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How To Stay Fashionable On A Budget

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Keeping up with the ever-changing trends in fashion can be an expensive affair. Every year, it seems, clothing tastes change so much that last season’s clothes feel dated and frumpy. Complicate that with different clothing needs as the season’s change, and staying fashionable can seem like an insurmountable task.

Luckily, fashionistas know how to put together hot outfits for any season on a budget. The process of looking stylish and seasonal doesn’t have to rack up expenses, as long as you know what pieces to select and when and where to get them. Here are some tips for staying fashionable on a budget:

 

Look for staples first

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The first tip to building your wardrobe is to make sure you have enough basics to serve a variety of different outfits. This means looking for clothes that are neutral, free of complicated patterns and easy to pair with other clothes. These staples should include plain t-shirts with simple necklines in multiple colors (but you’ll want neutral colors like white, beige and black most of all), a pair of form-fitting blue jeans in your favorite cut, simple ballet flat shoes, a decent jacket or blazer in a dark color and a pair of black plants.

This list is not exhaustive, of course, and your location can also determine what’s necessary for your collection. These staples should be items that you can interchangeably mix in to fill out your daily outfits.

Sell or swap with friends

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Rather than giving away unwanted clothes to Goodwill or throwing them away, see if your friends are interested – then ask if there’s anything in their wardrobe they don’t want anymore. Swapping clothes with your friends can give new life to unloved pieces and help everyone pick out new pieces to freshen up their wardrobe.

 

Look for sales and clearance items

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The best way to keep budgets low is to get your clothes from resale or outlet stores, rather than straight off the rack. Many fantastic pieces end up in these stores due to an inability to move product, or sometimes because a store simply needed to make space for new goods, meaning you’ll find great pieces at low prices in these stores.

Many outlet stores like Nordstrom Rack, Marshall’s or Ross also let you shop for cheap dresses online, where prices have been slashed for out-of-season clothing, and gives you a chance to stock up on especially well-priced goods that may have once had triple-digit price tags.

 

Get creative with combinations

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The best way to keep your outfits fresh is to swap out small pieces or parts. This is why you want staples, and why you should build up a generous collection of accessories such as cardigans, scarves, belts and jewelry that can add flair and a sense of change to your outfits. Changing your blazer to a cardigan and your heels to some sneakers can take an outfit from work-friendly to weekend-outing. Think of outfits as entire combinations, and each item you swap in or out can make a new look.

Staying fashionable doesn’t have to break the bank. So Watching for sales, monitoring your local outlets and thrift stores and letting friends breathe new life into your wardrobe can keep you well-dressed without racking up debt. Get creative with your wardrobe building to live the fashionista life on a budget.

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From Mouni Roy to Katrina Kaif, Stars Who Shared Their Hot Bikini Looks

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COVID-19 took away our travel privileges. We have literally missed travelling more than anything else! Who doesn’t want to seek refuge in the breathtaking mountains or tranquil beaches? Since travelling resumed in several places, our celebrities hopped on the first plane to enjoy and work. However, there are a few of them who just stayed home and shared throwback pictures of them vacaying. From Mouni Roy to Katrina Kaif,  here are a few stars who shared their hot bikini looks on their Instagram handles. These bikini looks will take your breath away!

Mouni Roy

Mouni Roy is soaking the sun in Maldives. She is in Maldives for a photoshoot. Mouni shared a picture featuring her in a “cozy nook” at a luxury resort. Donning a bright yellow bikini, Mouni accessorised her look with a pair of black sunglasses as she struck a sultry pose in the backdrop of the huge ocean landscape.

Ileana D’cruz

Ileana D’Cruz took to her Instagram handle reminiscing her travel days. She captioned,

Tb to when pool days and getting gloriously toasted in the sun was no big deal
#goodtimes #normalcy#fingerscrossed

Moreover, she wore an orange-black bikini making her fans weak in the knees.

Jacqueline Fernandez

Jacqueline owns a great sense of style and never fails to impress us. Her sultry black bikini amazed us!

Tara Sutaria

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Afternoons 🌴🐚✨🌸🌊☀️

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Tara Sutaria wore a brown polka dot bikini posing on the beach. She looked ravishing!

Anushka Sharma

Mommy-To-Be Anushka Sharma showed-off her baby bump in a black bikini. The pregnancy glow on her face was quite apparent. She is leaving no stone unturned to give Kareena Kapoor a competition.

Sara Ali Khan

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Gulab in Gulabi on Gulabo 👄🌷🐙🦩

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Sara Ali Khan celebrated her 25th birthday in Goa with brother Ibrahim Ali Khan and mom Amrita Singh. Sara is beach baby which quite apparent from pictures on her Instagram handle. She is frequently seen dipping in the pool or posing on water balloons.

Sophie Choudhry

Sophie Choudry is known for her sultry looks. She wrote a lengthy captioning remembering her travel days. She said,

“To travel is to live…” ✈️
On world tourism day as I go through my photo gallery it’s hard not to smile and shed a tear as all the memories come alive. For someone who is on a flight at least once a week, this year has been so challenging. But I try to stay positive by believing that I will get back my travelling joy, that I will see my fave cities again & that I will make new memories in countries I haven’t been to before. Til then from #Maldives to #Monaco, #Paris to #Saigon, #StMoritzto #Salzburg & #London to #Agra and more , grateful for the beautiful sights I have seen. Here’s just a few of my faves❤️ #worldtourismday#wanderlust #sophiechoudry#sophstylin

Katrina Kaif

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Beach baby, Katrina Kaif loves to be around water. She looked super hot in a white bikini, the actress flaunted her curves in the mesh swimsuit.

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A little sun, wind in my hair and a good dose of vitamin sea. #2020

Kareena Kapoor Khan

Kareena Kapoor Khan also shared her throwback picture vacaying at a beach. We all know that she is a travel junkie and of course, she misses every bit of it. She has teased her fans several times by sharing her super hot bikini looks!

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Accessories For Men To Complete The Formal Look

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Less is more. Is this true with male jewellery? How do you know which ones to wear? How many should you wear? Jewellery and accessories can provide subtle touches that tie an outfit together in a great way.

From your rings to your cufflinks, to your watch, jewellery can amp your style as long as you wear them right. There are many different forms of jewellery, but that doesn’t mean you have to use ALL of them. Knowing how and when to wear jewellery can be the difference between a confident look and a loud look, the latter being the one in which most men should try to avoid. Developing a sense of how to wear jewellery and accessories is essential, but first, we’ll look at the different types of accessories and jewellery, and describe their functions.

 

Watch

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The watch’s most basic function is to tell time, but when dressing formally, it can do much more than that. A watch can subtly complement an outfit and add class to a man’s appearance. The best watches for formal attires are simpler watches. Not watches with a million designs or hands or numbers. 12 numbers, 3 hands, and a nice plain face will nicely complement an already nice outfit.

 

Rings

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Rings are interesting pieces because they usually represent something significant. You can agree that it makes our Godfather, Al Pacimo, look more classy.

Men usually don’t go out to a store and buy a ring for themselves, but instead, they’ll receive a ring as a special gift or from a special event. Class rings, wedding rings, and championship rings from sports teams are all significant pieces that should be worn with pride in a situation where formal clothes are called for.

 

Cufflinks

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When wearing French Cuffs on a dress shirt, cufflinks aren’t just an accessory, but a necessity as well.

A French-cuffed shirt is usually called for during formal times, so being able to wear cuffs for such occasions is a bonus.

There are plenty of designs and colors available when it comes to cuffs, and most will work as long as they don’t call attention to themselves.

 

Tie Clips

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The main function of a tie clip is to keep a man’s tie from being blown over his shoulder by the wind when he’s outside.

Aside from their ability to keep a man’s look together when he’s on-the-go, tie clips add a classy look to a well put together an outfit, and also tend to add a very business-like look to the working man at the office.

The most acceptable colors for a tie clip are usually gold or silver (and silver goes perfectly with a classic black suit, white shirt and black tie) but other colors are acceptable as long as they compliment the rest of the outfit.

 

 Hats

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When a hat is worn today, it almost seems as if it’s a salute to the style of past generations where men would always wear hats if they left the house. Although the hat may have lost its appeal over time, it hasn’t necessarily lost its style.

A good hat can add flavor to an outfit, and it can also have many practical uses, such as keeping the sun out of your eyes, keeping your hair neat on a windy day, and keeping your head dry on a rainy day. You can’t deny, Indy’s hat had its own personality.

 

A Good Cologne

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When you’re wearing a suit, you cannot wear a fresh, sporty fragrance. You need something intense. With notes like Vanilla, Leather, Wood, Spice, oud & Tobacco to be your priority. That’s what your perfume needs to have to be in sync with your outfit.

 

NEVER FORGET

The single most important part of any accessories or pieces of jewellery is to make sure that they complement an outfit, not distract from it or override it. The most important part of a formal outfit is the suit, and everything else – the tie, the belt, the shoes, the pocket square – everything, is designed to complement the suit.

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A Brief History Of The Iconic Anarkali Dress

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The history of Anarkali suits and its existence takes back somewhere to the Mughal era. Dressing then and now has a vast difference. But we still do have that essence of Mughal dressing reflected in our dressing and styles of Anarkali Salwar Suits. Today’s demand of Anarkali designer suits is high. It is not only a traditional outfit but has become an essential or staple for casual wear too. This brought a rise in the fashion of Indian traditional wear as an evergreen fashion trend in salwar kameez types.

The Kinds of Anarkali Styles

   1. The Empire Line Anarkali Dress

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This one has a basic yoke length just ending under the bust-line from there the kalis start getting flared as they go downwards till the hemline for the whole circumference hem. This can be in any kind, a different fabric is used normally for the yoke. This looks great if you need to create more emphasis on your bust-line this is good even to hide those round stomachs.

2. Mid-waist Yoke Anarkali 

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These are the yokes which length on the mid-waist and flare-up in kalis from beneath the mid waist section till the hemline (Check out the Anarkali Salwar Suits Types). These have a good trend for which they suit all body types. This gives a firm neutral look with someone who has a heavier bottom.

3. Lower Waistline Anarkali 

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These lower waistline yokes on an Anarkali salwar suit would be like corsets and flare from the waist, this is a party style. These can be found in designs where there are a net base and cutwork to look. This is for someone slim and petite, it holds a proper fitting shape from up till your lower waist. The traditional handcraft embroideries and embellishments to the typical pattern cuts of Anarkali salwar suits has been in fashion from an earlier era which has been revived every season still keeping its charming spirit to influence fashion of India.

4. Angrakha Pattern Anarkali 

The pattern was quite famous in royal wear, those asymmetric pattern yoke and panels attached making it look like a wrap-around was then revived as per the current fashion. They have a loose fit from the yoke, which ends beneath the bust line or maybe mid-waist so it is more comfy and perfect for a fuller stomach and heavier bottom. Semi-formal to formal occasions this looks very sophisticated and rich embroideries and fabrics will give it a complete heavy royal look.

5. Broad Border Anarkali Dress

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A style that looks very classy and elegant. The use of heavy borders or panel work on hemline in a mixture of many other borders and panels gives this a very heavy rich look. Was very famous then and equally adored now as well.

6. Overcoat Anarkali 

The trend of wearing a body-hugging coat in a deep neck cut on top of the kameez existed for a very long time. Here the style of ethnic wear in Anarkali salwar kameez was spread during the Mughals. It’s easier to add fashion to attire by adding this overcoat waistcoat style.

7. Short Above knee-length Anarkali Dress

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These flew in a fashion not very sooner but had a good stand as a trend. It is not much flared or flared up with empire line yoke to straight panels on kameez. This looks surprisingly very fashionable with dhoti salwar, Patiala and other kinds of Indo western bottoms. Love how Payal Singhal as spread the trend of short Anarkali and dhoti patialas.

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