Sidra, the style and beauty intern, is back on the blog today with a post about stealing from the boys in your life. I used to borrow shirts here and there from N until he decided to move into the large category – currently working on him to slip down a size so we can go back to sharing clothing (such challenges in life). If you don’t have the same issue, please enjoy this post.
Boys and girls, as a lazy person going through life, with things pulling me in too many directions, the last thing I want to think is what to wear every single day. For such moments of pure indecisiveness you too, can do what I do: Conveniently raid your daddy’s/bro’s/husband’s closet.
I am infamous in my household for hogging my fathers’ footwear [‘rough-chappal’, kolhapuris and khussas] and my brother’s clothes [he’s my size, kinda]. And I am happy to inform you all that my husband was not able to escape this situation [what’s mine is yours, he said]. I feel like their stuff is just so much more comfortable and functional with their easy breezy cuts and pockets.
Look 1: Casual, Desi Androgyny
How ToThe key to pulling off this look is balance, as it is with all things in life: Oversized top with fitted bottom. So ideally, skinny jeans or tights are the perfect butter to this toast. It can be personalized and feminized with accessories: I am wearing it with arm candy, rings, earthy peshawari chappals and a very no-fuss-loose bun.
Kurta: GulAhmed Man / Jeans: Forever21 / Chappal: Red Shoes / Accessories: Randomly collected over years of impulsive buying
That’s it. Moving to the next one.
Look 2: Glammed Up
This look can be dressed-up with flashier accessories, fancier hair and tad more makeup. I have found that nude colored things are my best friends as they coordinate with literally every color under the sun. So if you are hogging a kurta you can throw on a pair of nude heels, pair it with sand colored tights to pull off a much dresser look.
New Additions: Watch and Ring: Aldo / Shoes: Zara / Tights: Nishat Linen / Lipstick: Maybelline Color Sensational in Vibrant Mandarin (totes obsessed)
Either way you are good to fly out the house and make a lasting visual impression on random people who stare at you as you walk by looking fantabulous.
Sidra Raja-Shah is an authority on almost anything you can think of. Her superpowers include an ultra-super-keen- sense of observation and eating a big bag of Doritos all on her own. You can catch her rambling @therajalife on Instagram or on her blog at http://www.therajalife.com. To read more about Sidra, check out the meet the interns post.