There are two kinds of people in the world. 1) Those who adore their formal wear for the love of power dressing. 2) Those who loathe their formal wear for being boring, drab and in some cases uncomfortable. Although, I am not big on formal wear myself, I am always in for experimenting to give their conservative look a peppy makeover. Such were the thoughts running in my head when I first got these absolutely chic pair of cotton grey straight fit trousers from W. I gave these trousers two very distinct looks. One very subtle; the other a little sultry! Read on to know how a seemingly dull trouser spun off these truly smart looks.
I am sure for a lot of women, W has been the knight in shining armour for all their work wear related needs. Their stunning, fuss free, smart and fashionably avant garde collection finds a place in every working woman’s wardrobe. No wonder I was thrilled to stumble upon their amazing collection of cotton straight fit trousers. I experimented this first look with the trousers as the main element and loved the result. The overtly simple, modest and unembellished light pink lenin long shirt found an ideal companion in these perfectly fitting grey trousers. I layered the look with an equally unembellished watermelon pink cotton dupatta. Both the long shirt and dupatta, the comfort elements of the outfit, from Westside, team up with the trousers to create a unique ethnic look. More importantly, I cannot get over the grey and pink combination in this outfit! Be it work or meetings, with this outfit, you know you have comfort on your side.
Out with the modest and in with the sultry! This bold look is a stunning antithesis to the previously donned conservative look. The grey trousers remain fixed; throw in a black sequinned top, a faint peach light overall, stark floral heels and you have a look that is sure to make heads turn! Innovative thinking bore fruits when the peach overall, a part of a lehenga I own, actually lent the outfit a modern look. The floral heels from Aldo are also my absolute favourite. I love how each of these pieces contribute their individual characteristics to create this ravishing look. Step out of your home in the morning in the former formal avatar and transform it at sundown into an exciting party avatar, ready to let your hair down.
It’s amazing how just one piece of an outfit can create such diametrically opposite looks. All you need is a little twist and a mind to cook up such creative hacks!
Photo credits – Kulashree Kulkarni