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The Mini-Skirts of Spring!

Sexy, spunky, stylish, smart, shiny, short, shocking. Are but a few springish summer synonyms apt for this upcoming hot season’s skirt! What better way to relish the fleeting summery days than wearing some cute mini-skirts right?

Pants or trousers, depends on which side of the pond are you from, take a back seat!

As do shorts, or any bottoms for that matter in favor of this uber feminine, flirty, slightly retro chic but still grungy item- Le Skirt. Frankly its about time we got a breath of fashion fresh air cause as much as we love men’s clothes and walking in their shoes truth is we are not equal ( cause we rock above and beyond our male beloveds. Duh. ), and we have got this super power of wearing what ever the hell we love and to pull it off.

Male Monday. Androgynous Tuesday. Hot Wednesday. Sexy & Seductive Thursday. Feminine Friday. You get it.

I am a firm believer that you are never too old or too young to flaunt a mini-skirt. It all comes down to how you style them, but most importantly always wear them with confidence! So if you are confused about how to wear these pretty skirts, here’s a guide to look ravishing in them..

TEXTURAL ELEMENT

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This season is all about fabric and textures. If you’re not wearing a full mini skirt made out of brocade or embellished fabrics, then team it with something equally as textured.

BIKER STYLE


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Toughen up a feminine mini-skirt with a biker jacket. Leather biker jackets will add infinite edge, while a jacket in a lighter fabric like silk or cotton could be a softer and different approach.

BUTTONED SHIRTS

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Play down a particularly flirty look by keeping it conservative on the top. A button up long sleeve shirt is a smart and chic option. Button one up to the collar and at the cuffs for a business like approach or roll up the sleeves for something bit casual.

ANKLE BOOTS

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Anchor your flouncy mini-skirt this season with a pair of ankle boots. Choose a low ankle boot with a slightly flat front and match it up with a same metallic belt to oomph up your style.

TOMBOY STYLE

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A full and flirty skirt typically points to feminine styling. When looking at how to style mini skirts, play into this season’s tomboy trends by adding some masculine twists. Slip on a slouchy sweatshirt or shrug, a pair of brogue or Oxford shoes, a chunky watch, and a messenger bag.

…For more awesome outfit tips & inspiration, AND TO GET YOUR OWN PERSONAL STYLIST, do check out our awesome mobile shopping app: Voonik! There are dozens of Stylists just waiting to help you discover your own style…

Jeans Guide: How to choose a perfect fit for your body type?

Jeans are a fashion staple in every woman’s closet, but the style of the jeans you wear can make or break your look. If you choose your jeans based on your body shape, you’ll be able to confidently put your best foot forward whenever you step out of the house.

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All of us have different shapes, sizes and styles, so finding the right pair of jeans can be a task. Luckily there are tips and tricks for each of you for finding the perfect pair of jeans! All you need to do is follow a few of these steps and remember them when heading to the changing room of your latest denim department.

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Hourglass Bodyshape

You ladies are a lot luckier with this body shape as you can get away with most things and look great. With a hip to bust ratio of 50/50 and a slim waist, it’s all about the styling and keeping your proportions balanced. Here are some great jeans to look for:

Skinny Jeans – These are the most flattering on hourglass shapes. Your chest and hips are in proportion with each other already so showing your legs off in skinnies only highlights that point. Bootcut jeans can actually overwhelm you and hide your frame.

Higher rises – High rises are recommended because the waistband will sit at the smallest part of your waist, this will also give the illusion of an even slimmer middle.

Medium size back pockets – Don’t go too big or too small with your back pocket sizing, it’s important to enhance your butt so choose wisely!

Skinny flare – If you want to do flared jeans, I would say choose a pair that are tight and skinny all the way to the knee and then give off a slight flare. This is much more flattering.

Flares – If you are a much more curvy hourglass that above and carry a lot of weight on the hips, a flared jean will really help balance that out.

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Rectangle Bodyshape

Most often like the super model shape with extra height, long legs and a straighter hip area, you can find it hard to get jeans to fit in length and be flattering and feminine. Don’t worry though, there are plenty of choices for you. Look out for these:

Inseams – If you want to go for a smart look, long inseams are the way to go as they will make you sleek and clean. If you prefer something more fashionable and love the look of jeans with ankle boots, go for a cropped skinny and cuff them with your ankle boots. This will give more depth to your shape and lessen your height a little bit while looking chic.

Skinny Jeans – Skinnies are always your best friend as they show off your figure beautifully. Just be sure to pick the most flattering pair for your butt and thighs.

Skinny Flares – You can also get away with skinny flares as you have the height to pull it off. Don’t do baggy flares as they will overwhelm you, so make sure the flare starts below the knee and the fit above is tight.

Rises – If you want to show off your height, go for a high rise, but if you want to make your legs more proportional, a low rise will work wonders.

Boyfriend Jeans – Luckily, you can get away with boyfriend jeans and make them look amazing! Go for a slimmer fitting boyfriend and it will look great.

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Triangle bodyshape

With more curves around the hip and butt and a smaller upper half, it can be harder to find jeans that balance out your proportions and are flattering rather than awkward. You look out for jeans with these fits:

Bootcut or wider flares – These will help balance out the hips and keep your legs in proportion with the extra fabric around the calves.

Long inseams – Having a longer length means you can wear heels under your flares and bootcut jeans. This will of course elongate your legs and make them look slimmer.

Higher rises – You should buy jeans with a higher rise as they are very balancing to your shape.

Larger pockets – It’s important to enhance your booty since you are blessed with it, so look for larger back pockets as small ones can make it look bigger.

Stretch denim – Always look for stretch denim as it will hug your body better, creating a more sleek silhouette. Plus, it’s not as restricting as rigid denim.

Boots – If you do want to go for a skinny jean,  you should tuck them into boots as it will help balance out the hips more and create a better shape.

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Round Body Shape

For those of you who carry your issues around your tummy area and always struggle to find jeans that are flattering or give you that shape you are looking for, there’s definitely options for you too! Embrace your body shape and work with it rather than against it. These are some tips to look for:

Skinny Jeans – Skinny jeans can look really good when they are paired with a floaty, gypsy style top as this will hide your problem area but the skinnies will still be fitted, creating a balanced look.

Rises – If you are more curvy and you want to hide your stomach, you should opt for a high rise jean as this will hold everything in. If you are a more slimmer apple shape then lower rise jeans can give you a more curvy appearance.

Trouser Jeans – If you want to balance things out, you should go for a trouser style jean as the wider leg from hip to foot will help with proportions.

How to wear a perfect saree for Round/Apple body shape?

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A Saree  is the most elegant traditional Indian attire. A well chosen saree can increase your beauty manifold and turn the spotlight on you. The right saree not only dramatically changes your look but it is also capable of hiding any flaw in the body.Choosing the right saree depends on many factors like draping style, fabric, colour, embroidery, body type etc. But having an elaborate discussion on all these topics will confuse you even more. So, narrowing down its best to discuss about one of the main factor on which choosing a sarees depends which is the height and body shape.

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Apple/Round shape women have wide & heavy upper body with slender legs and arms. To complement your looks perfectly, you need to dress appropriately and wear right footwear & accessories. The styling aim of women with apple shaped body is to draw attention to their best assets: legs & arms. Learn secret techniques to hide flaws and accentuate your best features. Some main points to be remembered:

Fabrics

Light weight fabrics like chiffon, crepe and georgette will give you a gorgeous and enticing look. These fabrics sit closer to your body making you look slimmer. You should stay away from stiff fabrics like cotton, organdi or orgnaza.

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Pallu

You should drape your sarees in a very simple way  with minimum number of pleats and preferably opt for ulta-pallu.

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Color, Prints and embroideries.

Your saree should have delicate embroidery and bead work. You should opt for dark colours with light borders. The saree should have a good fall due to which you will look slimmer.

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Blouse.

Blouses with necklines like V-neck, scoop,sweetheart, broad round neck , boat neck with full or 3/4 sleeves are good option for you as it camouflages your problem areas. Long blouses will be more suitable as they will help to hide the flabs.

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Style Tricks!!

syle.jpgWardrobe feeling a little stale? We get it, there are only so many ways to mix and remix the items in your closet over the years. But never fear. With new year’s new vibes we’ve come up with seven unexpected styling magic tricks every woman should try. After all, there’s no time better than a new season to get adventurous.

EVENING TOP WITH DAY-TIME DENIM

Style an evening top with a pair of casual jeans for unexpected daytime glamour.

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PAIR A MIDI DRESS WITH LEGGINGS

Style your midi dress with a pair of leggings underneath. Bonus points if you pull the leggings past your heel and wear boots!

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WEAR A TRACK JACKET OVER YOUR SLIP DRESS

If you’re feeling uneasy about the slip dress trend, ease into it with a track jacket layered on top. It covers up the sexy slip in a modern, sporty way.

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DOUBLE THE STATEMENT EARRING

Most people with double pierced earrings tend to limit statement earrings to just one set of holes, but why not try wearing two statement earrings at once? Keep it from looking too crazy with pairs that are of a similar color story.

For more recommendations or advice on what to buy, just ask the Stylists on Voonik who’re always at your service!

5 blouses to wear to work

This week we’ve got you covered! Here’s a quick guide on what to wear to work. We hope this saves you a lot of time staring at your wardrobe, wondering what to wear 🙂

Power dressing on a Monday to give you that kick to get you through the week. Wear a nice peach puff sleeved blouse. Team it with a pencil skirt and put on a bright lip shade. It doesn’t hurt to be given some nice compliments that can have you smiling through the day.

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Tuesdays are for breaking away from the navies, whites and blues. Here’s to geometric prints and pussybows. Pair it with flare pants and a comfortable pair of heels.

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Wednesdays – Ah the mid week bliss ! It’s ok to pull out that blue blouse, because it’s not Monday blues anymore 😉

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Thursdays – Well this day just slips by. Keep your white for this day. It’s absolutely essential to have a white blouse in your wardrobe, let’s say this is for those days when you Just CAN’T.

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It’s Fri-Yay! The perfect day to add a splash of color from the brighter spectrum of colors. We’ve also wisely chosen this blouse that’s perfect for a work to party look.

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Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017

lakme-fashion-week-s%2fr-2017The Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 unveiled an event that was bigger and better than the previous seasons! This was also one of the reasons to shift their venue from the usual to BKC Jio Gardens.

Boy ! aren’t we excited to give you all the updates about this amazing week that went by and has left us craving for more.

Here’s a glimpse of the events by the different designers. Some seasoned veterans while others carefully stepping onto this glamorous world of fashion. While the event kept up to its words of inclusivity, diversity, creativity and fresh energy, we also saw for the first time Anjali Lama, a Nepali transgender model who was amongst the 5 shortlisted fresh faces auditioned to walk the ramp.

MONISHA JAISING

With the setting sun over the Arabian Sea, Monisha Jaising showcased her collection on a cruise liner. Her theme revolved around ‘controlled bling’ on dresses, gowns and cocktail sarees. Sonakshi Sinha looked splendid in a burnt yellow cocktail gown with a long train.

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FARAH SANJANA

Models strutted down the runway in summery jumpsuits, slit palazzos and denim battle jackets. Kiara Advani pulled a Priyanka Chopra at the Emmys and twirled her printed skirt and peplum choli for all its worth.

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TARUN TAHILIANI

Tarun’s collection titled ‘Chashme Shahi’ has clothes that have an element of fantasy and romance.” Aptly inspired from the Mughal gardens that ooze freshness of the spring. Sheer light textures and lots of layering — a Tarun Tahiliani trademark embodies the feeling of a summer breeze.

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KA-SHA

Karishma Shahani Khan’s label is one to remember especially when you want to go traditional but at the same time not going overboard. Oversized silhouettes and anti-fit were prevalent throughout, with a preference for Khadi, Chanderi and Mul for fabrics. Sarees got a makeover with ruffled edges.

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ANUSHREE REDDY

Anushree showcased her signature style of florals in pastel shades of pink and green.She included this season’s classics of offshoulder and shoulder show tunics and tops.

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GAURANG SHAH

Gaurang Shah showcased a collection of white traditional wear in muslin interspersed with gold details. We loved how the dupattas were draped across the voluminous silhouettes lending a majestic air to the whole affair.

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ANITA DONGRE

Anita Dongre’s surreal dream inspired from the golden sands of Rajasthan with all the flora and fauna that it encompasses was just the purrrfect ending to the Lakme Fashion Week. Ethereal gowns, pristine white midis and cream lehengas was set so well with the theme.

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Let us know which of these designers took to your heart 🙂

The Must-Have Ethnic Pieces!

ethEthnic wear has always lured me towards it time and again, from the summery colorful kurta & patiala to boho chic long skirts , from the oh-so-hyped anarkali to the sarees in rich vibrant colors. They bring a fresh change to the usual western wear dressing. In my attempt to become a desi belle, it’s imperative for me to know what’s in my wardrobe. The eternal question comes back again is how do I create a basic wardrobe for ethnic wear.

But before I brief you on  wardrobe staples for ethnic wear fashion , these tiny little monstrous questions might be jumping in your head. So read on…

Why – Because it’s a fresh twist from the same old fashion

When – Wear it to Work | Evening out | Festivals | Weddings

How – That I will show you now & how – Tadaaaa:)

Kurta

The prime ingredient of any ethnic wear fashion fix starts with purchase of colorful Kurta. The first buy has to be white, cream, black & maroon Kurta. Then you can keep adding different colors & styles. Always prefer solid colors to prints as it gives you more permutations to style. My favorite shopping place to buy different kurta would be Cottons, FabIndia & Anokhi for the solid colors. Quirky prints can be tried at Biba & Global Desi.

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Leggings

I remember how in my childhood days, we would get Churidar stitched from tailors – yes, all of you might have worn those shabby, loose from the knees or maybe extremely uncomfortable & tight fitted churidars. Since the time knit fabric came into picture life became easier for all. Leggings are a boon & savior from all of the tailoring hassles. Grab them in all the colors possible colors.

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Patiala

They have so much room, I can breathe well and I can move however I want to… What more do I want? They are an alternative option to leggings.

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Heavy Dupatta

A colorful dupatta increases the style quotient of any salwar suit. You can always mix and match lot of these dupatta. You could take your pick from heavily embroidered Phulkari or Kutchi work dupatta, a Bandhani or a leheriya , chanderi silk or even an ikat dupatta. Indian textiles gives you a wide array of options to select from.

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Skirts

Long and knee-length ethnic skirts seem to be the flavor of Indian fashion industry now. It’s a middle route for those who don’t want to dress in a western outfit and yet look stylish.

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So ladies, rummage through your wardrobes, take inventory, make a purchase list and go shopping.

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How to wear Statement Jewellery?

Jewellery is the perfect way to bring life to an outfit and enhance your best features. What better way to do so than to complete your look with a bold, striking and attention-grabbing piece of statement jewellery?

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Statement pieces are designed for you to have fun with, but can make all the wrong statements if they are not worn correctly.

The beauty of statement jewellery is that it only takes one piece to make your whole outfit stand out. The key is to keep it simple and either work your outfit around one big eye-catching piece, or to work well-coordinated statement accessories into your look by striking the right balance.

From cocktail rings to cuff bracelets and bib necklaces, statement pieces come in all forms, designs, colours and sizes. They can work wonders to add dazzle to a simple dress or can help to draw attention to parts of yourself that you would like to emphasize.

Either way, make sure you follow our rules to pull off a look that gets people looking at you in awe rather than dismay.

Less is more

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Bold pieces should be allowed to stand out, so do not over-crowd your look by wearing them within close proximity of each other. It is preferable to wear one at a time, but if you do want to wear more than one statement piece, make sure not to wear statement bracelets and rings together and avoid wearing statement earrings and necklaces at the same time.

Chandelier earrings and a cuff bracelet can look beautiful when worn together, while a long necklace and a cocktail ring can match perfectly. Just make sure to select items that coordinate. Try to stick with the same kind of metal and avoid clashing patterns and charms.

Layered chain necklaces can look extremely charming if worn correctly. Keep your look tasteful by making sure that you do not layer too many strands together and keep tabs on how much sparkle you layer on.

Avoid wearing long chain necklaces, however, if you are wearing a belt, as there will be too much going on around the same area. Wide chokers and bib necklaces can stand to be your sole statement piece, so let such items take centre stage and forgo other pieces of jewellery.

Keep it Simple

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Big accessories are best worn with simple clothes. Steer clear of busy patterns and embellishments such as sequins when wearing bold jewellery. Remember, you want your statement piece to stand out, so match items wisely.

LBD is the perfect match for one or two attention-grabbing pieces, while jeans and a pure white top will make an ideal backdrop for something big, bright and colourful. Try to stick to neutral and block colour items when wearing bright and detailed accessories. Less busy pieces can work very well with patterned items of clothing, however.

Don’t pull the focus away from your bold jewellery. Coordinate smaller accessories with your statement pieces by keeping them to a minimum and sticking to the same colour or metal.

Choose Earrings wisely

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Statement earrings are beautiful, ornate and cannot be missed. They will be the first thing that anyone talking to you will notice. To make sure they frame your face, choose a pair that suits your face shape and enhances your features. Choosing the wrong pair can be distracting, so take details such as length, colour, shape and outfit coordination into consideration when choosing adornment for your ears.

When wearing dangly statement earrings, it is better to keep your hair sleek and not too big. Remember, it’s all about balance, so while you can pump up the volume with simple earrings, larger ones will balance better with loose waves or poker-straight hair.

 

Pay attention to your hands

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When wearing a bold ring, it is worth remembering that it will draw attention to your hands, and consequently, your nails, so make sure they are perfectly groomed. Go for simple manicure.

Make sure that the colour of your nail polish does not clash with the colours in your ring, and avoid wearing a bold and colourful ring with multi-coloured manicures, nail art and glittery nail polish. While this may look cute on an adolescent, it does not exactly convey a statement of elegance.

These eye-catching rings are the smallest of all the statement pieces, so have as much fun with them as you like. The bigger and brighter, the better. Just remember that balance is key, so it is better to wear one at a time.

Wear pieces that create an outfit

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Remember that statement pieces are supposed to make – you guessed it – a statement, so choose pieces that help to create an over-all outfit. If you are going for a prim and polished look, opt for pearls.

Vintage or floral pieces will look beautiful with a romantic and feminine outfit, while colourful beads are a must if you are going for a boho look. A bold cuff will compliment a block colour mini dress, while chandelier earrings will look gorgeous with a long flowing maxi.

 

 

Tips On How To Shop Online

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Who doesn’t love shopping, and when it becomes effortless, it’s a bliss! Shopping online has made our lives easy manifolds. There’s no need to wait in line to pay the bills anymore, not even leave your home, change out of your pajamas and go out. But yeah as said nothing comes for free, shopping online also comes with its pros and cons. So to avoid all those problems , we are listing down a few tips to follow and you won’t be disappointed with your order any further.

Check the images of the product carefully:

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You never want to be disappointed after receiving the product, that the product has a back detailing or side slit. Go through the detailing carefully before clicking on buy now.

Check the Size chart:

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You should always check the size chart before ordering. As by now you would have understood that sizes vary from brand to brand. So, never buy online blindly.

Go through the reviews:

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Never buy any product without going through their reviews. And for all good, you can even find the details of the garment which were never mentioned in their description.

Select the correct neckline:

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The right neckline for your upper body and chest can do wonders for your look. Chose wisely.

Read the return policies:

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Be Flexible:

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Be ready to accept few small changes. It’s for sure that the brightness on the screen will not be there when you receive the product, the color might appear different.

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