(Left to right: Shashi Tharoor, Jyotee Khaitan, Omar Abdullah)
By Zaiceka Ahmed
This is a conundrum most of us face every year – after months and weeks of planning outfits to rock the end-of-the-year parties in, one way or the other we goof up, and by the time we realise that it’s generally too late. Result? Shying away from cameras, and if not, we pray that those photographs in that awkward outfit doesn’t make it to our wall on Facebook! How easy would life be if an expert stylist could forever keep us from making fashion disasters?
Well I am about to make this dream come true and bring to your rescue a maestro several notches above a stylist – an internationally known fashion designer whose creations have graced the ramps of numerous fashion shows, including Lakme Fashion Week and Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, and whose clientele includes the likes of Shashi Tharoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Konkona Sen, Omar Abdullah, and Sharmila Tagore, to name a few.
With just one day left to New Year’s eve, here is a last minute style-checklist compiled with celebrity couturier, Jyotee Khaitan, whose immaculate insight into fashion for the season will ensure you look your best in the most happening events of the year without compromising on comfort!
Ace the Winter Style with celebrity couturier, Jyotee Khaitan –
Colour of the season:
Definitely gold and silver (not necessarily the entire attire – hints of these metallic hues will also do)
Fabric of the season:
How to look stylish without freezing at open air events (for women):
Throw on a chic cape! Capes are all the rage this winter. Pair a glittery or sequinned cape with a subtle dress.
How to look stylish without looking too bulky at open air events (for men):
Try on a sleek blazer with a hint (such as piping) of a metallic colour to make your attire more fun! Bandhgala jackets are equally trendy.
Footwear for women:
Boots are the way to go!
Footwear for men:
Slip ons are very fashionable and come in so many styles. Pick one that goes best with your outfit.
Statement accessory to pick (for girls):
An eye-catching hair accessory. Also, think of sporting a vibrantly coloured lock of hair – red, blue etc
Dressing your age – styles to avoid if you have crossed 50 (women):
Very short hemlines, and thigh-high slits.
Dressing your age – styles to avoid if you have crossed 50 (men):
So stop stressing and toss the confusion out the window! Simply keep to these easy to follow pointers from the expert and you’ll steer clear of any fashion faux pas you were about to make.
Have an awesome time and thank me later 😉