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T-Shirt: Ralph Lauren Polo, Skirt: From India, Chambray shirt (second picture): Next, Flip flops: Superdry, Duffel Bag (used as tote): Fred Perry, Shades: CK, Accessories: assorted

A denim mini skirt is a timeless classic that every woman should have; uber cool and versatile. It can be easily dressed up or down. Here, I’ve opted for a dressed down version as I was busy exploring the beautiful city of Barcelona. A fitted tee, flip flops and large tote is all you need if you want a casual look and for the dressed up version simply add a nice top, sky-high heels and a little clutch. Voila, you are transformed

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Boho Pants: Barcelona, Top and hoop earrings: H&M, Bag: Zara, Pumps: New Look, Watch: Swatch, Bangle: India, Shades: Calvin Klein

Never be afraid of who you are when it comes to style as its better to be original than boring. As American writer Gore Vidal rightly said, “style is knowing who you are , what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” So go ahead break some rules and have fun, it’s exhilarating I promiseĀ  šŸ˜‰

Every girl worth her fashionable salt would agree that a white shirt is the indisputable prince in a wardrobe that will never let her down. But, as we all know we have to kiss many frogs before finding and settling with our prince. For years, I kissed many frogs that is experimented with many white shirts only to abruptly end the relation with it. I thought I will have to live happily ever after without this prince of a shirt.

But then, my real life prince showed me this crisp, well-fitting, white number from Gap and as soon as I tried it on….I knew I have fallen hard for it.

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There are of course numerous ways to style a white shirt but my favourite is the all time classic way of pairing it with blue denim. To give it my own twist, I have accessorisedĀ  with some earthy gold numbers like the earrings and the bangles, a great pair of heels in rose gold and bright bag for some colour (old habits die hard!)

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Shirt: Gap, Jeans: Levis, Bag: Accessorize, Heels: Clarks, Bangles: Bombay, India, Earrings and Belt: Nicked from my sister

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What are your favourite classic looks? And how do you put your own twist to it? Do let me know.

Happy weekend

I’ve a confession to make, I have a substance-abuse problem and it is called kohl/eyeliners. While I rarely deck myself with layers of make-up, kohl is a totally different story. I am no make-up expert or a make-up junkie but I can honestly say from the bottom of my heart that you will Never see me without kohl-lined eyes. Of late, this obsession has taken a rather colourful turn and now my make-up bag is full of coloured eye-liners in all different hues teal, blue, purple, gold. You name it, I will have it.

Many friends tell me that they can be a tricky look to pull. I tell them to take a deep breath as colour kohl is an idiot proof way to amp any look. It lends a pop of colour to a monochromatic look while can bring together a colourful ensemble. Enough of the wisdom, let’s get down to the tutorial.

Start the look with a flawless skin, apply a luminous finish foundation and powder your T-zone to prevent oiliness.

You can use primer on your eyelids or simply start with a clean, naked canvas.

Apply a neutral shade like the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Eternal Pink for a natural shining look.

Line your lower water line with dark green kohl like the Woody Green colour by Gosh used here.

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Next darken and smudge the lower lid with the same colour.

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Use black liquid liner on the top lid for a mysterious look. Delicately line your upper lid, starting from the inner corner andĀ  extend it just past the natural shape of your eye to create a delicate wing. Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner in black serves the purpose perfectly– a fine brush which holds the liquid well giving you a great flick. Apply lashings of a good-quality mascara like the Colossal range from Maybelline for fluttering eyes.

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I’ve teamed the teal kohl look with blood red lips. My secret for wearing red on the lips: a dash of playfulness, a pinch of naughtiness and a good scoop of confidence. Wear red, like you owe it ;).

The finished look:

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What’s your biggest make-up essential? And how would you play with coloured kohl? Let me know in the comments section.

P:S: Stay tuned for look 2 with my favourite purple eye-liner coming up next week

Every once in a while, we all must step out of our comfort zone to know what we are really made of. It might sound too Zen and philosophical but sometimes we all need to man up and grow a thick skin. It is truer in the world of fashion and style. Iā€™ve never played safe in anything so why should I when it comes to style?

With that in mind, I prodded myself and brought this bright, blood red pair of trousers for a fun-theme party. While my eyes hovered around on many beautiful dresses, I thought it was time to channel my inner gaga and up the ante a bit.

Red has always been my Achilles’ Heel. It is bold, demands attention and requires a great dollop of confidence. A pair of red trousers would need all that………. only double the amount.

In a city, where individual style is not just respected but celebrated immensely, I felt I could easily pull-off the look. But as I went out of the door towards the night, I felt my bravado sinking. However, I decided to keep my head high and soldier on.

The result? The euphoria one feels after achieving the impossible.

Bring on the lady in Red.

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Red trousers+Tiger T-shirt: New Look, Scarf:Calvin Klein, Jacket (Holding): Trespass, Bangles: Mumbai street, Watch: Titan.

Black Pumps: Clarks.

As Red is quite a bold colour, I decided to keep it as the main focus. I’ve softened the look with a grey T that has a Tiger face, bold yet not over-powering the Red. The Jacket and Scarf are just necessary when the outside temperature is a miserable zero degree Celsius.

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Dragonfly silver necklace: Present from the boy. Round Brown Hoops: Dubai

Does Red fill you with dread or is it an easy-peasy colour? What is your biggest style night mare? Let me know in the comments section.