Get dressed for the job

Get dressed for the job WARDROBE STAPLE: PENCIL SKIRT
Megha Bajaj, 23, model-actor

“This is such a smart look. I can easily carry it from day to night without changing a thing!”

The style for you
. The pencil skirt is a great staple for office wear. It is formal yet looks very chic whether dressed up or down.
. A pencil skirt that ends right above your knee is an appropriate length for work.
. Make sure you pick a skirt that fits well at the waist and the hips without being too tight or too loose.
. If you’re looking to camouflage problem areas, dark colours will work best. Or you can pick neutral colours or bright ones depending on what palette you prefer.
. A pencil skirt looks great with pussy bow tops, ruffled blouses, shirts, etc.
A great option for layering would be to add a cardigan or a jacket to your outfit.
. This look also requires length, so make sure you wear medium to high heels.

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WARDROBE STAPLE: BLAZER
Asawari Deshpande, 25, strategic planner in advertising

“I love the colour of the blazer. Such a refreshing change from the boring blacks and greys.”

The style for you
. Gone are the days when the blazer was ill-fitting, came in dull colours and was usually worn as part of a pant or skirt suit.
. There is a wide range of styles, colours and fi ts to choose from for every body type.
. You can pick from styles like the boyfriend blazer, cropped blazer, double breasted or tuxedo style blazer.
. You can pair the blazer with trousers, skirts or even a dress.
. There is an array of colours to pick from, right from the neutral shades to bold colours, stripes, polka dots and prints.
. If you’re looking for a blazer that’ll go with many outfits, pick a plain one in a colour that will go with the colour palette of your wardrobe.
. The fit of the blazer is very important—make sure the shoulders fit right. Some styles are meant to look a little oversized, but your blazer shouldn’t look odd when you wear it.
. Shoulder pads that present the strong, power shoulders look are in and are a great style to wear.

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WARDROBE STAPLE: TROUSERS
Simran Bhoai, 25, MBA student-model

“For me, dressing for work has always been a chore. This look opens up so many great
stylish options for work wear!”

The style for you
. A well-fitting pair of trousers can make all the difference to your look. A slightly high waist one always works best.
. Your trousers should fit well at the waist and then skim over your hips without being too figure hugging.
. If you’re opting for wide-legged trousers, it is important to add length to your body, by wearing high heels.
. Straight or narrow-legged trousers are great, but work best on petite figures.
. Ideally, pick classic colours like black, beige or grey. These will go well with most coloured tops.
. You can dress up the look by pairing the trousers with sheer blouses, ruffled tops, peplum tops etc.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY SAURABH MULEY; LOCATION: GADDA DA VIDA, HOTEL  NOVOTEL, MUMBAI; HAIR & MAKEUP BY MEGHNA BUTANI, ASSISTED BY REENA CREADO; STYLING BY SHIVANI RAWAT.

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