Having a classy-yet-effortless look may sound contradictory. Yet, it’s every person’s dream. Looking great on an auspicious occasion such as your friend’s wedding or festival is relatively easier because you can dedicate more time and effort to it. Weeks are spent at the shopping mall to pick the perfect dress and also a great amount of time is spent at the beauty parlour in making yourself ready for the big occasion. But what about the other days of your regular life?
I am talking about every day. That amount of time, effort and dedication may not be available for us 24/7. You may not even have the budget to buy a new dress daily. But then again, it may not also be necessary. Looking smart and classy everyday doesn’t mean you need to wear gold from head to toe or even buy a new outfit on a daily basis. It’s all about buying the right outfits and creating a stunning style with them. Here are four ideas for classy-yet-effortless looks that you can surely try out during working days when you have less time at your disposal for an extravagant makeover.
Easy & Chic
We all experience those days when waking up to the alarm clock becomes an impossible task. Whether you are going to work or university, it is imperative to look smart and stylish all throughout the day. Here are a few easy and sassy ideas for quick makeovers.
Always wear a lipstick
Who doesn’t like makeup? From smokey eyes to false eyelashes, we all love them. The problem is the fact that normally we don’t have that much time. Lipsticks, especially red lipsticks, are a quick and easy way to turn an ordinary look into a glamorous one. With that, wear a beautiful kameez, accentuate your eyes with eyeliner, half do your hair by clipping it sideways and put on a pair of black and neutral heels and you’re good to go.
Explore boisterous hues
If you are looking for quick and easy ways to make your style more vibrant, opt for vibrant colours (quite obvious, isn’t it?). A great trick could be to add in a plethora of colours to a black dress. Unlike a white dress, the black background tends to accentuate the colours more. With this, you don’t even need to worry about hair and makeup since the dress will do most of the work for you to make you look classy.
Opt for neutral colour palette
Neutral shades such as pastels give more space to explore the parameters of fashion. You could do your eye makeup darker, wear more jewelry and put on bolder lip colours without looking too loud and desperate. The light and harmonious pastel shade balances out the entire look. That said, pastel-hued cotton long kameezes are a must-have this season!
Pay attention to a flattering fit
Give your tailor proper instructions on measurements. If you are buying readymade dresses, do not hesitate to take items to a local seamstress or tailor to be altered to fit properly. Oversized dresses may look clumsy while too tight clothes may not look proper. This is why leggings look good with almost every kurti or kameez. They complement the shape. However, not everything you wear has to be perfectly tailored and form-fitting as you can mix in unstructured pieces for a more relaxed vibe.
Photo: Monjurul Alam
Wardrobe: Le Reve
Story: Nusrat Jahan Pritom