How to style your hero piece in multiple ways

by Aarohi Roy

Some pieces stay with you forever. For instance, I’ve had that one denim shirt that I bought right after college and I still wear it, sometimes just as is, sometimes knotted with a cute skirt, and most of the time as a jacket over a short dress! These special clothes become more than versatile wardrobe staples, but stunning memories that you cherish for a long, long time.
We’ve rounded up luxury staples that will always stay in style, in one way or another. You can wear these pieces in more than one way and look ultra-fabulous in each look!
That Floral Shirt
Floral print is probably the most versatile print there ever was! It’s trendy and glamorous, or formal and chic, or casual and fun, or even comfy for home. Pick a shirt that fits you well, can be tucked in, and is soft enough to be styled in various formats. I’ve picked this lily printed, multicolor crepe shirt.
How to style?
    • Keep it simple, silly, with a pair of skinny denim pants and the shirt falling at the hem, minimal makeup and jewelry.
    • Tuck the shirt in with a pastel pencil skirt, high heels (also pastel), hoop earrings and voila! You have an elegant office outfit.
    • Try a beach-side brunch look with a flared or pleated pastel-hued skirt, the shirt knotted at the front and your favorite sunglasses.

Ankita Dharman, Rs. 6,272

That Little Kaftan
Kaftans are the newest trend on the block, with their comforting and casual silhouettes making a luxurious semi-formal statement. The best about these pieces of clothing? When styled right, they’re perfect for everything from parties to lounging at the beach. This white v-neck kaftan is perfect for multiple occasions.
How to style?
    • Wear it as is like a cute white dress. Pair it with some statement earrings, strappy heels and a glitter clutch.
    • Pair the kaftan with a pair of cotton pastel shorts, a sling bag, and colorful bangles or bracelets for a boho-chic look.
    • Go all comfy and boho with a multicolored maxi skirt to be paired with the kaftan. Wear chunky long necklaces and braid your hair loose.

First Resort by Ramola Bachchan, Rs. 3,200

That Black Dress
Always keep a black dress handy. Can be an LBD, or a long, dainty maxi. You can slip into any black dress and you’re ready for a fabulous occasion. You can wear one to a house party or the MET Gala! You can slay it like a boss girl wearing it in the office too. We are in love with this sleek, long halter neck dress.
How to style?
    • Wear it as-is with a sleek hairdo, black heels, and a black sequinned clutch. Because it’s black, literally every piece of jewelry you own will fit it well.
    • Pair the dress with a contrasting bomber jacket and put your hair up in a messy updo. Wear stylish sneakers and you’ve got yourself party-ready.
    • Choose a well-tailored, fitted blazer to match, bold red lips, and black leather pointy flats. Curate this look for your most important presentation days and slay!

TheRealB, Rs. 5,500

That Oversized Shirt
It’s cute, it’s casual, and it goes well with everything. Choose a print or color that you truly feel comfortable in. You can accessorize the shirt, cinch it at the waist, or even just slip into it with your most snuggly leggings and you’re done! We’ve picked this super-cute Masaba shirt that fits our current mood.
How to style?
    • It’s a circular shirt, so will look gorgeous with figure-hugging leggings. Pair the look with funky sneakers and an extra-long sling bag.
    • Belt the shirt up with a statement piece and wear it with sequined trousers for a party look. Keep your lips bold, and jewelry big yet classy.
    • Wear the shirt over a maxi, skinny black skirt, tuck one side of the shirt in loosely, push your hair up in a messy bun, and finish the look with nerdy glasses. Workwear sorted!

Masaba , Rs. 6,999

That High-waisted Pleated Pants
High-waisted pants are the finest, most comforting pair of trousers you will ever own. They make your figure look curvier and your legs taller. Find ones that are tapered at the hem to make an even distinguished statement. You can style them differently with the kind of top you wear with them.
How to style?
    • Wear them with a classic white shirt, unbuttoned at the top with sleeves rolled up halfway. Tuck one side in and you have a chic semi-formal look.
    • Opt for a glitter crop top, preferably in black, and work it with a pair of black strappy heels. This party look will be perfect with chunky gold-hued earrings.
    • Wear the pants with a cropped bustier and a bomber or a denim jacket for a classy street look. Finish this look with a pair of sneakers.

The Dapper Lady, Rs. 6,290

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