The COVID-19 pandemic has left everyone with no other choice but to work from home. As people stay put in their houses, they can utilise the time to grow their fashion sense. Workwear for ‘stay at home’ scenario should be about not just comfort and ease, but also poise and chic. This is tricky, yet an achievable goal. Here we offer tips on choosing attire while working from home.
Comfort Is The Key
Workwear for ‘stay at home’ scenario should be about not just comfort and ease, but also poise and chic. This is tricky, yet an achievable, goal. The idea is to be able to lounge around on the couch and work but is insta-ready about a Zoom meeting with your office team. These can still be in comfortable, stretchy fabrics so you’re not distracted by what you’re wearing. You should feel just as relaxed as you would have in your favorite pair of sweatpants, but be able to stay in work mode.
Prepare For A Surprise
Imagine you are at your most comfortable and yet most ungroomed persona. It is likely that a known associate or family member may drop by. An alarm gets triggered or God forbid you to need to pop into the shops for essentials. It is therefore highly essential to build your loungewear which tick marks all necessary requirement of cleanliness, decency and grace so that in case you need to dazzle the world at rather short notice, you are ready.
Color Is Essential
For Indian summers, white is always a good idea. Off-whites and neutral tones work well with short, strappy kurtas. The garment is not only on top of trends charts right now, but it can also be paired with ripped types of denim, brocade pants or flared palazzos with equal sartorial impact. Use this time to experiment with new colour combinations. Any outfit is elevated with a deep yellow tone and subtle gold finishes and works well with the typical Indian skin tone. You can get more out of your wardrobe by mixing and matching old favourites in new combinations.
Befriend The Kurtas
Loose kurtas score high when it comes to the comfort quotient. They are not just pretty but also are pretty comfortable. Perfect for this season and great for the video conferences and Skype calls that your work from home might demand. Choose to wear the most vibrant, bright and beautiful colours that you can and see how that changes your mood instantly. Wear a bright red kerta top and a pair it with loose white pants and you can ace your work.
Go Minimal Fashion Style
This single piece of clothing is perfect for your WFH days. Easy to wear and care free, a simple dress can make a style statement. Choose it over your jeans and t-shirt combo if you want to make the most of these hot days. Pair clothes and put together a chic, stylish or edgy look. Try and see what you have in your wardrobe and then mix and match to create your signature look. Go for the coordinated look with the stripe on stripe or colour on colour.
Wear Some Real Fashion Pants
This might be one of the most contentious tips, but it could also be one of the most effective. Studies have shown that wearing clothes with symbolic meaning can help remote workers perform better on tasks. Since most of today’s remote workers are former office dwellers, that can range from jeans to suit trousers. From a realistic standpoint, a pair of jeans or casual pants are all that’s needed to flip the switch to fashion-filled work mode.
Keep your fashion game-high with these tips. Also read- Face Masks- A New Fashion Accessory?
The Existential Crisis Of Fashion Industry
The words Covid and crisis are going hand in hand since the past few days. Similarly, the situation has brought an Existential Crisis to Fashion Industry. Read the how and what about it in this post.
The Existential Crisis Of Fashion Industry
What is an Existential Crisis?
It is a phase when an individual questions the purpose, meaning and values of their life. In this case, it is the whole of fashion industry who is facing this crisis. It is not necessarily a negative phase. However, it comes close to depressive disorders and conditions.
Why is there an Existential Crisis In Fashion Industry?
In the pandemic and post pandemic era, a lot of things are being questioned and believes are in process of refining themselves. The essential industries are in demand at the moment and things like fashion are not really the concern right now. Therefore, the priorities of people are changing.
More and more people who are providers of fashion are having a similar complaint. For example, No one wants to buy new clothes or be up to date on the fashion trends while they are locked in their homes. In addition, other major changes in the fashion industry are that the productions have stopped, the shops are not opening, there are no buyers even if you are willing to provide. The overall demand of fashion gone down.
In conclusion, all of this has brought an existential crisis to the fashion industry.
In addition, talking particularly about India, people here are obsessed with the quality and durability of fabrics. This of course, cannot be known without touching and feeling the fabric. So, there is little substitute for the physical buying and shopping.
Being in Style
All fashion lovers will agree that there are somethings that will never go out of fashion. However, in this industry, most things are those which go out of fashion. There is a specific time for each fashion trend. Just like people don’t go shopping for sweaters and shawls in winter, people may not buy the existing fashion produced after the lockdown is open.
Rather than gaining nothing, retailers are putting the existing stocks on sale at heavy discounts. Though there are some gains, the losses are a lot more. Therefore, the returns that people are getting against fashion products are too little.
Change in Choices
There is a change in the kinds of apparels that buyers now prefer to have. Purchases in the lounge wear section have increased a lot. On contrary, those mass produced due to high demands are left in the warehouses. Since the sales have gone down and there is a lock- down, brands have reduced advertising or completely stopped it. Therefore, there is a crisis for advertisers as well.
Newer Ways of Promotion
The industry and its stakeholders are coming up with new ways to keep the consumers engages. For instance, check out The Best Of Met Gala Challenge.
In this way, stakeholders are making sure that though fashion consumption has gone down the craze of fashion remains intact.
The industry to keep its existence intact is accommodating newer things. For instance, coming up with new ideas of sustainable fashion. In addition, most brands are getting in production of masks and safety essentials that are currently the need of the hour.
Here Are 6 Trend-Setting Outfits In Movies
Outfits & costume can really add weight and charisma to a character. Directors and the studio try really hard to hit the nail regarding costumes. So, here are some trend-setting outfits from movies which everyone mimicked.
Harley Quinn, Suicide Squad
Even though ‘Suicide squad‘ did not succeed with the critic’s consensus, it had one of the most iconic outfits. Also, it won an ‘Oscar’ for ‘Best Makeup and Hairstyling’. With Harley Quinn‘s quirky and fun yet dangerous charm, naturally, people fell in love with her. Women all over the world started to cosplay as her for Halloween parties and Comic-cons.
Joker, Suicide Squad
Right after Margot Robbie‘s ‘Harley Quinn‘, we have Jared Leto‘s ‘Joker‘. Even though the audience wasn’t a big fan of this portrayal, they really started to like his look. Men and Women BOTH started to cosplay as this joker. But it was usually coupled cosplaying as the Joker and Harley Quinn for Halloween parties.
Neo, The Matrix
A revolutionary movie which changed cinema forever. The protagonist ‘Neo‘, played beautifully by Keanu Reeves, was a fan favorite. Everyone instantly wanted be as cool as ‘Neo‘. Even though they couldn’t fly or stop speeding bullets, people wanted look and feel as Neo.
Sridevi and her exemplary style in Chandni won hearts all over the country. It was her who brought in the love for chiffon sarees and continued the same in Mr. India as well. Chandni was an epic love story of sacrifice which resonated with masses as did Sridevi’s style. After the movie, the demand for chiffon sarees was at the peak and seen around a lot.
Pooh & Pooja, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Pooh’s backless or Pooja’s Sharara, take a pick! K3G, was a classic family drama movie with so many fashion tips. Pooh might just also be the most iconic one in the list. Her dressing sense and her attitude was a perfect match. Also, The traditional heavy Sarees or the Band Gala suit worn by Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in the movie caught everyone’s eyes.
Deepa/Roopa Malik, An Evening in Paris
Sharmila Tagore’s swimsuit was a huge success after her movie An ‘Evening in Paris’ where she wore a one-piece. Moreover, her Filmfare cover; the first-ever bikini shoot covered, was the talk of the town when it was released. Her bold move then had open gates for women and started a trend that still exists. This might be the most important one in the list.
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Ingredients To Look For In Your Skin Care Products
As the market is being flooded by game changing variety of skin care products, it becomes essential for us to make the right choice. Every brand runs on the weight of their natural and anti-chemical nature of ingredients. Are these products truly what they sell to be? Let us find out.
The Clean Beauty Movement has enabled the consumers of skin care to make themselves accustomed to the ingredients in their products. Failure of a thorough research hampers their skin care routines and practices.
When an ingredient enters the bad books of dermatologists and skin care experts, the cosmetic brands use proxy ingredients that are not laboratory tested and start advertising under that ingredient. This rerouting confuses the consumers and hence, they are rendered baffled as they are utterly unaware of the nature of that ingredient.
So when do you know that this particular ingredient in your skin care product is beginning to take a toll on your skin? Before jumping to the conclusions, a thorough reading on these ingredients will help you understand that it’s much more complicated than simply labeling certain categories of ingredients as “bad” and/or “good”.
A lot of beauty products have the tendency to make your skin and your hair smoother, and silicones are one way to achieve this. You’ll find them listed with the suffix “-one or -oxane” on labels (for example: dimethicone, phenyl trimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, or cyclohexasiloxane).
However they have a bad rap for clogging pores. High molecular weight silicones can have potential issues which is why some people with oily skin types must avoid using them. But regardless of which skincare type you have, they are relatively safe and effective in your products.
Regularly washing your face is at the center of a good skin-care routine. Sulfates are a common ingredient that is used in cleansers to do the job and you’ll spot them on labels as sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, or ammonium lauryl sulfate.
The actual problem arises from sulfates’ reputation of being overly drying. They’re fine as long as you rinse them off. Ultimately any surfactant—sulfate or not—can cause irritation to the skin, because the purpose of a cleanser is to remove dirt and oil from the skin or hair surface, and this process is somewhat drying. Hence, sulfates on dry skin is too harsh for a treatment.
While preservatives are the most disputed and controversial ingredient in skin care, they’re also the most necessary. Any product with water on the label (and that’s most of them) requires a preservative to keep bacteria and mold from growing in it. Preservatives, thus, protect the product from becoming contaminated.
The benefits of preservatives are: prevents the growth of bacteria, preserves the integrity of the product, stabilizes your skin-care or makeup product ane prevents it from separating. A product sans preservatives should be used with suspicion.
What is the controversy then? The existence of parabens are matters of concern because of its potential to mimic estrogen in the body. Anti-paraben products such as: potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, phenoxyethanol can make good alternatives.
We know that wearing sunscreen every day is of utmost importance for healthy skin and to protect the skin from the UV rays of the sun.
However, certain sunscreen filters have come under the microscope that these chemical filters wind in the bloodstream after application. An alternative can be a physical blocker using zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as the active ingredient which are not meant to be absorbed whatsoever.
You can see this ingredient listed as mineral oil, petrolatum, liquid paraffin, paraffin oil, or liquid petrolatum. It moisturizes and repairs dry skin. The only issue surrounding it is that it can be heavy or greasy if you use too much. But both the dermatologists and cosmeticians consider it safe for use in cosmetics.
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