Every woman has an alter-ego. There are two sides to her stylish persona – the ‘weekday lady’ and the ‘weekend chick’. Don’t agree with us? Well, don’t you have a separate section in your wardrobe dedicated to only work-wear? We are pretty sure that it contains various combinations of kurtas, shirts, leggings and tunics in cotton and linen that prioritize chic urbane style to appear smart and professional. You aren’t alone. This particular collection is now a part of every modern Indian woman’s closet. But what about the other, wilder half of your personality?
The one that raises its head up when it’s time to get-together with the girl-gang or when you have a late night movie date with your beau? The one you reserve only for the weekends. Weekend is a time when you let their hair down, opt for a richer shade of lipstick or just decide to thrown on a t-shirt that is two sizes larger with shorts.
But leading this Jekyll-and-Hyde life can get exhausting after a point. For example, on a particularly morose weekday, you might decide to not make as much of an effort and just show up to work in a jumper. Or you could land on a date looking like an uptight professor in an A-line kurta because it looked smart when you wore it to a client meeting on a Wednesday.
You don’t want your duality messing up your style identity. So we are here to help your sort your ideal weekday and weekend wear choices with some pretty useful tips.
Weekday Style Hacks –
1. Material maketh woman
Your weekday look has to be all about looking sharp and intimidating at work. For which you would want to opt for fabrics that stay in place properly. Moreover, since you are going to be working all day, they need to be comfortable and feel feather soft against your skin. Therefore, cotton, linen, flannel and few other water-absorbent weaves are your best bet for an ideal weekday.
Chose fabrics that come alive with every gust of the wind or with movement you make. Your outfit should reflect your more liberal and wilder attitude on the weekend. Opt for fun and adventurous materials like polyester, satin, nylon, sheer nets, etc. that can depict this mood perfectly.
2. ‘Fit’ your vibe
The way clothes fit your body, plays a major role when it comes to how people perceive you. When you are selecting an ensemble for work, pick modestly. Avoid skin tight tops, uncomfortable jeans or flashy embellishments that might look over-the-top. Remember to go for cute peter-pan collar, traditional fits like salwars or palazzos or flared fits, which have recently taken the fashion industry by a storm.
Now it’s time to dress for yourself, instead of dressing for others! Sporty casual is a thing now, because you can show for an early brunch straight from the gym in your leggings and a t-shirt. Figure hugging crop-tops paired with wide-legged pants will make you look glamorous and classy at the same time, perfect for an evening date. If nothing works, a stylish scarf thrown over a spaghetti top will never go wrong.
3. Play the game of embellishments
Heavy stone-work, zari and zardosi designs are a strict no-no, if you want to show up at work looking like a chic professional. But if you bored of the same prints-and-pastels routine, then even minimalistic embellishments like embossed embroidery on necklines, tassels on a cinched waist or even buttoned down lapels will do the trick.
Sequins are back from the 80s and how! Be it a sassy clutch, a t-shirt or even sneakers, they go on everything! If you are worried about conjuring up a glam ensemble for a cocktail party, opt for a long and flowy Indo-Western jacket with some stone-work. Fancy see-through fabrics with shimmery embellishments also won’t fail you during any night-time event.
In conclusion, we would like to say that be it a weekday or a weekend, taruni will always have your back! To take a look at our latest collections, head to your nearest taruni store or visit our website www.taruni.in