Stuck in a style rut?
Seasons change, as do our lifestyles. But if you’re still wearing the same things you used to wear decades ago, it might be time for a much-needed change.
Aishwarya – From ice maiden to natural graceToo often our clothing decisions are influenced by family, friends and TV shows. Celebrities too, are inundated by advice from various stylists and sometimes this clouds their own vision.
Tired of seeing Aishwarya Rai in pastel embroidered saris? Yes, it works…But it lacks the necessary ‘oomph’ she commands.
Aishwarya’s striking looks call for glam colours, not the icy tones she selects, giving mileage to her ‘ice maiden’ nickname. Luckily, her short stint with Sabyasachi wowed the world, as she dressed in pieces that brought out her natural grace and enigmatic eyes.
Experimenting with deeper colours and varied textures moved her from pretty to beautiful. How can you update your look to best suit your lifestyle?
The mantra is - Move on!When discovering (or re-discovering) your signature style, it is important to remember that style is never static.
Your inherent fashion sense will change as you experience different things in life. Review your style every year to evaluate if you are being true to your inner beauty with the style choices you make.
When you flip through magazines, take note of colours, shapes and images that resonate most with you. Are there patterns or shades you are naturally drawn to? Do you like structured pieces or chaotic prints?
Look for similarities in designs that you enjoy – these are likely to say something about your personality. These are the cues to take your style inspirations from.
Don’t do a Priyanka Chopra!Priyanka Chopra is another celebrity who has become too comfortable in one style. She is always spotted in extra-short, fitted dresses.
While she has the confidence to carry off this look, her natural grace would also suit long, richly-coloured dresses too. Priyanka could also experiment with statement accessories that draw the eye to key focal points.
Work it, girl!How do you know what should be your next style move? Ask close friends and loved ones to describe your personality. Are you known for your spontaneity? Your quiet charm? Are you the life of the party?
If their descriptions match your own perceptions, then you’re already well on your way to cultivating a signature style. If not, it might be time to re-evaluate the image you project. Also, look to people whose style you admire. How do they let their personality shine through?
Simply reflecting on these things will give you a lot more ammunition to communicate your inner style diva.