MY “PALAZZO” STORY

Hi guys! It’s been ages. Sorry I zoned out, had to take a break mainly because of some unforeseen circumstances. But guess what? I am back and better now lovelies (victory dance)!!

Lol…. I just got to know on wiki that “palazzo” is an Italian word, borrowed from Latin ‘Palatium’ (palace, large residence), which in actual sense means a large, palatial urban building as at that time in Italy. Funny, isn’t it?
Now, let us do a little comparison here, Palazzo pants are also loose, large, flowing and comfy outfits that came to existence in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

I discovered the pants about four years ago or thereabouts. I am a very skinny girl so I used to get lots of insults about being too thin or slim anytime I wear skinny jeans and all. This made me loose a little bit of confidence and then I began to look for outfits that will make me look bigger, I found out about the palazzo pants and sought solace in it. Initially, some people felt it was ridiculous being all big, loose and large, even my mom felt I looked funny wearing it, but nonetheless, I loved it and fell in love with it. Well well, I didn’t totally dump “skinny jeans”, like NO! I wouldn’t do it for anything or anyone but I got more of my palazzo pants and discovered various breath-taking ways to rock them which I would show you in this article.

So many people pop the question “is palazzo a formal wear”? My honest answer would be No. However, they could pass as formal wear mainly because they can be worn for all occasions, provided you style it with the different outfit as per the occasions. From street styles, work wear, casual outfits, formal and even chic, palazzo pants could be styled gracefully for all occasions.

You can style your palazzo in various ways, with any outfit, in actual fact, in every way possible.

Personally, I wear mine based on my mood for the day. At times, I rock it with a formal shirt, I could wear an oversized denim jacket with it, and most time, a round neck shirt or a crop or tank top. Although, I recently wore the Indian kameez(a traditional outfit originating from the Indian subcontinent, kinda like a long shirt which is the national dress of Pakistan) with my palazzo.

Palazzos have become a part of the street style fashion. They are extremely trendy and comfy and have become very popular these days. They have come to stay and to slay!
Let’s get to the real definition of Palazzo. They are women’s long trousers, cut with a loose, extremely wide leg that flares out from the waist. Even though it has been in existence since the late 60s, it went out of fashion in the start of the 21st century and is a big trend in the fashion world right about now. They are comfortable with a perfect fit for everyone’s shape. As a fashionable lady, you have to create a new chic outfit with the wide leg trousers or palazzo pants. It should be styled in a way to accentuate your figure and bring out your inner beauty.

HOW TO ROCK YOUR PALAZZO PANTS EFFORTLESSLY:
There are hundreds of awesome ideas to style these pants with your everyday essentials and without having to break the bank. They are ideal investments that can get you from the office to rooftop parties. I’m into them a whole lot and I wear them constantly.

  • They are similar to pajamas, and can be worn with a simple tank top to look really comfy, basically for an evening event,
  • Style your palazzo pants with an extra-large shirt. Trust me, this is one of the best styling ever, and it is what I do almost all the time. It can be tucked in, or otherwise, depending on your mood for the day, or the kind of outing you have.
  • Wear a bold graphic tee with your palazzo to give you a daring look, and for a fun outfit.
  • Rock a crop top with a pair of high-waist palazzo pants to accentuate your shape in order to cover up for the wideness of your pants.
  • Go classic with your palazzo pants by rocking it with your colorful vintage or retro shirt, and an afro hairdo, to give you the 70s vibe.
  • A denim jacket never goes wrong with palazzos. In actual fact, it is one of my easiest styling, and one of my favorites.
  • For your vacation look, wear a light palazzo pants as a cover up that works for the beach too.
  • Style your bold-colored palazzo with a striped shirt for a really cute look. Do not forget your accessories!
  • Go chic with your tiny belt.
  • Go professional with your heels, and a blazer. You’re good to go!
  • For a less stressful and simple look, pair your palazzo pants with a white shirt.

Do you own palazzo pants? How do you wear them? Which of the above style is your favorite? What style tip would you love to see?

Advertisements

WHAT DOES YOUR FASHION STYLE SAYS ABOUT YOU?

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. There is an undaunted idea and psychology behind our fashion choices. You need not be the regular “slayer”, a stylist, or a fashion week regular to be aware of how important your dress sense is to your reputation in the 21st century. Even an old age adage says, “dress the way you want to be addressed”. The clothes we wear send powerful signals to our peers and even strangers, showing or revealing the picture of us that we want to display.

Your personal style has a huge influence on your psychological processes. In other words, what you wear can influence the way you think, act and even talk. Against the gender stereotype of females being more fashion aware and conscious of others’ clothes and makeup efforts than males, studies have also lifted then lid on men’s insecurities with regards to clothes. Whether you are male or female, your fashion choices can affect both your self image, the impression that you convey to others, and in turn, the way in which people behave towards you.

In many societies, dress sense embodies personal wealth and taste. Style makes the world go round. The world needs innovation.

Know that you need to be able to develop your own unique style, you can start infusing elegance so that the total combination of both transforms the way you dress, the way you talk, behave, simply put, your inner and outer expressions start to match. The more adventurous someone is with their personal style, the more open and fun they are as people. Those of us who wear “crazy” clothes are announcing to the world that we do not feel the need to conform to perceived social norms. We have a playful personality, and we are not going to keep it locked up inside a three-piece suit. Instead we are going to revolt against uniforms, fashion standards and bland coloured shoes. The clothes you wear reflect your personality, be it quirky, disciplined or sophisticated.

Your wardrobe choices can depict who you are as a person, says experts. Do you prefer bright colours? Perhaps it is to do with your positive thoughts. Or if you have an eye for abstract prints, it is likely you have a bold personality, if you move away from the classic grey and blacks and wear the hot colours of today, you are definitely a trendsetter and a change maker. If you are a huge fan of vintage, just like I am, then you love to experiment. The bright colour radiates positive energy, making you feel comfortable. Such shades are a symbol of your dynamic personality. Wear such colours with a raw pair of jeans or chinos to grab all the attention that you want. Your sophisticated style can sometimes come across as serious, but you never let those opinions get in the way of your creativity.

If you play unscripted with the prints, then you are nothing but bold. The prints are unique and classy, and so are you. You are seen as someone that knows it all and will express your individuality by using your creative mind to inspire and create new ideas.

It is no news that the way you look on the outside sends subtle cues about what you are like on the inside.

Dressing flamboyantly is a great way to get noticed, but it is also a great way to start a conversation. Clothes can give you confidence, or they can also take that confidence away. Your dressing makes statement, when you walk into a place, the first thing people notice is your outfit, shoes inclusive. For a better communication, with more interesting people who are on your level, do yourself a favour and spice up your wardrobe. Life isn’t perfect but your outfit can be!

XoXo!!!

 

ANKARA CHOKERS ON CORPORATE OUTFITS??

Hey lovelies. How are you all doing?

In today’s episode, we will be keeping it brief. What’s the gist? We are gonna be discussing the combination of Ankara Chokers and Corporate Outfits.

So far, one of the fashion trends that reached its peak in 2016 and will definitely continue this year is the choker trend. It’s getting bigger and creative every day we wonder what will be the next trending choker style each month. From lace to denim chokers, we have spotted various type of choker trends on fashionistas around the world and still waiting to try some new ones this year.

In recent years, chokers have been popular with a number of celebrities: Rihanna has been featured wearing chokers, Kendall Jenner, an American fashion model also wears chokers of many mixed materials.

Chokers can be made of a variety of materials, including the denim, traditional materials or attires, velvet, plastic, beads, leather, metal, such as silver, gold or platinum, etc. They can be adorned in a variety of ways, including with sequins, studs, or a pendant.

Wearing a choker has nothing to do with a girl’s sexual orientation, favourite twist, or occupation. A girl chooses to wear one, it means they like the style, or perhaps received it as a gift and want to please the “gifter” by wearing it.

Chokers are the latest big thing across the world. They have different gorgeous designs and are close-fitting necklaces worn around the neck, basically to complement your dressing. Once upon a time when people believed chokers are only good for off-shoulders, but no!! Guess what? This days, you can rock a choker on virtually every outfit, except you’re wearing a turtle-neck tho! It’s a trend that wouldn’t go off so easily, now let me burst your bubbles. Did you know chokers have been in existence since the first century AD?

Chokers are one of the things you can make with the ever versatile Ankara fabrics. Now for the benefits of those that has no idea about what the Ankara fabric looks like, here is a quick one; Ankara commonly known as “Ankara prints”, “African prints”, “African wax prints”, is a 100% cotton fabric with vibrant patterns. It is usually a colourful cloth and is primarily associated with Africa because of its tribal-like patterns and motifs. It is also a very versatile fabric and many items can be made from it such as hats, earrings, blazers, and shoes to name a few.

Ankara fabric chokers are becoming extremely popular these days. As we know, it’s hard to name an item you can’t make with the Ankara fabric. They express creativity and display handmade and vintage.

Rocking an Ankara choker depicts style and class. Now talking about rocking it with corporate attires, it is basically the most stylish thingy ever. Rocking both is something I tried lately and found out to be awesome. However, in as much as you try to be as cool as ever with these outfits, you should also try to avoid mixing colors unnecessarily.

Start with a white shirt, a black palazzo or pants and a print choker. Thank me later! Trust me, it’s amazingly FAB! Gradually, you would start to develop the penchant to combine other be-you-ti-ful colors.

WARDROBE ESSENTIALS FOR TEENAGERS.

As someone who loves fashion, cutting down my wardrobe can be pretty difficult when it comes to the time to pack up for school. Trends come and go, but solid-basics are the foundation of every truly stylish women’s closet. Today’s basics extend beyond conventional styles like a great T-shirt and Jeans (although these remain essential). There used to be a time when boot-cut was the order of the day, although it is still a bit trendy, thanks to the idea “fashion recycle” which is a discussion for another day. However, if I had written this article a few years back, boot-cut would have been a part of my go-to essentials.

Everyone loves to keep up with the latest trends and always choose the one which makes you feel comfortable. There are no strict rules that dictate your fashion sense, and it is important to keep some important collections and simple items that are an important part of the wardrobe.

Here are the items which are essential for any girl’s wardrobe:

  • A Flattering Pair of Jeans

Having a pair of skinny jeans is a must for every girl. The jean is very handy because you can pair them with any top or blouse and create a new and healthy look. It allows you to be stylish by changing the tops and pairing it with jeans. Having a perfect pair of jeans is necessary because it will help in staying trendy and fashionable. My go-to are a pair of baggy jean trousers popularly known in this part of the world as “my boyfriend trouser”.

  • A Denim Jacket

Like your favorite pair of jeans, your denim jacket could be paired with virtually anything and everything; a skirt, gown, basic tee shirt, to mention a few.

  • A Vintage Shirt

Vintage is the new trend. They imitate styles of previous trends. A vintage shirt on a pair of jean is the real deal. Trust me, you won’t go wrong with it.

  • Basic Tee- Shirts

A basic t-shirt in a basic color is an absolute essential for your wardrobe. You need these shirts with a designed neckline. Most of the people prefer to have a V-shaped neckline. You can always experiment with bright colors. If you do not want to choose a dress you can just pair the basic t-shirt with a pair of jeans.

  • A Black Dress (for ladies)

The black dress is considered essential to a complete wardrobe by many women and fashion observers because it is a “rule of fashion” that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Because it is meant to be a staple of the wardrobe for a number of years, the style of the black dress ideally should be as simple as possible.

  • Loafers and Brogues

This is adequately suitable for both sexes. And believe you me, both loafers and brogues look better on so many ladies than guys. Just some days back, I rocked my brogues, and got so many compliments from more guys than ladies. As a teenager, a pair of loafers should be something that is always readily available in your closet.

They are great ways to spruce up your dress shoes by adding a bit of British culture. Smarten up jeans and chinos with brown or tan full brogues.

  • Sweat Shirts

A sweatshirt is the easiest outfit to go to class in. You’re going to want something super comfortable to lounge in your room in or wear on late nights in the library — a sweatshirt is a college wardrobe must have in these situations.

  • Studs

Small classic studs go with everything and take every look up a notch.

  • Jogging Suit

Basically, a jogging suit or joggers as we call it in this part of the world is meant to be for exercise, but then fashion isn’t one-sided; it requires creativity. Therefore, pairing a pair of joggers with a sweat shirt is one of the freshest fashion ideas ever.

  • Accessories (Scarfs, jewelries)

These complements your dressing. A scarf for example would be very nice on a formal outfit without colors, and jewelries brings out the spark in you.

  • Sneakers

Running shoes used to be reserved only for going to the gym, but your feet will be happy to know that they are now totally fashion-Ly to wear all the time. They come in super-fun bright colors and styles that will give a sporty touch to dresses and jeans.

  • Sandals

Personally, I cannot do without sandals. And if you want to be a classy teenager, you should have at least three (3) different pair of sandals.

  • Skirts

Not all the time jean trousers, once in a while, do more of skirts. As a lady, rocking skirts makes you look girly and elegant, especially the pleated ones.

A high waist-ed skirt and a crop top is a perfect outfit to go out, while a maxi skirt and a tee works great to go to class. While dresses are great to look put together with minimal effort, skirts allow you to have so many more options for different clothing combinations.

  • A Cute Bag

You should invest in a cute little clutch which you can take with you everywhere. Try to buy a clutch which has neutral colors because it will help in making it with all of your clothes. You can take it to class or a party. It is better to choose the one which has straps so you can get your hands free when you need them.

  • Jackets and Blazers

Find any of these that you feel great it, and you will have it in your closet for years.

  • Pumps

They might not be the most exciting purchase, but they are a must have. With a heel under three inches, they are always appropriate and chic.

  • Ballet Shoes

These shoes are also a must for a girl’s wardrobe. Flats are perfect if you need something that is more polished than sneakers and is much more comfortable than heels. The ballet flats go well with a pair of jeans and create a chic look. These shoes also look good with cute dresses as well.

  • Slippers

Slippers aids laziness. At times, you would want your foot to be free from heat and all of that, a pair of slippers is the best option for this period. You’re going to need to have a pair of slippers that are easy to wear, either around your environment or when you’re hanging out with friends.

BEING CLASSY/TRENDY

FASHION TIPS:

HOW TO LOOK STYLISH:

It’s something we do daily, wearing clothes! A scarf, a night wear, a ribbon or the smallest of accessory constitute fashion. Fashion, however, is a popular or the latest style of clothing, hair decoration or behavior. It can also be called vogue or trend. In other words, fashion and style are interwoven. Your carriage means a lot when it comes to fashion; the cheapest attire could be worn by a celebrity, her attitude and gait towards what she is wearing could make people believe her clothing is worth a gazillion.

Looking stylish is good business; it reflects your personality, it says a whole lot about who you are. A popular adage tells you to dress the way you want to be addressed. A little touch of color could go a long way in determining and brightening your mood. Don’t get me wrong, colors such as black, brown and nude aren’t dull at all, rather, they show some class, elegance and attitude; ever heard the saying “you cannot go wrong with black”??

Try to know what looks good on you. There is nothing cooler than sticking to a signature style you know looks good on you; it could be avant garde, it could be the vintage style, the Bohemian fashion style, Chic fashion style, Artsy fashion style, Casual or Sophisticated fashion style. For me, I go with the avant garde, it is my best look so far. Be creative when it comes to styling yourself and others, also the occasion need be considered before putting together the different combinations. Slaves to fashion are not classy.

You should know the right outfits for different seasons, for example, an overall and boots game should be very strong for a rainy season. Mind you, you do not have to be expensive to look good, neither do your wardrobe have to be filled to the brim before you can dress chic.

Below are a few tips to know about being stylish:

  • Keep your dressing simple

As much as you try to look good for yourself and others, be simple as possible. Unnecessary outfits would only make you look bulky which you should avoid. Except you are going on the runway for a fashion show or a photo shoot, do avoid bogus accessories.

  • Know your colors

Some colors do not fit everyone. An extremely dark person would not like to go on a red overall. Know the color(s) that fit you better.

  • Choose an outfit appropriate for the occasion

If you are doing classy or sophisticated for an official purpose, stick to that. Do not deviate by adding contrasting clothing or accessories.

  • Emphasize the accessories

Your accessories say a lot about your dressing. They bring out the elegance in you and make you sparkle. Outfits without the right accessories to match would only make it look like you are off to the store to get food items. LOL!!

  • Know the right footwear for different outfits

Footwear is life. It could be a converse, sneakers, loafers, brogues, pumps, stilettos, flat shoes, sandals and so on. Know that you cannot use a particular footie for some specific outfits.

  • Use minimal make up

This also speak a lot about you. Make ups are essential but they should be as minimal as possible.

  • Keep lines and texture to a minimum

Through the use of hair gel and other hair styling products, you could make your hair lines pop. However, it should not be too much except for the purpose of snapping pictures for the gram or twitter.

  • If you rock a natural hair, style it neat and beautiful

Your natural hair should be as neatly packed as possible. I should be able to touch underneath of hair and not feel a single dirt. Check YouTube for videos on how to style your natural hair, and don’t forget the important hair products; shea butter, coconut oil, castor oil and your gel.

First blog post

Hello all! Welcome to my page.

As we all know, fashion is an everyday activity, we as humans breath fashion, and fashion hovers around us. Therefore, this web will give you detailed information on how to pair that outfit that you’ve had in your closet for long, having no idea on how exactly to rock it, and will update you about vintage and trendy fashion ideas.