Exploring the emerging Fall/ Winter trend of stripes only way I know how to: power dressing!
Photos: Laydee Kaye Photography
Flared pants: Forever21 | Top: Mango (bought from ASOS) | Jewelry: Miraya
One of the most exciting aspects about running my own fashion business is that I get to dress the part everyday. My sartorial choices for everyday fashion are heavily inspired by the likes of Rachel Zane (Suits) and Olivia Pope (Scandal) aka television queens of sleek power dressing. It’s rare that you’d find me in jeans, and I favor sophisticated work-chic looks where I mix and match separates. Since I'm not one to easily dismiss the drama inherent in fashion, I like to throw in hints of Carrie Bradshaw-meets-Sonam Kapoor into the mix every now and then ;) One such was through this Crystal Lilies Miraya haathphool (handchain - $13.99) to accent the black and white (yay to keeping my clothes in rotation because that was one of my fashion initiatives this year!)
Stripes are having a major moment in my wardrobe this year, as are flared pants. (I paired these basic black trousers with a lehenga blouse/ crop top in an earlier post) I didn't ditch my denims and leggings (and its many variants) completely, but I have started to favour breezier silhouettes particularly on warm days.
Stripes were never really non-existent in fashion, just dormant. But now, it is a trend that has notably resurfaced in different colors, shapes, and sizes - bigger, bolder, and better than ever. Since a huge part of my work involves researching and forecasting trends, it is both natural to want to incorporate some of these into everyday fashion. But with time, I learned how to make trends work with my closet, my lifestyle, my personal style, and clothes that flatter me. So the only piece of advice I have for you today is: make trends work for you, not the other way round :)
For more everyday office-fashionista inspiration, swing by my Instagram!
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Miraya originated as a concept magazine for a Publishing class, but much of it now exists online and has been adapted for this blog. The core remains intact, and that is to explore the changing landscape of contemporary Indian fashion through the international lens, engaging readers in a creative juxtaposition between tradition and modernity. It is spearheaded by the Founder and Creative Director, Namrata Loka.
Namrata R. Loka
Founder & Creative Director