10 TIPS TO LOOK STYLISH WORKING FROM HOME

The ever increasing cases of this rampant pandemic has pushed back the work from office days for now. Working from home is the new normal which, let’s be real, we have welcomed with open arms. Staying comfortable at home and not having to worry about having to physically appear at the office and still earring? Yes please! However, a comfortable working space at home doesn’t give you the green light to show up to online meetings in PJs. Here are 10 tips to look on top of your game, even if it’s from home.

  • Take out some time for your hair and make up.

While it is tempting to ditch that make up kit, looking like a hot mess will only interest you for a few days, max. Keep up the “Look Good, Feel Good” mentality even during WFH. Not only will it make you look flawless but it will also throw in that extra confidence. However, skin comes first and you’ve got the opportunity to take care of your skin by giving it a break. How do we tackle this then? Minimalism is the answer.

Drop the everyday, all-out routine and just apply some cc cream, a hint of bronzer/blush and a good handy lip shade. Not only will it save your skin from breakouts but it will give you that no make up look and make you feel like a diva.

For hair, an easy low ponytail/bun with a middle part will make you look tidy and focused. For men, make sure to groom your beard and hair to avoid a shabby carefree look. Consider companies like Beardo, The Man Company etc. your best companions for WFH.

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  • Focus on styling yourself- waist up. 

Dressing up for zoom/skype meetings can get a little tricky at times. We always find ourselves drowning in the doubts of what to wear and what not. The key to looking prepped up is focusing on what you look like waist up.

Meetings on your laptops are going to confine you to a little rectangular box on your peer’s screen.You can be business on the top and cozy on the bottom. An easy outfit idea for WFM is wearing a sophisticated vest over a button-down shirt. Rather than styling your shirt with a pair of trousers, you can opt for comfy pajamas or spandex yoga pants and fuzzy slides. Since nobody can see what you’re wearing on the bottom, why not stay comfortable?

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  • Don’t get TOO comfortable.

Although it is a universal fact that  Pj’s and sweats are comfy, and you may not see any one the entire day however, not getting dressed for work can affect your productivity.  When you look professional, you feel more professional, and it shows in your bottom line.

It’s perfectly fine to dress casually and comfortably when you work from home, but it’s also important to look appropriate. In other words, when working from home, you should dress stylishly pulled together and well-groomed, not like a mess. Spandex leggings can be paired with regular torsos to give you a good professional look while keeping it casual and comfy

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  • Bright and colourful

Why not breathe a little more life into your working-from-home wardrobe by choosing bright and colorful clothes in lieu of a black or white one? Working at home can be lonely, and it’s easy to get into a dreary rut by wearing dull colors. Lift your spirits, feel more confident, creative, and productive in a bright color print, or multi-color print.

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  • Accessorize

Accessorizing your outfits will give it that extra stylish look. Whether it’s a colourful ribbon , hoop earrings or layering dainty necklaces, add your accessories into your outfit to give it that pop of vogue look.

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  • Mix neutral and bold colours

If you feel best in your trusty jeans, wear some color in your T-shirt or top. If whatever you’re wearing is pretty colorless, throw a vibrant scarf around your shoulders or wear some colorful flip-flops or fuzzy slippers. Like Eiseman said “Even the color of your socks — especially if you are not wearing shoes — can help lift a mood.”

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  • Mix and Match

Mix and match different outfit ideas and keep experimenting with new styles. Some examples are crop tops paired with a blazer while you keep it comfy waist down with a nice pair of spandex leggings or maybe comfy lowers paired with v necked formals.

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  • Invest into basics

Basic coloured t-shirts can look good with almost anything. Whether you are pairing them with denim jeans, pencil skirts or blazers, you’ll always get that comfy yet professional look. Investing into basics is a big yes!

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  • Comfortable yet chic

Look comfortable but chic by adding bohemian prints or preppy jewellery to anything you are wearing. Not only will it make you look dressed up and presentable, you’ll also be able to show off your online buys even from home!

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  •  In form but at ease

Lastly, you can look formal but at ease by wearing an overshirt. Just as the name suggests, an overshirt can be worn over a t-shirt or light jumper. This classic look balances both casual and formal style in one go.  Keep a couple or all buttons open, roll your cuffs back a turn or two and tuck it into a pair of smart trousers that are woven with added spandex  for maximum ease of wear.

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Top Ten Reasons your Clothes Should Include Spandex

Spandex has revolutionised the fashion industry over the course of a few years. It is used by numerous brands all around the world and who knows, maybe you are wearing something that uses spandex yarn in its production too. But the question is that WHY is spandex being used so much. Here are the top 10 reasons that spandex is slowly becoming a part of our daily wear.

jeans and jacketComfort
Comfort is the top priority whenever you buy clothes. Spandex makes clothing more comfortable because even 1% or 2% spandex provides significant stretch and flexibility. This is especially important in garments like jeans and jackets, which can be constricting, especially if you have to sit through a 9-5 job or say a 10-hour long flight.

Pocket Friendly
Most of your shopping sprees cut down into essential shopping because it always comes down to money, doesn’t it? Spandex allows for a stretch which means you can have fewer sizes, fewer fitting darts and seams. This makes spandex clothing really cost-friendly and you don’t have to splurge on clothes all around the year just because your size changed!

Keeps Your Knitwear In Shape
In knitwear fabric, adding spandex means that the garment will hold its shape better through repeated launderings. Most of the time, your woollens need to be replaced because the shape gets distorted after a few washes. Adding spandex makes your woollens durable and they stay in shape for a longer time. A money saver again!

 

spandex provides Elasticity and stretch in fabricElasticity
Spandex is known to stretch up to 100 times more than it’s original shape. This makes it a perfect material for one size clothing. It can fit any body shape and provides the wearer with comfort and style.

 

Gym wear/SportswearGym wear/Sportswear
Most of your favourite football players or cyclists always wear jerseys made out of spandex. In fact, that gym wear in your closet contains spandex too! Why is it so? this is because it has a high stretchability which makes the clothes agile and comfortable for movement, making it a favourite material for sportswear/activewear. What more? This material is known to absorb sweat, breathe and dry quickly. An all-rounder in so many ways, isn’t it?

General Fashion StatementGeneral Fashion Statement
Vanity has a lot to do with the rise of stretch clothing. More and more are working out and doing yoga and stretching is good for exercise. It is also good to show off the results of the exercise. Wearing gym wear or stretchable clothing, in general, has now become a fashion statement for many millennials. Most people love to wear athleisure style of clothing for a laid back yet fashionable style. These days garments are more likely to include spandex for a stretch too.

Cruelty Free
spandex is a vegan material. Spandex fabric is not made from animal-derived products, and no animals are hurt during the manufacturing process. It is considered cruelty-free and suitable for a vegan lifestyle. It is a synthetic fabric that is formed from a long-chain polymer (an organic material), and it can be combined with other fabrics like polyester or cotton (also vegan).

Lightweight
The spandex fiber is of better quality, light, supple and more adaptable compared to rubber. It is a light material making it heat resistant and a perfect choice of clothing

Strong and Durable
Spandex is a very durable clothing material which explains its popularity in the apparel industry. The fibre is resistant to wear and tear caused by sweat, detergents, body oils, lotions, etc. When spandex fabric is used in garments, it prevents bagging or sagging of the material.
Superheroes wear Spandex

Superheroes wear Spandex
Most of your favorite superheroes like Spiderman, Deadpool, Wonder Woman, Superman etc, are always in costumes made out of spandex. Clothes that are sleekly cut, close to the body, enhance speed. They also show off the musculature and physique of the wearer. Spandex helps define your body just like it does for the comic characters. It helps enhance those gym gains and is a perfect choice whether you are out for the movies or fighting super villains!

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Fashion Trends 2020 Runway

Fashion Trends 2020 Runway

Once you’ve taken your mind off puffer jackets and snow boots, we can finally talk about spring. Our days that were spent dreaming od breezy dresses and body-fitting shorts will finally become reality soon by the end of this month. As we look towards to beginning of spring, what are we trying to find out? The top Spring-Summer trends of 2020 of course. If you’re trying to figure out what your wardrobe for the rest of the year looks like, then you’ve come to the right place. You can thereafter prep your shopping list in advance. With more than 100 fashion shows over the Spring-Summer 2020 season, the parade has finally reached the market. From hot pants to bold highlighter colors to retro-themed floral, 2020 is going to be a year full of eclectic trends.

HOT PANTS

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If body fitting pants are your forte, then rejoice because this one’s totally up your ally. Whether you want to style them with leggings or over a mesh dress, you can also pair them with knee-high boots or pumps. And rest assured that hot pants will make your legs look great! Choose hot pants in spandex fabric for maximum comfort and resilience.

HIGHLIGHTER FASHION

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Whether it’s orange, blue, pink, green or yellow – these highlighter inspired neon colors have taken over runways by storm. From high-end designers to fast fashion giants, everyone is cashing in on this trend. These vibrant shades will do wonder if you pick them in spandex fabrics for your dresses, leggings or tops! Expect functionality with comfort whenever you choose to wear this fabric.

BERMUDA BUSINESS

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Fashion has definitely become more playful. One such playful trend this year is the Bermuda Business shorts. If you thought these long-shorts were only meant for kids, then think again. Unless you’re a model or have super long legs, the length of Bermuda shorts may stunt your height. The best way to stop this from happening is to pair these trousers with flat footwear. Opt for spandex based shorts for increased breathability, keep the colours dark and pair them up with sleek button-downs to look extra fashionable!

RETRO THEMED DESIGNS

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If you remember your grandmother’s old kitchen wallpaper then you’re lucky! It’s making a strong come back in the world of fashion and how. Every high-profile designer is looking to make their creations in this retro-themed print. A colorful abstract spandex dress could add the playfulness you need from the ‘60s. Just add some strappy sandals and you’re good to go!

VESTS AND STREETWEAR

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Vests and streetwear are definitely hitting the mark with fashion trends this year. They can be fresh, funky or streamlined and smart. Pick out your choice of vests in spandex to add a great dimension to your look!

So what are you waiting for? Tap into these 2020 Trends from the runway, and pick out some great clothing in spandex to fit your needs.

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Holiday Dressing Guide for Winter 2019

holiday dressing guide for winterDecember is the month that quickly fills up with holiday parties, office gatherings, and black-tie dinners. From all-night Christmas parties to never-ending New Year’s Eve parties- the list is endless. It’s the season for some holiday glitz, glamour and many-dimensional sparkle especially after years of less-is-more party dressing. Look out for some glam and bold styles this holiday season to satiate your inner diva. This holiday season, and then there are Michael Halpern’s flashy, disco-inspired mini dresses from Topshop, which are guaranteed to sell out even before your first glass of eggnog. If minis aren’t your thing, though, take a cue from Kate Middleton and try a classic polka-dot midi dress and who said an LBD has to be your boring backup? You can go all out with some hot and sexy styles to rev up your wardrobe!

Classic Shades

Channel some royalty this holiday season with these classic shades. Wine and bottle green seem to be the favorites this time and here’s how you can add them to your wardrobes. Whether your style is classic chic or bold and vivacious, you can play around with the lengths, cuts, and styles to bring out your personality. If you are looking for comfortable and well-fitted fabrics, you can opt for spandex. This fabric will ensure to accentuate your look be any body type and make you look like you hit the gym on the regular!

The Girl Next Door Look

Are you heading to your family house for the holidays? Then you know the importance of looking good yet be comfortable in your skin. Opt for some spandex tights with a cute boho-chic top and a cape for a cute yet stylish look. You can also opt to wear knee-high boots over your spandex tights to accessorize like a pro. Extremely stretchable and lightweight, you can rely on this fabric to keep you feeling light throughout.

Leggy Dreams

If you are blessed with long legs, jumpsuits are your calling. And if you’re not, then even more so. Jumpsuits make the tall look taller and if you’re short you can wear it and create an illusion of long legs. Opt for fitted, bolder colors for a night look. And lighter, pastel shades if you are heading for a day event. If you want to opt for a comfortable yet fitted fabric – go for spandex as it’s stretchable and durable qualities will let you wear it for a long time while looking good at the same time.

Miss Goody Two Shoes

If you’re someone who likes the finer things in life then may we suggest wearing something body-hugging yet classic like this ankle-length dress? Perfect for any outings – day or night – you can style this adorable piece with strappy heels, a statement clutch and voila! You are holiday ready. Make sure you are choosing a spandex fabric for that effortless feel, impeccable fit, and stretchability like a dream!

We hope your holidays are filled with laughter and you experience immense joy with your family and friends. We also hope you look just as good as you feel during these times. Choose from a bunch of different looks (as explained above) and figure out what suits your personality best. Choose a spandex fabric to keep feeling comfortable, look great and feel like a style Goddess at all times!

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Fall Outfits Inspired by Milan Fashion Week 2019

Fall outfits inspired by milan fashion weekMilan Fashion Week has come to an end and the fashion folks have moved onto Paris for more Spring ‘20 collections. While we eagerly await what the French have to show us, we thought we’d do a quick recap of the amazing show that Milan Fashion Week 2019 was. Showcasing some quintessential Italian culture, the week was filled with bright unorthodox florals to crisp suiting and lots of colored leather. We were in awe of all the incredible talent that seemed to envelope all the shows.

Spandex fashion outfit at Milan fashion week

So we took inspiration from some amazing looks, and wondered where and how we could add them into our boring wardrobes! Here are a few of our looks from Milan Fashion Week, that could be used as inspiration for your next Fall/Winter outfits.

spandex boot pants at Milan Fashion Week
Balenciaga brought to us these spandex boot-pants, which according to us, completely stole the show. This co-ord set consisting of a matching maroon overcoat and leggings, along with an oversized bag (which is again, typically Balenciaga) was one of our favorite picks for fall style for women. This outfit could prove to be very chic yet practical in the colder months owing to its warm trench coat which is sure to keep you cozy during the entire season.

Colorful Fashion at Milan Fashion Week
Who doesn’t love a pop of color? The runway seemed to be filled with such popping colors this season. We recommend adding some bursts of color in your outfit, as they are definitely the next big trend. If you are not confident of wearing these bold colors, you could just add a bit of pop in your outfit through accessories- be it a statement clutch, vibrant earrings or just boots to highlight your ensemble.

mens fashion at Milan Fashion Week
Milan Fashion Week street style made a strong case for itself. Men were seen putting on their crisp best through tailor-made suits, fun T-shirts and striped/printed outfits. You can take inspiration from the clean and easy to style fall outfits for workwear, as well as casual wear. If you are looking at dressing up formally, a striped blazer, matching trousers, and formal shoes might be the best way to go about it. If you are looking to dress for a Friday night out, you could pair this ensemble with sneakers and a funky T-shirt.

Milan Fashion Week street style
We are strong advocates of the color black, and the guys at Milan Fashion Week seemed to think so, too. Seen on many men were black on black outfits, completely in sync with the artistic mood of the proceedings. This effortless style could be added to your list of fall/winter outfits. Pair it up with colorful sneakers, a block colored t-shirt underneath or just another similar toned blazer!

Fashion Weeks are about creating art and living in a dystopian world. Take inspiration from these styles to create your toned-down outfits that are suitable for work and casual wear. Keep accessorizing and experimenting with different silhouettes and colors to achieve your own personal fall fashion trends!

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