3 Ways to style a Shirt Dress

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Transitional weather it is and dressing to this might be the most toughest for many. Why so ? Because one doesn’t know if it is right to step out in a thick winter jacket and later be sweating as the sun might be shining bright or it can be the exact opposite , you step out with the sun shining and realise the thin jacket is not of any use as the chill froze you down ! Hence Smart layering is what I suggest, the key element of wardrobe to play with and experiment during autumn and spring.

Shirtdress
Shirtdress styling

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Shirt dresses are one of the wardrobe essentials for this weather. They will serve you at multiple occassions – can be your Formal work wear , an easy effortless weekend wear , for a day out with kids or even a Sunday brunch with family. How to style an existing utility piece is what I am gonna help you herewith. If you have one in your wardrobe, go on try these Styling tips or if you are planning to buy one, I shall entice you even more to do so with further read.

3 Ways to Style your Shirt Dress :

  1. As a jacket or layer : The benefit here the shirt dress has is the front buttons they serve. You can hence wear it on your regular denims and top or even on a bodycon dress. If the dress is neutral colour it will serve as beautiful trench too. I used a bright Fuchsia pink top over my fav denims and added this dress on top as a trench. As spring here is the transitional weather I am referring to, I would suggest you to add bright colours like yellows, pinks and greens as your base.
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Shirtdress styling , trenchcoat

2. Wear as a long top : Here, with my shirt dress I changed the khaki/ cloth belt with my leopard print one ( as its the in thing this season ) and I matched the my shoes with the belt to elevate my look. I wore this dress on jeans for the days which I expected to be warm but ended up being cold ones. You can also play around and try use different belts you already have in your wardrobe to bring more colours to the attire. Simple trick it is, but you feel its a new attire altogether from the one you bought.

Shirt dress & cane bag
Shirtdress & cane bag

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Shirtdress styling

3. Wear it Spring Style : So here you wear it as is but with spring style I mean bring colours to it. a contrast colour footwear and a matching bag are the key to bring an oomph to existing attire. So next time you buy a coloured bag try see if you have matching shoes in your closet back home or the vice versa. My zara shirt dress here is a neutral beige so I used vibrant red shoes and a red sling to elevate the look…

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Shirtdress
Shirtdress

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So I won your heart over having a Shirt dress serving multiple attires in your transitional weather wardrobe ? Also to add to my styling tips , if the dress is a printed fabric use the inners in block colours and other way round is the dress is a plain fabric like mine you can also play with prints inside. I would not discourage you to not play with prints, you can certainly clash them too but be mindful that they don’t hamper your frame to make to look shorter.

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Shirtdress styling 3 ways

Adding here the link of shirt dress I am wearing from Zara and a few I would recommend too ๐Ÿ™‚

As always I hope you enjoyed reading this Fashion Blog as much I enjoyed making this one for you all ! Have a love Spring and keep styling.. Meanwhile I would absolutely love your feedback , comments and even queries if any.

Much Love, Heena , Styling Neurons xx

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Style your Autumn Jumper & how ?

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You like it or not the Sweater Weather is here ! And the best way to keep warm this Autumn is to wear a jumper yet looking good at it. While theย  dark mornings, shorter days and cold climes are overwhelming, Knitwear feels like a warm cuppa tea and a hug all in one. Saying that yes I know we all need to wake up , do our jobs , school runs, meetings and chores. It ย means we cant dress up like being in bed , which ideal often isn’t an option – that’s where Knitwear comes to rescue.

Autumn Wear - jumper , jeans & clutch
Autumn Wear – jumper , jeans & clutch

There is a variety of Jumpers in market for different shapes ,sizes and with style to suit everyone’s taste.ย  From roll neck ones to statement sleeves this autumn has it all ! Who says winter dressing is boring ?? Style up your jumper with a glitter skirt for an evening wear or a roll neck one with wide legged trousers for a smart and cosy day wear.

Knitwear & denims - Autumn Winter 2018
Knitwear & denims – Autumn Winter 2018

So here I have styled my Chunky jumper , with skinny fit denims. As this evening after the photoshoot I was invited over for dinner at friends , I planned to elevate the look with chic pencil heels and a matching clutch. A jumper , plus jeansย  and sneakers is a staple “wow” day wear through out the autumns. However accessories are the ones that elevate the attire for the required hour. Added below is the link for my this favourite chunky jumper.

off shoulder jumper & jeans
Off Shoulder Chunky Jumper & jeans

Off shoulder pink jumper

Here you go the best part of the blog as many say –ย Style Tips –ย 1) pear shaped bodies – wear a belt ( not a wide one )over the jumper on the waist over jeans to enhance the look. 2) Strawberry shaped bodies – try pairing your jumpers with pleated skirts or A line skirts and knee length boots. 3) Hour glass or petite shaped bodies – balloon sleeves or frill layered sleeves are your best bet this AW18 Autumn Winters 2018.

Until I bring you more autumn stylesย  and winter trends , hope you loved reading this one & would try to style your jumper ! Would love to hear your feedback as always !! Much love , Heena , Styling Neurons โค๏ธ

 

Untangle the Co-ords- Ace them !

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A major fan of the co-ord set, I am and here crushing on this seasons hottest trend with my new blog ! What are Co-ords – two piece outfits which are a perfect (pre made) match for every occasion. The twin thing is the seasons next want!!ย  Bright prints and cute pastels are to be worn together or separately as you like.. its an already existing combo made to rule the look. Continue reading “Untangle the Co-ords- Ace them !”

Palazzo Paparazzi !

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Summers !! ahhh while they last here in England make most of it…Here with this blog I bring the concept “comfort over style” alive ! or lets say “Slay the style with comfort” . Here’s my best take on this seasons trend that is the khaki /cotton palazzos.

Well , you would ask why the best take – it is because these suit all the body shapes. The elastic belts define the waistline so well and bring the elevated look in your routine attire. From a wide variety the market offers, try choose for a tie knot one or the huge buttons to make the style chic and stylish. Make sure the legs are not very wide as they then give the skirt feel and steal away the charm of the palazzo.

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Summer wear , palazzo, cane bag

How and what to pair these with : the legs being wide I prefer pairing them with a tighter top. Go for short tops to enhance the waist lines, crop tops for hour glass body shapes and lace tops are a pure blissย  for all shapes to complete the look. And ย let the colour contrast steal the show – a lighter top with darker palazzo and the vice versa.ย 

Cotton high waisted pants , cane bag
Palazzo , high waist pants , cane bag

Footwear : pair them with anything literally ( well not boots yeah ) flats for day time, wedges for the brunch look and pumps for the evenings. You can “Carry Well” as my blog says at any time of the day.

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Palazzo , cane bag , summer wear

Hope you are looking forward to your next shopping trip to pick these pants for your summer wardrobe. This whole look is from Zara. Go have your hands on !ย 

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Thank you for reading & showering your love always โค๏ธ Looking forward to your comments & how you style your summer wardrobe ! Much love till next one , Heena, Styling Neurons โค๏ธ

English Wedding, Indian bells !

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Interesting profession as mine is of being a wardrobe Stylist, I come across different clients, different cultures and obviously different wardrobe needs. However this one was unique -equally challenging as well as fun. A gorgeous English bride to be who wanted to dress in an Indian attire for her wedding in 2019. Couldn’t have asked for a better melange of cultures and I feel lucky to be chosen to execute the styling.

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Continue reading “English Wedding, Indian bells !”

“White out” – tips to slay the Summers !

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Loved for its ability to transcend the trends and enhance any attire , White , the colour is my personal all-time favourite. Spring to Autumns, is when this colour alone gives you numerous ways to style and slay the looks. Yes I know being a mum, my this fondness for white clothes is insane…as I got to run, kneel, jump, cook and even more importantly be the clean and tidy mum as I preach ๐Ÿ˜‰ Well having said that, here I share with you how I use White in my wardrobes to kill the Summer heat ! Continue reading ““White out” – tips to slay the Summers !”