My perfect idea of a weekday outfit is something that’s comfortable, but also looks stylish enough to take me through multiple meetings and events of the day. I’m someone who likes versatile outfits, so the idea of an outfit being able to look different with the smallest tweaks is exciting for me!   I’m going to share with you little details that help me put together an outfit like this that takes you from work to an evening out with ease:  

The Colours

  When you’re looking for an outfit to take you from desk to dinner, make sure there’s a healthy mix – or even contrast – of tones. The English pink top from AND had little details like the Victorian neckline and detailed torso pleats that made it easy to style with both formal pants as well as a skirt. Being a light shade, it’s easy to mix it up with most of the shades from a palette.  

The Pairing

  If you’re looking to wear any outfit for an ‘all day’ look, try and picture it (or try it on) with a couple of different options. This way you’ll know best what sort of pairing will be easiest to take through multiple events you may have lined up in the day. Personally, I always make it a point to change my lipstick and / or my hair through different meetings or events on the same day. While in the look today I have shared a more formal, work-friendly approach, you can easily swap the lipstick with a bright pink one or a statement-making red and take the same ensemble to a night out.  

The Comfort

  The key to maintaining a ‘happy you’ from morning to evening is to make sure everything you are wearing keeps you looking and feeling comfortable in your skin. This could be in the way you wear your hair, the sizing of your outfit pieces, the height of your heel or even in the more simple picks like the shade of your lipstick. The key to feeling most comfortable always lies in how you feel in your outfit – that’s something you should never forget.

The Fit

  No look is complete without the right sizing guide. If you are someone who loves a good jacket as much as I do, here’s a quick tip for you: the style of your jacket determines what the length of it should be. Ideally, I like jackets to end somewhere between my high-waist and hips. This helps maintain as much length as possible while still being in the power-dressing mode. And of course, your entire look will fall flat if your formal trousers don’t sit right. Pay close attention to the way your trousers sit on your crotch, hips. The fit from your knee to ankle should be given as much attention as the fit on your waist. For those who might suffer from the common Indian woman phenomena (like me!!) who need smaller waists but larger hips, I would always advise buying your bottoms according to your bottoms and then having them locally altered basis your waist.   Top: AND / Pants: Wardrobe by Westside / Jacket: AND – all from Tata Cliq

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