Magic of Monochrome

Magic of Monochrome

By Anu Upadhyayula

What does monochrome mean? It means “one color”, so you can match a blue skirt with a top in a lighter blue for example. Choosing your outfits is infinitely easier when you stick to a monochrome wardrobe. Monochrome is just gorgeous, flattering and different without being risqué. It almost suits everyone and adds formal touch to any outfit. This look is on the trends chart this year and is not fading out any time soon. Nevertheless, it is believed to spin magic. Apart from fabrics, bags and statement jewellery are no less to adapt this monochrome trend. Ditch the glittery and pop coloured accessories for this monochrome arm candy, just for the sake of it. It simplifies outfit planning and is an outstanding classic. Let’s look how this long-time fashion staple can be dressed up!

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 Sheath Spin

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Do you find it thoroughly annoying that a different colour is ‘in’ every season? Then monochrome look could be just what you want. It’s a classic look, if you prefer keeping your look simple and away from being showy. Monochrome poly knit sheath dress is the right choice if you are on a constant lookout for monochrome classic, that too in black! What else could a girl ask for? Pamper your curves with this body hugging stretchable silhouette. It’s scoop neck is beyond cute. Add classic monochrome pumps or heels for a glorious look.

Aztec and Monochrome

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This beautiful dress is both trendy and chic with Aztec elements incorporated all over the dress. What next? It’s in monochrome! Dig into your wallet and make this yours within no time. Monochrome makes accessorizing easy. You don’t need a bag, belt or shoes for every single outfit you own. To add that extra glamour, a black sling bag, wedges and statement neckpiece would do for a night out!

Mesh and Monochrome

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The two trends that are fresh from the runways are right here in one ensemble. This two toned bodycon monochrome dress has a mesh yoke, which is to die for. This mid-thigh dress skims down your curves, accentuates your best features as it uses the stronger colour lower down and makes you look priceless. Sweetheart neckline is really flattering. Take those pumps out for a walk. Period.

Skirt Mania

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Skirts are back with a bang. Pleated and in monochromatic hues, they are sure to create ripples wherever you go and leaves you fatigued with praises. This dual toned tiered skirt with pleated detailing promises to flaunt a relaxed silhouette. Go mild on accessories but don’t forget to wear this with ballerinas.

Cut-Out Dress

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This cutout dress at waist acts as a showstopper at a party. Being a monochromatic number, this midi dress is a casual outfit if you are ok to show a bit of skin without looking over exposed. Beware of those seductive glares from your beau. We are wearing ours with black platform heels and a box clutch. And you?

Monochrome might seem boring at first glance, but it has to offer a number of advantages. Plus it never goes out of style. Buy some classic pieces, throw in a few cheaper bargains when you fancy something new, and your wardrobe will be simple to plan. Are you a basic black kind of girl, or do you love bright colors? Comments box is all yours!

Trend Alert: White Blouses

Trend Alert: White Blouses

By Anu

Every woman craves to look and feel cool under the blazing hot sun. Summer has made it’s way and has been blowing hot waves forever now. White is said to be the ever hottest trends. It is such a bright colour without being much  in-your-face. Adding white is as good as adding instant chic to any outfit, and if it’s a blouse?  Am sure it’s a luxury buy. White blouses are quite versatile for a while now considering they can be worn with both business-style outfits and more casual ones. While we all might have embraced a little white last season, this year will go one step further- it’s not just all white that is getting attention but also white blouses have been accepted by all the fashionistas worldwide. Here’s some great tips and looks on ways to wear glamorous white blouses, so you can be sure you’re getting it right.

Lace Up with Denim

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Basic blouses in sleeveless styles are not only ideal for summer months but can also be layered when the temperature drops. This reasonable and cheerful option has embellishments in lace for that extra style quotient. Wear it with denims or coloured jeans for a casual-stylish day look or tuck it into tailored pants for something more refined. Accessorize for a chiseled look and don’t forget to add some pop of colour if you feel white is more daunting.

Flirty-Cropped Look

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Treat yourself by investing in a luxe crop top. This one is made from off-white cotton-polyester blend. It has a classic design with foldable sleeves and a beautiful collared neckline. Give this basic blouse a more edgy and contemporary look by teaming it with a pair of skinnies. Flaunt your midriff lovelies! Up the chic look with ankle boots and a clutch, you’re good to go!

Get All Ruffled Up

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Breathe easy in this ruffled up sleeveless lace top which screams style. This layered white blouse is made from cotton and has a button-down bodice. The subtle details of the top are sure to flatter your senses. Work it into a cool night time look by teaming it with a pair of black palazzos, pointy red pumps for that dash of colour and metallic jewellery.

White Boxy Shirt

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This white boxy shirt is claimed to be the wardrobe classic. It has a laser cut hemline and short sleeves. Wear it over printed pants and pointed heels for an on-trend look. Wedges would also do to add that instant glamour and a cross body bag is recommended to go along with it. Bingo!

Whiff of Layering

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Tank tops are summer favourite. In keeping with this season’s draped silhouette, choose a basic white tank top with a slouchy asymmetrical shrug over it. This style of tank top is the perfect base for layering. Wear this look with a well fitted pair of jeans along with stylish boots and a tote to wind off the doll look.

Whether you’re after an investment piece or something more affordable, these are just a few basic blouses for you to try out. These basic white blouses will stand the test of time, fashion-wise and is essential to any wardrobe. How would you style these blouses? Post here!

The Heel Style Guide

The Heel Style Guide

By Nidhi

“I have spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live?” Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City. When it comes to shoes, Sarah Jessica Parker can never get it wrong. Heels, the first love of every fashionista. However, with so many styles and types, comes in the ambiguity of choosing one over the other. But, don’t worry! we at LimeRoad have got for you the ultimate Heel Style Guide that you have been looking for. Now you too can be the real life Carrie Bradshaw 🙂

Kitten Heels

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This one is on the top of my list and I love my little kitten heels for they can be worn for hours together without hurting my feet even a bit. They are the best choice when you have to be on your feet for a while and need a bit of height.

Pumps

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Pumps the lingo for classic closed toed high heels. They are between two and three inches in height and wide at the base. They are low cut in front. Pumps are the favourite work wear for every girl.

Wedge Heels

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Heel and sole run together from top down in a wedge heel. Wedge heels are primarily of two typer: Wedge sandals and shoes. Wedge  sandals as shown in the picture above are generally open in the front whereas wedge shoes have a closed front.

Platforms

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Platforms may be officially declared as the most comfortable high heels ever. A wide base and minimal difference between the front and the  back makes them ultra enjoyable. The heels are mostly made of plastic, wood and cork. They are the most common types worn to increase height to the maximum.

Sling Back Heels

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The sling back heels can heels of any type with a strap to wrap the achillies heel. The strap provides for great support and helps to stabilise.

High Heeled Boots

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Ankle length high heeled boots are an ideal footwear for the ongoing spring season. In the recent years these 70’s boots have made quite a popular comeback. They are much sought after for this season as the long boots tend to overkill, these make for a perfect rescue.

You are now all prepared to win the heels puzzle and shall always dress to impress.

Saturday Special: Neon Green

Saturday Special: Neon Green

Weekends come and pass by in a jiffy and boom comes another weekend, but trends knock your door rarely once gone. This spring/summer is all about vibrant colours, and flashy neon is a bright option you’ll adore. It might be 80’s trend but they’ve made a modern comeback for today’s trendsetters. There are some amazing ways to sport this trend and incorporate into your outfit. Whether you’re taking a walk, sleepover with your friends or a fun party, a hint of neon plays the game.  Among neons, pink and green top the charts and let’s get you indulged in green this time. There are so many reasons why green is gorgeous, most importantly because it is the colour of nature and it makes a fabulous fashion statement. Don’t you worry flaunting this electrifying trend especially when neutral colours are your go-to colours, I got you covered! Check out some of the ways to wear neon and make eyes pop out when you are out and about!

Daring Denims

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Are you a denim girl? Here we are to help you accentuate your denim look with this flashy irregular hemline neon top which is sporty yet feminine. Step a bit higher in these pop coloured wedges and a transparent envelope clutch is to die for.  Try this look for a perfect day out or shopping alone with no commitments. Drool-worthy it is!

Naughty Neon

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Holidaying by the beach with your beau or BFF’s? This strappy maxi dress is to swear by. Dash of neon green and its length is tad enough to escape the unusual heat waves. Adorn the beach hair and slip on the hat for the perfect beach goddess look. Hey! For the dinner look, just step into these platform heels and a crystal clutch does the justice. How about choosing the right accessories to go with it ? Well, Statement earrings or neck piece is just the right pick up!

College-Wali Look

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Exams are just around the corner and you need not look all sober just for the sake of it. Rock this simple flashy look effortlessly and stay stylish even between books. This bohemian style Jaipuri skirt is not to be missed for it’s extra detailing in the form of bhandini and a tie-up for that dose of instant glamour. Team it up with a short kurthi for ethnic look or a camisole top and a stole for that Indo-western look. Everything being neon doesn’t do any harm. So accessorize the look with neon green danglers and your feet with these strappy flats. Tadaa! Exams time? Nooo tension *oh-so-sexy looks all around*

Mid-Thigh Sundress

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Off for a sunbath at a resort or a beach close by? This lovely mid-thigh dress grabs all the attention you need. It just allows the right amount of tan to soak in and leaves you sun-kissed. Loose hair, beach curls, ballerinas, over-sized clutch and neon green danglers. What else does it take to look oh-so-hottt?

Flashy Festivities

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Festival-Summer-Neons! They never clash and look so cool together. Wondering how? Long skirts are setting the ramps on fire and this is it! They just create the right amount of luxe to the ensemble when paired with anbeautiful contrast coloured top tucked in or let loose. Depends on your mood lovelies! Neon pink and green flats are good grabs to match with the dress. Statement neckpiece ? It’s right here. All that glitters and flashes is just you during all the celebrations.

Why not illuminate your wardrobe with fluorescent-coloured clothes without compromising your comfort? Bright colours brighten your mood too! What’s your take on neon trend? Love it? Just drop in your comments.

Neons Love You Too

Neons Love You Too

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Ever thought wearing neons on a date with someone special? Your answer is probably – umm nope, haven’t ever thought so! Well, today I am going to share the latest neon trends with you.

Single Colored Neon Dress

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Want a safe wager? Go for a single colored neon dress like thisscintillating atomic tangerine high-low dress. Considering the thin strip shoulders, this colorful ethnic multi-colored stone studded neckpiece would add volume to your neckline. Team it with dark neon pink boot like sandals to add contrast to your outfit. This multi-colored purse clearly stands out as conqueror as it has three different colors viz. dark sea green, purple and pink.

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Funky Neon Bottoms

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Funky neon bottoms are a must have for fashion freaks who like to sail along with the tide. Neon statement trousers are selling like hot cakes this Valentine’s. Explore different neon shades with this statement pant that has baby blue eyes base. It has floral patterns in happening neon colors like baker-miller pink, cadmium yellow, deep spring bud and lots more. Little Barbie pink purse illustrates the feminine side of you. Team it with azureish white frilly top, a colorful neck piece and amaranth pink bellies and you’re ready to make heads turn.

Neon Accessories

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Still gathering courage to wear complete neon but not yet ready to take the plunge? This black jumpsuit is definitely a savior for you. Team it with a Laser Lemon jacket and pumps. A lemon glacier handbag is a perfect pick to go with your jacket and shoes. Start integrating neon shades into your style by starting with neon outerwear and accessories.

Neon Jackets

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Neon jackets are the best pick for women who want to transform their outfit in minutes. Best thing is that you can team up neon jackets with any of your outfits. Keep your look serene with this cosmic latte dress. Classic rose jacket with black border detailing would work wonders for you. Barbie pink heels with a well defined handbag would complete the look.

Fearless Neon

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By fearless neon I mean, you can wear different neon shades that go well each other like the ones demonstrated in this look. The little dress is swamped with trendy neon shades like medium turquoise, mint, medium violet-red, Mexican pink, midnight blue, Persian indigo, fandango pink and many more. Fashion fuchsia sandals look killer on this dress. The neck piece has been carefully chosen to blend well with the shades in this dress. Find your favourite neon merchandise by clicking here.

I understand many of us are confused if neon would go with our body type and skin color. It is important for you to pick the colors that are subtle and go well with other basic shades. Be assured that these shades are compatible with all kinds of body types.

Because somewhere, we all love neon and you know what? Neons love you too!

 

 

Heels Can Heal, Style Them Right

Heels Can Heal, Style Them Right

“A girl can never have enough shoes.”

Amen!! Among that beautiful elaborate collection of shoes on the rack, heels form an essential part. Heels remain the most important footwear on the fashion scene and hence heel style – how you style with your heels – is something every girl should be aware of. The first question to ask would be – How high is your heel? So, if I may add some useful “heel gyan” here, a heel less than 2.5 inches is considered as a low-heel, while mid-heels can be anywhere between 2.5 and 3.5 inches, and anything over that is a high-heel. Choose one that you are most comfortable walking in and make sure you can do it in style.

There are numerous types of heels out there. Now where do we begin? One post definitely doesn’t seem sufficient. So with this heel style guide, let me try to put together five of the most popular types of heels and the right outfit to go with them.

Pumps

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You can never have enough number of classic pumps. Also called as court shoes in some parts of the world, it is traditionally a closed toe and a low cut front with mid to high heels that are wider than stilettos. Peep-toe is another variation of the pumps when you want to show off the color on toenails!! Have one in any colour and your closet is complete.

What to wear

Classic black or brown pumps can be worn for the office wear like a crisp suit while brightly coloured pumps add sparkle to retro party dresses.

Stilettos

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The highest of the heels there is, walking in this slender pencil-thin, sky high heels is a skill no less. They say- “Strong women wear pain like they do stilettos.” Stilettos come in all styles – closed toe, strappy, slingbacks or ankle strap. But, keep a little care and avoid them if you are going to be wearing them for long hours.

What to wear

Stilettos work best on any attire, especially those that can already help in elongating your leg. Show off those lassy legs with casual jeans, formal trousers, pencil skirts or cute party wear dresses.

Wedges

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Wedges are shoes with solid heels running from sole to the heel. They can either be wedge heels or wedge sandals. They are a lot more comfortable than other heels because they are sturdy and offer more arch support. Wedges come is all sizes – low, mid or high heels!!

What to wear

Wedges work better on casual wear. Team them with free flowing skirts, shorts, wide jeans/pants or casual summer dresses. Avoid wearing them with tight fitting clothing as wedges tend to look clunky and may overwhelm your outfit. 

Platform heels

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Platform heels are called so because of the thick sole sitting under the front part of the foot. Again, these are definitely comfortable than stilettos because the height difference between the sole and the heel is not drastic. Definitely helps girls who are bit on the shorter side in elevating their height or for girls with shorter legs.

What to wear

More often than not, you may not want to expose much of the extra sole that is adding height, and so platform heels work well with palazzos or wide pants. Also, you can try them on with maxi skirts and evening gowns.

Kitten heels

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As cute as their name sounds, kitten heels are low slender heels with a slight inward curve. They are both comfortable and fashionable. Kitten heels work best when you don’t need the extra height while still keeping you on your toes!!

What to wear

Kitten heels work pretty much on any kind of wear – formal or casual. They look best when worn with slick tapering trousers or skinny jeans.

Marilyn Monroe once famously said – “Give a girl the right kind of shoes and she’ll conquer the world.”  So make sure you wear the right heel with the right outfit. We are sure this ultimate heel style guide will help in raising the pretty woman in you. All you now need to do is go and pick your favourite heel from here.

 

Celebrate Republic Day with LimeRoad

Celebrate Republic Day with LimeRoad

I am a born patriot and love to display the spirit of patriotism by not only dressing up in style but also in sync for events as important as the Republic Day. It is amazing to see women in our nation hurrying to buy tricolor clothes and accessories for events of national importance. Some of us plan what to wear whereas others just pick things up on the go.

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The ones who do not have anything specific planned look for ways by which they can imbibe the tricolor style into their wardrobe at the eleventh hour. Keeping these sentiments in mind I have designed several personalized looks for everyone ranging from planned princess to last minute queens.

Single shades

 

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Outfits in single shades depict a sense of determination. Solid single shades of the tricolor can make you look ravishing. A simple short dress in white can make you look like a million bucks. Pair this dress with junky necklace in saffron and multi-color neon wedges.

Tricolor Shades

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If you don’t want to miss out on any of the tricolor shades, then a subdued green kurta with white detailing can help you integrate most of the shades in one dress. Wondering how would you accommodate saffron in your look? Don’t worry; saffron kolhapuri chappals would fulfill your wish to sport the tricolor shades in one outfit.  Pearl jhumkas would look perfect and go well with this outfit.

Classy Kurta 

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This classy kurta in green with a long flair is perfect for every patriotic event and totally apt for this Republic Day. The kurta makes you look eccentric yet humble with zari detailing on the sleeves and the frill. The clutch and chappals in the look have been customized for this outfit. The footwear has great resemblance with the dress as it sports a zari patch that is quite similar to the one on sleeves.

Evergreen stripes

 

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Stripes are fit for every occasion. This pretty pick in horizontal stripes looks sleek and modish. You may choose to go bottom free with this little stripe dress or pair it with your favorite stockings. Accessorize with tiny green floral earrings to complement the dress. Strappy Saffron wedges remind us of tricolor shades and are ideal for finishing the Republic Day look.

Pretty prints

 

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Delicate prints on sober shades like white are an absolute stunner. Cover the shades of your choice with gorgeous prints. Gold jhumkas with slender meenakari make you look like a quintessential Indian beauty. The sleek juttis are extremely comfortable and add the native touch to your look.

So pick the look that suits you the best and celebrate Republic Day in your splendid style! What’s best, the options I’ve listed are Lime Road’s Republic Day specials, the designs are new, apt for the occasion and waiting for you to be the first to sport them!

Republic Day Fashion Parade

Republic Day Fashion Parade

Take pride of your citizenship this Republic Day by dressing up, in line with the tri-colour to reveal the patriot within you. Flaunt the colours- Saffron depicting courage, white for peace and green signifying prosperity.

These colors have a lot to contribute when it comes to fashion and style. Let’s catch a glimpse of how you can let your style stand out this Republic Day by sporting the colours of India!

Classic whites

The color white is timeless and eternal. It offers you the flexibility of wearing any supporting color. You can choose to dress up in complete white attire which would actually make you look like you’ve come straight out of a fairy tale book OR you can also simply sport white skinnies teamed up with colorful tops preferably the tricolor. White makes you feel younger than your age, after all age is just a number.

 

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Go for gowns

Pick a sleek free flowing dress if you believe in keeping it subtle. Look gorgeously sexy in the dress of your choice. Avoid overdoing the colors and accessories to help your outfit come alive. This given attire is perfect for an evening wear. Finish the look with elegant heels and a boxed clutch. To sport some patriotism, try flaunting the tricolor on this look with accessories giving you a supporting hand to bring these colors alive. Dare to westernize the Indian tricolor shades this Republic Day!

 

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Colored tops

You have a choice of selecting tops in light hues or solid colors. Saffron colored tops are eye catching indeed. Solid colors give definition to your look and make you stand out of the crowd. Team it up with your favorite bottoms, preferably jeans. It would also go well with skinny pants, trousers and skirts. Feel relaxed with balanced wedges.

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The tricolor

Since Republic Day is approaching, you can think of blending the tricolors so as to depict and sport the colors of our flag. The look in the image offers you an angelic white dress, devilish red shoes and a sober clutch. A perfect combination that is in sync with the occasion.

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Try experimenting new ways to present these colors if you are too jaded with contemporary ethnic looks. Shades of saffron and green are eye-catching colors; you could blend them well with loads of white. Light hues of the colors can help you in making the look more subtle. I recommend you to go light on accessories as the colors are too strong by themselves, this would also prevent the whole ‘dramatic’ look that it would lead to.

So here you have it – some interesting looks you can sport this Republic Day!