So if you’re wearing a floral printed lehenga, keep the choli plain.
A leheriya saree never goes wrong – it has this ability to convey a sense of royal class with a touch of flirty fun. Available in a variety of colors, an applique of gota patti and rhinestones goes a long mile. But for a twist, why not go for a leheriya suit? Keep the silhouette long with palazzos underneath for a chic outfit.
The way to work with this print is to use a rich material like silk to create your outfit. Be it a lehenga, suit or a saree, the entire fabric needs to be covered with the pattern. For such a festive occasion, try working with large paisley motifs.
Vertical, horizontal or chevron, a striped print works on all body types amazingly well. Opt for a pattern of bold stripes on a heavier fabric for a chic look. The combination of a western print on an ethnic outfit will definitely make you stand out.
When nothing else works, go kitsch! Bright colors in a mix and match pattern of abstract shapes and florals add a vibrancy all on its own. This type of a pattern works great with a lehenga or a saree and a solid colored blouse to balance it all out.
When it comes to clothes, if we can’t buy them, we go for the tried and tested method of beg, borrow or steal. A highly recommended method for every fashionista, why not test it out on your boyfriend/husband, dad/brother? We anyway raid their closets for those over-sized t-shirts that are magically super comfy. So this time, let’s do it with a sartorial twist. Yes, all their clothes will be large on you but that is the point – to make the large size work.
So here’s a list of 5 items that you can nab from a man’s wardrobe and make it into a fabulous fashion statement!
The White Button-Down Shirt
As it is, a white button-down shirt is a classic item of clothing and is something we should all have in our closets irrespective of gender. But a man’s white shirt on a girl becomes an entirely different story. There’s no denying that it will look like an ill-fitting smock when you first wear it. Tying a belt or scarf around your waist and rolling up the sleeves helps. Because of its length, you can wear it as a shirt dress too. If not then style it up with leggings or a fitted skirt.
Men’s blazers always have a separate and distinctive cut to them which is absolutely crucial in this case. The whole point with stealing borrowing one is to play around with an androgynous look. Leave the size be but do roll up the sleeves. You don’t want to look like a little child playing with grown-up clothes. However, some men’s blazer do tend to be more rigid from the shoulders; try to avoid those as they won’t ever sit or look right. Opt for the slightly worn-in or slouchy ones. You can even do the same with cardigans and jackets!
Get this – sweatshirts can be super stylish too! Comfort and fashion are our favourite combination and over-sized sweatshirts are the ultimate in comfort. To counter-act the slouchy fit and to avoid looking like you just got out of bed, pair up the sweatshirt with lace detailed or similarly girly style lowers. The juxtaposing look of sporty and feminine is a sure hit.
The Boyfriend Jeans
Before we actually got a custom-made boyfriend looking jeans for women, the trend was to literally wear your boyfriend’s jeans. Basically, a man’s pair of jeans. The loose and baggy fit, like the sweatshirt, when peppered with a girly item is what makes this look work. Hack away or roll up the cuffs and go at it with a pumice stone for a ripped look if it isn’t already. Style it up with a fitted top else you might look like a hobo.
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Wearing a men’s watch has always been cool whether you’ve nabbed your dad’s or lovingly taken your partner’s. And since big dials for women are in, it works out great. In the fashion sense and in the money sense too. Being devoid of extra jewels and frou-frou details, these watches add a sense of inherent class to your ensemble. If the watch is too big for your wrist despite clasping it at its tightest, then stack a few bracelets under it and let it slouch like a bangle.
Picture this – you have an important meeting on Monday and you reach work with mismatched chappals, messed up hair and a creased shirt? Is this enough to give you the chills and wake you up from your cozy reverie? Yes, Monday morning blues begin with being clueless about the right outfit to wear to work!
For a super-busy working woman, this nightmare is often a reality when you reach into your cupboard to pick out the next best thing to wear and there is nothing at all. Depression can set it right there and then! It is true that dressing up right has a mysterious but direct relationship with our mood. Several researchers have stated that dressing up right equals to winning half the battle.
While we are not saying you need to look top-notch and make a fashion statement, you can dress smart!
So let us take a look at the quick, easy yet effective ways to lift your inner goddess on a Monday morning with simple outfit options:
It is really that simple – wear bright to feel bright. Pick up bright coloured kurtas like the one above and team it with a contrasting palazzo. Add an oversized bag to store in all your beauty essentials and wear simple flats or Kolhapuris to complete the look. You are sure to bring a smile to many on a mundane Monday!
Have that important client meeting or a review meeting today? Don’t fret! Just impress them with a well-fitted dress to boost your confidence, add drop earrings and complete the look with comfortable block heels.
It is time to make up everyone sit up and take notice of you! Step in style with your debonair trousers paired with a cool, classy white shirt and some wedges. Walk in with confidence and feel everyone’s eyes on you!
Want that understated yet serious look? Try combining blue and black! Wear a simple blue, Chinese-collared Kurta like the one here and pair it with a black palazzo. Wear flats or Kolhapuris to complete the look. Believe me, you can never go wrong here.
Bored of wearing the regular kurta and churidar? Then its time to precipitate everyone with your new wardrobe makeover. These fitted pants, a structured top and classic accessories would make you look like a celeb. Let your envious counterparts fume a little more.
This is the easiest look to achieve. Slip on a simple, basic dress with formal, ballerinas and team it with a nice leather bag. You will be done dressing in less than ten minutes! What more could a girl ask for?
A classic watch, an oversized bag and comfortable heels are all you need to feel good on a Monday. As long as you have these work wear essentials, you can wear anything and everything to work and let people drool over your look.
Let’s get a little retro. Palazzos are back in fashion with a bang. Don’t want to feel left out, right? So what are you waiting for? Make these beautiful white printed palazzo yours. Put these wide and uber enjoyable pants and play around with the colors and pick one that will make heads turn! Add a bright solid colour kurta and chic heels or simple flats.
Hopefully, these easy-to-put-together looks will help you through the work week and put your outfit worries to rest!
Remember the dauntless beauty from Fukrey? Yes you have all the reasons to be thrilled as we are going to talk about the very talented Richa Chadda. Best known for her aptitude in Bollywood flicks like Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Gangs of Wasseypur and Fukrey, this starlet has all that it takes to be a style pioneer.
The best words for describing her are forthright, obdurate, and honest.
This Delhi’s daughter firmly believes in being intrepid with her style and that’s what she does every single time. Well that can be attributed to her alma meter in Delhi ( St. Stephen’s College).
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She began her career as a model and went on to become the bright thespian that she is today.
Her diligent sense of style makes her stand apart from most of the actresses in her meadow. She knows how to carry herself and dresses to kill each time she is spotted appearing in public or even onscreen.
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We are extremely excited to welcome her on board and really look forward to get some serviceable styling tips from her.
Below are some of her very awe-inspiring looks which you may grab from LimeRoad:
When people hear tie-dye, they usually think about peace, love, and the groovy hippie era. I, on the other hand, remember the time I decided tie-dye would be my new DIY obsession. Yes, I learned to tie-dye my own clothes using a box-kit I found in the arts and crafts aisle of a store. Fast forward many years, and tie-dye is trending. Designers like Michael Kors and Alexander Wang have already stained and splashed some of their latest collections with the tie-dye effect.
Check out some of our top, highly fashionable tie-dye looks:
If you’re a bit shy about color, but want to branch out of an all black wardrobe, this may be just the thing for you. This simple, spotted blue and yellow tie-dye scarf will go with a plain white or black T-shirt, without going overboard with color.
Palazzo pants are everywhere at the moment and they’re ideal for our tropical climate. This blue and white tie-dyed pair is indeed reminiscent of the 60s bell-bottoms, yet extremely modern and fashion forward!
Tie-dye dresses are often disregarded as coming across as too bohemian chic and for the free-spirited lass. But they don’t have to be! This deep wine and yellow shift dress is as elegant as they come. Pair it with the right accessories and perhaps a sleek chignon and you’ve got yourself a suave outfit.
Tie-dye and maxi dresses are truly an unbeatable combination. These dresses always seem to work, especially when they are in simple, vibrant colors. This peach and white maxi dress is breezy and alluring. Cinch the waist with a delicate belt and deck it out with a statement necklace for a gorgeous day look.
We’ve all drooled over designer dresses through those shiny windows. The colours, the sophistication, the forward trendsetting style and wondered when we were going to own one. When there are names as big as Victoria Beckham, Chanel, Louis Vuitton involved we’re bound to go weak in our knees regardless of their style. But today, we’re going to help you take a step back and figure which designer fits your style and personality. By the end of this article, the day when you’re ready to purchase your very own designer outfit, you’ll know exactly which shop to enter.
Urban Chic, 80’s, 90’s
If you’re the kind who doesn’t give any regard to which decade you’re living in and the styles connected with it. If you’re not afraid of mixing it up, the 80,s , 90’s and still end up looking nonchalant, then your designer match is Alexander Wang.
Alexander Wang launched his brand in 2007, and has quickly climbed up the fashion ladder to garner fans as big as Mary Kate Olsen, Megan Fox and more. His clothes are cool, casual and roll up decades into one.
Sophisticated, Figure Flattering
If you’ve got that dashing figure and love flaunting it, whether it’s to work, a party or a get together, your match is Victoria Beckham.
Her clothes are customized to the needs of high fashion everyday women. She’s got the figure hugging, modest, sophisticated dresses that make women feel empowered. She generally has that intense mix of masculinity and femininity in her designs to give you that edgy look.
If you’re the sporty kind who loves the relaxed Polo Tees, shirts and skirts or love the classic tux then your match is Ralph Lauren.
Ralph Lauren launched his brand back in 1968, and is the go to designer for the classics. He is best known for his Polo label. He loves simplicity; so if you don’t mind skipping vibrant colours and neon palettes this one’s definitely for you.
Urban Street Style, Harajuku
Do you love wild prints, drop crotch trousers? Do you love experimenting with trends from other cultures? Then you’ll find your perfect match in Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B.
She started her line in 2006; she’s inspired by the fusion of South American, Japanese and Afro-Caribbean stylings. Penelope Cruz, Lucy Liu and Kelly Osborne have openly stated their love for her clothes. They are fun and different – not meant for the weak hearted.
Did you know? Gwen Stefani named her brand after her first solo album – Love. Music. Angel. Baby. Now that tune’s stuck in your head isn’t it?
If you like your clothes to be classy, conservative classics then you are definitely a Chanel girl. If you love those iconic Chanel No.5 perfumes, leather purses and tweed skirts and cardigans, look no further.
Chanel doesn’t need much of an introduction, launched in 1909 in Paris, Chanel has been one of the most elite brands in the world for a long time now. Its style encourages sexy, feminine yet modest outfits.
Do you get dreamy eyed when you see dresses that ooze with structure, power but are put together with some beautiful feminine drapes? Your match is Prabal Gurung.
This Nepalese designer has made it big in the global fashion scenario in the past 6 years. In his short span, he’s got Zoe Saldana, Sarah Jessica Parker and Oprah Winfrey admitting to the love of his line. He’s the kind of designer who can find inspiration in anything.
Did you know? He once designed an entire collection after he was inspired by his mom’s 70’s YSL Rive Gaunce perfume.
If you love your prim and proper outfits, with a twist like graffiti, urban textures and edgy accents executed with subtlety, then you will find your match in the forever green Louis Vuitton.
Louis Vuitton has been in the industry, making waves, since 1854 – one of the longest lasting names in the fashion business. Marc Jacobs was responsible for creating the ready to wear lines of the trademark brown and tan checks with the iconic LV.
Hello girls, let’s walk the street and groove with the beat checking out some raging style pieces and uber cool accessories – all in desi Bollywood eshtyle! What could be more inspiring than Bollywood empresses themselves? Let’s have a look at what’s in this season when we talk about street style looks.
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Don the greek goddess look with pretty pastels and unleash your women power just as Jacqueline did. Layered skirts have been topping the charts. Pick up some stylish accessories for your chittiyan kalayian and modest gladiator sandals for your feet. Florals and pastels is an ideal combination to help you combat heat pangs throughout the day.
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Looking for something out-of-this-world? Do it the Sonam way with loud colors, clear prints and some outlandish oomph as abhi toh party shuru hui hai! Westernize the choicest ethnics in your wardrobe by transforming them into well fit crop tops to go with comfortable long skirts. Load your look with some wonderful junk jewelry & you are good to go.
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Go Goth like Sonakshi for your desi kalakar with a sexy check shirt and biker jacket coupled with oh-so-hot shorts. A crisp belt would not only make you look lean but also add definition to your look. Sharp strappy heels with detailing complement your attire. Try the latest Goth jewels collection by LimeRoad to make your look more authentic. This is one of the most flexible styles with which you can protect your hair from sun damage with a sporty cap.
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Take some inspiration from Anushka & walk char kadam or ride your way to the destination in flirty florals. Floral print dresses complete our list of the street style guide. A spacy leatherette bag-pack is all you need to carry your essentials this summer. Choose sneakers or flats over conventional pumps and heels to heal your feet.
Get the ultimate Bollywood dose with stylish clothing picks by LimeRoad. Bag all the looks and upgrade your wardrobe with street style summer outfits.
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Seen this look somewhere? In a famous song probably? Here’s a clue – which is your favorite day of the week? I bet you got what I’m hinting at. Let’s do some Saturday Saturday the carefree Alia way with sequined top and red hot shorts. Let your hair loose and add some spice to your look with fashion-forward accessories. Stylize your feet with sturdy stilettos as you wouldn’t want sore feet to hinder your charm on the dance floor. The mantra to beat this summer heat is simply to ‘keep it short’.
Recall your good old backpack days; I’m pretty sure the last time you sported one was in high school. The backpack has gone through an intense makeover and I just can’t get enough of it! I also understand that the inner fashionista within you would have loved and treasured this geeky look. I used to take my backpack in high stride and sport it with utter pride. The point that I am trying to make here is that these cool-new revamped backpacks are back in trend. Let’s have a look at ways in which you can integrate these stunning backpacks into your wardrobe.
Dress up for hard rock events with statement Goth backpacks to experience the power of band music, hep follower-parade, millions of heads swaying to the music, drummer cadences and more. ‘Goth Girl’ look is all you need; to be rock-ready with this multi-purpose pocketed bag that comes with tiny rock-like embellishments that enliven the hidden rock empress within you.
Spread your wings, love-laugh and live all the moments life brings in. Be the Bold Butterfly and show your true colors to the world with this tastefully designed multi-print bag. It has everything that you need for a perfect summer outing with your pals. This bag has been designed to go well with long ethnic skirts.
This stylish silver sleek backpack is a must-have for every wardrobe as we have transitioned from the primordial Flintstone era to ultra modern Jetson era. Funky prints on the bag will help you take a deep dip into the suave style quotient; go ahead flaunt it with your favorite shorts and tee.
Backpacks are a big trend right now as I have been observing them on leading fashion runways. Bag this fashion forward backpack if you are obsessed about carrying all your things in style. Check out the wide range of stylish backpacks here at LimeRoad for all your fashion needs (I know you are as impatient as I am!).
Bagging the right backpack has surpassed the trend of buying cool clothes this season. Your backpack is more than a piece of luggage; it’s a statement of how cool you are. Think of backpacks as a fashion staple that enables you to effortlessly carry a mini-mobile home with you. Don’t be surprised on seeing this everyday backpack settling right next to the list of your can’t-live-without essentials – denims and sneakers.
Bold, modern, embellished backpacks are leading the charts of statement accessories. We aren’t alone as many celebs from Lady Gaga, Lily Allen to Kristen Bell have been actively sporting the backpack look in ways you wouldn’t have ever imagined. Take inspiration from these stunning beauties and jump back into back-to-school-inspired style. So get ready to rejuvenate your wardrobe with these quintessential backpacks.
Spread your wings with ‘butterfly prints’ and get ready for a saucy summer affair. I came across peppy butterfly prints and realized that they have a unique flirty feminine appeal that will attract the attention of every lady! More than that, I look at butterflies as symbol of freedom, compassion and confidence. I have taken inspiration from mystic rain forests, scenic beaches, exotic flowers and elements of nature to integrate these beautiful butterfly prints into your wardrobe.
Breathe easy with comfortable cottony butterfly graphic tees. This is a classic pick for all you playful women out there. Get set for a dreamy day ahead with this casual butterfly tee coupled with a stone washed denim skirt. This is one of the most wearable fashion picks of this season. No matter who you are and what you do, butterfly tees are an ultimate fashion staple for every ‘youthful’ woman. It would be easy to integrate this trend in your wardrobe without much-a-do. Wear uber cool oval shaped sunglasses preferably brown in color with solid grey zip-up boot, a bow and you are set to go!
Personify your style quotient with gorgeous bird print dresses. Fashion is inarguably one of the strongest modes of depicting your persona. I recommend that you pick up prints that convey quite a lot about your personality. This trendy bird print dress reflects your independence and states that there’s nothing in this world that could beat your resonance. You can also go for long dresses with these beautiful prints. An elegant brown floral handbag is good for carrying your essentials. Accessorize with butterfly inspired jewelry like these chain drop earrings and light make-up. Choose comfortable chic tan sandals to go with this dress.
All of us look for casual stuff that’s compact enough to be worn daily. Add some casual tops with cover-me sleeves that go well with all kinds of contrasting hues. Flaunt your feminine style with this poly chiffon top with vibrant butterfly prints. Team it with mid-rise baby pink skinny pants. Let the hearts around you flutter as you step out in style. Don’t forget to add some bling factor to your feet with gold embellishments on these stylish wedges.
Jumpsuits in butterfly prints have stolen all the limelight this year. This irresistible statement-piece is easy on your body and versatile enough to make you look refreshingly fresh throughout the day. You can pick playful prints with small butterflies in cool colors for a sophisticated look. I have chosen a sleek snake print handbag as I want to keep the look as organic and natural as possible. UV protected aviator sunglasses are a must this season. Let your heels holiday with golden metallic bow embellished brown box pumps.
These butterfly inspired looks equip with all the freedom that you need to spice up your wardrobe for all occasions. By now you must have realized that the colors of summer blend really well these prints. I am sure you would love to don this fashion emblem that symbolizes feminity and color power.