Thursday, July 31, 2014

6 Creative Ways of Wearing Headscarves

Headscarves, whether inspired by movie stars from the 60s, ethnic cultures or fashion shows, look chic and cute. There are a number of great ways to style a headscarf depending upon your mood, choice of color, accessories or ways of carrying it. Fashion is all about risking it, taking inspiration and evolving.
From Audrey Hepburn and Hema Malini, the epitome of sophistication, to Sonam Kapoor, Jennifer Lopez and Solange Knowels, the current gen fashion inspirations, have all sported headscarves.
If you’re fashion conscious and follow the trends religiously, the best part about headscarves is that they can never go out of fashion. The different ways of wrapping it makes it a very versatile accessory which can be used in every season. Also, It is one of the best ways to escape bad hair days, protect your hair from the heat and the easiest way to get ready when you don’t have much time to style your hair.
Here are 6 cool and easy ways of wearing a headscarf:
1. For a 1940s pin up look, take a thin scarf which can be tied in a bow on your head, right in the center . You could throw in some big statement earrings, a bright (red) lipstick or cat eyes, depending upon the look you’re going for.


2. For a boho-romantic-gypsy look, wrap it around your head and tie it at the back, leaving it’s ends flowing.

3. Messy hair turbans are a boon on bad hair days. If you’re ever short on time, throw your hair into a messy bun, tie a turban and you’re good to go!
Hop onto The Yellow Sparrow to check out the rest of the super fun ways to style a headscarf. I had a lot of fun doing this post. I hope you try at least one of these styles. Until next time..

AISHWARYA x

Sunday, July 20, 2014

College 101 For Young Men, by Luke Meagher

The following has been written by Luke Meagher, the founder of Haute Le Mode, a street style blog documenting the most fashionable people from around New York City.  
College, for most of us, starts on Monday and now that we've passed school we don't need to wear a uniform. For girls, it is good  AND bad because we get to wear something new everyday instead of wearing the same old boring uniform but then our day usually starts with us repeating the same question, frantically- What do I wear?!!
Now, my knowledge about what boys go through before college starts is mostly limited. I really wonder if boys go through the same dilemma as girls do. Until I can give young men a proper fashion advice, here's Luke's answer to your question "WHAT DO I WEAR?!!" (Do boys really ask themselves that everyday? I'm curious.)
Hello Guys, yes I am taking to the young men who read fashion blogs,
as a student at an all boys high school I see a lot of guys. Beautiful guys who I can’t keep my eyes off of, sorry I’m being slutty. But when I see what those guys are wearing I go from jaw drop to they need a floor to mop. Sorry boys, you are lazy. Yes your sweatpants and ugly nike sneakers are bored, tired, and need some R&R. And your fairy gay mother has some amazing ideas of how you can dress to impress but still be lazy.
Firstly, Air Jordan’s and Roshes are the best way to look “fly” and sophisticated. Your high top Jordan’s # whatever can give you an an edge. Roshes are stylish and they also add a little bit of height. Neither should be paired with cargo pants and anything remotely khaki colored. These sportswear shoes should be kept strictly sportswear. And after the sports wear trend hit Couture Week in Paris, you look anything but Couture if you aren’t in these sporty sneaks. 
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So with that said you can also have some great comfortable pants that don’t make you look frumpy and dumpy. Athletic wear has become a big part of the fashion industry as should above. Use this fashion era to your advantage and be comfortable and still look good. Track pants are a must. Whether it is slim fit joggers or the original Adidas track pants, definitely pick up a pair to look slick and comfortable. You could also try to add a little flare and try harem pants, or drop crotch if you don’t mind the diaper jokes.
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With the addition of graphic tees into mainstream menswear, there are many shirts that can ruin an outfit. Basic black and white tees are a must, due to their ability to blend in with any outfit. There are many brands such as Supreme and Stussy which also have the ability to polish a look. These shirts have graphics that are noticeable and more street brand. They are affordable and are good quality. These clothes will be with you for a long time. They are a young persons Prada or Givenchy. So remember begin basic isn't the worst you can do.  


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Finally baseball caps. Yes baseball caps, I know you wear them already. But what about pleather or mesh baseball caps? Did you think of that yet? No you didn’t, don’t lie to me. Baseball caps can save you from a bad hair day or just be a great accessory for a man’s wardrobe. Just make sure the rim is flat. “If it isn’t flat, it’ll make you look fat”. I don’t know if that is actually true, I just made it up. But God Dammit Go Buy A Hat!

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So now that I have given you the low down on how to dress comfortable and “fresh to death”   I better not see anymore dumpy and frumpy boys.
Luke Meagher, Founder of HauteLeMode

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Usual

When I said that life would become easier after my board exams, I was lying because I am currently caught in the web of entrance exams. It's all basic stuff but when you have an encounter with math after two whole years (and if you are me), you're bound to cry yourself to sleep every night. The saying "The more you run away from something, the more it runs behind you" is quite true in my case. 
It doesn't end here. Results come out in a week and I'm extremely anxious and those who ask me about it make it worse. 
Anyway, for this post I decided to get out of the house (after what? 3 years. Weaow). This is what I came up with after filtering through about forty five pictures. Majority of them had this elder person in a white shirt photo bombing and basically killing my vibe. 
 Special thanks to mum for clicking these snaps. It's her birthday tomorrow, by the way! :D


This is the closest i can get to what i usually wear during the summer months. I avoid layering but when the weather is pleasant, i do throw a thin jacket on top if required. I have styled this denim jacket in one of my previous posts also. Check it out here.

AISHWARYA x