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Monochrome Trend

This article was published in +977 (a Nepalese Lifestyle Magazine in Australia) in September 2013 issue.

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Isn’t it so awesome to finally welcome spring after what seems like a very long winter? Off with our winter woollies and on with our floral, monochrome, bold colours and pastel outfits. With ideal temperatures for the next few months, let’s celebrate the warm weather with something fun and uplifting.

Sometimes things are simple and are black and white. If you are not big on colours, you can get inspired to think in black and white with monochrome outfits and accessories this spring. This fashion trend is one of the easiest ways to update your wardrobe for spring.

Catwalk shows from Marc Jacobs to Chanel showcased their black and white designs and the looks have quickly translated to our streets. Wearing just black and white is a great way to add interest to an outfit; it’s eye-catching and can work wonders on every body shape using different proportions.

 Tips on wearing monochrome

  • To brighten up a black and white look, simply add a pair of neon heels, colourful necklace or a bright, oversized clutch.
  • Curved contrasting panels on dresses accentuate or create an hourglass shape.
  • Draw attention to your top half by pairing a geometric patterned jacket with black pants.
  • Vertical panels make you look taller and slimmer.
  • To take your black and white look to an evening event, jazz it up with a red or pink lips to contrast with the simplicity of the outfit.
  • Experimenting with different shades and it will give your outfit variety .

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Pretty in Pastels this SUMMER

This article was published in +977 (a Nepalese Lifestyle Magazine in Australia) in Feb 2012 issue.

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Pastels are so sweet, soft, romantic and ethereal. Pastels may be pale in hue, but combined with right jewellery and shoes give them a bright look. This summer pastel is not only for kids but everyone who wants to make a fashion statement. You can look sweet despite the heat in a rainbow of taffy-coloured hues.

You can choose outfits from a beautiful pale pink, gold, green, blue, salmon rose, milk caramel, velvety peach, powdery mint, banana, guava, lavender, baby blue and many more. Bags in pale pink, banana, lilac or mint are winners this summer.

Tips to wear pastel colour

  • The most important rule of pastel shades is not to overdo it
  • Wear with a neutral colour like beige, black or white.
  • When wearing pastel make sure to put on more cheek and lip colour
  • Highlight the look with statement accessories
  • Metallic gives pastels a glamorous edge
  • Combine pastel jeans with a white and black top
  • Accessories in pastel shades can also be used separately with full black attire
  • Pastel shoes look amazing in combination with white pants or a light coloured dress
  • Try using a pastel coloured nail polish.
  • A scarf is always a good way to add a touch of pastel to your outfit.

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