As spring knocks on the door, it’s high time to clear that wardrobe and bring in new clothes. Put away those denims, dark colours, flats and regular office going trousers and shirts. Yes! This year the runway has redefined the autumn/winter collection with bold colours, furs, impact prints and masculine tailored suits for the office-going lady.
This season redo your wardrobe with retro, vintage and rugged look. Denim though has lost its charm and has been replaced by various interesting options. Designer Gautam Gupta says, “Denims are classic, but one should look for other options like dhoti trousers, drop crotch trousers, cotton-lycra lowers.”
Spring/summers colour blocking, ombre and monochrome trends are something to save in the wardrobe. Colours like neon from the spring summer is something one can opt for but even natural tones of earthy browns featuring khaki, camel and red cast browns are definite pickups. One can also add jump suits and skirts in the wardrobe in autumn hues such as pumpkin oranges, rust and copper, brick red which are classic of this season.
Open grandma’s trunk and bring out the laces, jaali work and khadi jackets with contemporary designs to add that vintage touch to the wardrobe. Dhoti pants with block prints in pastel colours are also good picks.
For the working women, runways both Indian and international showed an array of skirt suits and dresses with overcoats in bold dark colours. While picking one, the length and comfort should be kept in mind, “Ideal skirt length which works on most body types is mid thigh length. Material such as lycra, georgette satin, georgette, suede are some of the fabric one can think of,” said Gupta.
Finally, no wardrobe is complete without the perfect pair of shoes and accessories, “The fashion trend for the neck pieces remain, though they have gone longer in length, bags are varying in shapes from totes to sling. Try accessories in neon colours,” suggests Gupta.
The accessories should compliment not only the look but shoes also. Balance the combination and don’t wear loud accessories when the outfit is a little bold.