Scarves, Blazers, Long Shrugs
As the trends of 2017-18, bring forth the opportunities in women’s formals section, many Indian women have moved forward to dress up in western clothing in their corporate world. Expanding the horizon of formal wear for women in India, they are now opting to wear more feminine clothing than wearing the collared formal shirts of the past.
Avid followers of fashion, the women of the west love to layer their outfits in different ways. Though the Indian woman loves to style, the warm climate of the sub-continent allows only limited options of styling. To help the women with their pairing options, we have a few methods on how to layer those formal shirts for women, in the simplest of ways:
A light material, tie a scarf around your neck in a bow or let it fly loose on the side, this accessory will add focus to your neckline. We suggest trying scarves around this high-low linen blouse or the black georgette dress. Wearing a printed scarf over these would add depth to your formals while wearing a contrasting solid colour would add complementary shades to your western outfits.
Want to make an outfit formal? All you need to do is add on a blazer! Adding a blazer to any of your casual tops or dresses, adds a feminine yet formal office wear look to your attire. You can try on a bold yellow satin top, which under a blazer would look striking but provide a subtle backdrop to your clothing. You can also choose a lace shift dress, which would showcase your femininity while the layer would add it in the category of formal dresses.
Shrugs come into trend in various forms, with the current one being in a long length. Usually shrugs are available in several knitted weaves, from being broad crochet ones to firm closely knitted ones. Pick out a neutral shade for a firmly knitted shrug and combine with a formal top for women like the lace sleeveless top or the grey ruffled one. If you prefer colour, pick out a pastel shade that suits you and flaunt your smart casuals!
Try these styling tips to create a formal or party look based on your requirement or the style that speaks to you. The key is to add on layers that wouldn’t make you uncomfortable but keep you breezy during a hectic Tuesday or a casual Friday!