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An inkle of Periwinkle

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6/25/16
Fashion forecast and trend report identifies softer colours coming in the fore this season. And rightfully so, as pastels are one of fashions most understated favourites. This muted palette comprises of colours such as serenity(or blue hydrangea), chambray, rose quartz and periwinkle. Periwinkle (ahh, such a cute name!) seems to be a season favourite, so I figured, why not give it a try? After all, fashion is all about trying new things!

The first time I saw this dress was online (yes again, as I’m an avid online shopper) on Forever21. I was enamoured by its simplicity and the newness of this colour. It is strapless, with a flounce on the bust line and floor-length with a belt made of its own fabric. Since this dress was simple, I decided to add some edge to it. Hence I added a Vero Moda printed jacket and my wavy strapped choker to it. My braided flat sandals and a white clutch completed this interesting look.








Dress- Forever21
Jacket- Vero Moda
Choker- Nykaa
Clutch- Oleva
Sandals- Forever21

The Monsoon checklist

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6/23/16
Hi friends! It’s monsoon season in India right now. Which means greener surroundings, cooler temperature and road trips to waterfalls. It also means the joy of devouring hot potato/onion fritters or roasted corn on the cob with your loved ones. I personally love having hot chocolate inside my room,  enjoying the view of rain pouring outside from my window. Ah, the bliss of snuggling up in a blanket reading your favourite books! Most part of this season will be spent indoors, I reckon.
As a majority of us lead a bustling life, monsoon would mean a ton of troubles if we aren’t prepared well for it. The rules of fashion change when it comes to dressing for the monsoon weather. But fear not, styleandmacarons is here to help you stay stylish, no matter what the weather is! Which brings us to our today’s post- The Monsoon checklist. In other words, basic essentials needed for a gal on the job during the monsoon season.
1.       Rainwear:
Lets start with the basics, shall we? Raincoats and jackets are a must for surviving showers at any given time. Here are some of the online sites that are offering rain wear currently:
2.       Umbrella

For those who aren’t very comfortable with coats and just prefer umbrellas over raincoats, you have a lotta options available everywhere. So, I’m just going to show you some interesting ones I came across online.
1. Transparent umbrella
2. Sunny side up monki umbrella
3. Watermelon print transparent umbrella 

3. Bags

For girls who want to look trendy, but feel their current bags wont survive the monsoons, I've got news for you! Opt for jelly bags, they come in various styles and the material is perfect or the weather. Dont know where to get one? We got you!

4. Footwear
Jelly footwear are a must this season to protect your feet. Opt for boots or heeled jelly sandals as footwear option in monsoons. You could also try wearing crocs.  Few of the styles include:

With all this info, hope you will be able to get through the monsoon season without any woes. To get more such tips, follow and subscribe, and also let me know in the comments below. 

The Stylized Shirt Dress

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6/18/16
In my previous post, I’ve elucidated on the topic of a shirt dress and 5 ways to wear a Shirt Dress. If you haven’t already seen it, click on the link 5 ways to wear shirt dress to get a better understanding. Taking a cue from my previous post, I’m going to elaborate a bit more and show you how the Shirt dress can be worn on a curvy body type. So all the curvy beauties out there, get ready for some dress up fun with this season’s most popular trend.
In today's post, I’ve worn an Orange shirt dress with dipped hem and cold shoulder from ASOS. I love bright colours so when I saw this dress, its popping orange colour immediately caught my eye. It's breezy silhouette falls perfectly on my frame. I would definitely consider it as one of my most stylish wardrobe pieces.
I chose to accessorize the shirt dress with a statement multi-coloured necklace to and add pop of colour (because, why not?). I’ve also accessorized it with blue embossed clutch and black flats. A chain bracelet, beige heart shaped sunnies & statement ring complete the look. 










Dress- ASOS
Clutch(worn as a sling)- Zara
Necklace- thrifted (Bandra hill road)
Sunnies- Aldo
Bracelet- Forever 21
Ring- Forever 21
Flats- Ginger

So what do you think? Love this post? Do comment below and let me know your thoughts. You could also mail me at styleandmacarons@gmail.com. Ciao, trendsters!

5 ways to wear Shirt dress

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6/16/16
Shirt Dresses have made a huge comeback this fashion season in NYFW. And this time, they’re not your run if the mill oversized men’s shirts. They’re more stylized in design with designers now turning to longer versions of the shirt dress. Taking a cue from the trend direction, retailers too have started introducing styles of shirt dresses along with their in store collections.
How did shirt dresses first come into fashion? Let’s brush up on a bit of History of Fashion, shall we? Shirt dresses came into fashion in the 1940s & popularized in the 1950s when Christian Dior launched a “new look” post World War 2. The shirt typically looked like a button down shirt with a collar married with a full skirt and a belt cinching the waist.
Back to the present, 2016 promises an extensive array of styles in the shirt dress department. And there are plentiful of ways to style them according to your persona.  Shirt dresses are best worn in summers and they can be dressed up and down according to the occasion. And do you know what the best part is? A shirt dress can even be turned from a formal wear to casual wear to party wear just by adding/subtracting accessories.

Take a look at the below ways to wear a shirt dress:



1. Wear it Casual

2. Formal wear

3. Par-tay!

4. Denim

5. Boho
So those were the different types of shirt dresses and how to best wear them. There is still more to come. Keep an eye out for my next post. Till then, share your comments & valuable feedbacks in the comments section below, or mail me at styleandmacarons@gmail.com. Adios!

The story of a Maxi Dress

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6/12/16
How are you, pals? I’m back today with another outfit post. And this time, it’s about the most understated apparel in fashion- Maxi dress. Maxi dresses are long, floor length dresses that are easy to wear, comfortable and relaxed. They’re certainly a bliss…you can wear them anytime! Maxi dresses are an informal way to dress up and are so comfortable at the same time. They are essentially worn in summers because of their breezy & loose fitted silhouette. If you don’t own one, you should buy one now because they can make anyone look effortlessly striking.

My sister Prerna was in a bit of a predicament & she wasn’t sure of whether to get one or not. So she did what any sensible younger sibling would do- call up her elder sister for advice. Now, for a person with a slim and tall stature, maxi dresses are pretty much a perfect wardrobe addition. So I told her to go for it. In today’s post, you will see the simplest way to carry a maxi dress.

The dress is a monochrome maxi dress with thin stripes. It is a subdued pattern which can be worn easily by layering it with a denim jacket, a leather biker jacket, a kimono shrug, etc. or it can even be worn as it is with statement accessories. Today, I am going to show you the basic way to wear a maxi and with time we will stylize it in a variety of ways.








Maxi dress- Vero Moda
Necklace- Forever21
Bag- Zara

Hoping that all you lovelies get inspired to try on this trend. Do let me know your views in the comments below!

8 Chic ways to wear Pantone colour of the year- SERENITY

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6/8/16

Did you know, Rose Quartz & Serenity have been chosen as 2016 Pantone colour of the year? This is the first time two colours have been chosen as the Pantone colour of the year. What is Pantone, you ask? Pantone is a colour matching system, used in various industries mostly for printing & for developing of colour paints. Every year, Pantone declares a “Colour of the year” based on what is taking place in the culture that serves as an expression of a mood & an attitude. Pantone also releases a book, Pantone View by which fashion & interior designers & other consumer oriented companies purchase to plan for their future products.
Serenity is a cooler tranquil blue colour, which reminds me of the sky and it’s eternal presence. If you’re wondering how you can pull of this style, don’t worry, I’m here to help you out! What is more, this colour can go perfectly well will all skin tones

So here it is: 

Wear it Casually   
 

A great way to wear this is to invest in key pieces like jackets or sweaters and look stylish in summer and winters. Whether is a rendezvous with pals or an alone time with a coffee & a good read, this is the way to go!

Formal-ities
  

Serenity is perfect to wear for work. In the stressful & chaotic environment of the workplace, this colour gives off a calm & cool vibe. Don’t be afraid to experiment with layering- Serenity goes well with other neutral hues too.

The long & the short of it
  
  

Be inspired. Serenity can be worn in almost any type of clothing, but keep in mind the accessories you team it up with. Opt for warmer hues like tangerines, browns & pinks while accessorizing with this colour. Plus size beauties can go for longer dresses with cinched waists; petite & slim sized babes can opt for shift dresses.

Wear it classy or wear it edgy
 

Another way to wear Serenity is to style it in statement pieces. Go minimalistic chic by pairing it simple lace top & a bag(works well in summers). Or go edgy by pairing Serenity hued coats with distressed denims or tailored leggings. Remember this colour expresses class so keep the style simple, tailored & clean.

Hopefully, by now you have understood the primary ways to wear Serenity. I hope you are confident to try out this colour and I’m sure you will look gorgeous in it as there are multitudes of ways you can wear it. Don’t forget to keep experimenting with your style. 

Did you like this post? I would love to hear from you! Please share your thoughts in the comments section below or email me.
Until next time, fashionistas!
Loads of love, Pranita.


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Runway to boulevard- Off the shoulder

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6/5/16
The trend that has essentially been dominating the runways & red carpets this year is the off shoulder style. This style is so versatile; any woman can wear it with absolute ease. It can also be worn with almost anything. It’s the perfect medley of sexy & laidback.

Today, I’ve gone for a simple & classy look with a red off shoulder top & white denim shorts. It’s perfect for casual Sunday brunch with the girls, a day out or even a long drive. The top that I’m wearing is quite breezy & relaxed, ideal for Indian summers. It’s paired with white denim shorts another summer staple. A gold chain & black strapped sandals complete this minimalistic ensemble.

Runway to boulevard Off the shoulder womens top koovs india






Runway to boulevard Off the shoulder womens top koovs india

Runway to boulevard Off the shoulder womens top koovs india

Outfit details: 
Top- Koovs 
Shorts- Marks & Spencer 
Bag- Lavie
 Necklace, Sunglasses- Forever21
 Shoes- Miss Bennett London

So what do you think of this look? How would you pair off shoulder tops...let me know in the comments below!!